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Plucked up the courage to visit an old Asylum in Mid Wales yesterday.

An eerie but sad place to be.

I didn't stay long....

Gary

Camera:Fuji S5
Lens:Sigam 18-200
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Asylum Rooms
Username:Platchet Platchet
Uploaded:4 Mar 2010 - 1:42 PM
Tags:Abandoned, Architecture, Aslylum, Decay, General
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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64404 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 1:45 PM

I love photographing these empty buildings. It always amazes me how soon the paint falls off. I don't expect this was a very nice place to be at the best of times either. Nicely produced image.
Chris

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 1:48 PM

Excellent image. What a spooky place to be. Lots of textures and interesting destruction.........Sandy

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Charlesmoss
4 Mar 2010 - 1:48 PM

Looks very grim . Well captured image
Regards Charles

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 2:18 PM

Looks good mate, maybe a crop off the left hand side?

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edsephiroth
4 Mar 2010 - 2:19 PM

Denbigh? Talgarth? Any more shots to come? Smile

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ChrisV
ChrisV  7771 forum posts United Kingdom26 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 2:48 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Didn't realise there would be this much barrel distortion on the close end of the Sigma. But it actually adds a certain degree of claustrophobia to the shot.

You've brought out an amazing amount of texture too [hdr or just carefully processed, single RAW?] which further contributes to the effect.

The downside to that is that the lighting is a bit 'flat'. It would be interesting to see how it would look with more eerie, crepuscular lighting.

Can't say I blame you for not wanting to stick around for too long though...

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clicknimagine

beautifully processed...

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motorsportpictures

A real stunner, amazing textures and tones.

Scott

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RichPitman
4 Mar 2010 - 4:30 PM

Wonderful textures. Like this alot. Smile

Rich

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heyokah
heyokah  4 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 - 4:56 PM

Very creepy.... and amazing detail. I really like it,sort of, although it creeps me out a bit. Its the way it leaves it to the viewers imagination what might have happened in the room........

Vik

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Phil_Morgan
4 Mar 2010 - 5:39 PM

Bet the Rev liked it though!! Wink
Nice work mate. Is Reflektor still alive!!

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mitchy81
mitchy81  5 England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 5:54 PM

Nicely captured Gary. I stood by there!
Great place with endless opportunities.
Phil

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 6:30 PM

like the bow on the walls and the texture.lesley

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81102 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 6:30 PM

Great finish to this !

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alyismad
alyismad  8 Wales
4 Mar 2010 - 6:58 PM

Great shot going back down there Sunday

Steve

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susanbarton
4 Mar 2010 - 8:34 PM

You would go mad if you stayed in there for too long you have captured the atmosphere well

Susan

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Alan_Coles
5 Mar 2010 - 4:46 PM

Given this 24 hours now and a few looks...undecided as I am with a lot of this stuff to be honest....its well processed, excellent textures and some good depth to it but think Chris' comments above have hit upon something....some vignetting praps?


PS If I could have clicked your Elgol again instead I would have but can't so will click this Wink

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Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 10:14 PM

You wuss!!!! One of my favourite places to visit where my imagination and use of camera was held by no barriers. This is a good shot and the unintentioned use of the barreling of the lens just reinforces the perception that one is looking into a forbidden / forgotten place.
Top marks.
BTW, this will look VERY good in mono. Give it a go, you might be surprised!

Dave

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