Urbex: AEI Cable Works

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My urbex career has peaked….way too early!

The AEI Cable works doesn’t have much left standing apart from this solitary building but this isn’t what we came here for.

Henley/AEI Cable Works

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Henley Cable Factory

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Finding something underground has been on the list since I started exploring. This specific trip was one of the most difficult entries with all of the main entrances being welded shut.

Sealed Tight

Welded Shut

The shelter was built for the Henley/AEI Cable work employees and to avoid confusion there were six separate entrances with clearly marked corridors to keep track of everyone and help employees find their way during a raid.

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Navigation

Toilet break?
Toilet Break

<-- First aid this way

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A lone man's terror

The shelter was pitch black so playing around with torches was fun to expose the photos.
These were all taken in-camera using different torches/lights and only small elements of cropping to achieve the final result.

Keep this side clear.

Tunnel 4

Ground Level

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Tunnel 4

Playing with torches.

Pathway..

The Looming Shadow

Fun with bike lights.

Whisps.

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Night Photography: Part 1 of many.

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Exploring the city at night is great fun; less traffic,less people and incredible lighting.

This was the first time I’ve ever attempted night photography and the first time I’ve ever used a tripod. Note to self: go later in the night to avoid having hundreds of people asking for photos!

I thought I’d keep it simple and choose fairly obvious landmarks as my practice..Let me know what you think in the comments.

Tower Bridge from afar

Tower Bridge

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Now that I no longer have to look at another ICAEW textbook I thought I’d try and re-create the front cover….Wish I knew how to properly expose all the details though (eg clockface)

Big Ben

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

Also now that I have photoshop can have some fun:

London Eye Gif