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Urbexy

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  1. Bowling harbour is located within the village of Bowling Dunbartonshire (Scotland) It was a site of shipbuilding and repair dating back to the late 1700s. The last of the yards were closed in the 1970s. These photographs are of some of the remains of boats that lie wrecked in the harbour. It also shows the piers that were once part of "Scotts and Son's" shipbuilders. There are various wrecks within the harbour. It has proved to be impossible to work out any details of the ships currently in the harbour. This pier stands next to what would have been the slipway at the yard. More ruins of smaller vessels. No information can be obtained about the boats. I also created a short video at this location...
  2. Thanks Andy. Yea it was quite unusual to see the Harbour freeze up like that.
  3. Brilliant images...Really like seeing the flakey paintwork. Great to see these places being documented before they are lost.
  4. I have been doing urban exploration since I was a kid (now in my 40s). Much of my early explores were done without a camera, I really wish I had used one back then...Some epic locations. Now I take both photos and video. I also upload videos to my YouTube channel. Looking forward to sharing some of my future explores with you.
  5. New member here, but far from new to urbex. I have always had an interest in exploring and adventuring within abandoned locations. When I explore I take images and video and I upload to my YouTube channel. I notice that there appears to be a fairly sizable rift between Stills photographers and videographers (mainly YouTubers). As I said before I am a YouTuber but I don't beg for likes and subscriptions. I research locations, explore it and document it. None of this "smash the like button" or "nearly died" fakery that a lot of video people do simply to generate exposure. I think genuine urban explorers whether they are stills people or video people actually have more in common than they think and Perhaps we should be more worried about outright fakery that occurs on both sides of the spectrum. Within the YouTube urbex community, there is a genuine distaste for people who are creating fake content. The term that is widely used is "urbex theatre". It's a work of fiction, dressed up to be an explore. The same occurs within the photography sector where people are manipulating images to the extent they do not even resemble the original location. There are also situations where people rearrange locations to set up their shots (photo or video) and this really just takes away from the whole abandoned theme. Genuine explorers are genuine explorers regardless of the medium you choose to record your explores on, or the platform you choose to display your work. Would love to hear your thoughts on this...
  6. I do tend to agree with most comments posted here. I also appreciate you not tarring us all with the same brush. What I specifically like about watching a video is you can be taken on a "tour" and have a proper look around. With images, I find it hard to imagine myself at the location. When I set out to film a location I try and provide a video that provides some information. I do my research. A lot of the locations I visit are wartime ruins, so there is very often a lot of history surrounding them. As for people trashing locations... They aren't explorers. They may try and lay under the guise of being explorers but we all know what they are.
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