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

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 EF-S 10-22mm

Exposure time: 1/40
F-stop: 8
ISO: 400
Focal length: 10mm

Texture: My own photo (a spider web)

Post processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Featured in: Wide angle photography, Canon DSLR, The world as we saw it or as we missed it, Imaginative skulls, That 70’s shot and Grunge it up

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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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  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 3 years ago

    What a beautiful and creative image!!!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the fantastic feature!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 3 years ago

    no wonder it’s empty……..with her outside

  • CanyonWind
  • Cheers! :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

    01 November, 2011

  • Wow! Thank you!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • wormink
    worminkalmost 3 years ago

    positively fasinating

  • AJoyfulSeason
    AJoyfulSeasonalmost 3 years ago

  • WOW! Thanks :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Theodore Kemp
    Theodore Kempalmost 3 years ago

    love the lighting and windows……

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