Industrial Decay

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  1. seemoo

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    A couple weeks ago I went on another trip in the Pier area. I found some old workshop with lot's of cool stuff around to take pictures.

    For more of pictures of the same set, please visit my flickr page here.

    I hope you like them, and please let me know what you think.

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  2. Sebastian

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    Nice technics! I like it, especially number 1!
    The idea in picture 2 and 3 is very creative.
    Good job...
     
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    Three very nice shots for all obvious reasons.
     
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    simply...WOW..

    I love abandoned buildings! If you don't mind my asking, how did you get that grimy look in the last one? Or is that natural?
     
  5. seemoo

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    Thanks a lot for all your nice comments.

    Olympus8MP: They are all 3 picture HDR shots, stiched together in Photomatix. I really like starting to work on pictures this way, since it gives me great detail in all the parts.
    Personally, I don't like a picture coming straight out of Photomatix, since most of the time it's pretty much just grey in grey. So I usually take my pictures into Photoshop and start palying around.
    For the 3rd one I bumped up the contrast, desaturated parts and really cranked contrast above the top right corner of the switch to bring out the cracks more. I wanted this area to be the focal point and therefore muted other parts of the image down a little... I also try to make the whole effect not to obvious....

    Anyway, I'm glad you like it.
     
  6. MrMatthieu

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    3 are very nice
    but my fav is the last one, so simple, so geometric and so poetic, I like this

    mat
     
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    The last one's stand out for me. Nice job on all 3.
     
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    I will also agree. Those are some great images but that last one is really something. The way that the texture on the wall is juxtaposed with the linear switch plate creates a great contrast. Good on on these!
     
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    i like the first one a lot, how do you do your HDR? 1 RAW or 3+ originals? I have yet to get something as breathtaking as this
     
  10. seemoo

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    Thanks again for all your feedback

    shorty6049: For this picture I used 3 photos. (Normal exposure, -2 stops, +2 stops) Merged them in Photomatix and worked on it some more in Photoshop. Here is a more detailed description of the process. (Please click HERE to see a bigger version)

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    Anyway, I hope this helps. If anybody has tips on how to improve my work method please let me know, I would love to hear about it.

    thanks
     

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