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Jul 03, 2013 15:27 |  #1

I get asked a lot where I came up with my name, Grey Water. I started out in photography underground, photographing sewers. I doubt there are many "drainers" on this site, so here's my best. I haven't gone underground in a long time now, I kinda miss it compared to chasing kids and HS seniors around.

The image was taken in a large overflow tunnel. This was probably a natural creek 100 years ago. Now it's 50 ft below the surface, and a 12' reinforced concrete pipe. This was taken after hiking in it for about a mile. Backlit, using 10 mil candlepower spot, and a 4000 lumen led flashlight. The mixture of the light temps causes the purple hue.


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Jul 03, 2013 15:47 |  #2

Cool shot! Looks like a lot of fun but I bet you need to keep an eye on the weather before you head down there...


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Jul 03, 2013 15:57 |  #3

tewlman wrote in post #16088416 (external link)
Cool shot! Looks like a lot of fun but I bet you need to keep an eye on the weather before you head down there...

No joke, I totally forgot to add a disclaimer.


***DO NOT DO THIS AT ALL***

This is an incredibly stupid and reckless hobby to have. Without proper knowledge of how systems work, accrate weather reports, and a gas meter, it is not if you will die, but when.


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Jul 04, 2013 00:56 |  #4

GreyWater wrote in post #16088353 (external link)
I get asked a lot where I came up with my name, Grey Water. I started out in photography underground, photographing sewers. I doubt there are many "drainers" on this site, so here's my best. I haven't gone underground in a long time now, I kinda miss it compared to chasing kids and HS seniors around.

The image was taken in a large overflow tunnel. This was probably a natural creek 100 years ago. Now it's 50 ft below the surface, and a 12' reinforced concrete pipe. This was taken after hiking in it for about a mile. Backlit, using 10 mil candlepower spot, and a 4000 lumen led flashlight. The mixture of the light temps causes the purple hue.

Very nice stuff - never expected to find another drainer on here! Absolutely love my underground photography & it's certainly a different experience than portrait/family work!

Been raining heaps in Sydney recently, but looking forward to getting back underground again some time soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

Also - 100% agree on the safety warning. This is not a hobby to be undertaken lightly & people have died due to improper safety precautions.


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Jul 04, 2013 06:41 |  #5

KarlG- wrote in post #16089670 (external link)
Very nice stuff - never expected to find another drainer on here! Absolutely love my underground photography & it's certainly a different experience than portrait/family work!

Been raining heaps in Sydney recently, but looking forward to getting back underground again some time soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

Also - 100% agree on the safety warning. This is not a hobby to be undertaken lightly & people have died due to improper safety precautions.

And I wasn't expecting someone from CC! True story, Siologen helped me take this pic from the other side of the globe. I was traveling in America, and we both had a decent amount of research on a particular city this came from. Good guy.

Go in drains, my friend. Big ass drains(and take that Mkiii with you!)!!!


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Jul 04, 2013 10:25 |  #6

My nightmares have scenes like this. Thanks for the picture. I've gone caving before but you can keep the sewers.




  
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Jul 29, 2013 20:30 |  #7

GreyWater wrote in post #16090173 (external link)
And I wasn't expecting someone from CC! True story, Siologen helped me take this pic from the other side of the globe. I was traveling in America, and we both had a decent amount of research on a particular city this came from. Good guy.

Go in drains, my friend. Big ass drains(and take that Mkiii with you!)!!!

Just saw this one - yeah, small world indeed!

You should come to Sydney/Melbourne some time - some great drains to be explored, as well as some pretty awesome topsides as well. C/C would no doubt look after you when you're here, especially given you know Siolo!


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