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Jun 19, 2008 16:38 |  #1

I spent a week visiting my father in Connecticut (I live in CA), and in preparation for the trip I looked into abandoned locations to explore in the area. I was surprised that he lived not too far from one of the most amazing locations in the northeast US, if not the country, Norwich State Hospital...a former asylum. The place is vast, about 500 acres, with many buildings that have sat vacant for 50 years or more in remarkable condition (very little tagging, broken windows, etc). This is in large part to the active security there, which I thankfully managed to avoid contact with.

It was by far the most intense, exhausting, thrilling, scary and rewarding exploration I've ever undertaken. Visually the place is overwhelming at every turn.

Here are a 8 of the shots:

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It might look like I did a lot of color enhancement on some of these, but I didn't do much. A lot of the rooms had greenish light because of the ivy growing over the windows.

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Jun 19, 2008 16:40 |  #2

Excellent Series. Amazing textures due to decay. Well Done!!!


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Jun 19, 2008 16:43 as a reply to  @ FlyingPhotog's post |  #3

Wow these are amazing!

My favorite is #5, great colours




  
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Jun 19, 2008 16:43 |  #4

Nice and spooky with good HDR conversion.


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Jun 19, 2008 16:53 |  #5

Wow, that was fast. Thanks for the replies! I didn't realize the limit here was 8, I had to pare my post down. Is it OK to post more in this thread?


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Jun 19, 2008 17:01 as a reply to  @ rustyjaw's post |  #6

Too cool....

Curious, how many shots did you take for the HDR image in #5 & #6?


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Jun 19, 2008 17:06 as a reply to  @ bryan k's post |  #7

I dont get to this part of the forum much but the title caught my attention and WOW...these are great. Love the old wooden doors. These are very interesting.

I am not sure but I think if your asked to see more then you can add on to the original 8 images in the thread soooo....LETS SEE MORE :)


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Jun 19, 2008 17:10 |  #8

bryan k all of mine are 3 exposures at 2-stop intervals.

Ah, OK thanks melissaandkris! here are a few more from that day.

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Jun 19, 2008 17:27 |  #9

Love the horror of them, No8 in particular. Something about No.11 keeps drawing me back but I don't know why.


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Jun 19, 2008 17:37 |  #10

#11 is Freaky with the rocking chair......

something out of the Shining

All excellent pictures!


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Jun 19, 2008 18:28 as a reply to  @ SoCal Choppas's post |  #11

11 is soooo creepy. It looks like your looking straight down into a tunnel but the chair is sitting flat...Took me a minute to get my barings on that one or maybe Ive just been in this chair to long today. I would love to shoot a place like this. You did an excellent job, great compositions.


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Jun 19, 2008 18:34 |  #12

I hate phony-looking so-called HDRs. These are examples of what HDR is SUPPOSED to be! Excellent!!




  
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Jun 19, 2008 21:00 |  #13

Absolutely awsome! I love these shots. man...excellent!!




  
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Jun 19, 2008 21:06 |  #14

Ditto on what everyone else is saying! I keep going back through the pictures!!


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Jun 19, 2008 21:31 |  #15

wonderful shots man. must have been creepy!

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