Ian Rance [iansgallery]

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BIOGRAPHY
I am a keen photographer who lives in Hemel Hempstead (in the UK). I enjoy all types of picture taking situations. I particularly like landscape and nature, but also portraits if the subjects are willing! I like to try new techniques and find that as with anything, the more effort I put in, the better the result (usually). I use Nikon and Kodak SLR cameras and also enjoy using 1900's-1940's box cameras of different types. My favourie cameras are Nikon FM3a and Kodak Retina Reflex. I have started dabbling in the world of digital with a Nikon D50 and am finding it very interesting - and it compliments my film gear nicely. I find Photo.net a great place to hang out and there is always something new to read or see. Thank you for visiting my page. If you have time I always appreciate any comments on my images here.

GALLERIES

Single Photos
Inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine, May 2004
Inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine, July 2007
Kiev, July 2007
Photos taken with 110 format cameras
APS Photos
Retina Reflex 025 photos
Nikon L35 AF photos
Kiev, May 2004
Nikkor 20mm f/4
50mm AF-S photos
Carters steam fair
Nikon D50
Classic manual Nikkors
Isle of Portland
Nikon 60mm AF-S

PHOTOS

Shows the view across the abandoned town of Pripyat towards the No.4 reactor at Chernobyl
Shows the cinema in the abandoned city of Pripyat in the Ukraine, empty since the 1986 disaster at Chernobyl.
Apollo Park, Pripyat. Compare with photo from 2007 and see what has changed.
Communist era street furniture, with the hotel beyond. Pripyat City.
Abandoned fairground ride, Pripyat.
One of the many shops in Pripyat, now loosing the battle against nature.
View fom an apartment, showing a residential area of Pripyat. Nature is reclaiming the town.
Crumbling restaurant, Pripyat.
Church at Chernobyl town
A selection of photos from a production in the Culture Centre prior to the disaster.
A rather sad site - the former swimming pool, Pripyat,
An adventure playground in front of the school.
Photo taken with Canon 110ED using Fuji Superia 200.
Canon 110ED using Fuji Superia 200 film
Kiev gardens taken with Nikon L35
Flying duck weathevane at Stockbridge
Gold hill, Shaftesbury
Lyme Regis, Dorset
My Father at St Catherines chapel, Abbotsbury
Lyme Regis harbour
Grannys Teeth (steps) at Lyme Harbour
View from Lyme harbour to Charmouth and Golden Cap
Flowers taken with Canon 110ED 20 and close-up adaptor
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Apollo park, Pripyat. Compare with 2004 and see the changes.
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Kiev, July 2007
Soft drinks seller, Kiev, - July 2007
Central square, Kiev - July 2007
Central square, kiev - July 2007
Ukrainian padlock
Pripyat - July 2007
Central square, Pripyat - July 2007
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Skoda Estelle 130 after an unknown driver hit the car and broke the suspension
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Horse on Boxmoor
Gym, Pripyat
View over Kiev
Gateway to nowhere
Kodak House, one year after closure.
Pripyat stadium and athletics track
Pripyat - July 2007
Abandoned street and apartment blocks, Pripyat, Ukraine
River Bulborne, near Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire
Willow tree at the old watercress beds, Boxmoor
Calf against the light, Boxmoor
Calf on Boxmoor
Calves on Boxmoor
Cows on Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
Ivingoe Beacon
Ivinghoe beacon, Buckinghamsire
Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire
Skoda Estelle 130 LSE
Rosehips, Roughdown Common, Hemel Hempstead
Old Man's Beard, along the Wendover Arm Canal, Buckinghamshire
Cows on Boxmoor, Canon 110ED 20
Shaftesbury Church
Ashridge, UK
Aldbury, UK
Ashridge estate, UK
Pine tree canopy, Potten End, UK
Sanuk tribal crafts and tea room, Potten End, UK
Sanuk tribal crafts and tea room, Potten End, UK
Skoda Rapid 136
Woodland at Potten End, UK
Woodland at Potten End, UK
Skoda Rapid 136
Ivinghoe Beacon
Ivinghoe Beacon
Ivinghoe Beacon
Ivinghoe Beacon
Ivinghoe Beacon
Moss on a tree at Ivinhghoe Beacon
Panorama from Gallows Hill
Ivinghoe Beacon
View from Gallows Hill
View from Gallows Hill
View from Ivingoe Beacon
View from Ivinghoe Beacon
View from Ivinghoe Beacon
My parents with their trusty Skoda 130
The gift of roses keeps on giving long after the giver has passed on.
Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Downy seeds
Along the Grand Union Canal towing path at Bank Mill
Ivy House Lane, Berkhampstead, UK
Peaceful scene at Potten End
View across to Potten End
Nursery at Sanuk
Herbs for sale at Sanuk
Flowers for sale at Sanuk
Flowers for sale at Sanuk
Flowers for sale at Sanuk
Poppies along the wall at Sanuk, Potten End, UK
Sanuk, Potten End, UK
Daisys along the wall at Sanuk, Potten End, UK
River Bulbourne at Boxmoor
Daisys along the A41, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Daisys at Featherbed Lane, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Daisys at Featherbed Lane, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Cottage at Felden, Hemel Hempstead, UK
