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The two photographs (on three layers) that make this image were 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

Photograph one (door)
Exposure time: 1/13
F-stop: 5
ISO: 200
Focal length: 10mm

Photograph two (spider’s web)
Exposure time: 1/4000
F-stop: 2.8
ISO: 100
Focal length: 100mm

Two RAW images were combined in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Featured in: Artists universe, Superbly visual, All that’s archeology and The world as we saw it, or as we missed it

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asylum, abandoned, texture, surreal

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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  • bellerina
    bellerinaover 3 years ago

    another AMAZING shot, you should have an exhibition!

  • Thank you so much! I have one organised for Feb at the Red Wall gallery in Feb next year :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • bellerina
    bellerinaover 3 years ago

    where is the Red Wall Gallery?

  • It is at the Republic Bar :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Claire Needham
    Claire Needhamover 3 years ago

    Great shot Joc!! Is this in the old nurses house, with the broken stairs? I hope they don’t tear that one down :\

  • Thank you Claire! This one is in ward two (I think) of the Royal Derwent part. It was still standing a couple of weeks ago, but I dont think it will be there for long as they have already built the drive way for a house that is going to go there in its place! :O The nurses building sounds amazing, I dont think I have been in there before…

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 3 years ago

    Eerie, but beautiful!!!! Wonderful layering work Jocelyn!!!!

  • Thank you so much Greta! It is the first time I have ever really experimented with such layering. I never knew it could be so fun! :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...over 3 years ago

    Very well done! Great work!

  • Cheers :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • trobe
    trobeover 3 years ago

    You’re featured in our mid-September selection – Great Work!

  • Oh brilliant, thank you!!!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayover 3 years ago

    No wonder its an asylum- you’d go insane looking through portholes every day. Great use of frame in frame idea

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • kellbellrauch
    kellbellrauchover 3 years ago

  • Cheers for this lovely feature!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

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