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    Urban Decay

    Last week I visited an abandoned Cole mine in Belgium with some friends. I really like the atmosphere throughout the buildings.

    Click the photographs for a large format view.

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    Re: Urban Decay

    Jeroan,

    I love that set! 3,5,6 and 7 in particular. You caught the atmosphere perfectly. No.2 also reminded me a little of playing 'Silent Hill' - it's so beautifully creepy

    If I listed the things I like about all the images I'd be here for hours. Suffice to say "b****y well done!"

    Cheers,

    Seri

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    A prime example of where Mono suits the photos.

    Very nice set.

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    Re: Urban Decay

    Very nice shots, Jeroen. You captured the atmosphere perfectly and the B & W just adds to it.

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    Re: Urban Decay

    Hi Jeroen

    I d just like to reiterate what the other members have said, what a fantastic set of black & white shots, I would be very proud of them shots.

    Dave..

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    Re: Urban Decay

    Hi Jeroen, very nice photos.

    I feel the decay...

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    Re: Urban Decay

    Excellent Jeroen, all of them so dark and moody, there is a feeling of sadness about them especially the old book so well kept among the ruin and neglect.

    Well done
    Wendy

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    Re: Urban Decay

    My compliments, Jeroen. Excellent control of exposure for light and shade is some very challenging situations.

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    Re: Urban Decay

    I can only add my compliments to those of esteemed colleagues, a lovely series shot under challenging conditions, Excellent work.

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    Re: Urban Decay

    #5 is just plain AWESOME for me, Jeroen. Well done on depicting urban decay with these set of shots.

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    Re: Urban Decay

    These are great Jeroen! #5 adds the human element. Fantastic set - well done!

    R

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    Jeroen

    I simply must break ranks with my colleagues here and express some surprise that you need to supplement your student grant by working as a professional photographer for the Belgian Tourist Board! http://www.belgiumtheplaceto.be/ I can see this catching on in Wales - tourists tripping over the bridge to visit revamped old steel works, coal-mines (we have more than you), and run-down valley towns... no, wait... we already do that!

    But to be serious... these are very good BW shots. A lot of atmosphere, and they evoke a good sense of both place, and the industrial purpose they were used for. I particularly like #6.

    Try drinking in a cheaper bar, so you don't need to top up your grant with earned income.

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    Re: Urban Decay

    Thank you Seri. But I wonder what's Silent Hill? Some kind of game or something?

    @ Pete, Mary and Dave. Thanks for your comments. I'm glad you like the BW processing. I always feel like actually removing a part of the image (the colours) can add so much to the image. You get much closer to the essence of the scene.

    Rob, This location was already visited by way too many people with more destructive intentions than take only photographs. I would like a nice upgrade for my student grant and I would be happy to earn it with photography although I don't think these locations would be a true eye catcher for the Belgium Tourist Board. So feel free to do your voluntary addition to my humble wallet ;-).

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