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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
VS Mode Rating 102 (75% won)
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Votes:36
Voters:SlowSong · Daisymaye · Charlesmoss · RobboB · Ian-Munro · sausage · Lesley1959 · baclark · ChrisV · wasper · cats_123 · clicknimagine · borrower · luckybry · motorsportpictures · Petr · RichPitman · GERRYGENTRY · heyokah · Mynett · robway · sdb · Phil_Morgan · mitchy81 · cassiecat · Eviscera · alyismad · susanbarton · sw3043 · DiegoDesigns · Alan_Coles · stanleyj · Morgs · Suehh · Iain_Proudfoot · Buffalo_Tom ·
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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64868 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 Plus Member 6Daisymaye 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
Charlesmoss Plus Member 5Charlesmoss vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 1:48 PM

Looks very grim . Well captured image
Regards Charles

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro Plus Member 7200 forum postsIan-Munro vcard 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
edsephiroth Plus Member 8169 forum postsedsephiroth vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 2:19 PM

Denbigh? Talgarth? Any more shots to come? Smile

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ChrisV
ChrisV Plus Member 8917 forum postsChrisV vcard 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
clicknimagine Plus Member 5221 forum postsclicknimagine vcard 88 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 3:48 PM

beautifully processed...

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motorsportpictures Plus Member 6289 forum postsmotorsportpictures vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 4:00 PM

A real stunner, amazing textures and tones.

Scott

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RichPitman
RichPitman Plus Member 5RichPitman vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 4:30 PM

Wonderful textures. Like this alot. Smile

Rich

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heyokah
heyokah Plus Member 4heyokah vcard 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
Phil_Morgan Plus Member 8182 forum postsPhil_Morgan vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
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 Plus Member 5mitchy81 vcard 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 Plus Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard 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 Plus Member 81105 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 6:30 PM

Great finish to this !

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alyismad
alyismad Plus Member 9alyismad vcard Wales
4 Mar 2010 - 6:58 PM

Great shot going back down there Sunday

Steve

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susanbarton
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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
Alan_Coles Plus Member 9176 forum postsAlan_Coles vcard Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
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 Plus Member 6Morgs vcard 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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