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53 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2007
Album viewed 359 times

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Date: 2005-09-24.
Camera: Fuji S3 Pro.
Lens: Tamron 18-200 millimetre.
Lighting: Natural daylight.
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.
Location: Highbury College, and its environs, Portsmouth, UK

25 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2006
Album viewed 344 times

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Date: 2005-05-01.
Camera: Fuji S3 Pro.
Lens: Tamron 18-200 millimetre.
Lighting: Natural daylight
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.
Location: Pécs, Hungary.

25 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2006
Album viewed 298 times

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Date: 2005-03-20.
Camera: Fuji S2 Pro.
Lens: Tamron 28-300 millimetre.
Lighting: natural daylight.
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.
Location: Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, UK.

35 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2006
Album viewed 350 times

dscf1038.jpg

Date: 2004-11-03.
Camera: Fuji S2 Pro.
Lens: Tamron 28-300 millimetre.
Lighting: natural daylight & ambient artificial light.
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.
Location: The Ark, Basingstoke, UK.

10 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2006
Album viewed 202 times

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Date: 2004-07-08.
Camera: Fuji S2 Pro.
Lens: Tamron 28-300 millimetre.
Lighting: natural daylight.
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.
Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK.

38 files, last one added on Feb 21, 2006
Album viewed 372 times

dscf1361.jpg

Date: 2004-05-09.
Camera: Fuji S2 Pro.
Lens: Sigma 24-135 millimetre.
Lighting: natural & artificial ambient.
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.
Location: London, UK

17 files, last one added on Feb 21, 2006
Album viewed 220 times

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Date: 2003-09-16.
Location: Clifton, Bristol, UK.
Camera: Fuji S2 Pro digital SLR.
Lens: Sigma 24-135 millimetre.
Location: Clifton, Bristol, UK.
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.

27 files, last one added on Feb 21, 2006
Album viewed 334 times

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Date: 2003-06-29.
Camera: Fuji S2 Pro digital SLR.
Lens: Nikon 24-120 millimetre.
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.
Location: Portsmouth, UK.

I found myself in Portsmouth one sunny afternoon, taking my new MGF in for yet more warranty repairs. Fortunately, I got rid of the wretched thing now! Anyway, back to the plot: to make a virtue of necessity, I decided to make a small detour and take some pix of the aging Tricorn Centre. Hailed at the time as 'the future of British shopping' it's an enormous, late 60's concrete structure in the middle of town. Everyone seems to worry about getting old but I can remember when they built the thing. I understand that it won awards at the time but now its derelict - the city authorities not sure whether to pull it down or make it a 'listed building'. 'Group hugs' all round no doubt!

Anyway, whilst snapping away at this deserted, peculiarly English genre of inner city decay, I caught sight of roughly four horizontal metres of sprayed lettering that read 'SAVE DA TRICON CENTA INNIT'. Seems it's not just nerdy architect types banging on about how the concrete work is in the style of Corbusier that want to save this quirky piece of modern English history. It's a slightly scary place full of strange architectural features and even more strange graffiti. This makes it a very addictive environment for a died-in-the wool photo-junkie such as me.

Eventually, after nearly two hours of ignoring the misspelt 'Keep Out' signs, a grossly overweight old duffer in a security guard's uniform oozed out of a shagged-out Ford and politely asked me to leave. I obliged - scuttling back to my illegally parked courtesy car with 300 high-rez pix already 'on the chip'.

Weird thing to admit but I like these pictures of urban decay. Nevertheless, I guess that the Tricorn will not be saved and that soon demolition will commence in order to make way for something even more ghastly but much less photogenic.

58 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2006
Album viewed 1800 times

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Date: 2003-02-22.
Camera: Olympus E-20.
Lens: built-in 9-16 millimetre.
Lighting: Natural daylight.
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.
Location: St Cross, Winchester, UK

40 files, last one added on Feb 21, 2006
Album viewed 979 times

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Date: 2002-12-05.
Camera: Olympus E-20.
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.
Location: Winchester, UK.

5 files, last one added on Feb 21, 2006
Album viewed 221 times

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Date: 2002-03-02.
Camera: Canon Digital Ixus.
Lens: built-in 5.4-10.8 millimetre.
Lighting: natural daylight - heavily overcast.
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.
Location: A33, Southampton, UK.

14 files, last one added on Feb 21, 2006
Album viewed 223 times

dscf1003.jpg

Date: 2001-10-01.
Camera: Fuji S1 Pro.
Lens: Tamron 80-300 millimetre.
Lighting: natural daylight.
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.
Location: River Severn, UK.

18 files, last one added on Feb 22, 2006
Album viewed 212 times

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Date: 2001-08-13.
Camera: Olympus C2500L digital SLR.
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.
Location: Ronchamp, France.

I think this must be one of the most fascinating places I have ever visited. I originally saw it back in 1991, when I drove across Europe with a designer chum & Millennium contributor Rob Weller. I revisited it in the summer of 2001 armed with a new digital SLR. Designed by Le Corbusier, this non denominational church was built after the second world war as a symbol of peace.

25 files, last one added on Feb 21, 2006
Album viewed 326 times

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Date: 2001-08-19.
Lens: built-in 5.4-10-8 millimetre
Photographer: Garfield Lucas.
Location: France.

5 files, last one added on Feb 21, 2006, 4 linked files, 9 files total
Album viewed 223 times

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Date: 2002-03-18
Camera: Fuji S1 Pro digital SLR & Canon Ixus
Photographer: Garfield Lucas
Location: Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, UK.

19 files, last one added on Feb 22, 2006
Album viewed 226 times

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