Tag: urban exploration

04 Nov

The Fyr-Fyter

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

No, that isn’t a misspelling in the post title. It is the name of this particular photo subject, a detail shot of an old fire extinguisher. This is Friday Photo #26. I have been working through (slowly!) my photo series from the Wilson Bros building. Besides the texture on this extinguisher, I was particularly drawn to the old design. I’ll just leave it at that for today, and enjoy:


The Fyr-Fyter extinguisher © Chris Lane Photo

08 Jul

I was so creeped out taking this photo

Chris Lane / photography / / 7 Comments

Today’s photo comes from one of the creepiest basements I have been in. This is #18 in my 52 week project. This also comes courtesy of the Tokina 11-16mm lens I recently rented. You can see a review of that in this post. This basement has so many stories to it and I have just begun to photograph it.
I liked this photo so much, I thought I would give it away as a free wallpaper also. It really is best viewed large.So you can download that (1.5MB) here, at 1440×900 pixels.
Metadata is f/2.8, ISO 400, at 4.0 sec shutter speed. Lens was at 11mm. It has a fair amount of retouching, but I wouldn’t say a lot.

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The Basement Hallway

Basement Hallway © Chris Lane Photo

17 May

Featured Artist – Chris Maskell

Chris Lane / Featured Artist, photography / / 3 Comments

One of my favorite photography subjects is urban exploration and abandoned building photography. Unfortunately, I am unable to do much, if any, urban exploration (urbex) because I live in such a rural location. I do occasionally get to some abandoned houses, but time only permits so much. So I approached photographer Chris Maskell, who is based in London to ask him a few questions and feature his great HDR work.

The Music Does Not Live Here Anymore © Chris Maskell

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22 Apr

The start of a big project

Chris Lane / photography / / 6 Comments

This is actually number 10 in my 52 week project, but this is also a very new photo. I took this last Saturday (April 16th) during a semi-abandoned building photo shoot. In town there is a building that was owned by an automotive parts dealer but has been empty for the past bunch of months. A friend of mine just bought it and let me go through to photograph it before they did their renovations. Much of the building hasn’t actually been used in years. It is really quite large, something like 38,000 square feet, so I was unable to finish that day. I actually have the best parts left to do. Most of what I shot was what was most recently used (thus easiest to renovate for my friend) so I did that part first. Problem was that a lot of that area was just open spaces without much of great interest. I did manage to find some things though.
What I have for you today is a detail shot of the elevator door. This is the wooden gate that would be pulled down prior to moving the elevator car. Let me know what you think in the comments below. And if you haven’t already, you should subscribe so you don’t miss the rest of the photos from this shoot when I post them in the future.
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Elevator Gate

Elevator Gate © Chris Lane Photo