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Infiltration Forums > US: Southeast > First exploration in an abandoned hospital(Viewed 1120 times)
hugedickfellas location:
Atlanta, GA
 
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First exploration in an abandoned hospital
< on 1/4/2016 7:33 AM >
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Hey everyone, first post.

I'm posting on the behalf of a group of new explorers. A few days ago we went down to this place we heard about, but weren't able to spend much time there. So we decided to come back, better equipped, and got to check the place out a lot more.

Today we checked out an old medical center that's been empty for about 20 years. There was a fire inside it about 10 years ago and the building is mostly cleared out. Graffiti was minimal and the place was really cleared out as a result of the fire and lack of activity. We checked out both the basement and the roof. It was neat-o!

First we had to climb up to get in. We brought a ladder after having to scale a 20 foot wall like ninjas the first time.

Climbing part 2 by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr


We found a sign...

Cheesin by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr


Stairwell by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

We found a sledgehammer...

Sledgehammer part 2 by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr


Stairs by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

Signage

Medical Arts by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

The King

The King by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

Ignoring signs is fun

Authorized Personnel Only by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

We couldn't resist

Posing part 3 by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

Storage by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr


Group picture by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

We tried out a long exposure out the window, I really liked it.

Long exposure window shot by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr


Elevator shaft by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

The name Hugedick Fellas already existed, so we had to take a picture of this huge dick, fellas.

That's a huge dick, fellas by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

A few walls were covered in this poetry

Poetry by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

Art by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

Eyes like this were all over the place

Eyes part 5 by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

View from a window

Intersection by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr


God knows you're grammar sucks by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

Newspaper by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

JUMP by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

EXIT STAIRS by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

We made it to the very top, and took an awesome group picture!
Group picture part 2 by Hugedick Fellas, on Flickr

We've got a full album up on Flickr if you want to see more: https://flic.kr/s/aHsks5fgHZ

It was a very cool experience, and we're excited to do more exploration in the future. Any photography tips would be welcome, because we are very new at photography in general. I think our biggest issue this time was lighting, but that's because we had pretty uneven flashlight lighting and it was kind of rushed.

Thanks for checking out our post - expect to see us around the forums!



RollingInTheHiggs location:
Brunswick, GA
 
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Re: First exploration in an abandoned hospital
<Reply # 1 on 1/4/2016 6:45 PM >
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As far as talking about photos, there's always plenty you could try different or change. The biggest thing is if your newer to shooting in these conditions (very low light, etc) to not be scared to do a bit of reading on how to shoot in them. For getting into technical stuff I can create another reply, but I've got some more general tips time has taught me for shooting.

First, don't be afraid to take a tripod and use a lot less light. There's almost always a tripod in my bag/backpack when I go. By cutting down on flash/ flash lights you cut down on any light pollution that might be hitting windows (etc.) that could get you seen. This isn't to say there's no use for flashes, i use speed lights/ external lighting A TON, but it totally depends the shot, and the location. Just keep that in mind.

Second, When I first started exploring I use to roll in huge groups with friends (5-6) it appears you guys had 8? Group explores are one of my favorite things since they cut down the level of anxiety greatly, however I found they were awful for shooting. I always felt rushed while trying to lay out a shot while others were moving ahead, or even if I wasn't rushed, I just felt like I was holding others up. For shooting, I usually go in a group of 2-3 and once I started doing that my shots were 100x better. It's just much more relaxed I guess. Might not be true for all, but may be worth a shot. Also the chances of being seen significantly drop.

aside from that, I like the style of the set. Keep it up. If you guys are ever near brunswick/ savannah shoot me a message.



hugedickfellas location:
Atlanta, GA
 
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Re: First exploration in an abandoned hospital
<Reply # 2 on 1/4/2016 7:13 PM >
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We brought along a tripod, but only used it for group photos. Almost all of us were carrying flashlights, so we will try to cut down. Thanks for the tips.

EDIT: Also about being in big groups - only about 3 of us were focused on taking photos, and you are absolutely right about feeling rushed. Future groups will likely be smaller than this, and we will be able to take more time with the photos.



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EsseXploreR location:
New Jersey
 
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Re: First exploration in an abandoned hospital
<Reply # 3 on 1/4/2016 7:35 PM >
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Pretty cool first post. I like the large group trips every now and then. I was just at an abandoned hospital yesterday with 8 folks as well.



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relik location:
44.26126°,-88.41502° (Appleton, WI)
 
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Re: First exploration in an abandoned hospital
<Reply # 4 on 1/4/2016 10:07 PM >
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Welcome! Nice first post!



"When it rains, just find bigger drains."
Oelky location:
Atlanta- ITP
 
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Re: First exploration in an abandoned hospital
<Reply # 5 on 1/4/2016 11:40 PM >
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Ballsy building to do with 8 people. Go big or go home.



RollingInTheHiggs location:
Brunswick, GA
 
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Re: First exploration in an abandoned hospital
<Reply # 6 on 1/5/2016 6:11 AM >
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Posted by antuna

We brought along a tripod, but only used it for group photos. Almost all of us were carrying flashlights, so we will try to cut down. Thanks for the tips.

EDIT: Also about being in big groups - only about 3 of us were focused on taking photos, and you are absolutely right about feeling rushed. Future groups will likely be smaller than this, and we will be able to take more time with the photos.



Anytime, I'm willing to bet you'll be able to capture a lot more and really think out the shots. Always keep the flashlights close for when they are needed, but just limit use if you can. There are times they're really needed, and flying down a dark hall way blind can turn bad... really quick... Having a dimable light is a huge plus I've found.



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