Solving the Challenges of a Legendary Location with the Z System

The forest is supposed to be haunted.
Perfect, thinks Joe McNally. We’ll do a fashion shoot there.

He’s going to be in Romania for a workshop, visiting several locations, including Bucharest, and, of course, Transylvania, which triggers thoughts of…well, you know: Bram Stoker, Dracula, Vlad the Impaler and Hoia Baciu, the forest known for legends of paranormal phenomena. Which makes it a magnet for Joe. Fashion set against the background of that forest is exactly the kind of juxtaposition he favors.

And just in case the proper paranormal atmosphere isn’t in evidence, he’ll bring along a smoke machine. Plus, with a properly atmospheric abandoned Bucharest mansion available as a shooting location, he adds some circus performers to the plan.

Good thing he brought along his Z cameras, too.

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Solving the Challenges of a Legendary Location with the Z System
more by Joe McNally and behind the scenes video
at nikon

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Abandoned Places

Photographing abandoned locations is a relatively new genre of photography. It has even coined its own descriptive term: Urbex. These photographs always create a haunting feeling, as if you might see a ghost lurking in the corner (if you look closely enough.)

Photo by Esmeralda Holman
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looking for cleaner by marcusjaenichen
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Abandoned.. by Danne Rydgren
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Homestead Memories by Rowena Richards
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Antica Tonnara by Massimo De Martin
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more in “35 Spooky Images of Abandoned Places”
at gurushots

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Wheels that Connect

Winning photographs from online contest on the theme “Wheels that Connect” held in the month of August for the members of the facebook group “World Photographic Forum”

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Wheels that Connect
more in Indian Photo Arts Magazine

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Urbex

This contest is for your urban exploration photos. Urban exploration (often abbreviated as urbex or EU) consists of exploring artificial structures, often abandoned ruins or poorly visible components of the urban environment. I look forward to seeing your best urbex images.

The Flare
by Franck Bremeault
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Power House 5
by Elizabeth Slezak AFIAP
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Cooler than a school bus…
by Devashish Pradhan
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Train cemetery
by Francesco Serra
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Untitled
by o.lku
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Urbex
more at photocrowd

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Abandoned, trees, travel …

Collections from the Smithsonian’s 2019 Photo Contest

Checking Oil
From my series “The Traveller”. Abandoned gas station
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End of Life
Life cycle of a tree
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The Windmills
The sustainable travel is the one does it looks for a future employment for a local people. The windmills provided an employment to local people and at the same time giving a low electricity rate to the consumer. It represent a sustainable travel since it gave us the sense of responsibility.
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Puerco River at Sunrise
Arizona’s Puerco River, colorful patterns in the clay created by a mostly now-dry river. Taken around sunrise when the shadows are long.
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Flower Boat
After working early in the morning, fishermen in Tam Giang Lagoon pull their boats anchored together. This lagoon located in the beach of Thua Thien – Hue Province, central Vietnam. Depth of the shore is about 50 cm, although along its avarage length there runs a channel 2 m deep. From the aerial perspective, the boats are arranged like the wings of a flower.
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Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian.com place a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution — science, history, art, popular culture and innovation — and chronicling them every day for our diverse readership.

more at Smithsonian Mag

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L’Urbex par Romain Veillon

Romain Veillon (1983-) est un photographe français spécialisé dans la visite de lieux abandonnés : l’urbex. Il capte l’ambiance surannée d’espaces urbains en décrépitude, où la nature reprend peu à peu place. Romain Veillon fait ses gammes en autodidacte, il commence par photographier différents endroits délaissés autour de la petite ceinture parisienne. Cette passion se prolonge dans ses voyages à travers le monde. Par ses photographies Romain Veillon établit un dialogue entre passé, présent et futur. Certains espaces ont poursuivis leur délabrement, d’autres ont été détruits, vandalisés ou restaurés. La photo devient le témoin d’une époque, le relevé optique d’un bâtiment à un moment T. Dans ces instantanés parfois post-apocalyptiques, le spectateur peut projeter une histoire fantasmée.

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L’Urbex par Romain Veillon
via gadcollection

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Inside Abandoned Buildings

For this contest I would like to see your photographs of the inside of abandoned buildings which you have explored but have been forgotten. Please only show the inside of buildings that have been abandoned, not maintained ruins. The dirtier, creepier, and more forgotten, the better. Also, please make sure your photographs are taken inside the building.

Waiting for the builders
by Neil Gosling
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“Dodgem Car”
by Patrick Reilly
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Ruined chateau
by Forgotten Heritage
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Days Gone By
by Jacquie Matechuk
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Beelitz
by wunderbilder
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Inside Abandoned Buildings
more at Photocrowd

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