Fred, many thanks for your kind comments, much appreciated.
Sadly letting the windows/light source blow like this often doesn't work. I think - or rather, hope - it works here because there is light spill around the window frame, distorting as it goes, and also on the recess. The white areas read as light rather than two perfect solid white squares. I've made a number of shots where this hasn't happened and the result is less than desirable. My problem is that more often than not the subject matter or detail through the windows is superfluous and unwanted.
I believe there is a beauty in decay, but as you say it's often fleeting. The truth is these ruins are not places where anyone in their right mind would choose to spend quality time. I've come across sheep, goats, dogs, cats, rats, snakes, scorpions, mosquitoes, horse flies...dead and alive. There’s excreta everywhere and not all of it from animals. There's earthquake damage, rotting floorboards and falling masonry. Regardless, the ruins draw me in. Sometimes I just long for the clean minimalist lines of a Barrett home - not to be confused with a Barratt Home which in the UK is a different kettle of fish entirely.
I can spend days, weeks even, searching before finding anything worthwhile, but hey, it's the thrill of the chase. The people I meet on these travels and their interest, kindness and generosity are often reward enough.
BTW, I too find image 01 to be the most pleasing.