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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby cs15 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:18 am

Love photography JJ. Dabble a bit in amateur photography myself. Really like that pic of the ferry. Really tells the story in one shot.
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby JJ » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:31 am

Yes. I didn't take it though.
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby cs15 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:55 am

Oh. =D Great shot anyway.
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby JJ » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:43 am

Funny if you thought I did. I did put the link to the story... ;)
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby cs15 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:03 pm

I was reading it at 6am this morning on a train so I don't think I was fully with it.
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby Stig Olsen » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:23 am

I take loads of pictures and gotten into the hobby of "Abandoned Places" and "Urban Exploring", which is both fun but also thrilling, as you are actually trespassing and don't always know if there are people in the buildings.

Anyway - if you like to see some of my photos from derelict places - take a look here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stigolsen/albums
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby cs15 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:55 am

The Beauty Of Decay. Great photos.
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby SubHuman » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:07 pm

Interesting photos Stig, some rather dodgy looking places, like they might fall down any minute!
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby Stig Olsen » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:23 pm

SubHuman wrote:Interesting photos Stig, some rather dodgy looking places, like they might fall down any minute!
Thanks - 'dodgy' is good in my book, and yeah, there are places where the roof were on the verge of falling down, but I'm willing to take the chance. :p
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby cs15 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:27 pm

My hero!

I climbed a tree last week to try and get a decent photo. Got half way up and nearly had a panic attack. Took me 3 times longer to get down than up. Yes I was (nearly) up the bloody tree! And the photo was crap in the end.
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby Stig Olsen » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:37 pm

LOL Patric... well, you should then venture into the art of photography from below. Shots taken from ground level upwards can give great results, and you won't get dizzy. :)
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby cs15 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:07 pm

Was trying to be arty. Serves me right!
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby SubHuman » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:43 am

Abandoned Places, that set me thinking, there were a great many abandoned factories and warehouses in the East Bristol area when I was teenager, but they're all gone now. This is due to the great pressure on our overcrowded island to provide land for new building. In fact other than a few quarries and other features in the countryside I can't think of any buildings or sites in Bristol or Wiltshire, where I now live, that have reminded unused for more than a couple of months in recent years. I'll start a project to see if I can find any.

I was right about Wiltshire, the only places listed on the Urban Explorer website are the stone mines in the Corsham area:-

https://www.theurbanexplorer.co.uk/tag/wiltshire/
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby StevieD » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:57 am

Next time you're over here Stig take a look here http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2017-03- ... -air-base/
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby Stig Olsen » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:03 am

StevieD wrote:Next time you're over here Stig take a look here http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2017-03- ... -air-base/
well, I think there is a difference in entering the area for general use (ie. parties etc) and cautious exploring, but that aside, I much prefer to avoid vandalised places. It's the pursuit of a non-vandalised place where no one has been for a loooong time.
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby SubHuman » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:11 am

Stig Olsen wrote:... It's the pursuit of a non-vandalised place where no one has been for a loooong time.


You won't find many places in the UK where no one has been for a long time that haven't been vandalised unless there is security in place, then you won't be able to get in. =D Maybe in the Outer Hebrides.
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby StevieD » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:39 am

Agreed.
If it's empty, it'll either be knocked down and something else built there, or it'll be vandalised and derelict for many years to come.
Land must be cheaper in Denmark??
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby cs15 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:09 am

Loads of places like that here. Old forgotten farm yards etc. Old farm machinery can make for very interning pictures with their twisted metal and dangerous looking implements.
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby Stig Olsen » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:25 am

There are loads of places in England too, but you of course have to look for it - if you can drive by a place and see it's abandoned, then of course it will be vandalised over time.

A quick search on UK spots:
http://opacity.us/locations/region/en
http://derelictinthe.uk/
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby SubHuman » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:28 am

Unfortunately none of the places listed are near me. Although I have thought of a few but they might have been vandalized, will have to see.
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby sarah t » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:31 pm

I went into greater detail for this weeks email to my parents but this is the initial bit I typed...

Great to have sunshine and blue skies for Monday 13thh March and I effectively ‘seized the day’ for a maximum hours cycling trip. I thought I was only going to have a gentle route pottering around the coast and only do about 40 miles. As it transpired between leaving at 6.30am and returning around 4.00pm I covered an impressively surprising 58 miles taking in Marchwood, Hythe, Calshot, Lepe, Exbury, Beaulieu, East Boule and Lyndhurst along the way.
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby Stig Olsen » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:16 pm

SubHuman wrote:Unfortunately none of the places listed are near me. Although I have thought of a few but they might have been vandalized, will have to see.
But I bet you'll notice more now, that you are aware of it - even near your place...that is if you don't live in the center of a huge city ;-)
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby JJ » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:41 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ED!! Hope you have a great day!! :)
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby SubHuman » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:09 am

Can't say I'm looking forward to the 2017 general election campaigns, six weeks of being lied to by all and sundry as they make promises they haven't a hope in hell of keeping. I'll vote of course, it would be irresponsible not to.
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Re: General Discussion Thread

Postby Danny C » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:28 am

This is an election where I'm not so worried about the promises they don't keep, more the ones they do.
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