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Mysterious, abandoned places at night #2997376 07/05/19 06:48 PM
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Some of you know that I do night photography. I do numerous kinds of night photography, though, including landscapes with Milky Ways and, really, anything with beautiful or fascinating foregrounds.

But one of the things I love to do is photograph abandoned areas on or near a full moon. It's fascinating to think about what sort of history the place has. Although decaying out in the elements of the desert, I find a certain beauty in this.

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Grange Hall, Mojave Desert
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Houses buried in sand, Mojave Desert
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Dismantled, abandoned airplane, decommissioned WWII airfield, Central California
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Abandoned airplane, Southwest Desert (now this is the one exception here in that it was not photographed during a full moon, but just the opposite, when the moon was not out at all)
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Re: Mysterious, abandoned places at night [Re: KenElevenShadows] #2997421 07/05/19 11:11 PM
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Beautiful pics, but nothing like that around here.

There are some abandoned factories and houses but with a great deal of overgrowth and junk... not to mention creepy. crazy


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Re: Mysterious, abandoned places at night [Re: Synthoid] #2997452 07/06/19 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Synthoid
Beautiful pics, but nothing like that around here.

There are some abandoned factories and houses but with a great deal of overgrowth and junk... not to mention creepy. crazy



Thanks. I thought you might be interested in these, which are from Pennsylvania (summer 2018):

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Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA, an old, sprawling thick-walled prison built with numerous arms extending from a central hub like the spokes of a wheel. And yes, this is a selfie.

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Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA, an old, sprawling thick-walled prison built with numerous arms extending from a central hub like the spokes of a wheel.

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Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA, an old, sprawling thick-walled prison built with numerous arms extending from a central hub like the spokes of a wheel.



Re: Mysterious, abandoned places at night [Re: KenElevenShadows] #2997460 07/06/19 10:38 AM
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Great shots... but from what I hear, a real creepy place.




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Re: Mysterious, abandoned places at night [Re: KenElevenShadows] #2997501 07/06/19 08:18 PM
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It certainly is at night!

The single creepiest place I've photographed at night so far has been Moundsville Penitentiary in West Virginia. The imposing Gothic architecture, fluttering bats, decay, darkness, and history of violence in the place made is supremely creepy.

Re: Mysterious, abandoned places at night [Re: KenElevenShadows] #2999957 07/23/19 06:58 PM
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I thought I'd share another abandoned area, this time from a trip with some friends last week. As with almost all my night photography stuff, I've done a long exposure, illuminating the scene with a handheld light painting device called a ProtoMachines LED2 while the camera's shutter is open.

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Re: Mysterious, abandoned places at night [Re: KenElevenShadows] #3000070 07/24/19 01:58 PM
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I should give night photography a try again.


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Re: Mysterious, abandoned places at night [Re: Synthoid] #3000171 07/25/19 01:39 AM
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It's so much fun, and is utterly addicting.

It's also very creative, particularly when adding light painting, creating the image by determining what receives light, what remains in shadow, creating detail, and creating mood. It is the most actively creative form of photography that I have encountered, and I absolutely love it.


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