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Report - Tonedale Dye Works, Somerset - 26, May

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Rypeno, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Rypeno

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    Hey guys, this is my first report so sorry if it's a bit rubbish. Would love some criticism! Also apologies in advance for the shoddy camera work. All photos were taking with my mobile phone. I am working on sorting out a proper camera to take on trips.

    I'm still not sure whether doing my first ever piece of urban exploration at midnight was a good idea or not. Going with a good friend of mine I drove the short journey from our home town to wellington, it was about half an hour so not a problem.

    Exploring the buildings at night was probably one of the first mistakes we made on our journey. We feel we should have arrived earlier in the day to be able to experience the place in full without being jittery and on edge the whole time. Nether the less the eeriness made for a very memorable journey and the darkness allowed for a couple decent photos despite my lack of photographic skills.

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    Thanks for reading my Report. Hope you enjoyed. Look forward to any criticism.
     
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  2. Nathen

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    Nice report rookie ;) It was a great trip, thank you for the lift up. :)
     
  3. Oort

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    Well done for getting out there but if you're gonna do stuff at night you really need to invest in a tripod, a decent torch and some light painting lessons. Also you need to add a bit of history about the place you're visiting. But, for a first report you've done quite well.

    Looks like this place has really taken a kicking since I was last there.
     
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    I can tell you that the torch has been covered :p We are sorting cameras and other equipment as we get better and go to more places. Do you have any photos? It would be interesting to see the differences.
     
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    Might as well go back in the day. It's rather lovely.
     
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    And one of the least sketchy explores you can do.
     
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    LIGHT painting he said. Using a torch to evenly fill a dark place with light.
     
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    Like this.

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    Not the best example but you see the difference.
     
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    I knew that ;) Thank you :p
     
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    Just testing you ;) Thank you :p
     
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    Rypeno and I have returned since to view it in the day, we found way more than we did at night but a few things happened that day that led us to believe we we were followed... Overall great experience and we will return again.
     
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    It is one of the least sketchiest I agree but a lot of the rooms only have one way in and out and if you were to get caught off guard in there.... who knows but common sense will keep you safe in there. :)
     
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    Hi does this site have security or redevelopment planned? I'd like to visit- just want to know in advance

    Thanks
     
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    I saw met the new owner there a few months ago, he was with a scaffolding contractor and a guy from the council.
     
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    Thanks for heads up, it's a fair distance from my location.
     
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