Military Ruins in B&W

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  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    From this weekend's camping trip to Peddocks Island in the Boston Harbor, with a stopover at Georges Island. Georges has Fort Warren (1847) and Peddocks has a smattering of WWI and WWII installations, long since boarded up. Here are just black and whites of the fortifications.

    Ft Warren
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    14725287804_57c838d893_c.jpg KBRX6410RT by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    A gun site on Peddocks. Bracing the camera in a rusty hole in a door, peering into a pitch-black room, shutter open for 2 seconds. Stalagmites from all the drippy roof cracks. And what looks an awful lot like a Van Halen grafiti sign... these ruins have been here a long time.
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    A pried-open door, Peddocks. The 14mm lens really came out crisp on this one.
    14727357982_7b7ecd1bc9_c.jpg KBRX6531RT by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Blacker than black, in the mortar gun tunnels on Peddocks. I went in.
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    Room to room in the mortar tunnels, I couldn't see farther than 5-10 feet in front of me. The little headlamp was just swallowed up by the blackness down there. So each new room, I'd hand-hold a 1/2 second exposure with my headlamp pointed out, then chimp to see how big the room was. If it was a dead end, I could turn around. And THEN, like an idiot, I imagined looking at my next shot and seeing the girl from Blaire Witch Project standing in one corner facing the wall, got pretty freaked out, and left.
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    On the way back out of the mortar tunnels, good and spooked by now, but calm enough to line up a nice centered, level shot. (pats self on back)
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    Gun ports inside the mortar ring.
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    Tunnel out of the mortar ring.
    14727644605_e482512fbe_c.jpg KBRX6901RT by gordopuggy, on Flickr
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  2. These places fascinate me. Thanks for sharing.
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