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The Old Docks

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The other week me and Sir TBolt found ourselves at a well and truly sealed up explore, we were now all dressed up and no where to go. An idea formulated and we were both back in the trusty ole derp bus heading towards the beautiful coastal city of Hull.

Upon first sight the place harks back to a thriving fishing industry that was at the very heart of St. Andrews docks, now for many years sadly gone. The docks opened in 1883 but the Lord Line itself opened in 1949 and the docks were closed in 1975. The decline in the docks can be directly attributed to the "Cod Wars" with Iceland, I urge you into further reading of the Cod Wars, fascinating reading.

Since closure the area has deteriorated and there is pressure from the council to demolish the buildings that are left, a sad end to a dock that employed up to 50,000 in it's hey day.

Enjoy the images

 

36523779025_1a978f1770_b.jpgBummed by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

It's okay, don't worry.............TBolt chose life:lol::lol::lol:

36470838145_52110ce959_b.jpgDocked by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36470838125_7888c887ed_b.jpgRepair by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36435600755_5a96b111b4_b.jpgLight by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36386463541_cd7df5c4ca_b.jpgOld Lady by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36386463481_d813bcdba0_b.jpgArt Rooom by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36477406526_5d2d190883_b.jpgDocks by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36386463421_c754f04067_b.jpgDerpy Art by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36477406516_d9810cfb6c_b.jpgStair Light by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36477406496_55db35b604_b.jpgWindow Light by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36477406476_5803c17650_b.jpgBroken Industry by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36523779085_13e3e55a63_b.jpgDoorway Art by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36523778975_5f4de4450d_b.jpgFunny Art by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

Lots more in the Flickr album, thanks for passing by.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/100731732@N06/sets/72157684871139513/with/36523779085/

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Now it has to be said that the first two derps were ......well a bit plop so I didn't hold out much hope for this 3rd and last place.
Upon a ninja like entry onto the ground floor we found that it was in fact............well a bit plop to be honest so we went up to the 1st floor and believe it or not it was.........well a bit plop as well, but being the true profeshniols that we is we pushed on to the next floors and found.........that they were fecking fanchuffingtastic
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We were now in derp-graff-stairwell heaven

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We enjoyed ourselves so much that Snapt even found it in himself to play with some local weed smoking children by pretending to be a scary monster and to be honest they just largely ignored us completely because they didn't see the well used shovel leant up round the corner but at least we had a good chuckle.

My bottom has nearly recovered from my life choice of the that day now so I reckon another month or so and it'll all be reet again.

Cheers for looking in and i'm going 7.5/10 on this I really liked this last place.

 

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3 hours ago, evilnoodle said:

Well I am glad you pushed on to the upper floors 'cos you has some rather nice pics there. I can't decide between between pics 4 and 5 as they are both rather stonking:thumbsup:

Lol at Mr Scary Monster :sofa: 

Grrr:reaper: My scary monster impression must have been crap:spider:

Excellent pics Mr TBolt:flash:, ok......I have no tinterweb for a few days and a new thingy appears

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8 hours ago, Tbolt said:

Cheers fm

What's your choice of camera and how are you processing the images to make them look so dramatic? Do you shoot in raw and use a tripod most of the time? My photos all look so flat, but I adore my Nikon D3200.

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9 hours ago, FunkyMuffin said:

What's your choice of camera and how are you processing the images to make them look so dramatic? Do you shoot in raw and use a tripod most of the time? My photos all look so flat, but I adore my Nikon D3200.

Both TBolt and I are using Nikon (is there another brand:lol:), Nikon D750 and a touch of PS CS6 that I....ahem borrowed from the tinterweb. Enjoyed the carriage report so nowt wrong with your pics, 3200 is a fine camera too.

Always shoot RAW

 

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4 hours ago, Snapt said:

Both TBolt and I are using Nikon (is there another brand:lol:), Nikon D750 and a touch of PS CS6 that I....ahem borrowed from the tinterweb. Enjoyed the carriage report so nowt wrong with your pics, 3200 is a fine camera too.

Always shoot RAW

 

Nope, no other brand that I know of! :D  TBolt was kind enough to give me a few tips so with renewed confidence I shall set forth on Thursday to give it go and I promise to shoot in RAW

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