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I would love to be able to upgrade this group to a super group so we can use a custom journal skin, add group subfolders, use polls and many of the other super group perks. I have set up a separate group donation pool account where anyone can donate to, but this way it keeps group points out of my personal points.

Also, in the near future we will be hosting our first contest. I am aiming for January 1st, 2014. We will need help with prizes to pull this contest off. You may donate points to our group poll or offer points/premium memberships/features yourself. Point donors will receive a special journal feature of their own.

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Submission Rules

We are a photography group focusing on rural and urban decay. If it is old, forgotten, run down and rotted... it is welcome here!

:new:There is a global submission limit of 5 photographs per MONTH as not to flood the members inboxes!

This may be subject to change in the future.

Please choose the folder that the subject of your photograph fits the best in.

The folders are:

:bulletred: Featured - :new:NO LONGER OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS.

Due to members abusing the "Featured" folder and automatically submitting their work only to this folder I've decided to close it off to submissions. From now on, only an admin can access the "Featured" folder. We will at times move a deviation submitted to us to the "Featured" folder if it meets our standards.

:bulletred: Buildings & Monuments - interior & exterior shots of: houses, hospitals/asylums, forts/military buildings, castles, schools, statues/monuments, tombstones/gravestones/mausoleums, etc...

:bulletred: Landscapes - fields/paddocks, mountain ranges, hills, valleys, deserts, sea scapes, etc...

:bulletred: Wildlife - Someone once asked me why I included "Wildlife" as a gallery folder, this is why: most natural wildlife habitats are shrinking due to the ever growing human race. It is becoming more rare to see wild animals in their natural habitats. This folder is to show your photos of any kind of wildlife in their natural environment and not in zoos.

:new: Please only submit LIVING wildlife. We've been receiving too many images of deer dead from being roadkill. These photos defeat the purpose of this folder and will be declined.

:bulletred: Automobiles & Transportation - antique/vintage transportation (wagons, etc...) cars, trucks, vans, planes, trains, roads, railroad tracks, tractors (can also go in "Farm & Ranch Life), etc...

:bulletred: Farm & Ranch - barns, farm houses, stables, corrals, fences, pens, windmills and watering holes, cattlemen working herds, cattle grazing in fields, etc...

:bulletred: With People - Any photo that includes a person or group of people and that still fits the theme of our group should now be placed into the "With People" folder.

:bulletred: Miscellaneous - This is the catch-all folder. Anything that does not fit into the other folders should go here such as objects, antique furniture, antique toys, etc.... Also, if you are unsure of where to place a submission, place them into "Miscellaneous" with a comment in your submission process and one of the admins will move it to the appropriate folder for you.

If you do don't see the photos you have submitted to a certain gallery, they have not been removed but have been moved to a more appropriate gallery folder.

All photos are subject to approval before being featured in the group.

We are not going to approve every photo that is added. We are wanting to keep high standards for the photography that we allow and feature. However, we understand that not everyone is a professional photographer. Everyone has room for improvement. Also, if your work is declined, we will tell you why.

Please only submit photos that have not been extremely post-processed via your Photo Editing Program. Adjusting curves/levels/noise removal, etc... is fine, but this is a photography group, not an art group.


If you own or are in an admin position of a similarly themed group and would like to affiliate with us send us a request and we will definitely consider your group.

Gallery Folders

Sage And Chevy (WAB2319) by WayneBenedet
Early Tip Out  1863 by JustmeTD
FREE STOCK!   The Home of the Homeless....! by LakeSpirit3
Caught In Time (WAB0263) by WayneBenedet
Buildings and Monuments
Entrance by Soar22
Let all the world be silent... yet again by Coigach
Colour Blizzard by Coigach
Heel Stone by Coigach
Dawn Sky 1 by Coigach
Long Road - Orford Ness by Coigach
On the way to work by LewiARTs
Untitled by 13celeste
Henge+Raven by Coigach
The Death Place by AimeeDouglass
An animal from ancient times by LewiARTs
Spring Cleaning by organicvision
Automobiles and Transportation
Untitled by 13celeste
Untitled by 13celeste
Untitled by 13celeste
In The Old Orchard (WAB6287) by WayneBenedet
Farm and Ranch Life
Untitled by 13celeste
Silos with Moss by AimeeDouglass
All Dried Up by AimeeDouglass
Scarification by AimeeDouglass
With People
Woodland Creature by AimeeDouglass
Eole. by EyeJail
Store Front II by AnthonyPresley
In The Barrow by Coigach
Syphillis by AimeeDouglass
Done by AimeeDouglass
Cumbrian Autumn by Coigach
Driftwood+Feather by Coigach

Group Info

PhotographicDecay is a photography group focusing on rural and urban decay. If it is old, run down and rotted... it is welcome here!
Founded 8 Years ago
Jan 31, 2011


Group Focus
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Soar22 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for adding me! :) (Smile)  
uroera Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2016
I will contact the founder and ask her to make the change.
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Got it fixed, no worries.
Hertz18360 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for adding me to the group. I should have a few things to share shortly.
Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much for requesting my stock photo of Old weathered luggage for the group's gallery, I really appreciate it! :) (Smile)
irgendeine Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014   Photographer
Thank you so much for the request! :dance:
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