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Urbex with the G1

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by grum, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. grum

    grum Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 2, 2010
    These were all taken with the 20mm, and mostly with the Olympus wide angle adapter. Never really done anything like this before, but it was fun. Having light kit is handy when climbing walls and dodging security guards :) 









    Few more here - Urbex - a set on Flickr

    Any comments welcome.
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  2. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Wow, very cool post apocalypse stuff! What was the building originally?
  3. Hards80

    Hards80 Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 19, 2010
    Cleveland, OH
    this set looks very nice. i love the perspective and the angles you used for this set. the color and tones work really well.
  4. grum

    grum Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 2, 2010
    Thanks folks - the building was an mental asylum - it's part of a huge complex, some of it is still in use as a secure unit!
  5. daimos

    daimos Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    i like the first one. with all the destruction, life happens.
  6. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Of course it's a mental asylum, aren't all creepy old run down buildings lol :) 
  7. grum

    grum Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 2, 2010
    Thanks daimos

    zpierce - there's quite a few ruined asylums round here, will try and find more :) 
  8. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Great shots!

    Sounds like a fun place to live. :eek: 
  9. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Brilliant set!

    Q: What's the "olympus wide angle adapter?"
  10. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Yeah, where do you live, part of me wants to come and take photos, another part is telling me "stay away" ;) 

    Love the pics though, wish I knew where some cool old buildings like that were around here.
  11. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nice job mate. I've never seen any buildings around my area that are just left like that, they must've cleared out mighty quick. No. 3 to me is really gross to look at but I keep coming back to it. Funny eh.:smile:
  12. Dangermouse

    Dangermouse Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 20, 2010
    I really like these. The subject, the colours and the composition are all really good. Thanks for posting.
  13. grum

    grum Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 2, 2010
    Thanks for the comments everyone :) 

    Basically we had in the UK built a lot of these big Victorian institutions for the mentally ill - now the emphasis is on 'care in the community' apart from the most severe cases, so there are a lot of abandonded facilities.

    It's an old Olympus wide angle convertor that screws on (with the right step ring) - I think it's a 49mm thread size. I was using it on the 20mm pancake but you can also stick it on the 14-45 to go very wide. It seems to be a lot better quality than a lot of those things on ebay, and cost about £10. There is a thread about it on here somewhere I think, that's where I found out about it.

    It's not going to be as good as a proper wide angle lens but it's a very good cheap alternative.

    Edit: Here you go

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