Thursday, 29 August 2013

Youve ruined it! Shots taken of Bawsey Ruins, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Instead of going to the photography club on Tuesday night I decided to spend the night photographing something I've been meaning to photograph for a couple of years; the ruins at Bawsey, Kings Lynn.

I parked reasonably close to the ruins, however I parked in a farm yard as the road got very bumpy and I had a feeling I would get stuck.

To tell the truth I was a bit disappointed with the scene as the sky was very clear that night, I would of preferred some nice fluffy clouds. Any way I created 2 HDR images one in colour and one in black and white. Both images were created using photographs captured at an aperture of F18 for front to back sharpness and an ISO of 100.

While I was at the ruins I thought I would at least try to take something that met the subject that had been set at my photography club; Toys.

This small photographer seemed to be interested in the same subject I was that night.

My photography was cut short this night due to some children coming to the ruin's to play. They kept asking me to take some pictures of them, so before I went home I obliged and then emailed the images over to one of them.

I really didn't mind, however it would of been nice if they at least replied and said thanks for the photo's, I suppose that's the youth of today. I must be getting old!

The last image today is one I took a couple of weeks ago and have just decided that text would set it off.
Thanks. I hope you enjoyed this post.


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sharming urbex in Sharm El Sheikh (see what i did there)

Again its been a long time since I've posted on my blog. It's not that I haven't been taking photos its more that I haven't had anytime to do anything with the photos I've taken.

I've recently got married and only a few weeks ago got back from my honeymoon to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

After a couple of days lazing around in 40°C heat I decided to take a walk and see what was local to my hotel. At first glance all that was around was other hotels, however I did walk past a couple of half built and abandoned hotels. I did consider returning on another day because I was hardly dressed for climbing around building sites, however I couldn't resist it.

I wasn't using my normal camera, instead I was using my girlfr....sorry wife's Olympus E-PL1 compact system camera. With the right settings this camera can take some awesome photo's although in other situations such as in low light it can really struggle and produces real noisy images.

On to the photos.

The sight on the beach front.

Looking down an umbrella.
Looking out of a bedroom window at what I can only guess would either be a bar and pool or fountain. If finished the view from this area would be amazing as this looks out to the beach.
I found this after taking the photo above of the 'bar'. I stepped out of the building I was in and there was a skeleton scattered around the floor.
This is the stair case that goes down throughout the 'bar' building. I bet it would look very grand if ever finished. It was a bit nervy walking down with no hand rail and on the loose ground in flip flops.

Walking out of the 'bar' building at the top of a hill, there is a contrast in views; a building site/rubbish tip and 'paradise'.

Huge pipes wind around the site in deep trenches.

Back in another building and the views looking out.

The view from the top of this villa.

I was here!!!

This pattern was part of a huge dome in the reception lobby.

This hasn't ever stopped me before.