Reposting from the rookie thread because i was told to introduce myself here in the South
Hi everyone! My name is Daniel and i'm actually pretty experienced (3 years and 50 + buildings explored) in the art of urbexing and i've used this site for reference for quite some time. However one thing i have NOT done is contributed to this website in any way shape or form. iv'e just leeched off the free locations to find and explore, but for the most part my success has been from finding places on my own to explore, since i can't see any of the super secret member locations on here.
So... before i go on, a little more about myself.
I've always had a fascination with abandoned buildings since highschool, when some friends invited me to come with them to "the clubhouse" which was basically an abandoned small hotel in greenville where all the highschool kids went to smoke pot. I just wanted to see the building so i tagged along, and in my eagerness, naiveness, and a wanting to show off my parkour skills (lol) jumped onto the neighboring buildings roof and made a loud thump which caused the tenants to come out and threaten to call the police.
Since then i've learned a lot.
I have gained a respect and admiration for these old abandoned marks of time, and i am an avid photographer (with no camera... I leech off my girlfriends dslr for that ) I have a flickr account with a lot of my urbex photography if anyone would like to check it out. (not sure if i can post a link?)
I love the standards of the urbexing community and adhere to the "leave nothing but footsteps and take nothing but photos" philosophy. I HATE the destruction of property, and never use any entrance that would cause damage. I love these solemn places and adore the atmosphere.
My girlfriend is usually my companion in all my adventures (seriously no better way to avoid suspicion while lock picking a padlock on the street, then making out with your girl when cops roll by) but has recently moved to AZ and picked up her own adventures there. So right now im partnerless haha (any good kissers here? )
So now to the point of this post really. I'm not that great with the whle forum scene and keeping up with posts and stuff, but i would love to contribute and also... gain that membership access to hidden locations. So here is my question...
Is it worth it? i know it takes some dedication to the community to get it, and its not that i'm not social or anything, quite the contrary, it's just i'm no good with keeping up online. also are there really a bunch of hidden locations (texas) i can't see? I'm getting to a point where personal scouting and google search is running dry with places to visit. So I need some help finding new places. Also i would love to find some people to go exploring with!
Sorry for the long post guys but just had a lot to say also is this the right place to post this? should i repost in the main forum? anyways thanks guys!!!
ps.. oh and here is a few photos!