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Abandoned

Steve Stamford | Abandoned in black and white

Abandoned in black and white

Abandoned wine glass amongst debris
Steve Stamford | Abandon ship

Abandon ship

A forgotten wooden boat left to rot almost seems as if it is wanting to keep maybe just a little bit in touch with the sea. Watch House Bay, Barry Island, Wales. Please note this image has been processed to reflect the dereliction of the subject and as such has grain / noise / grittyness.
Steve Stamford | Abandoned ship

Abandoned ship

At Fleetwood in the UK lie several old ships - some wooden - some metal. All they have in common is they've been abandoned and left to rot in the same place.
Steve Stamford | Clinker boat

Clinker boat

A clinker built fishing boat, slowly coming apart at the seams.
Steve Stamford | Valve house in the mist

Valve house in the mist

Extremely low water levels at Derwent dam reveal many of the normally submerged structures, lost when the reservoir filled over a period of 2 years. A mist hangs over the hills and is rolling gently towards us
Steve Stamford | Derwent valve house

Derwent valve house

In 1946 work was completed to extend the capacity of a dam and reservoir system, about 1 mile to the left of this image is the famous 'Dambuster' dam. It took around 2 years for this section to fill and in doing so it submerged several dwellings and a church as well as some of the earlier works - in this case a valve house. During the dry spell of 2018 water levels are now so low remains of many 'lost' buildings can now be seen.
Steve Stamford | Steam governors

Steam governors

These rather large and very shiny metal balls are part of the steam governing system that keeps one of the pumping engines at Claymills running at a constant speed. In a simple process the faster the engine runs, the further the weights move from the centre shaft and this shortens the link between top and bottom, thus reducing the steam supply
Steve Stamford | Abandoned hospital bed

Abandoned hospital bed

A long abandoned hospital style bed complete with IV drip stand in a room with slowly peeling paintwork. This image has a digital filter applied to give a harsh, gritty feel.
Steve Stamford | Clerk's door

Clerk's door

Long abandoned the door to the clerk's office. Over time damp and age have combined to cause the layers of wood to separate and cause the wrinkled pattern you see here.
Steve Stamford | Time stood still 1

Time stood still 1

Many, many years ago this clock showed the correct time to factory workers, since it has stopped it now only shows the correct time but twice a day. This image is also available as a square format, ideally suited to coasters.
Steve Stamford | Time stood still 2

Time stood still 2

Many, many years ago this clock showed the correct time to factory workers, since it has stopped it now only shows the correct time but twice a day. This image is also available as a landscape format, ideally suited to canvas, prints, mugs and mouse mats.
Steve Stamford | Bangour hospital mono

Bangour hospital mono

The long abandoned Bangour hospital, once a role model for treatment, now a collection of slowly decaying buildings
Steve Stamford | Drinking water

Drinking water

A long abandoned drinking water fountain. Hand painted lettering and you can even see the pencil guide lines that the sign writer used.
Steve Stamford | Danger 1

Danger 1

I'm not entirely sure what the danger is - or was - but this seriously rusted and bolted shut gate complete with unique lettering makes it pretty clear that you are not going in.
Steve Stamford | Danger 2

Danger 2

I'm not entirely sure what the danger is - or was - but this seriously rusted and bolted shut gate complete with unique lettering makes it pretty clear that you are not going in.
Steve Stamford | Dark tunnel

Dark tunnel

A very long, dimly lit tunnel receding into the distance
Steve Stamford | Over exposed

Over exposed

A roll of film, broken open and exposed.
Steve Stamford | Vicky Leigh 1

Vicky Leigh 1

The vessel Vicky Leigh LL273 at Ferryside, Carmarthenshire. I've not been able to find much out about it other than it seems to have been there since 2014. This is one of a series of images I have of the vessel.
Steve Stamford | LL273

LL273

The vessel Vicky Leigh LL273 at Ferryside, Carmarthenshire. I've not been able to find much out about it other than it seems to have been there since 2014. This is one of a series of images I have of the vessel.
Steve Stamford | LL273 mono

LL273 mono

The vessel Vicky Leigh LL273 at Ferryside, Carmarthenshire. I've not been able to find much out about it other than it seems to have been there since 2014. Processed to add grain, grit and an atmosphere of abandonment. This is one of a series of images I have of the vessel including a colour version of this.
Steve Stamford | Ebb tide

Ebb tide

A forgotten wooden boat left to rot almost seems as if it is wanting to keep maybe just a little bit in touch with the sea. Watch House Bay, Barry Island, Wales. DSD_8083a
Steve Stamford | On the rocks

On the rocks

The wreck of the trawler Sarb J on the rocks near Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby
Steve Stamford | Vicky Leigh cabin

Vicky Leigh cabin

The vessel Vicky Leigh LL273 at Ferryside, Carmarthenshire. I've not been able to find much out about it other than it seems to have been there since 2014. This is one of a series of images I have of the vessel
Steve Stamford | Vicky Leigh aft

Vicky Leigh aft

The vessel Vicky Leigh LL273 at Ferryside, Carmarthenshire. I've not been able to find much out about it other than it seems to have been there since 2014. This is one of a series of images I have of the vessel.
Steve Stamford | The hermit's cave

The hermit's cave

Somewhere around 1130 AD or so the story goes a Derby baker known as Cornelius saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in which he was told to come here and worship God. He dug this hermitage out of the sandstone and then lived here for some 20 years before moving to a nearby more conventional dwelling.
Steve Stamford | Dale Abbey

Dale Abbey

Nearly all that remains of Dale Abbey (the other remains are in a private garden) a victim of Henry the eight's land and fund grab. Given its historical importance the access to it is rather hidden and little visited.
Steve Stamford | The old oil can

