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Paree 12 616 3
1 Jun 2008 6:11PM
love it
you have captured an atmosphere,
and the light gives it an eerie quality

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User_Removed 10 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 6:14PM
Excellent shot, love the textures

1 Jun 2008 6:33PM
i have to agree with you,fantastic shot
Gaucho 15 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 7:05PM
Now if this were would soon be turned into a holiday home Wink, and we'd have poppies instead of bluebells. Very nice.
User_Removed 13 16 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 7:10PM
A multidimensional image, you never know what lurks in the bluebells. They give this that extra twist that makes it different.

proz 13 205 United States
1 Jun 2008 7:25PM
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.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
1 Jun 2008 7:26PM
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
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
1 Jun 2008 7:49PM
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
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 8:11PM
eerie and wonderful Pete. Places like this do drive the heart to create.

C_Daniels 12 399 10 England
1 Jun 2008 8:31PM
Amnazing idea Pete, touching work...
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
1 Jun 2008 8:41PM
LOL to the BBells Smile
conrad 13 10.9k 116
1 Jun 2008 8:49PM
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.
Glynn 11 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 9:01PM
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
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
1 Jun 2008 9:05PM
Thanks for the comments everyone Smile
I've uploaded the original now too.
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
1 Jun 2008 9:08PM
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
dark_lord Plus
13 2.1k 487 England
1 Jun 2008 9:37PM
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.
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
1 Jun 2008 9:37PM
Good image and agree, we seem to be content to rip old class buildings down and replace them with carboard huts...

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1962 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 9:53PM
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.
1 Jun 2008 11:38PM
Fantastic shot.

2 Jun 2008 1:12PM
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...

tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 12:25AM
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
RoddBC 11 40 United States
3 Jun 2008 8:24PM
Clever, love the selective coloring on the picture.

PLCimagery 11 77 1 England
4 Jun 2008 6:44AM
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

Paul Morgan 16 18.9k 6 England
5 Jun 2008 8:16PM
Love this, had to mess with it Smile
skewey 11 31 England
5 Jun 2008 10:44PM
Fascinating work ,the history of the place must tell the pain and torture these places hide.
Badger 15 4.7k 20 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 9:08AM
I love Urbex images, the thril of exploring a place and discovering the hidden places, now forgotten.

Where is this Pete?
6 Jun 2008 8:31PM
Love version one with that tinge of colour
Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2008 8:32AM
Both are good but like 1 best
MickS 12 23 14 England
15 Jun 2008 12:55PM
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.

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