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    Default Buckland Hospital - December 2015


    Background
    First and foremost, I want to say big ups and thanks to L for inviting us and major big ups and thanks to M for getting us in and showing us around! Big ups to Konrad for the company and input too of course :D

    Our interest all pretty much stemmed from Konrad's previous live infiltration of the place. He'd walked through the front door while the workmen were stripping the place out over the summer in nothing but a high vis that I lent him, while I bottled it and went home... We were eager to get back in and see what the extent of the decay was in comparison to his photos of it from some months back.

    We'd tried to get in a few nights before and failed. The route to entry was a tad complex and we never would have found it if it hadn't been for M and his excellent knowledge of the site.

    The Explore
    Twas a relatively mild night and the young residents of a chavvy suburb were running around squirting whipped cream at each other. I nearly flattened them with "the Beast", driving down the street, but luckily avoided them and parked up to wait for L. L turned up and we chatted for a bit and waited for M. M turns up and I have just about enough time to shake his hand before he's off like a rocket and getting into the perimeter! I catch up with my lanky stride and by the time I'm in, a local fat man has spotted me...he shuffles about and gives me a funny look, but doesn't seem all that surprised by what I'm doing. Nothing comes of it and we're in!

    Prepare for pic-heavy-ness!...

    The reception area. The extent of the degredation of the site over the past 6 months or so becomes apparent. Some areas are flooded and there's smashed up crockery and glass everywhere. I can't help but make loud crunching noises from stepping on it from time-to-time.


    Having a doss and a vape in the changing room, with Konrad.


    Telephono :D


    Operating theatre.


    I was worried about my lighting bleaching out all my shots, so I kept it on a lower setting and my shutter speeds quicker for a more merky effect. I've also tried to cast some interesting shadows in other shots.


    There's a room full of old records. All kinds of grim stuff, including records of deaths.


    Bath tubs n other jazz.


    There's some old ass kit laying around too, like typewriters and tape dictaphones.


    Treatment room of some sort. I found the wig laying around on the side :P




    Oxygen bottles. Konrad bled some out and was unimpressed by it's aroma


    Having a doss again.


    Signs.


    Dentist's chair.


    Ton's of old medical journals, ready to go down with the rubble.


    Our last call of the night. The chapel.


    Was an ace night out though and the pics didn't come out too bad either :) I'd say that's a result!

    Video coming as soon as I get round to editing it.

    Thanks for looking,

    SJ.
    Last edited by SlimJim; 29th Dec 15 at 19:22.
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    Make sure you don't get nits from that wig. Great pictures!

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    An enjoyable night :) , cheers, here are my shots,

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    Nice write up sir J! Enjoyed it.
    Shame I missed out on this one.

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    Great report from you two.looks like you has great fun..loving that big camera and tripod reflection in konrads picture :)
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    Great photos looks like a good place for a look about.
    Hospitals are always creepy.

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    Great stuff you two! There's some very cool stuff in here :) love the photos and commentary, and I'm looking forward to the video!

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    That's nicely done. The wig you could wear to all your explores, nobody would recognise you. Good lighting, from a flash gun or hand held light or was the electricity on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    That's nicely done. The wig you could wear to all your explores, nobody would recognise you. Good lighting, from a flash gun or hand held light or was the electricity on?
    Haha Cheers :D It's from a Neewer CN-160, which we affectionately dub "DA NEEWER!" (said in your finest Kung Fu movie Asian accent). Krela and a bunch of other people recommended it in a thread I started ages back asking what to use for video lighting. Great bit of kit and quite cheap, yet surprisingly durable too. It's almost got somewhat of a cult status among the people I explore with!
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