Sunday, June 25, 2017

Winter Time In The Derwent Valley Region

Van Diemen's Land the Derwent Valley Tasmania 


 


Yet another cold miserable wintery day with wind + more snow on the way, I took this shot with my mate "Woody" on a day we could not get out of the drive but the quad bikes became our new method of transport;)

This picture I remember taking where I lived for 10 years in Collins Cap a very heavily snowfall town set in the foothills of the Collins Cap Bonnet a segregated suburb with most houses on large acerage in a semi-alp dense bushland surroundings its flooded with old relics and primitive old sawmill coups with stone walls right in my own backyard.  In winter up at Collins Cap top end "it soon went from gumboot depth to around the handle bars of my quadbike" "I knew it was more than Sugar and Spice + All things Nice" and had to grow a set and head right through it continue on even above the rack wheels and quad I just became one with the road and it kept chugging through. 

It was after my first time I traveled down the paddock and came across the old site which I noticed was just covered in a full ground layer of pure sawdust in huge piles the size of a house.  I knew then that it must have been an old mill or work shed as the area was cleared well deep in the bush with tracks in and out but the actual historical value of it became something I was happy to see and had me wondering afterwards. 


Ryan Hunter

Van Diemen Photography


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Once a thriving worksite now demolished

Here is a picture taken from a location which has been shut down for many years a location that I find so full of history and iconic value it is sad to know now it has all been demolished.

A site which had more that 60 employees and was a successful for over 100 years, such a significant site now forgotten this one I captured some time ago knowing it was under redevelopment.


Once a thriving worksite now demolished

Here is a picture taken from a location which has been shut down for many years a location that I find so full of history and iconic value it is sad to know now it has all been demolished.

A site which had more that 60 employees and was a successful for over 100 years, such a significant site now forgotten this one I captured some time ago knowing it was under redevelopment.


Once a busy Blunstone factory now forgotten and to be demolished

Here is a picture taken from a location which has been shut down for many years a location that I find so full of history and iconic value it is sad to know now it has all been demolished.

A site which had more that 60 employees and was a successful for over 100 years, such a significant site now forgotten this one I captured some time ago knowing it was under redevelopment.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

New Norfolk's Renown Mental Asylum

Hi Folks ,

Since recently moving to the Derwent Valley area I have a fascination with everything colonial and historical not to mention an interest in the darkside and mysteriousness around everything unexplained and unusual so where else more than interesting to go that the iconic New Norfolk mental asylum.

I have for years been interested in everything dark and mysterious watching such movies as a young boy like " The Craft" and "Amityville Horror" and "Ghosthouse" such titles made me interested and wonder more about the unknown and unusual.

When I came up with the idea to check out the abandoned site I was excited with the idea of capturing some unusual pictures of the occasion and to include the historical significance of it as it is currently in the process of possible developments and will most likely be demolished in the years to come so here is a look at some shots from my trip for you to see the actual inside of the abandoned site.



 
View Of the D block

Inside the D block cafeteria

light shines through the foyer to the lock up rooms

the kiosk and loungroom

the security booth

entry door to the loungeroom

view overlooking the sitting room

abandoned sitting room filled with graffiti

graffiti is filled on the walls some artful some not

morbid abandonment

a lot of years use the hinges cant hold it

the workers hanging hooks

ripped up floors made by squatters

part of D block whats left of it

overgrowth takes over

exposed floor beams to the second storey on D block

All pictures I've chosen are all original all I have done is resized them to fit on this page for you to view at some stage I will upload some edited ones of the same shots for you to see how I can bring out more from each shot and show the real rawness this location has to offer.

Thanks
Ryan Hunter
Van Diemen Photography

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bruny Island - The Neck

Hello everyone
it has been weeks since my last blog ,
and the cold is certainly coming in thick and fast now we have rolled over the Spring finally the weather has come with changing effects.


a little while ago I recently went on a trip to one of my favourite locations growing up as a pup it's  Bruny Island with some friends it was more because our usual catch up was long overdue.  I also took a few cameras and snapped away as I do and mainly stuck around at the shack at 'The Neck" here it is and I'll post more soon thanks.


Rhino


Van Diemen Photography


More than Just a Photo



Saturday, March 12, 2016