Posts Tagged ‘Hellingly’

Article in RPS Digital Imaging Group Magazine

Article in RPS Digital Imaging Group Magazine

I was commissioned to write this article for the journal of one of the sub-groups of The Royal Photographic Society, the Digital Imaging Group, which is for members who use computer manipulation on their photographs using various available software and techniques. These pages are reproduced with kind permission of the Editor of the journal, Dr […]


Final Resting Place

Final Resting Place

This shows what is left of the hall at Hellingly Asylum, and of Req’s wonderful painting of Edouard Manet.  I like to think that he looks faintly horrified at the devastation before his eyes …..


A Blindness That Touches Perfection

A Blindness That Touches Perfection

This was taken in the smaller building on the opposite side of the road from the main asylum complex at Hellingly, and was possibly some kind of admin building.  There was not much left inside bar a few battered chairs and some tables, but oddly there were some shoes in two locations.  I liked this chair […]


Once More Unto the Breach

Once More Unto the Breach

A different view of the newly demolished hall at Hellingly Asylum.  This is a four shot pano of what was once the stage, where a week previously I took this multiplicity shot of  Mark and me, and you can see the green/blue/white artwork by t.wat in both photographs.  The title for this image comes from […]


Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes

Mark and I returned to Hellingly today, for what will quite probably be the very last time.  After our visit last Sunday, we both had a few more images that we wanted to take, but both of us particularly wanted to revisit the great hall, to take new and improved photographs, as neither of us […]


Spirit of the Bath

Spirit of the Bath

The beautiful painting by REQ of the ‘Bath Lady’ at Hellingly Asylum, now sadly defaced, but I was lucky enough to get a shot before this happened.  I am sure she would rather be left in peace …. 21st February 2011: I have decided to add the recent photo I took of the Bath Lady, […]


Three Wise Men

Three Wise Men

Another old photo from Hellingly, shot in April 2009, no less than the fifth UrbEx photo I ever took! It looks a bit HDR-ish to me, but this is in fact one photograph, although with several adjustment layers.  The first was a tone curve to give medium contrast, the second was a black to white gradient […]


Cathedral

Cathedral

The great hall at Hellingly – three shots from the stage which I merged in Photoshop, and then applied a light texture over the top.  It’s not quite right, but can’t seem to make it work tonight.  Perhaps I should just give up now and go and watch a DVD instead? See Fin DAC’s Flickr […]


Our Hearts Will Always Separate

Our Hearts Will Always Separate

Took this one at Hellingly Asylum on Sunday.  I was initially attracted to the three rooms in a row, which were all painted a different colour inside and made me think of sweets, in particular because of the tiny glass windows high above the doors, glazed with extremely thick glass now cracked like a boiled […]


Stygian Echoes

Stygian Echoes

I loved the reflection here and wanted to create a very symmetrical image, whilst at the same time giving the illusion of an almost two-dimensional collage of separate parts coming together.  The texture added is a rusted metal sheet that I photographed at Nutborne Brickworks last year, plus one from Skeltalmess, both masked out where […]


Welcome to Hellingly

Welcome to Hellingly

My favourite, FAVOURITE piece of art from Hellingly Asylum – I just love everything about this ….. Painted by Fin DAC See Fin DAC’s Flickr photostream for shots of the work in progress 🙂 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonarmourycreative/sets/72157614224158021/with/3300798269/


The Last Days of Hell / Stage Struck

The Last Days of Hell / Stage Struck

Mark and I visited Hellingly Asylum today, for what will probably be one of the last times as demolition is occurring at a rapid rate now.   A large part of the site is already built up with new houses – strange to drive past the office of the housing company and see them welcoming […]


The Lime Green Corridors of Hell

The Lime Green Corridors of Hell

This is another old shot from my very first UrbEx outing to Hellingly Asylum in April 2009, and I have decided to work on it and post it here today as I am returning to Hellingly with Mark at the weekend, for what will quite possibly be our last ever visit as the place is […]


Rusty and Crusty All The Way

Rusty and Crusty All The Way

I’ve been reviewing my older folders of photographs on my hard drive, for I know that over time, as I have been taking more and more pictures on a regular basis, I have had less time to thoroughly review each folder and ensure that I have wrung out of it every last “keeper”.  As I […]

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