Its over a week into the Australia part of my extended holiday and im way behind in my blogging, and photo organisation for that matter.
So forward winding past Borneo and KL and Melbourne and some abandoned houses which will all be written up soon.
Yesterday we went to Philip Island and saw some of the Australian wildlife, Kangeroos, Wombats and these cuddly looking critters, which I have found out sleep alot!
The second outing while in San francisco was on the last Saturday, driving in the opposite direction this time over the great span and impressive structure of the Bay bridge.
By the time I had arrived at the destination, the blue skies were no more as a thick bay area fog had swallowed up the whole area, if a covert entrance was actually needed then it would have been perfect.
A short walk by the train track and I could see the massive storage towers emerge from the grey.
I was getting accustomed to soggy feet by now, my choice of footwear for this trip was frankly ridiculous and my canvas trainers would have to be disposed of later on that day.
The cement works was reduced to a ruin consisting of the towers, a circular barn type building and 2 larger buildings which would have been the main building, now just walls and foundation structs.
The fog gave the place an eerie and claustrophobic feel, especially when you are wandering around alone in the silence. My camera set to monochrome mode, I went about trying to capture this sense of solitude.
The floor of the barns interior was covered with a thick layer of sludge, I had given up trying to keep my feet dry by this point though, the roof in contrast though was dizzying, a spiders web which looked almost kaleidoscopic with the grey sky visible through the deteriorated wood.
Abney park originated in the eighteenth century, formerly one of the ‘magnificent seven’ garden cemeteries of London which were created to alleviate overcrowding in existing parish burial grounds.
Abney Park is now a woodland memorial park and Local Nature Reserve, ivy and other plants grow over and around the memorial stones which are falling over with the pressure of the foliage and the subsidence of time
Theres something quite tranquil about walking around these cemeteries, even though there is a sense that you are walking around memories and sacred ground, you never feel as though you shouldn’t actually be there (they are also quite photogenic in places)
Doel is a small town north of Antwerp and on the bank of the Scheldt and beneath the shadow of the nuclear power plant. It was marked for demolition to make way for a new shipping container terminal, usual story – most move out – town falls into disrepair, plans are shelved – town falls further into disrepair. By now only a small number of the original residents remained.
First came the squatters and travelers, then came the street artists and even a save the town collective in the form of doel2020
the future is still uncertain, it was decided that it would be demolished anyway in 2009 – container terminal or not.
I made a solo visit here and it was quite odd walking around. a very quiet, almost wild west atmosphere and the murals on the walls and windows followed you around in places. I met a few other photographers here, its quite a popular place for this and its easy to see why. I kept this one in B&W to give it more of a gritty feel to it
Old cars are very photogenic, leave them outside for a few decades and let nature take its course and they take on a whole different light.
A small sleepy viliage in Cambridgeshire and a small copse of trees alongside a footpath, hidden in these were these sad looking car parts.
At first it looked like these were fairly modern cars that had been dumped there but further into the woods and there were older and more classic lines to the cars.
There wasnt actually any pattern to these, it may have been whatever the old owner could get their hands on that week, maybe for scrap or parts.
I recognised some of the cars : Vauxhall Cervette, BMW’s Skodas and Fiats but there were alot which I didnt have a clue what they were
The images here are all taken with an Infrared camera, the channels are swapped in photoshop to turn the red sky to blue and the green foliage to yellow/orange which makes it a bit more normal but still keeps the infrared look to it