Greenhouse II

These greenhouses remind me of man made skeletons, prefabricated corpses of the Anthropocene, lost in the heart of the forest, with their discarded metal bones forming the framework for a new organism. Branches investigate through the roof, and the overgrowth burgeons on each side. What remains in the contents of their bellies, a time capsule of semi preserved material… broken furniture, decades old newspapers still spouting the same trash that they currently do. A children’s picture box, repurposed as a spider’s nest. Piles of miscellany which you could be sure were hiding a murder victim’s remains. On that point, I am sure that when I arrived here, I saw someone move through the forest. A brief, dark blue blur which moved away as I spoke. This place had a different, slightly darker vibe than the last. Especially with the smashed in car parked outside and rotten garage, unlocked and full of waterlogged, decaying family memories. 😭😬 Who were these people and why was the property left in such a state? It’s almost like they just upped and left. Or maybe they died.
I found an old videotape, and a plastic ice cream tub containing dozens of vintage Spanish matchboxes, each with a beautiful design on them.
Will try to post them at a later date.

Please like/ share if you enjoy these posts. I will be posting more frequently some more explorations into hidden/ lost/ remote and unpopulated areas.

Tom

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art photo greenhouse nature
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art photo greenhouse nature
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art photo greenhouse nature
abandoned urbex degree photography
art photo greenhouse nature
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art photo greenhouse nature
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art photo greenhouse nature
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art photo greenhouse nature
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art photo greenhouse nature
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art photo greenhouse nature
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When you basically live in Dark Souls

I am a huge fan of the Dark Souls series by From Software, (and also their often overlooked version of Tenchu) and the franchise has always resonated with me, as the bleak, earthy scenery and historic content used in the game has obviously been inspired in part by the ancient strangeness of UK and European Folklore. I happen to live in an area of England in which it’s quite easy to collate my surroundings to the game. Most of this area has been inhabited since the iron age and the surrounding forests around my home are littered with strange holes, illusory doors, ruins and oddities. There is even local legend about a lost village. I will update this post with more images as I take them. Let me know what you think. If you know anywhere that would appreciate this post please share, I like looking at the stats 💀


Tips for DSLR Astrophotography

There’s a few different ways to shot night stars. Personally, here’s my set up.

– An aperture that is as wide open as you can get. I am currently using Canon 24mm f2.8 but a faster, wider angle lens would be better.

– Complete Manual mode, so you can set the aperture and then set shutter to “bulb” mode so you can control the shutter speed beyond 30secs.

– Use the 500 Rule for Full Frame or 300 Rule for Crop Sensor. So divide your focal length by these numbers to get the maximum exposure time before image becomes blurry.

– When focusing, go all the way to infinity, then dial it back a hair or two.

– Take off all filters, no UV, no polarizing…nothing. Take it all off.

– Use a tripod and shutter remote, also stand away from your set up, as ground shake can also be an issue.

– Last but not least, get a star map app for a phone or something to tell you where the stars you want to shoot are located at the time you’re there.

If you don’t have an equatorial mount, Look into getting image stacking software, such as Deep Sky Stacker, or Sequator to reduce noise and enhance your image.

Extras

Bring a flash light and experiment with light painting your foreground during the exposure.

Hope that helps. Have fun.