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Duck

Duck

Another fun addition to Hastings old town from Stewy Stencils.

Processed in Topaz B&W Effects 2 and Lightroom 5.3

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Grow

Grow

Another shot from last weeks early morning photo walk.

I believe this site was temporarily used as an allotment and the reason for the word grow being on the fence, rather than it being just some random word someone decided to paint. The site now lays empty.

Processed in Topaz B&W Effects 2 and Lightroom 5.3

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Boyley’s cradle

Boyley's cradle

This is the first cradle (the big round bit) to be built in the UK and can be found at the Boyley skatepark, White rock gardens, Hastings.

The park is named after local BMX rider Richard Ball (known as Boyley) who died in a motorcycle accident in 2002.

Processed using Topaz B&W Effects 2 and Lightroom 5.3

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Traveller’s rest

Traveller's rest

Morris Minor Traveller of course.

One of three old forgotten classic cars all sitting neatly in a row just on the outskirts of Hastings town centre. This is the third or fourth time I’ve visited these, leaving a few months in between to see how much further they have deteriorated.

Processed using Topaz B&W Effects 2 and Lightroom 5. B&W Effects has a Transparency slider which lets you reveal some of the original colour, which for this image I felt would give a more forlorn look and feel.

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Skate till you break

Skate till you break

Got up early today to take a photo walk around Hastings. I decided to wander up to the local skate park as I’ve not really taken the time before to go shoot there. Took a bunch of shots before I found this piece of busted board, happy with my find I proceeded to take a number of compositions with it. This is one of my faves.

A word of warning though, Chuck Taylors’ are not best suited to slightly wet concrete, as yours truly went and slipped and bashing camera and knee. Luckily I seem to have gotten away with minimal damage to my camera but not so for my jeans which now have a lovely hole in.

Processed using Topaz B&W Effects 2 and Lightroom 5.

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