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Alder Hey Childrens Hospital

Alder Hey Children's Hospital Visited with: Alex Visit Date: August 2016 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. My Visit I have to say that this visit one was of mixed emotions, the deadly quiet of this once bustling hospital allowed the mind to wander and wander it did. I could not help but feel sad at the thought of the pain, heartache and worry that so many children, parents and staff will have had to bare here over the years..... But then, a feeling of happiness, a happiness that a child is getti[...]
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Club Competition - PDI 2 Results 2018

As some of you may be aware I am a member of the Poulton Photographic Society. During each club year they host internal competitions for PDI (Projected Digital images) and prints. Each year we get the chance to enter 3 images per PDI competition, so, over the year that is a total of 9 images. You can score points for having an image that gains a commended (2 Points), highly commended (4 Points), 3rd (6 Points), 2nd (8 Points) or 1st place (10 Points). This year I am trying to retain the trophy for the 'Advanced Colour Class' PDI which I won last year. Last night (11th January 2018) [...]
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Portrait Shoot - Dark and Moody

Photographer: Alan Duggan assisted by Alex Burnell Model: Sarah Jane Crawford Location The building was built in 1815 and was used for assemblies, dance balls and parties by the so called 'high society'. Over the years the building has been used for Weddings, Drama Performances as well as being used as a home base for Societies. Sadly the building has been disused since the late 1990's and is in real need of repair. Shoot Ideas I had an idea in my head that I wanted to create a set of dark moody images. The feeling I wanted the images to portray was not set in stone, however, I[...]
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The Yellow Pipe Church

The Yellow Pipe Church Visited with: Alex Burnell Visit date: August 2016 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History To keep this location safe from vandals and thieves all I will say is that the church opened it's doors in the late 1880's. My Visit For those who know me or read my reports you will know that I love churches and I was hoping this one would not disappoint. Although the church is not as ornate in design as some of the others I have been to the altars are by far the best I have seen[...]
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Lifestyle Shoot - Fleetwood Fishermen

I had been looking to do a lifestyle shoot aboard the Sursum Corda aka Rio for around 6 months, however, finding the correct weather and at the time I was planning to shoot was all down to Mother Nature and boy, did she make me wait. The conditions I had been waiting for was to have a fairly calm sea because I did not want to end up with a bunch of blurred photographs due to the motion of the boat throwing myself and the camera around. Also, I was hoping to have nice clouds in the sky with some nice sunlight. To me there is nothing worse than an empty bland sky, clouds add so much more to a[...]
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Abandoned Paper Mill

Abandoned Paper Mill, UK Visited with: Alex Visit Date: April 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History The history of this mill will be held back as to not reveal the location of this site. The future for this place is not yet decided so hopefully it can be re-used. I am sure you understand. My Visit I had been wanting to visit the mill for some time, however, I kept pushing this one aside for a rainy day. Eventually myself & Alex decided it was time.... This would be my first visit and A[...]
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Sacred Heart Church, Thornton-Cleveleys

Sacred Heart Church Heys Street, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 4HN 01253 821637 Visit Date: 1st August 2015 Permission to photograph the inside of the church was kindly granted by Fr P Burns. Also I would like to say thank you to Paul Desborough for arranging the visit. History The church was built at the instigation of Canon James Taylor, Rector of Lytham, in 1899 with the foundation stone being laid on the 17th April 1898. The architects were Pugin and Pugin, who had worked for the Taylor brothers at St Anne’s on Sea and would do so again later at Ansdell. A major benefactor [...]
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Philanthropist's Library

The Philanthropist's Library Visited with: Alex Burnell Visit date: August 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History The construction of the library was funded by a well known businessman and opened in June 1905 and remained in use up until 2006 when the building was closed due to safety concerns. The good news is that a charity who would like to renovate the building and give it a new lease of life have just received a grant. Renovation work has begun and the plan is to have work complete [...]
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Camelot Theme Park

Camelot Theme Park Visited with: This was a solo explore. Visit date: June 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History Camelot opened in 1983 and was operating seasonally until late 2012. The park was based on the story of 'Camelot, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table' and the park decor incorporated pseudo-medieval elements. From 1986 till 2012 the park changed hands a couple of times and from around 1995 the visitor count started to slowly decline. In 1995, Camelot's attendance w[...]
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The Church of our Saviour

The Church of our Saviour Visited with: Alex & Klare Visit date: February 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History The church was consecrated on the 23rd of January 1865 and held its final service in October 2007. The build cost was £8,000 for the church & the nearby school and vicarage. The church was built in the Early Pointed Gothic style with polished red granite pillars & seating was supplied for around 1,000 people. The church spire located on the north side stands at around 150 ft in h[...]
 
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