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  1. Quick Intro to myself

    Good Evening Everyone, Just a quick intro to myself, my name is Ben, and im the Photographer at B T Frewin Photography, hence my profile name, and i currently live in Rotherham. I am pretty much new to the whole urbex scene, but have a ton of experience with my camera and love a good explore. Im just reaching out to fellow rotherham/sheffield urban explores/photographers who wouldnt mind meeting oneday to explore new places and exsisting ones and hopefully get me fully into this. If so, drop me a messege. Cheers.
  2. Awoke early down a farmers track at 6am, cold an legs numb from the sleep in the car, this place was on my list so it was time to tick it off. I rather enjoyed seeing these myself as from peoples pics here an there across the web, light painted like mad in here to even get a shot I was pleased of, loved the peep holes an how the light began to shine in from one end of the cells. Some history St. Mary’s was originally a work house and later turned into a hospital, this place, unlike most others, retained some of it's original features from it's Workhouse origins. The whole Vagrant's block had been retained. Why they did this was unclear, but a small section of this small block was converted into a small Mortuary that would service both St Mary's and Melton Mowbray cottage hospitals Thanks for looking everyone
  3. Hey folks! Have not posted in awhile so thought I would share a fair amount of places, I have visited over the past few months. This place I was keen to visit, I dont really like hospitals much but this small place caught my eye, mainly for those luxury tray pillows I heard its now sealed if anyone is venturing this way anytime soon, but other places are doable onsite Anyway A small mortuary! Short & Sweet! Cheers for taking a look!
  4. Hello all Here is my new website (in english for you enjoyment): www.msixphotography.com And my new Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/msixphoto Come take a look and give us a like and share, thanks guys & gals. See ya Johann
  5. Seldom Seen World UE

    Just thought id leave this here to do with as you please... www.facebook.com/seldomseenworldue i know facebook is the devil and it disgusts me with image quality but most my friends dont know what a forum is never mind how to navigate one
  6. So I was rather lucky to have around 4 hours of undisturbed exploring inside here, despite a half naked model on the stairs and a photographer inside shouting "bit more". It seemed secca had the day off, as the hours passed more explorers turned up who each came in two's and threes. I have to admit I never saw the fascination with the main stairs for a photo, the rooms I found more enjoyable. (yet will include a few shots of the stairs anyway). So I explored here undisturbed and left on my own free will before I left an old gent walked in, sandals and a small compact camera, he had to be around mid 60's/70 years old, he strolled in seemed chuffed with himself and began taking some photos for the "holiday album" anyway enough was enough, an decided to head home for some tea! Obviously many people know the history, but has anyone seen the gravestone near the front? ... I heard about it but never spotted it?!?! - oh well. Anyway below is some history -(stolen from web) followed up with my usual style of photos! The Actors' Orphanage was started in 1896 by Kittie Carson at Croydon and was established as the Actors' Orphanage Fund in 1912. In 1915 the Orphanage moved to Langley Hall at Langley (was in Buckinghamshire - now in Berkshire). The orphanage was both a home and a school to approximately 60 children. At ages 15–17 pupils sat the School Leaving Certificate of Cambridge University and if 10 subjects were taken to Matriculation. The home and school was moved to Silverlands at Chertsey, Surrey in 1938 where it remained until 1940. In September 1940 the Orphanage was evacuated to the USA where the children were housed in New York City at the Edwin Gould Foundation, and the children were sent to local schools. After the war ended the Fund established a home (once again at Silverlands, Chertsey). This arrangement ended in 1958 and the Actors' Orphanage ceased to exist. The 1912 fund was re-established as the Actors' Charitable Trust and financial and care help was offered to those in need. Over the years many from the theatrical profession have given time and money to the running of the orphanage including some who became presidents of the orphanage among whom are Sir Gerald du Maurier, Noël Coward, Laurence Olivier and the last president Lord Attenborough. In 1990 Silverlands Nursing School amalgamated with other schools of nursing in Surrey and Hampshire to become the Francis Harrison College of nursing and midwifery. At some point in the late 1990’s Silverlands ceased it’s role as a nursing school and the National Probation Service was looking for a new site for the ‘residential assessment and intervention programmes for adult males with allegations of, or convictions for, sexual offences involving children’. Silverlands in Chertsey was considered the most appropriate. The proposal was met with strong opposition from local people who organised a candlelit vigil to protest about the site being used for such a purpose and were concerned about the impact of the 7000 children attending the 25 schools within a 2.5 mile radius of Silverlands. After a lot of debating and protests on 4th July, 2002, it was confirmed by the Home Office Minister that Silverlands will not become the home of the Wolvercote paedophile clinic. However during this time, the Grade 2 listed building had already had £3.7 million pounds spent on its refurbishment. It remains disused, As always cheers for looking, an hope you enjoyed my take on this popular place!
  7. UK The Gunmans Cottage - June 2015

