A few from a decommissioned tuberculosis center

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  1. William Petruzzo

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    Last night, I made a trip to a local tuberculosis treatment center that been long-since decommissioned. The intent of course was to catch some long exposures. Of course, the abandoned building pictures are somewhat obligatory, but I think they turned out pretty well. I thought I'd share them.

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    I'd love to hear your thoughts.

    For what it's worth, the Flickr set is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/petruzzophoto/sets/72157618780643242/
     
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    I'm drawn to the last one, which I think might have worked perfectly well without the light effect (maybe with the vanishing point off centre); the effect, however, breaks the symmetry and makes the photo very interesting (at least to me). Can you explain how you did it?
     
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    The hallway had no light whatsoever. According to my meter I was going to need something light a 23 minute exposure. I didn't have the equipment or the patience with me to do something like that. But also, I wanted to capture the same thing, but differently than others had done it before me. Hence the light effect.

    It was achieved by taking a long exposure and having an assistant run down the hallway while twirling a flashlight around in front of him. The black lines on the ground are where the light disappeared behind his legs each time in spun around. I had a number of takes of the same concept which had more uniformity in the lines, but I liked this one best because the uniformity of the background juxtaposed the randomness of the lines perfectly.

    Here are a couple of the other takes:

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    The first here was my second favorite after the one I originally posted. These all happened using the same technique.
     
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    Last one of the series is spectacular. Well done.
     
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    Very nice idea with those last ones. *thumbs*
     
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    The steps look like a ghost or something. I like it, but its too bad there's a spray painted penis on the right hand side... Lousy kids.
     

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