The old oil can

A rather cute (in an industrial kind of way) oiling can bearing the name 'Braimes of Leeds'. These little cans bought fame to the company and are now sought after by collectors.
Steve Stamford | Vicky Leigh 2

Vicky Leigh 2

The vessel Vicky Leigh LL273 at Ferryside, Carmarthenshire. I've not been able to find much out about it other than it seems to have been there since 2014. This is one of a series of images I have of the vessel.
Steve Stamford | Rusty chains

Rusty chains

A whacky jumble of rusty chains creates a pleasingly simple yet somehow complex pattern.
Steve Stamford | Danger it says

Danger it says

The writing is on the door Danger it says - Just who, or more likely what is watching and waitng .
Steve Stamford | Horse shoes

Horse shoes

A couple of rusty old horse shoes against weather worn wooden boarding
Steve Stamford | Flower pots

Flower pots

Three little flower pots, all in a row
Steve Stamford | Danger - Keep Out

Danger - Keep Out

A derelict building with a warning suggesting that maybe keeping out would be a good idea
Steve Stamford | Trapped

Trapped

Is she trapped, is she not either way this image of a young lady, face unseen, looking out through a grime ridden window is a little mystery all of its own.
Steve Stamford | Abandoned faith

Abandoned faith

A disused church in the Lincolnshire countryside. This isn't distortion here - the building really does lean in an interesting variety of ways
Steve Stamford | Spiral stairs mono

Spiral stairs mono

Dark and eerie sprial staircase
Steve Stamford | Up the stairs

Up the stairs

An abandoned building, stairs lit by a window and the pattern made on the floor by the sun
Steve Stamford | Up the stairs with light beam

Up the stairs with light beam

An abandoned building, stairs lit by a window, light beams lead to the floor
Steve Stamford | Come on in

Come on in

Looking up and into a very old room with fallen ceiling and light entering from the left.
Steve Stamford | Beyond the pail

Beyond the pail

A gritty mono conversion of an old milk pail on a quarry tile floor
Steve Stamford | Peak District Barn Mono

Peak District Barn Mono

The Peak District of derbyshire has many, many such abandoned barns. Planners won't allow conversion to accommodation, farmers don't need them - so the yare left to fall down.
Steve Stamford | Farleigh Down Sidings 1

Farleigh Down Sidings 1

A tunnel linked the Monkton Farleigh Central Ammunition Depot to the railway sidings, it was loaded in to carts and sorted in a yard below ground. The shells would then work their way on a mile-long conveyor belt, up the hillside to the CAD in Monkton Farleigh.
Steve Stamford | Farleigh Down Sidings 2

Farleigh Down Sidings 2

A tunnel linked the Monkton Farleigh Central Ammunition Depot to the railway sidings, it was loaded in to carts and sorted in a yard below ground. The shells would then work their way on a mile-long conveyor belt, up the hillside to the CAD in Monkton Farleigh.
Steve Stamford | Farleigh Down Sidings 4

Farleigh Down Sidings 4

A tunnel linked the Monkton Farleigh Central Ammunition Depot to the railway sidings, it was loaded in to carts and sorted in a yard below ground. The shells would then work their way on a mile-long conveyor belt, up the hillside to the CAD in Monkton Farleigh.
Steve Stamford | Farleigh Down Sidings 3

Farleigh Down Sidings 3

A tunnel linked the Monkton Farleigh Central Ammunition Depot to the railway sidings, it was loaded in to carts and sorted in a yard below ground. The shells would then work their way on a mile-long conveyor belt, up the hillside to the CAD in Monkton Farleigh.
Steve Stamford | The cross on the hill

The cross on the hill

A Christian style cross on the hillside, Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, Wales.
Steve Stamford | Vita Nova

Vita Nova

The Vita Nova - Z588 started life as a Belgian trawler in 1967. She subsequently spent some time in Ireland before being de-commissioned and bought by a family to live on. It came to grief, being washed ashore in the winter of 2014/15 and has been slowly decaying ever since.
Steve Stamford | Vita Nova 2

Vita Nova 2

The Vita Nova (new life) - Z588 started life as a Belgian trawler in 1967. She subsequently spent some time in Ireland before being de-commissioned and bought by a family to live on. It came to grief, being washed ashore in the winter of 2014/15 and has been slowly decaying ever since.
Steve Stamford | Vita Nova 4

Vita Nova 4

The Vita Nova (new life) - Z588 started life as a Belgian trawler in 1967. She subsequently spent some time in Ireland before being de-commissioned and bought by a family to live on. It came to grief, being washed ashore in the winter of 2014/15 and has been slowly decaying ever since. This is a composite of my photo (the boat) and a free to use image from Pixabay (sky).
Steve Stamford | Weight for it

Weight for it

Sometimes the simplest of things can be so pleasing. I've no idea how many times I've walked or driven past this - but today I stopped a while - and weighted.
Steve Stamford | Fairground dodgems

Fairground dodgems

The tourist season is yet to start and the dodgem cars on this fairground sit neatly arranged by the back wall.
Steve Stamford | The herb boat

The herb boat

This old tug is now a feature in a marina landscape and as the name implies is home to many herbs as well as peas, lettuce, strawberries and edible flowers. In fact everything growing on it is edible. This is a composite of an original image of mine and a sky from skylum.
Steve Stamford | The wrecks

The wrecks

This is a montage of several original images of mine - Talacre lighthouse and a wreck at Barry Island in Wales. A reminder of times gone by when both the wreck and the lighthouse were 'of their time' and now. . . Just history