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Urban Exploration Photography in Glasgow: Springburn Park Winter Gardens
Springburn Park Urbex Photography

I have to admit I do not much urbex photography.  To be brutally honest, I’m too unfit to go clambering around old buildings that may crumble and fall at any time - I enjoy the use of all my limbs too much for these types of risks.

Truth be told, this was not really an urbex shoot per se.  I have walked around Springburn Park countless times and for some bizarre reason I had never got round to photographing this wonderful building.  Luckily for me, the previously padlocked gates and security fences had been prised open which meant I could walk the site.

There is something gloriously beautiful about this type of derelict building.  I think it is the fact that it is so easy to visualise them in the former glory; beautiful iron work, blooming flowers, the visitors ambling around the interior, resting for tea and cake.

Springburn Park Winter Gardens Glasgow
Springburn Winter Gardens Derelict Glasgow
Springburn Park Green House
Urbex Glasgow Springburn Park
Urbex Glasgow Greenhouse Springburn
Springburn Winter Gardens Architecture Details

I decided to use a couple of vintage Canon nFD lenses on this shoot – the Canon nFD 24mm 2.8 and the Canon nFD 100mm 2.8.  I have used the 100mm 2.8 on many occasions but this was my first outing with the 24mm 2.8 and which I have to say I found the lens handled very well and captured lovely colours.

These images are the first photographs I have processed using Capture One.  I finally decided to give it a proper try out because Lightroom is just becoming turtle slow for me.  It is early days but so far I am very happy with what I can achieve in Capture One.  The speed difference alone makes the program worthy of consideration.

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Video: Clydebank urban and architecture photo walk

Clydebank has undergone a lot of regeneration in recent years following the decline of ship building, engineering and manufacturing industries in the area. The vast majority factories and many of the older buildings are gone and are being replaced by some sleek looking modern architecture that is worth checking out and photographing.

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New photographs added to Glasgow in Bits and a wee teaser trailer video too

Added a number of new photographs to the Glasgow in Bits project here and put together a wee teaser video showing off some of the images so far… and hopefully encourage a few folks to download the pdf eBook You can download the free Glasgow in Bits eBook here. Enjoy.

Glasgow in Bits: download free photography eBook now
Glasgow in Bits - front cover.jpg

My Glasgow in Bits project has been coming together quite nicely over the last few months with new shots are been added on a regular basis.

Glasgow in Bits began life as a way of bringing together a number many disparate images that I had created during different walks around the city trying out different lenses, focal lengths, or photographic styles.

However, in recent months the project has morphed in to a kid of photographic document of Glasgow’s smaller spaces, back streets, architectural details, textures and shapes.

The city itself is always under development and the speed of change with Glasgow is remarkable. It will be interesting look back on what has changed and what has remained in the city centre in the coming years.

This is version one of the eBook and I am aiming to create new versions every six months or so - the number of photographs that I post to the website means that it can be appreciate the flow of the project. Creating the eBook is also a nice way of culling shots and building a collection of photographs to showcase the project as a whole.

Download Glasgow in Bits here