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: 1/10
F-stop: 1.8
ISO: 400
Focal length: 50mm

RAW file processed in Adobe 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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  • Brett Rogers
    Brett Rogersover 3 years ago

    It’s an interesting place, isn’t it? Love this shot. I cannot put my finger on it but it works.

  • Thank you Brett. Yes, it is so very interesting. This photograph was taken last weekend, this building will not be around for much longer.

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Dieter Tracey
    Dieter Traceyover 3 years ago

    a wonderfully evocative shot, Jocelyn :)

  • Cheers!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 3 years ago

    Another from the Spooky drawer :-) atmospheric image Jocelyn. DG.

  • Cheers :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Peter Denniston
    Peter Dennistonalmost 3 years ago

    Congrats on your feature today :)

  • cfortunetruth
    cfortunetruthover 2 years ago

    Beautiful grunge feel!

  • Thank you!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    Dramatic, out of film noir. Love the effect!

  • MaryMac
    MaryMacover 2 years ago

    i love this photograph! i can escape…

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideover 2 years ago
  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 2 years ago

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