Urbex, Meet Rurex

by Kristi Hines · Mississippi

While going through some of my old photos, I found this one and though this would be a nice urbex shot. But then again, it’s in a very rural, non-urban area, so it really doesn’t make sense to call it urban exploration.

Enter rurex – rural exploration photography.

I wasn’t the first to think of this word, as there are a few sites that come up when you search rurex. But then Chris DeAngelis replied to a comment I made about his first urbex experience that it was really rurex.

So to get things rolling, here is my first rurex shot. I hope to get back to the South sometime soon to do a little more exploring.

Rurex Abandoned House in Mississippi

Also, sorry to be on the quiet front today, but it’s me and the hubby’s anniversary today. We have spent the weekend doing some photography in a beautiful place, and should be bringing back some great photos from there soon. Once we’ve dedicated the upcoming weekend to processing, that is. 🙂

Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Dave DiCello

Rurex…love it! Awesome processing on this one, looks like it could be from the ’50s! Congrats on the anniversary too!
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Ryan Sexton

Happy Anniversary! Cool shot, I cant believe how big that tree is compared to the house.
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Chris Frailey

Nice job on the b&w. Enjoy your anniversary!
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Keith Moyer

Rurex…I like it. I may borrow that term. Cool shot, being in the midwest, I take a lot of these types of shots.
Looking forward to seeing shots of whatever beautifu; place you are visiting.
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lol I like that! Rurex… Hmm… I might have to use that 🙂 Nice shot, and look at that tree!
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Chris DeAngelis

Nice! You (we) started a movement I think! Love the image, and congrats on the anniversary!
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Captain Kimo

Love the black and white look, details are great.
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Jimi Jones

Very nice!
I love the way this whole scene is going back to nature and the B&W really gives it a nostalgic feel.
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Scott Webb

You’ve got awesome contrast in the black and white.

Oh and brilliant with the “Rurex”
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Solid B&W. I love the image. I do quite a bit of Rurex myself……
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Ben Tucker

Rurex lol never heard that before 🙂 Nice shot looks great in B&W
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