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UK Coulsdon Deep Level Shelter - October 2013

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This was the second time we popped down here, the first time we had a quick mooch about and proceeded to fanny about with wire-wool! This time was no different, however we decided this time to first document the place, then find out what it's like to stumble about with no lights on before a bit of light painting and wire wool lark.

Was a bit of a mare trying to focus down there and being pitch black and me thinking that some water droplets on my lens was just glare from my torches most of my pics didn't come out as planned. You can probably still see some slap dash editing on some shots to clear them up a bit :P

Visited with Mrs Beef, 1 of my regular crew (soon to be a member!), Stoozy and 2 non members.

History

http://www.simoncornwell.com/urbex/projects/chb/history/index.htm

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Aye this place is great! Though considering this is a very local explore for me I still kick myself I missed out on Cane Hill :(

Oh if I could travel through time!

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shite grammar!

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I feel your pain there with Cane Hill and the like!

Looks an awesome explore does Coulsdon, I should get my butt over there. Got some lovely lighting in your pics, #4 is just fab, and you can't beat a bit of wire wool action! :thumb

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Nice report mate, nice to see this is open again.

If you've not been, then go if you're local, it's actually a really nice explore this one. :thumb.

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I might pop down again, want to try and shoot some videos rather than just photos for next time. That and I do need to practice shooting in the dark, my shots are not as crisp as they could be.

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I might pop down again, want to try and shoot some videos rather than just photos for next time. That and I do need to practice shooting in the dark, my shots are not as crisp as they could be.

Light painting is tricky and if you have trouble focusing try and set camera so you can pick your focus point then use the torch beam to focus in with..,and light paint away :)

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Thanks for the tip Wevs! Will come in handy that :)

dont know what F-stop you use but for crisper shots play around with a smaller aperture/higher f-stop

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Really nice shots there and a cracking location! I'm learning the old light painting malarkey, it's really rather tricky! thanks for the share, nice one :)

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dont know what F-stop you use but for crisper shots play around with a smaller aperture/higher f-stop

I was using different stops ranging from f11, f8 and f4.5 usually. I think my problem though is relying too much on auto focus. I was using my 6d down there which is great for low light, but in pitch black the AF is no really any better than my entry level Sony.

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I was using different stops ranging from f11, f8 and f4.5 usually. I think my problem though is relying too much on auto focus. I was using my 6d down there which is great for low light, but in pitch black the AF is no really any better than my entry level Sony.

ah fair enough..bright torch on area you want to focus,once its in focus with auto focus switch it to manual..i used to try this back in the day with duller torches and had trouble,but p7 or similar Chinese bright ones will work wonders for you!

Sorry to clog up your thread with some words of advice ;)

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