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In a world where the human footprint is increasingly predominant, it is fascinating to observe how nature can take back its rights, slowly but surely. This new series of photos entitled "When Nature Reclaims Its Rights" takes us on a striking visual journey, capturing those moments when lush vegetation, untamed wildlife and natural elements reclaim places abandoned by man. Through my lens, we experience the raw beauty and perseverance of nature reclaiming its territory.

Each shot in this series illustrates an impressive transformation. From derelict buildings overgrown with vegetation to deserted roads now blanketed in verdant moss, the photographs reveal how nature seeps into the cracks of human urbanism. The lens captures the gradual metamorphosis, with images taken over periods ranging from months to years, providing a unique perspective on the natural pace of the recovery process.

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Palacio, Portugal

Palacio, Portugal

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hitex
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gorgeous stain glass still remaining. They should try to salvage this

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"When Nature Reclaims Its Rights" offers a contemplative look at the complex relationship between man and nature. Through these captivating photographs, I manage to immortalize these moments where the human imprint fades and where nature gradually takes back its space.

Celebrating the beauty of natural resurgence, this series invites us to reflect on our impact on the environment and appreciate nature's quiet persistence in the face of urbanization.

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Manor, France

Manor, France

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TheGoodBoi
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Makes you wonder the story, or the stories the began and ended in these places.

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My journey as a photographer has been exciting and evolving. My love for photography began as a teenager when I received my first camera. Capturing moments of everyday life and exploring different perspectives has always fascinated me. Over time, I honed my technical and artistic skills, learning the basics of composition, lighting, and image processing.

However, what really kicked off my journey in photography was the discovery of urban exploration, also known as urbex. The idea of ​​capturing the mysterious and sometimes dilapidated beauty of abandoned places captivated me. Urban exploration allowed me to combine my passion for photography with my interest in history and architecture.

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Synagogue, Romania

Synagogue, Romania

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Michael Fuhry
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Considering European history over the last 100 years, the story of this synagogue shouldn't present too great a mystery.

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Every place I explored had a story to tell. Abandoned buildings, disused factories, and forgotten spaces were like blank canvases loaded with emotions and stories. My goal was to capture these moments frozen in time, to pay homage to their past while presenting them in a new and artistic way.

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Castle, France

Castle, France

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hitex
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ceilings were once magnificent. Shame to see it in decay

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Factory, France

Factory, France

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Photographing abandoned places is both an engrossing and demanding experience, and it comes with special challenges. The hardest part of capturing these unique environments often comes down to preparation and security. Before you even start photographing, it is crucial to thoroughly research the place you want to explore. Abandoned buildings can be dangerous due to their state of disrepair, the fragility of the structures, and the possible presence of harmful substances. It is essential to plan each visit carefully, ensure you have the right safety equipment and respect local rules and private property.

Light management is another major challenge. In abandoned places, lighting can be limited, unpredictable and often unflattering. Finding ways to work with available light while preserving the ambiance of the location can be complex, requiring mastery of exposure and post-processing techniques.

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Castle, France

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Kim
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What is wrong with all these french catsles??? Have they been left since the revolution?

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Airplane, Bulgaria

Airplane, Bulgaria

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7 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Abandoned air base: https://www.plitvicetimes.com/incredible-photos-abandoned-plane-at-zeljava-airbase/

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The part of the creative process that I enjoy the most is the discovery and creativity inherent in urban exploration photography. Entering an abandoned place, discovering its past stories and feeling a connection with these spaces frozen in time is a unique experience in itself. The feeling of exploration and adventure, as well as the excitement of capturing details that often go unnoticed, add a captivating dimension to my photographic practice.

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Car, France

Car, France

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TheGoodBoi
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look at that, already has a steering wheel cover. How much you want for it?

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Castle, France

Castle, France

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JM
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I find myself wondering about the families who lived in the beautiful homes - joy, sadness, memories now lost.

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Car, France

Car, France

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Palacio, Portugal

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Factory, Romania

Factory, Romania

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JM
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Must have been the height of modern industrialism in its day. Imagine all the people employed there, and the families they raised on their pay!

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Building, Bulgaria

Building, Bulgaria

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Ghost Town, Cyprus

Ghost Town, Cyprus

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Hugh Cookson
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Famagusta in the North of the island. Abandoned after the Turks decided to 'liberate' their Cypriot brothers - missing the fact that Turkish and Greek Cypriots had (mostly) been happily getting along quite nicely, without conflict or tension for several hundred years prior to this. I was a young English boy, holidaying in Famagusta at the time ... strange times. And here we are 50 + years down the road and a perfectly good city has been left to rot because some stupid old men can't agree to disagree and let the majority get on with their lives.

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Eiffel Tower Replica, Romania

Eiffel Tower Replica, Romania

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