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Corridors in the depths of a derelict Victorian Asylum taken yesterday. I converted to mono and added a blue bell scene on the wall as a stark contrast to what I saw in front of me. It's a real shame that such an incredible building will be demolished.

Camera:Pentax K20D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:sigma 10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Tread carefully
Username:Pete Pete
Uploaded:1 Jun 2008 - 6:01 PM
Tags:Architecture, Asylum, Black & white, Dereliction, Digitally manipulated, Interior, Tresspass, Urban exploring
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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 6:11 PM

love it
you have captured an atmosphere,
and the light gives it an eerie quality
pareen

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1 Jun 2008 - 6:14 PM

Excellent shot, love the textures

Mark

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 - 6:33 PM

i have to agree with you,fantastic shot

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Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122211 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 7:05 PM

Now if this were France....it would soon be turned into a holiday home Wink, and we'd have poppies instead of bluebells. Very nice.
Malcolm

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1 Jun 2008 - 7:10 PM

A multidimensional image, you never know what lurks in the bluebells. They give this that extra twist that makes it different.

di

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proz
proz  9205 forum posts United States
1 Jun 2008 - 7:25 PM

man I'd love to get a chance to capture a place like this. Always very interesting. I think the placement of the bluebells is awesome, looks like one of the new flat screen lcd hidef tv's. a heck of a contrast to the main subject.

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 7:26 PM

One of those places you really wish some sympathetic developer would do justice to!

You should do the promo brochures, Pete, that bluebell image allows folk to image what it could be like!

F xx

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 7:49 PM

great urbex shot, full of texture, the bluebells beats the hell out of the normal graffiti these places are decorated with, though i do like graffiti too
Dianna

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81098 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 8:11 PM

eerie and wonderful Pete. Places like this do drive the heart to create.

Dave

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 8:31 PM

Amnazing idea Pete, touching work...

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 8:41 PM

LOL to the BBells Smile

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 8:49 PM

Asylum is indeed photogenic, and a crying shame something like that's going to disappear. But the bluebells-on-the-wall-idea doesn't do it for me, I'm afraid. It's so out of place here that it doesn't appeal to me at all, sorry.

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 9:01 PM

Very clever, well thought out. You know my thought on preserving old hospital buildings.

The new house is coming along just fine i see Wink

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318434 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 9:05 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone Smile
I've uploaded the original now too.

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 9:08 PM

No wonder they want to pull it down Pete . God alone knows what horrors were performed there . You have captured it admirably, made me shiver . The bluebell image was a flash of genius on your part. Nobody knew what went on behind the pretty Bluebells . xx

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101452 forum postsdark_lord vcard England123 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 9:37 PM

The original has a much more sinister look. The main version looks more like it's had a fall from grace and just slowly decaying.

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uggyy
uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 9:37 PM

Good image and agree, we seem to be content to rip old class buildings down and replace them with carboard huts...

Tommy

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pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 9:53 PM

I like the lighting in the original. I'm trying to imagine what I'd think of the place without knowing its history. The archways and architecture appeal to me and there is a sadness that springs from the obvious neglect of such a fine old building. The wire/rope on the left is in the form of a noose, quite unnerving. The coloured picture was the first thing to catch my eye.

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johnriley1uk e2 Member 1026 forum postsjohnriley1uk vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 11:38 PM

Fantastic shot.

John

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funkymarmalade

Great conversion Pete and I agree the addition of the bluebell wood is pure magic! Just pleased you managed to capture this before it is lost forever...

Angi
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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 12:25 AM

Some wonderful detail in those cracked walls which stands out nicely in the mono and great work with the bluebells; although I did love the golden colour of the light from the original
Tim

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RoddBC  840 forum posts United States
3 Jun 2008 - 8:24 PM

Clever, love the selective coloring on the picture.


Rodd

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PLCimagery e2 Member 877 forum postsPLCimagery vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 6:44 AM

This is the type of work I like. Would love to try it myself. Maybe HDR would work well?
Like the touch with the bluebells

Pete

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314966 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2008 - 8:16 PM

Love this, had to mess with it Smile

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
5 Jun 2008 - 10:44 PM

Fascinating work ,the history of the place must tell the pain and torture these places hide.
Paul

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Badger  114736 forum posts United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 9:08 AM

I love Urbex images, the thril of exploring a place and discovering the hidden places, now forgotten.

Where is this Pete?

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jonny_greentree

Love version one with that tinge of colour

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Kim Walton e2 Member 10144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2008 - 8:32 AM

Both are good but like 1 best

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MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2008 - 12:55 PM

Watcha Pete,
clever bit of work here, the idea of putting the calming, coloured pic in the B&W chaos is reminiscent of the calming pictures hung in psychiatric wards to still chaotic minds, it's as if the pic is there to still the laws of chaos working on this old building. That's a bit of pretentious waffle initSmile
v1 has it for me.
best
Mick

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