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5th January 2013, 10:34 AM
At the back of my favourite derelict factory I discovered this scene which, over the few photographic trips I have made there, sadly, shows signs of still being frequented. I don't think I need to give details, the name of the pic says it all.
A 9 bracketed shot HDR processed in Photomatix and then finished in CS6. I don't normally go for the grunge look with my HDR work but in this case I thought it suited the subject. I am interested to hear what people think.
C&C most welcome
5th January 2013, 11:12 AM
Not the sort of place I would want to hang out.
5th January 2013, 11:14 AM
I never use to like the HDR look, mostly I think because it usually just looks like a really bad burn/dodge job.
I am warming to it though and a photo like this helps. Very nice IMO.
5th January 2013, 02:19 PM
Considering the subject, I wonder what this image would look like in B&W... However, as I was scrolling this image, I noticed that cropping out some of the ceiling seems to place more interest on the syringe...
5th January 2013, 03:38 PM
The overall treatment including the HDR brings out the aspect of the scene that is surrealistic to most people. Sadly, it is very realistic to the people who use that space. Very, very well done!
I agree with Richard about cropping to emphasize the syringe. I'm a fan of tight crops, so I would even eliminate the entire ceiling. Another approach that would be well worth pursuing would be to use a wide angle lens positioned very close to the syringe while shooting from a low position that includes at least some of the furniture.
Last edited by Mike Buckley; 5th January 2013 at 04:30 PM.
5th January 2013, 04:05 PM
I agree with the guys, a tighter crop would give a bigger impact to the viewer.
We as photographers should capture and record these types of images, they IMO are a record of our 'social' history; not a nice view I agree, but there's no point in burying our heads in the sand and making out this type of thing dosen't happen. Pictures like this showing the dispair and squalor some people choose to be involved in make me feel very sad. Your picture makes me feel sad so IMO has achieved its goal.
A nice capture of a very controversial subject.
6th January 2013, 01:04 AM
Originally Posted by conkerwood
6th January 2013, 01:08 AM
I find it an interesting photo look at. I think the way you developed this picture makes it look less grungy. Someone used the word surreal. That's what came to my mind the moment I looked at it.
6th January 2013, 01:40 AM
I am glad this did not turn up in the thread of pictures of where you live.
A focal point such as a pink doll sitting on the blue (car/bus?) seat would add to the surreal effect. A fascinating photo and I think the HDR treatment is very well done.
Last edited by pnodrog; 6th January 2013 at 08:54 AM.
6th January 2013, 03:57 AM
Somewhat unrealistic looking imho but better then most HDR shots I have seen.