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photoblog image Abandoned - Bumped Pipe

Abandoned - Bumped Pipe


Happy New Year to all of You!

I wish you all the best for the whole 2010!



The image is shot in Zyrardow, Poland. I'm visiting the place currently and many things changed already. Mostly they are turning those red brick built factories into lofts, shopping malls and offices. The place you see above still looks the same as a year ago.


TECH-INFO: I took multiple shots (with different exposures) but unfortunately many of the other shots were not sharp. I guess my tripod moved, perhaps because of the wind or maybe I accidentally bumped it. Anyway, the middle exposure was fine enough to use. I used perspective correction because my camera was tilted upwards. In Photoshop I used a big bunch of masked adjustment layers to play around with the colors and contrasts in all different spots. I also experimented with the liquify tool. Mainly the big white pipe got lots of bumps (in real it is still pretty OK) and some of the iron bars got a few knocks too.

Abandoned - Bumped Pipe


Happy New Year to all of You!

I wish you all the best for the whole 2010!



The image is shot in Zyrardow, Poland. I'm visiting the place currently and many things changed already. Mostly they are turning those red brick built factories into lofts, shopping malls and offices. The place you see above still looks the same as a year ago.


TECH-INFO: I took multiple shots (with different exposures) but unfortunately many of the other shots were not sharp. I guess my tripod moved, perhaps because of the wind or maybe I accidentally bumped it. Anyway, the middle exposure was fine enough to use. I used perspective correction because my camera was tilted upwards. In Photoshop I used a big bunch of masked adjustment layers to play around with the colors and contrasts in all different spots. I also experimented with the liquify tool. Mainly the big white pipe got lots of bumps (in real it is still pretty OK) and some of the iron bars got a few knocks too.

comments (11)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 1 Jan 2010, 03:13
Happy new year Paul, a great shot to kick the year off with
LightningPaul: Happy New Year for your Zed! Many thanks for all your comments in 2009.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 1 Jan 2010, 04:46
What a great shot, Paul. Lots of detail and textures.

Happy New Year to you as well!
LightningPaul: Happy New Year for you! Thanks for your comment.
Quality shot Paul. A happy new year to you too
LightningPaul: Thanks Bill. Happy New Year for you and your family.
Happy new year to you. I spite of all the processing, nothing looks forced in the pic. And I DO like pictures of decrepit old places smile
Great shot of old industry and its buildings Paul. I like the modern street lights bolted to the wall.
and a very happy new year to you Paul, great comp heresmile
  • hoi
  • United States
  • 2 Jan 2010, 20:59
Very nice textures in this. Looks like a cold day.
LightningPaul: Thanks Hoi, it was indeed freezing that day.
  • faisal
  • United States
  • 3 Jan 2010, 22:47
this is excellent. so clear and crisp. happy new year!
  • tero
  • Finland
  • 4 Jan 2010, 07:30
Great amount of interesting details.
What wonderful windows Paul.

richard
Great picture of the industrial past. I like it!

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camera NIKON D200
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/30s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 14.0mm
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