This photograph was taken at the Royal Derwent, which is an abandoned asylum in New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia.

The ward that this photograph was taken is going to be demolished shortly to make way for development.

For more information about this fascinating place, you can go to this website:;;;

For those interested in paranormal happenings, this page is excellent:

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Canon 50mm (1.8)

Exposure time: 1/15sec
F-stop: 4
ISO: 100
Focal length: 50mm

RAW file processed in Photoshop CS3

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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  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenabout 3 years ago

    Wow, this such a strong image – very emotive.
    Great photography, Jocelyn !

  • Ulla, thank you for the favorite and lovely comment!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Chene Cornelius
    Chene Corneliusabout 3 years ago

    wow amazing shot! tells a story. good work:)

  • Thank you Chene!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • ilpo laurila
    ilpo laurilaabout 3 years ago

    Outstanding shot Jocelyn

  • Thank you very much!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmabout 3 years ago

    Lovely moment….nice story…strong light !

  • Cheers!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Noah A
    Noah Aabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyabout 3 years ago

    Such a powerful, intriguing image

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanabout 3 years ago

    So well done.

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayabout 3 years ago

    Ghostly image…great use of contrast

  • Thank you so much. Do you think it is a bit too dark? Its hard for me to tell what it looks like on other people’s monitors…

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayabout 3 years ago

    It looks pretty good on my monitor

  • Oh, thats good! Thank you :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • kellbellrauch
    kellbellrauchabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

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