The Queens Mile, Hemel Hempstead
The Queens Mile, Hemel Hempstead
View over the 'Queens Mile', Hemel Hempstead
Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Wendover Arm at Drayton Beuchamp, UK
Wendover Arm at Drayton Beuchamp, UK
Wendover Arm at Drayton Beuchamp, UK
Inside St Albans cathedral
Inside St Albans cathedral
Inside St Albans cathedral
Old TV at Potten End
Old TV and rubbish pile at Potten End
Gorse at Potten End
Gorse at Potten End
Wild crocus on Boxmoor
Sanuk tea room, Potten End
Sanuk tea room, Potten End
Sanuk tea room, Potten End
View from Bulbeggars Lane
Potten End common
Ethnic goods at Sanuk, Potten End
Wooden grave markers. Relatives are allowed back to place flowers once a year.
Wooden grave markers. Relatives are allowed back to place flowers once a year.
Apartment blocks on the outskirts of Pripyat. Look carefully and you can see the crane in the act of assembling a new block when in 1986 all work halted and it is now forever frozen.
A working farmyard in the Zone.
A Zone returnee.
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We have stopped at the main intersection by the Cinema.
Lilac is in bloom.
The Hypermarket is just visible to the left.
By the swimming pool 'Azure'. It is very interesting to drive in an empty city and explore.
Gateway to the young pioneer's camp.
Aerial view over Pripyat towards the marshes.
Evening stillness surrounds this empty village.
Evening in the Zone.
Evening light bathes the empty roads of the Zone.
Radioactive veichle dump at Rassokha.
Radioactive veichle dump at Rassokha.
Grand Union Canal on the way to Winkwell
River Uzh in the evening light.
Entry to the Zone.
My transport in the Zone - a 1985 model Zapo.
Palace of culture 'Energetik'. It used to have large windows, but they have been removed (stolen?)
The hotel taken from the west. Self-setting trees and rubble from the removal of the windows of the palace of culture are visible.
Pripyat cafe.
This WAS the football pitch. Football forest now...
Tiles flake of the wall of this Pripyat school.
Chernobyl docks.
Visiting the reactor No.4
The road into Pripyat
View from an apartment balcony, Pripyat
Palace of culture and main square, Pripyat
Main square, Pripyat
View across empty apartment blocks to the blown reactor.
American tourists at the bottom of the hotel.
Communist era street decoration, Pripyat.
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Pripyat hotel and verdure in the pavement joins.
In Chernobyl town. All pipes must run above ground - no digging is allowed.
Ships at Chernobyl docks.
Chernobyl town, looking away from Pripyat.
The road from Chernobyl towards Pripyat.
Cooling pond and reactor complex.
Reactor complex.
Promethius - this statue used to stand outside the cinema in Pripyat, but has now been moved to near the reactor complex.
The famed reactor No.4
The Geiger counter clicks when pointed at the reactor.
Wild grapes climb this apartment block.
Apartment blocks and reactor.
Main control point into the exclusion zone. Papers please!
Country cottages are lost under lush vegetation. Some homes are completely collapsed leaving only the fireplace.
Village in the Zone. Undergrowth maks imagining the layout of a village very difficult - you just have to explore until you find the next home.
The road to Pripyat. This scene is familiar to anyone who has visited the area - note the unusual lamp post bearing three lamps.
View across to the chernobyl reactor along the railway lines - one used and one not.
View across to the hotel Pollisya and the top floor viewing platform.
This school in Pripyat has suffered a collapse. I was in this part of the school in 2004 and in under a year it had fallen. The roofs of Pripyat's buildigs are concrete 'strips' sealed with tar. As the tar shrinks, water ingress occurs and the building's decay accelerates rapidly.
Pripat cafe - like most buildings in the Zone, it is starting to deteriorate as the weather takes it's toll.
Self-setting trees break up the concrete of the Pripyat cafe (near the pier)
Bedding materials in the hospital. Pripyat
Looking into an empty home in an abandoned village south of Chernobyl
Looking along the river Pripyat from the pier. Radiation was high here.
Table detail at Sanuk
Sunnyside church, Berkhampstead
St Albans cathederal
Roman floor at St Albans
Roman floor at St Albans
Roman floor at St Albans
Detail of St Albans Cathederal
Detail of St Albans Cathederal
Rooftops at St Albans
Roman pottery at St Albans
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Cricket on Boxmoor
On Boxmoor
Boxmoor
Boxmoor
Boxmoor
On Boxmoor
On Boxmoor
Horse and foal at Boxmoor
Stile at Back Lane, Chenies
Walking along the Chess valley
Along the Chess valley
Looking down into the Chess valley
By the Chess valley
In the Chess valley
By the river Chess
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Skoda Estelle 105 Lux
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Skoda Fabia vRS
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