The longing by Jocelyn  Parry-Jones

This photograph was taken at Willow Court (Tasmania, Australia).

The marks in the foreground of this photograph are scratch marks in the door.

Willow Court is is an asylum that was abandoned in the year 2000. Like the Royal Derwent, it is also in the town of New Norfolk. However, this part of the large complex is much older and dates back to 1827. For information on the interesting history of Willow Court, follow this link:;;

This paticular photograph was taken in Ward C, which was used to contain and look after violant male patients. This ward has a reputation for being haunted. For related stories, follow this link:;;

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Canon EF 10-22mm

Exposure time: 1/20
ISO: 200
F-stop: 5
Focal length: 10mm

Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Noiseware Professional

Photography is my ‘passion’. I studied it in years 11 and 12, where I learned how to processes films in the dark room. Since then, my photography was restricted to digital compacts until I was able to afford an DSLR in 2010.

Until recently I had been doing a PhD in Agricultural Science at the University of Tasmania. I have recently decided that a career in science is not going to make me happy, so I am now studying graphic design.

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  • SilverGinger
    SilverGingeralmost 4 years ago

    I love how the walls lead you into the centre with that splash of colour. I like the eerie shadow/reflection on the wall. This has a real story to tell, well captured :)

  • Thank you so much :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 4 years ago

    Perfectly captured and conveyed!!

  • Cheers Carol :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 4 years ago

  • ptollemy
    ptollemyalmost 4 years ago

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 4 years ago

  • geof
    geofalmost 4 years ago

    you do very nice work. My wife’s aunt spent most of her life in one of the centres at New Norfolk, all because her brain was oxygen starved at birth.

  • Jocelyn  Parry-Jones
    Jocelyn Parry...almost 4 years ago

    That is really sad Geof :(

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettalmost 4 years ago

    You definitely capture the erie feeling here…
    Nice work!

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