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Report - St Augustine's Hospital - Chartham



FullMetalRiggy

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
I know there are already quite a few threads regarding this location on here already but this is my first report and I am using it as a bit of a practice, so any constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.

Originally called the East Kent County Asylum ( or second Kent County Asylum), St Augustine's, founded in 1875, (Re-named to St Augustine's in 1948) was a hospital intended to house mentally unstable patients throughout the early 19th century and early to mid 20th century.
The site was renamed and expanded when it was sold to the NHS in 1948 as it was un-able to house the required amount of patients that the 1845 lunacy act required them to. Although the hospital did the job that was required of it well, there was unfortunately a peak in notoriety as several malpractice suits were pressed against the staff and owners. The site closed for good in 1993 and was mostly demolished, however a few buildings remain that we have photographed.
(If you want to see the original images then click the images to view the Flickr Gallery)
All photo credit goes to jrmswell as he took them all.

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The Wombat

Mr Wombat
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#2
Not a bad effort :thumb
a few shots are a bit on the dark side; but they are atmospheric
 

The Wombat

Mr Wombat
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#4
Okay I shall have a word with who ever brings a camera next time about that and try brighten them up.
Thanks for the help :)
A tripod, torch and a slow shutter I find is the best way to photograph these places. A very long exposure without a torch could produce some nice atmospheric shots. With a bit of experimentation, trial & error, you may get some rewarding shots :)
 

FullMetalRiggy

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28DL Full Member
#5
A tripod, torch and a slow shutter I find is the best way to photograph these places. A very long exposure without a torch could produce some nice atmospheric shots. With a bit of experimentation, trial & error, you may get some rewarding shots :)
Okay I have most of those things so next time I will take your suggestions on board :) thanks a million
 

jrmswell

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28DL Full Member
#6
A tripod, torch and a slow shutter I find is the best way to photograph these places. A very long exposure without a torch could produce some nice atmospheric shots. With a bit of experimentation, trial & error, you may get some rewarding shots :)
I didn't think to do both the flash and the long exposure time as I thought it might make it look a bit un-natural, but I'll give it a go next time.
 

The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
#7
I didn't think to do both the flash and the long exposure time as I thought it might make it look a bit un-natural, but I'll give it a go next time.
I find a torch and a long exposure work well, rather than the flash :)