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turtl 


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A Day Down South
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Hit the road and headed south last Wednesday at 4:30AM with a camera, a lens, and a few rolls of film to visit a Georgia classic, and the most notorious mental institution of the Southeast. It was a survivor of the Civil War, a leader in mental treatments throughout the 18th and 19th century (thought thats not saying a whole lot) and the final resting place of over 25,000 patients. All indoor shots were on Portra 800 (some converted to black and white due to horrible color reproduction) and all outdoor shots were on Provia 100F. Brought my Nikon FG, 28mm F/2.8 AI and no tripod.





Facade by UER Turtl, on Flickr





Lonely Shelf by UER Turtl, on Flickr





Morgue 1 by UER Turtl, on Flickr

These are autoclaves, machines used to sterilize medical tools. I really liked the door locking mechanism on the front, very bank vault-esqe.




Autoclaves by UER Turtl, on Flickr





Climbing in Solitude by UER Turtl, on Flickr





Looking Up by UER Turtl, on Flickr






A Decision by UER Turtl, on Flickr





NHR by UER Turtl, on Flickr





Down the Hall 3 by UER Turtl, on Flickr





To the Corner by UER Turtl, on Flickr





Radiator by UER Turtl, on Flickr

This was the lightest i've ever packed. No DSLR, no bag, no plethora of lenses, not even a tripod -- and i'm digging how it turned out. I think i'll do it more often. More shots can be found on my flickr, for those interested: https://www.flickr.com/photos/turtl/

Until next time, -- Turtl

*recedes back into shell*





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btpp 


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Re: A Day Down South
< Reply # 1 on 11/26/2014 6:28 AM >
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Great shots, I really like the way they came out, "Looking Up" in particular. Seems like an interesting place with a lot of history.




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< Reply # 2 on 11/26/2014 2:52 PM >
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Agreed, shots look great despite the colors not looking good. Even with your light packing, you still managed to shoot some great images. The second one is my favorite. Looks like an amazing place.




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< Reply # 3 on 11/26/2014 5:03 PM >
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Nice shots. Love "Looking Up" and "Autoclaves".

Try shooting some Velvia 100 or 50, and use a tripod with it. The colors and sharpness are incredible when developed properly and run through a good scanner. Running 30 second - 5 minute exposures on that stuff is great fun. I'm not sure if your camera has the metering for that, as my film body is an Olympus OM-2n.




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turtl 


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< Reply # 4 on 11/26/2014 11:40 PM >
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Nice shots. Love "Looking Up" and "Autoclaves".

Try shooting some Velvia 100 or 50, and use a tripod with it. The colors and sharpness are incredible when developed properly and run through a good scanner. Running 30 second - 5 minute exposures on that stuff is great fun. I'm not sure if your camera has the metering for that, as my film body is an Olympus OM-2n.


Thanks! The autoclaves shot is a personal favorite.

I just got three rolls of Velvia back from the lab, I tend not to shoot slide film indoors for urbex because of the very small exposure latitude (its like 5 stops). With the crazy lighting situations that urbex presents I can never seem to figure it out. Im getting myself a decent light meter for Christmas, so that should help. I do shoot slide film outside though, and its never let me down.





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roachqueen 


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< Reply # 5 on 11/27/2014 2:00 AM >
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NICE set. You know me, I'm digging the black and whites: 'Facade' & 'Looking Up' are fantastic.

All around great though, bravo.




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< Reply # 6 on 11/27/2014 2:01 AM >
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Also, are you developing yourself or still at TCD?




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turtl 


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NICE set. You know me, I'm digging the black and whites: 'Facade' & 'Looking Up' are fantastic.

All around great though, bravo.


Thanks! I still develop all my color neg and slide film at TCD and I black and white in the school darkroom. I scan everything at home now though.





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A Through Z Explorations 


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< Reply # 8 on 11/27/2014 2:17 AM >
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I too, am with RQ on that. Your B&W shots are freaking awesome, Turtl! And kudos to you on the NRHP discovery




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turtl 


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Posted by A Through Z Explorations
I too, am with RQ on that. Your B&W shots are freaking awesome, Turtl! And kudos to you on the NRHP discovery


Thanks man! Love me some historic registry sites





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turtl 


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< Reply # 10 on 11/27/2014 2:26 AM >
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Posted by btpp
Great shots, I really like the way they came out, "Looking Up" in particular. Seems like an interesting place with a lot of history.



Posted by nephron
Agreed, shots look great despite the colors not looking good. Even with your light packing, you still managed to shoot some great images. The second one is my favorite. Looks like an amazing place.


Thanks guys, I will send you links to the history of the place, it's absolutely fascinating, also quite sad.





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Cool set from what looks like an absolutely awesome place.

Ah, Velvia. I shot SO much Velvia back in the pre-DSLR days. I still have some in the freezer that's been there for at least 15 years. Maybe I'll pull it out and shoot some of it. But you're right about the exposure latitude--there ain't much.

And I love finding NRHP applications online. There's usually a ton of history of both the building(s) and the surrounding area. I also especially like it when the NRHP application provides an address and a floor plan for a place I haven't been yet...




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< Reply # 12 on 11/27/2014 5:50 PM >
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One of my favorite spots. Gorgeous. It never leaves you.




turtl 


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Cool set from what looks like an absolutely awesome place.

Ah, Velvia. I shot SO much Velvia back in the pre-DSLR days. I still have some in the freezer that's been there for at least 15 years. Maybe I'll pull it out and shoot some of it. But you're right about the exposure latitude--there ain't much.

And I love finding NRHP applications online. There's usually a ton of history of both the building(s) and the surrounding area. I also especially like it when the NRHP application provides an address and a floor plan for a place I haven't been yet...



Thanks! Interested to see how those Velvia shots come out, I wonder if slide film expires in the same manner that color negative films do.

And yes, the NRHP can be an explorers best friend in many cases. I've looked everywhere for floor plans for the buildings on this property but have yet to find anything.





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This place is so surreal. I definitely have found it hard to find a site as magical and unique as this one. Well worth getting up early in the morning.
I love that you used film. I want to get back into using some as well. Any recommendations after your visit?




turtl 


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This place is so surreal. I definitely have found it hard to find a site as magical and unique as this one. Well worth getting up early in the morning.
I love that you used film. I want to get back into using some as well. Any recommendations after your visit?


Portra 400 is a great color neg film, so it Portra 160. For slide film stick to the fuji stuff





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MisUnderstood! 


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I DEFINITELY love your first shot and its been said but, the autoclave shot rocks! NICE set you got there




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