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: 1.3 seconds
F-stop: 14
ISO: 100
Focal length: 50mm

RAW file processed with 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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  • BigD
    BigDover 2 years ago

  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandover 2 years ago

    Well done and a great use of light to isolate her.

  • james smith
    james smithover 2 years ago

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Quite a haunting image given the subject matter. Great.

  • Renee D. Miranda
    Renee D. Mirandaover 2 years ago

    Congratulations Jocelyn, your work has been featured in Around the World.

  • Nick Bellette
    Nick Belletteover 2 years ago

    I used to live near there. I never had an SLR during any of my adventures though.

  • Luke Stevens
    Luke Stevensover 2 years ago

  • Farah  Rose
    Farah Roseover 2 years ago

    Wonderful Shot!!!

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 03/20/2012
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  • cfortunetruth
    cfortunetruthover 2 years ago

    Stunning work! Congratulations!

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