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Old 3rd October 2013, 11:17 AM   #118724  /  #51
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That place... looks REALLY familiar. I've never been out of the US. So it MUST be in film. Now I wonder which movie or movies I've seen it in.
Might've been a monochrome dream Eric. I tried to get some of the old colonial feel of the place - without boring the pants of my companion - and in so doing some of the shots have a kinda Bogart/Bacall era retroish look to them. The glam billboard in the omnipresent mist definitely held some nostalgic Bacall appeal for me.
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Old 4th October 2013, 12:38 AM   #118826  /  #52
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post #59 - was just across the road from there last Saturday, when The Mighty Hawks Triumphed Over All WooWooWooooo
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Old 4th October 2013, 12:23 PM   #118952  /  #53
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That's a strange team name - even for Australia.
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Old 4th October 2013, 01:47 PM   #118963  /  #54
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Old 4th October 2013, 02:01 PM   #118964  /  #55
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"All WooWooWooooo". You know, a kinda 'Woolloomooloo' sorta joke and ... oh look, is that a badger over there?
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Old 4th October 2013, 02:17 PM   #118967  /  #56
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Old 17th November 2013, 07:03 PM   #128129  /  #57
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Birnbeck Pier at Weston Supermare. It's been abandoned for nearly twenty years now and is slowly decaying. It gives me the creeping hackle rise but fascinates too and I really want to get out there.


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Old 17th November 2013, 07:14 PM   #128130  /  #58
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Pick a warm early sept. day, wear a life jacket, and walk out there. Don't fall through anything.
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Old 17th November 2013, 07:28 PM   #128131  /  #59
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I'm really tempted but just know I'll be breaking a bajillion jobsworthy bylaws and in pearl-clutching modern England that is tantamount to murder in the first degree
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Old 17th November 2013, 11:35 PM   #128135  /  #60
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Go boldly, and if caught and cautioned, look astonished and regretful. Or kayak in where you can't see the warning signs.
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Old 19th November 2013, 06:11 PM   #128276  /  #61
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You are so right! What have I become? Did my ancestors die in brutal wars for their descendants to quail before chinless bureaucrats? I’ll do it and damn their useless pinstripe clad arses!

Heh, a small tale of photographic conflict to while away a minute or so. I was one day taking photos in the Abbey, where photography is allowed, and naturally enough was using a tripod. Having just set up, I was obsequiously approached by an ostentatiously robed volunteer warden who informed me in terms of infinite sadness and regret that tripods were not allowed. ‘Oh, why ever not?’ enquired I, genuinely puzzled. ‘Ah, well, you see, it’s a matter of health and safety’ said he ‘as someone may trip over the device and badly injure themselves’. I scratched my head over this and replied ‘But I won’t at any time be leaving it unattended, so in order to trip over the offending device, your hypothetical potentially injured party would of necessity have to first come over to me and request that I stood aside, with the express purpose that they may then blunder into the tripod’. Ah, most terribly sorry Sir but, be that as it may, those are the rules and I am only doing my job.

I could easily appreciate from the unctuous shit-eating leer that sorrow was the very last thing this performance was occasioning him and, furthermore, that it was the application of these small instances of power over other individuals which was the entire raison for his ‘noble’ volunteering in the first place. Nevertheless, I uncomplainingly acquiesced with his demands, shrugged and began dismantling and stowing the rig, his smile all the while broadening in badly feigned regretful sympathy but entirely failing to conceal the small-minded glee at his righteous prevention of someone doing something, however utterly innocuous that something might be.

However, an unexpected turn of events looms. The prescient designers of that particular tripod model had foreseen our dismal jobsworth and thoughtfully equipped one of the tripod legs with a robust screw thread, the purpose of which was for removal of the leg, followed by the center column. Leg and column could then be screwed together to form a light but serviceable monopod. And so, as my poor rig waned towards its nadir, I was keenly anticipated to slink off a beaten man, but instead, the rig began to reassemble phoenix-like from the components before his very eyes, in a transformed state, to be ultimately crowned once more by the unwinking gaze of the SLR. From the rebound point onwards, jobsworth’s face went through a spectrum of emotions. Mild curiosity that I wasn’t yet on my way, to wtf is he doing?, to frank disbelief, to final awful realisation. Now, as I bestowed my own best unctuous shit-eating grin, I could see his little brain literally fizzing behind the frozen mask of his visage. ‘How can I stop him?’ ‘There has to be a way, surely?’ ‘There must be a rule, something, anything?’. But there wasn’t. He just looked at me aghast and knew. Game over.

Ah well, small things eh?


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Old 19th November 2013, 08:59 PM   #128283  /  #62
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Hilariously well told, Dio.
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Old 21st April 2014, 07:23 PM   #144395  /  #63
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Old 21st April 2014, 07:57 PM   #144396  /  #64
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I really like that, the brick texture and the interior glimpses in the windows.
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Old 22nd April 2014, 08:30 PM   #144435  /  #65
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It's an old tram shed, now converted into a bar and going by the inspired marketing name of 'The Tram Shed'. Ingenious huh?

Here's a bit more toothsome brickwork in an old farm cottage.

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Old 22nd April 2014, 08:35 PM   #144436  /  #66
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It's lovely.
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Old 22nd April 2014, 11:08 PM   #144458  /  #67
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Old 22nd April 2014, 11:40 PM   #144459  /  #68
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It's a trick with b&w film which is horribly sensitive to blue light and uv and you have to use filters. If you don't the sky is just uniform white. Yellow cuts some of it out, orange some more and red makes an almost black sky but loads of contrast everywhere else. This was done with orange and a similar sorta thing here

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Old 23rd April 2014, 11:12 AM   #144509  /  #69
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Old 23rd April 2014, 01:27 PM   #144528  /  #70
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Here's a googled image of Woolwich Tramshed, which was favorite haunt back in my youth.


and it's apparent current interior


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Old 23rd April 2014, 01:35 PM   #144531  /  #71
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I think I recognise that cow and cock art piece. Other side of both animals is missing iirc.

ETA: I was wrong, they are whole. It's Damien Hirst's work.

http://www.damienhirst.com/cock-and-bull
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Old 23rd April 2014, 01:43 PM   #144533  /  #72
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apparently preserved whole in formaldehyde

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used to be a gig venue in the 70s and 80s.
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Old 23rd April 2014, 01:51 PM   #144537  /  #73
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Yeah, personally not a fan of Hirst's work. Or any of the artists who use dead animals as the shock factor in their art. It's intellectually lazy and imo exploitive, and not innovative either - Joseph Beuys was messing around with dead rabbits in the sixties.
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Old 23rd April 2014, 02:17 PM   #144546  /  #75
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Yeah, personally not a fan of Hirst's work. Or any of the artists who use dead animals as the shock factor in their art. It's intellectually lazy and imo exploitive, and not innovative either - Joseph Beuys was messing around with dead rabbits in the sixties.
goes much further back http://www.walterpottertaxidermy.com
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