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    February 2018! Can't seem to correct the title.

    Visited this place with fellow Scottish explorer who's not on this site. Got there the day after it was sealed up... although not perfectly sealed. ;-) Now sold and refurbishment due to start next year, so still some time left to visit.

    Quite a bit of history revealed through all the paperwork lying around, but don't want to say too much in a public forum.

























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    Cheers
    Last edited by Echo Seven; 22nd Feb 18 at 23:12. Reason: Double pic entry and typo in title

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    That house is in not too bad shape. Could do with a renovation. You've captured some good shots with the light shining through the window.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Lovely set of pics, strange seeing it borded up. You got some great light upstairs, and downstairs looked very different without direct light coming in. I see the bed is missing which is odd but the books are still there. Did you use an ecig for the smokey light beams? Nice effect whatever you did! Thanks for sharing!

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    A plumbers smoke bomb for the smoke :-) and had to drag that bed out the way as it was spoiling the shot!

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    Each to their own; This place told a much better story of the last occupants in the early days of Urbex, before the 'set dressers' of the Art Image got to work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo Seven View Post
    A plumbers smoke bomb for the smoke :-) and had to drag that bed out the way as it was spoiling the shot!
    so THAT'S how it's done always wondered how people got such good light/atmosphere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    Each to their own; This place told a much better story of the last occupants in the early days of Urbex, before the 'set dressers' of the Art Image got to work!
    Hahahaha! Well said mate! I very rarely move stuff, maybe turn something slightly to get a label in or move something out of a shot that detracts from it (like a juice bottle on the ground) etc, but I think staging shots defeats the purpose for me. Like you said, each to their own, I like looking at other people’s shots, but I’d rather photograph it as I find it. But generally that means other people’s staging a lot of the time...

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    The set dressing is always an issue. I guess it is about what each urbexer sees in a place and what they are trying to do with the photography. I know for some its more about the exploring, and then capturing what they saw. My view is that if the location is documented as its found, its sometimes photographing the set dressing done by the thieves and vandals who trashed the places looking for loot. My view is that if its been trashed and I tidy it up, I'm just putting it back the way it was (or could have been) when it first became abandoned. If I can include some of the former owners personal stuff its all adding to the story of what happened there, its still truthful. What I don't agree with is simply using the location to set something up that's not really relevant to the location, and then presenting the pictures as "documentary" especially if stuff is taken in that wasn't there originally.

    To me its all about storytelling. What story do you want to tell. I try and tell the story of what the place might have been like, and who lived there, but the other story might be about what has happened to the place, and how it looks now, both equally valid IMO.
    Last edited by Echo Seven; 25th Feb 18 at 13:12. Reason: typo

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    Lovely shots, especially the ones with the armchair at the window!

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    Love your pics, looks like a great wee explore. I know you canít tell me and not asking, been searching so many different sites looking to find this forvlast 2 days and canít. Great wee find, hope I find it soon.

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