Abandoned Hospital, Edinburgh

3rd January 2015 Photography Outings 2 Comments

Hi Folks,

Our first shoot of 2015 takes us to an abandoned hospital near Edinburgh.  We have been here previously however only for a short while so it was good to get back to explore some more.

I love places like this, love to get into all the nooks and crannies and it certainly differs from what I’m normally shooting.

I won’t go into detail about the place itself, you can see our previous post here if you like but check out these images first…

This will be quite a long post as I want to say a little about each image on why I shot it and how I shot it, I’ll also let you know what was done editing wise which won’t be much…

The first image that grabbed me when we first arrived was a hospital bed, the whole scene grabbed me and made me ask myself “What went on here?”, I think a question that might spring to many minds.

This was shot with my Nikon D610 and the 24-70mm F2.8 Lens.

F8 @ 10 seconds, ISO 100 – the method to get the shot I used was painting with light so as the image was being captured within the 10 seconds I shone a light on the bed which also in effect created the vignette that you see.  I then transformed it to black and white.

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Image number 2 was the following chair, love textures and this image just screamed textures for me and colour, that green…it just shouted!

Shot again with the D610 and 24-70mm Lens @ F8 for 1/2 second @ ISO 100.

Edited with Lightroom, colour boost and contrast..done..

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Image 3, in the same area directly behind me I spotted the lockers, at least they seemed to be lockers and I noticed one still had the name on, shot with same equipment @ F4, 1/60 sec, ISO 100. I changed to black and while but this time kept the name the same colour as it was.  I normally do not do this colour pop idea but for me on this image it worked! I’ll let you decide 🙂


This next image I got from one of the ends of the wards, rust, what more can I say..it just needed to be taken.  Same equipment, F5.6, 1/80 second, ISO 100.  Editing was contrast and colour boost and some dodge and burn on the foreground.

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This next one was at the chapel, the song book just grabbed me against the dark, damp, rotten floor and it was opened at “The Christian Life, Consecration and Discipleship” which I can’t find anything on so if this means anything to you feel free to educate me!

This time shot with the 70-200 F2.8 at F6.3, 1 second, ISO 100, changed to black and white.

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There were quite a few books lying around which game an eery feel to the place and it was fun trying to see what pages the books were open at! This next one was no different, and was shot exactly like the previous including the editing!

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Now my good friend Babs was with me today with her own equipment and I just had to have a play whilst she was setting up her shot, for this next image it’s not a true image but I think it works quite well and it’s what I had in mind when I saw the shot in the first place!

Back to the 24-70mm, F5, 1/60 second ISO 100.. in post processing I duplicated the image and then fitted it on the back, simples!

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OK so I’m actually not going to make you have to all this reading, so here are the remaining images! IF you want to know how they were taking or want to know anything about them then please feel free to ask, you can do it via the comments section at the bottom of the post or you can email me or even get in touch through Facebook!

Thank you for taking the time to read through this!

See you all soon!