Focusing

April 7th, 2006

Whether you’re a fan of auto or manual focusing, you’ll need light… No questions about it.

Without light, your camera can’t judge how far away an object is, nor can you. Though in terms of auto focusing you can often assist the camera with auxiliary light sources.

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Five-O

April 6th, 2006

Yep, we were stopped by the cops. The excitement is just now wearing off. An officer from Boston stopped us on the sidewalk after we’d been to some trains, under a bridge, and at the site of an old chemical plant. He was really nice and assured us we weren’t in any trouble, we were just carrying a lot of gear so he had to investigate. I went with the truth route and told him we were doing some urban exploration. He actually thought it was cool.

My favorite part of the whole ordeal was hearing him radio my name to HQ. I only wish we’d got a picture with him, or even a name. This was a great experience and I think we could actually benefit from being stopped more often. If the police are familiar with who we are, we’ll have a better chance of getting off easy if we’re caught someplace we shouldn’t be. I’m going to make it a point to look as suspicious as possible from now on, to attract the authorities’ attention.
-Z1

Underwater Pizza Party

March 31st, 2006

How many of you have ever had dinner under a lake?

Not many of you I’m guessing.

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Tom-foolery at its best!

Fate of the Moran Power Plant

March 29th, 2006

Apparently, many Burlington residents feel that the Moran Power Plant is a scary and ugly building. Some even feel that it retains no historical value.

For the scary factor, see below.

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The CEDO has the ideas and comments from June 16, 2005

“First – tear it down. It’s a creepy eyesore with no historical value or architectural value.”

“Tear it down & grass it over… Make it a park.”

I’m not entirely sure what the issue is, I can understand the need to tear it down if you can’t repurpose the existing structure. However, tearing it down because it’s creepy eyesore? IMHO, as far as historical value, consider how old the building is and what it used to do. The Moran Power Plant offered Burlington electrical power, facing off against gas lights in our homes. To me, that’s pretty neat.

-C1

Northampton State Hospital Photos (Update)

March 27th, 2006

The following albums have been updated for NSH.

Not all photos have captions yet. Also, there’s over 300 items for NSH so far, there’s a lot of members that still need to post theirs.

-C1

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly on the Drain

March 24th, 2006

Draining rules. At least I think so. I’ve recently found a storm drain that I can fit into. We’ve done three trips there so far, the first I went in alone, the second with J1, and the third included myself, C1, and T1. The drain system consists of reinforced concrete pipes leading to manhole chambers. The “Sheraton Drain” as I’ll call this was my first draining experience. I didn’t stay long or go very far during my initial trip there, but after that I just got used to it and now I love the drain. Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s all shoot in RAW!

March 19th, 2006

I shoot using a Canon 20D and have recently discovered something amazing about the provided software in the package. If you’re doing any sort of Urban Exploration like us, you’ll want to shoot in RAW… No matter what.

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2006-03-13 (Moran Power Plant)

March 14th, 2006

That didn’t go to well…

Little surveillance by authorities, but there’s currently no easy way in.

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