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Thread: Mid Wales Hospital - my first visit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomarse View Post
    Well it's got planning for mixed use but the locals would object to anything such as housing. Fact is the town is dying as a result of the closure of the place. It needs some sort of rebirth as a backpackers stop for the Brecons.
    lol - some locals will object to anything, but beggars can't be choosers. Backpackers would work, but it's an awfully big site and the Brecons is already filled with hostels and B&Bs. Maybe something along the lines of a camping / caravan park? I daresay we'll eventually find out.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomarse View Post
    The padded cell shot was this one:
    Aah, OK, now I understand. T'was virtually pitch black in there save for the bit of diffuse light making its way in through that high window, so it was either HDR or spend 15 minutes setting up some off-camera strobes. Think it worked out OK, but the downside was that I didn't get to see much of the detail until afterwards. Will keep an eye out if I ever go back.

    Cheers for the heads-up!

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    Tripleoptics and I returned to the Mid Wales Hospital a couple of weeks back, mainly because I really liked one of my pictures from the previous visit and wanted to improve it, and because we didn't actually get to see the piano last time. (surely a first)

    Within 45 minutes of arriving on site we had the money shots in the bag and it was only 08:30 - result!

    We decided to call it a day and head back to the car, where we met two gentlemen. A quick shake of hands and a chat later we were told a new effort is being made to secure as much as is feasible because there's been a change in receivership and efforts to sell the place are to resume in earnest. Could be just pub-talk, but figures of 40 mil were being bandied about.

    Anyway, here's the pictures I came for. Both used 2 off-camera stobes on light stands, one gelled and umbrella'd.

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    The Workshop


    The Piano


    As always, thanks for looking!
    Last edited by Foxylady; 2nd Apr 10 at 07:58. Reason: Edited out talk about security
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    Really good photos!!

    Are you shooting them as HDR or are you using some post production to get the effect??

    I went for my first vist yesterday, im just looking throught all my photos now.. I wanted to shoot HDR but I just never got the chance??

    ROSS

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossd001 View Post
    Are you shooting them as HDR or are you using some post production to get the effect??
    Thanks Ross! No effect there, just creative use of flash and a bit of adjustment in white balance. I don't really bother with HDR unless there is some really really intense contrast in the picture, which wasn't the case here.

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    Well even more credit due then for the ability to get that much detail out of a normal photo......

    Good job mate..:)

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    Wow, some really fantastic shots. Lighting and composition are just perfect. Makes it worthwhile carrying the heavy tripod if thihs is the result. Some really photogenic decay going on, shame it's so far from me!
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    Hehe, cheers UrbanX!

    Tripod is one thing, but it was the light stands and umbrellas that broke the camel's back. FWIW I can recommend this place if you fancy staying somewhere close to Talgarth so that you can get an early start, cheap as chips and great people to boot. Might make the trip a bit more feasible for you.

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