    This place was alongside the road on route to another explore, the initial idea was to leave this place after the outside looked rubbish, but our target for the day was a no go, so we traveled back an decided to nose around to see if we can get inside. After peeking through dark curtains, we decided on the way in and soon was surrounded by a tonne of items, you just dont see everyday a gem of a place, one which I had to return back to the next day an get the shots I could not get due to it getting dark. I have to say this place kick started this year off properly for me, as ive been doing this for about 4/5 years now, an never have I uncovered such a place especially with what was inside enjoy folks of course with places like this the history is usually in the pictures. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 5 Cheers for taking the time to look folks
  8. In this age of hypercoated glass, super-ultrawides and space age image editing, the merits and intrinsical beauty of oldskool analog photography is often easily overlooked. Hence my new little facebook group: The Analog Urbex. https://www.facebook.com/groups/AnalogUrbex/ 100% Analog pictures of explorations and urbex related adventures. With 3 exceptions: - You can of course digitally scan your image, or photograph it digitally, as long as the base material is film. When in serious doubt, users might be asked for a discernable pic of their negative. Editing is allowed - Digital pictures of the gear you took your analog pictures with are acceptable - Relevant comparisons stemming from deep philosophical discussions on the analog vs.digital subject, we can't say no to that can we!? The group is off to quite a slow start, due to the fact that I can't actually seem to find more than a handful of people that still do the analog thing. I just turned down the analog path myself with a Pentax ME that was obviously destined for exploration (In the sense that I found this beauty 'abandoned' at a recycling yard, in full working order, with a 135 Takumar lens as a bonus. The stuff people throw away these days!) If you can't become a member on the group page itself (it's a closed group) drop me a message! Come show off your analog works of art over at the The Analog Urbex! And don't forget to join the cover photo contest! (To ye mods, If you wish I'll link a group post back to oblivionstate.com as soon as we get some activity going!)
  9. Custers Photography

    My facebook page (click like): https://www.facebook.com/custersphotography?fref=ts My Flickr (click follow): https://www.flickr.com/photos/105754257@N03/ My website: http://custers-photography.com And for the lazy urbexxers: http://www.custers-photography.com/urbex-archive.php thanks
  10. Just wanted to share my page with you guys. If you could give it a like, share it about and give me any feedback that would be great. There is a range of stuff on there as I haven't quite found my niche yet but Im proud of all the photos I've taken https://www.facebook.com/Jay.Beevor.Photography?ref=hl
  11. Hi all here you have my site and more where i post my work http://photographybram.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PhotographyBram http://500px.com/PhotographyBram https://www.flickr.com/photos/photographybram/ Greets Tuner111
  12. Photography as a hobby

    Thinking recently, how many people here participate in photography as a hobby? We all know that members of this board and other UE forums use photography to show sites that individuals have visited, and captured. Leaving UE out of it how many use their cameras to take shots of models, landscapes, cars, flowers, trains etc etc and how many of you just use your camera strictly for UE, nothing more nothing less? Just curious in others use of their gear. My camera gets used more for landscape shots these days although it does the odd bit of urbex.
  13. macspix photography

    I have my own website mainly for portraiture and few landscapes. I am updating it soon and adding an Urbex page of some sort! www.macspix.co.uk I also have 4 Facebook pages that may be of some interest or not! mp photo gallery has my landscapes Urbex and general photos on it! graveyards of Colchester is very new and does what it says in the tin! macspix portraiture gallery is self explanatory! so natural magazine is my magazine to promote kids without makeup! ( something I strongly believe in ) feel free to look n like
  14. mc photography

    feel free to clic on "like" button: https://www.facebook.com/mcphotographyurbex All album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/haileiselassie/
  15. France Couvent des vignes-September 2013

    My first topic on this forum. A convent. From the outside, impossible to expect the real treasure. But what a surprise when we opened the church doors closed since years... rest of set on http://www.flickr.com/photos/haileiselassie/sets/72157635739969685/, facebook https://www.facebook.com/mcphotographyurbex
  16. Band Photography

    Hello eveyone ive been offered some work by MC lars to follow him around the uk on his next tour in march Im looking to expand my kit for this really ive got around 450 to spend my current kit is eos 40d kit lense battery grip bout 20gb of cards what would people suggest i get next i was thinking a flash but as ive never done gig photgraphy im not to sure any help would be great please cheers Arron
  17. ok guys, after posting my sunset photos up and getting alot of crit i went back to the same spot to grab another photo and try to follow the advise given by members. I have taken it from the same place as before and had a little play with it taking in to consideration your comments. It wasnt quite as nice as the sky last time i went but hoppefully you guys can give me some feed back. What i edited: I straightened the image so the foreground is straight and tried to follow the rule of thrids that fluff and manic said about. I enhansed the exposure and the contrast very slightly i also cropped the image I think that is all...i will post the original and the edited version after so you can compare them. I hope you can give me some tips and pointers and tell me anything else that is wrong with the image! cheers Dp
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