RAF Goxhill

by pauljay

PGW suggested that I post one of this series, as a follow-on to an earlier thread, not for any technical merits but more for its historical significance. Back in 1979 I took a number of photos at the former USAAF base at Goxhill in Lincolnshire. Numerous airfield buildings remained intact from its WW2 days and many still carried their function titles both inside and out, such as the one depicted.
The colors appear to have deteriorated over the years.
Sorry to bore you.
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Uploaded23/09/2010 - 18:01
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Posted 23/09/2010 - 19:16 Link
I'm not bored, Paul. I love places like this and the way they provide a tenuous link to the past.
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Posted 23/09/2010 - 20:12 Link
I like this Paul, especially the light and the way it is shot from above.
Posted 23/09/2010 - 20:59 Link
Wonderful picture and certainly not boring. A recorded historical link (is that repetition?). To know where we are going, we must know and understand from where we came.

Keep up the great work.


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Posted 24/09/2010 - 00:12 Link
Things in decay can be fascinating but I think the placard showing the room function adds interest, especially as this is a photographic forum after all.

I like the angle of view as it makes me think we are being led into the room for a snoop around.

I don't know if it's because you have told us by saying it was shot in 1979, but the light has a pleasing "filmic" quality.

Now, have you got any shots of a Lightning or similar Paul?

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Posted 24/09/2010 - 08:39 Link
Thanks for the very positive comments. I have a few photos of murals uncovered at the former RAF (USAAF) Bungay in Suffolk but, unfortunately they were taken on a Sony compact.
My Lightning photos are all b&w and since I switched to Mac a couple of years back my slide/film scanner lost its compatibility. If anyone would like to scan a lot of aviation negatives and slides for me, at a price of course, please let me know.

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Posted 27/09/2010 - 17:35 Link
I'm bored there is no life in this photo no soul and it looks a bit bluey in the colour should have taken the shot knelt down from the left hand side more on the level with the door put some passion into it
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Posted 28/09/2010 - 06:21 Link
You clearly didn't read the intro completely "Jeff"! It was suggested that I post the photo for its historic value rather than any artistic attributes it may have had. You talk in the present tense, while the photo was taken in 1979 - before you were born! Which is easier to comprehend, my photo or your feedback with its lack of capital letters and punctuation?

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
Posted 28/09/2010 - 11:47 Link
You clearly donít get it do you Paul and capital letters and punctuation have have nothing to do with this photo? You cannot take any fed back good or bad
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