Silent UK – Urban & Underground Photography Abandoned Amusement Parks in Asia "QUANTUM SHOT" #523Link - by A. Abrams Spirited Away, or Spirited for Good? They may be closed, but they're still a lot of fun! We've already covered a couple of parks close to Seoul. (image credit: Olivier Malosse) French urban explorer Olivier Malosse visited the once-famous "Koga Family Land" Park in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Sad toys hang around - and a bunch of ferocious rabbits haunts the premises: Spectacularly overgrown roller coaster - and "Okutama Ropeway" still offers great view from the cabins: (images copyright and courtesy Olivier Malosse) Rust in the Mist - "Takakanonuma Greenland" Park Another highly evocative location is actually quite famous among urban explorers - the images are well-known, but still worth seeing. Here is a misty ride 250km north of Tokyo (for those who want coordinates - 37°49'02.16"N 140°33'05.78"E): (images credit: Spiral) Would you trust these rusty rails with another ride? (image credit: JensofJapan, via) (images credit: Spiral) (images credit: Wesley) ...
How To Make Digital Photos Look Like Lomo Photography A Post By: Darren Rowse The following tip on getting digital images to look like Lomo Images was submitted by DPS reader – Frank Lazaro. You can see his photography at his Flickr page and see some of his Lomo shots here NB: most of the shots in this post can be enlarged by clicking them. update: once you’ve read this tutorial and had an experiment with the technique head to our Forum to share some of your results. From the first time I saw a photo that looked like this, I wanted to shoot one of my own. But, for the longest time I couldn’t figure it out how people took photos look like this. Low and behold I went out and bought 2 of these babies. I searched and searched and after trying several different Photoshop methods, I finally came up with my own using a mix of different techniques. Get Free Weekly Digital Camera Tips via Email Here is my step by step on how I take a digital photo and make it Lomoified. Getting Started – Creating a Vignette Now you have a vignette.
exploration urbaine - sanatorium du vexin Construit en 1930. Premier bâtiment fermé en 1980, le second en 2001. Squatté, pulvérisé, vandalisé, explosé, atomisé, retourné, défoncé, taggé, paint-ball massacré depuis. Sanatorium : du bas latin sanatorius signifiant "propre à guérir". Si le concept de sanatoriums semble quelque peu désuet, ils ont été construits en masse au début des années 1900 dans des régions isolées de la pollution afin de faire bénéficier leurs patients des vertus du grand air et du soleil. Le sanatorium du Vexin est un bel exemple de l’architecture des années 30, faite de béton brut et de surfaces dépouillées. Bien que les lieux soient vides et aient été gravement vandalisés, une balade à l’intérieur vous offre la possibilité de comprendre le quotidien de ces malades d’un autre siècle.
Siberian "Ghost" Cities Scare "QUANTUM SHOT" #659Link - article by Avi Abrams Siberian Nearly-Abandoned & "Ghost" Cities Could Be the Worst Halloween Scare Ever We'd like to call them "ghost towns", but they are clearly not abandoned. Amazingly, people still live in them, go to work in the harshest possible conditions (paradoxically making it the richest and mightiest industrial area in Russia) and then come "home" to relax in inhuman weather, non-existing infrastructure, in dangerously dilapidated buildings... Truly, this is an "abandoned, terrifying, ruined environment", multiplied to the N-th degree! Judge for yourself: (Norilsk, Siberia - images credit: Schegloff) Just in time for Halloween: no skeletons, witches, or giant spiders - instead, something real and more terrifying - witness the life in Cherepovetz City (the name loosely translates as "City of Skulls"), the center of the Russian North-West SeveroStal industrial zone: (image credit: Elena Chinarina) Welcome to Norilsk - the Very Definition of Cold Hell
Urban eXperiment Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] Leurs premières tâches furent la reconnaissance et la pérennisation des moyens d'accès de ces délaissés urbains, qui furent par la suite le théâtre de toutes sortes de projets (d'expériences pour reprendre leur terme), notamment culturels, comme l'organisation d'événements artistiques tels que des festivals de films, ou des concerts clandestins, mais aussi des chantiers de restauration d'éléments de ce patrimoine oublié. Toutes leurs actions sont restées totalement invisibles pendant plus d'une vingtaine d'années, grâce à un effort soutenu de désinformation de la part de l'UX. On trouvera malgré tout quelques heureuses exceptions au milieu de ces reportages souvent non-documentés, parmi lesquels un article du Guardian, ainsi qu'un autre du Monde. Les Untergunther[modifier | modifier le code] Surnom de la section « Restauration » de l'UX. La Mexicaine De Perforation[modifier | modifier le code]
Abandoned Houses of Super Villains "QUANTUM SHOT" #646Link - article by Avi Abrams Even the ghosts inhabiting these houses are sad and miserable We admit, there is a certain beauty in decay (see our article), but the houses shown on this page hold not only historic and architectural value - they are also fascinating in a "Despicable Me" sort-of way: they all housed at one time the most notorious villains in Earth's history. (Stalin's "Blizhnaya Dacha" - "Near Cottage" - in Kuntsevo, Moscow) Some of these residences are still standing, some are neatly maintained, while others are falling into disrepair - and today we have a rare opportunity to peek inside them and, perhaps, shudder: Stalin's Summer Residence in Kuntsevo, Moscow Often called "The Court of the Red Tsar", this is a closely guarded, fully-intact house of Joseph Stalin, in which he lived continuously after the death of his second wife (suicide, no less). (bottom right image: note the couch - this is the bed on which Stalin died in 1953) (images via 1, 2) (images via)
La première resource d'exploration urbaine - friches, toits de Paris en panoramiques, catacombes, chantier, bunker, tunnel et souterrains underground - Urban Exploration in France - Photographies inédites de notre patrimoine industriel et architectural. Abandoned Castles of Russian Countryside "QUANTUM SHOT" #452link Perhaps even haunted. They certainly look the part Not many people think of a sleepy Russian countryside as a place for gothic-styled castles, but here they are - proud, beautiful, one-of-a-kind architectural gems, unjustly forgotten and sadly abandoned.... Apparently some Russian architects of the 19th century visited Europe often enough to be influenced by medieval castles and French-style palaces. 1.Muromtzevo Masion, between Murom and Vladimir One Boitzov's wealthy client, V. Today it's an extensive maze of imposing buildings and overgrown gardens, a sad but strangely compelling place: Khrapovitsky emigrated to France with the first sign of Bolshevik trouble, and his palatial grounds were left to decay ever since. (images credit: Natalia Bondareva) 2. One of the last owners of this castle was Sergei Morozov, who allowed many prominent Russian painters (including Levitan) to live in this house. (photos by Elena & Dmitry Terkel) 3. 4. Here is Eltzin's dacha nearby: ...