near Ararat hospital by Soxy Fleming

Taken on photographic paper exposed in a shortbread tin pinhole camera. Negative developed in coffee and washing soda solution. Inverted and cropped in PS, no other adjustments!

Read about it here

Read about this building here the following info is from that site -

1886: Pyrenees House is built as a general hospital and operates in this role until 1937 when it was converted to a nurses home. In 1953 it became the geriatric ward (renamed John Pickford Geriatric Centre) until 1986. From 1988 this historic build has been used as adminstration offices and conference centre and is still a prominant part of the health service today.

I parked my van on the opposite side of the road and balanced my tin camera on its roof. I remember it was a little windy and the clouds were moving very fast getting in front of the sun. In fact I think the sun disappeared as the shutter was open.

Soxy moves between different media, recycling, assembling, capturing and bringing previously unseen things to the surface.
If she’s not creating something visual she will be singing and making music….

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  • stillbeing
    stillbeingover 4 years ago

    Is that the haunted building near Ararat? I had a co-worker who was (seriously) into paranormal investigation talking about a place somewhere up there . . .

  • I don’t think I read anything about this being haunted. When I find the tourist booklet I’ll add some info

    – Soxy Fleming

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 4 years ago


  • thanks, I have found a nasty scratch on my scanner though and I’m having to rescan!!

    – Soxy Fleming

  • abefleur
    abefleurover 4 years ago

    looks fantastic Soxy .. sounds like you had a blast doing it :)

  • Hi Deb and thanks, it’s all so iffy…you really don’t know how it will come out. I have a few rules I follow and then it is months before I get to process them. It is thrilling and it encourages me all over again when I get results.

    – Soxy Fleming

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 4 years ago

    Wow, what a fablous result, Soxy!

  • thanks mel, more to come!

    – Soxy Fleming

  • stillbeing
    stillbeingover 4 years ago

    Heh, even if it’s not the haunted place, it sure looks it now!! ;-)

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 4 years ago

    so amazing..did you really take this with that biscuit tin? Great shot,,very atmospheric

  • yep sure did. better than spending thousands on a camera!

    – Soxy Fleming

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 4 years ago

    WOW, Soxy!!
    This is FANTASTIC!!! What a great photo, and I am so in awe of your pinhole and developing skills!! Can you please teach me when I visit in January???

  • thank you and what a gorgeous DP!!!
    sure we can have a play if I’m in town!

    – Soxy Fleming

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverover 4 years ago

    great shot with a pin hole camera..“take that nikon nerds!”..terrific!

  • haha thanks Loui!

    – Soxy Fleming

  • Dorothea Baker
    Dorothea Bakerover 4 years ago

    one word…WOW….

  • do you remember this day? this was in the same street as the J ward prison. I straightened this but the others were perfectly level 8 I
    thank you dear!

    – Soxy Fleming

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 4 years ago

    wow that is awesome!

  • thank you Juilee…your comments always mean a lot!

    – Soxy Fleming

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