LightningPaul

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Closed Rusty Door


I like the rusting metal of the door a lot, so I took a shot of this one, while shooting for my abandoned series. The textures of the door and the wall are great to see. It's shot last year. I don't know what's behind the door but it looks like it is a dangerous place. This year (yes, in 2010) I was back at the place and the door is gone. Only an empty garage place is left where I already shot a bunch of images (until I heard security showing up; don't worry I escaped just in time). Later I'll post the images (after processing them).


TECH-INFO: also for this one I took multiple shots to turn them into a HDR file and to tone-map it. It's a great way to enhance all kind of details and textures. The plates at the bow above the door were made of card board or hard paper. I didn't like it so I took an image of a rusty metal plate and replaced it in a similar way as using textures in images (something that looks like a fashion on the internet). Using various layers I darkened the sand on the floor and added a creative kind of vignetting (instead of circular shaped one).

Closed Rusty Door


I like the rusting metal of the door a lot, so I took a shot of this one, while shooting for my abandoned series. The textures of the door and the wall are great to see. It's shot last year. I don't know what's behind the door but it looks like it is a dangerous place. This year (yes, in 2010) I was back at the place and the door is gone. Only an empty garage place is left where I already shot a bunch of images (until I heard security showing up; don't worry I escaped just in time). Later I'll post the images (after processing them).


TECH-INFO: also for this one I took multiple shots to turn them into a HDR file and to tone-map it. It's a great way to enhance all kind of details and textures. The plates at the bow above the door were made of card board or hard paper. I didn't like it so I took an image of a rusty metal plate and replaced it in a similar way as using textures in images (something that looks like a fashion on the internet). Using various layers I darkened the sand on the floor and added a creative kind of vignetting (instead of circular shaped one).

comments (8)

Yes, it does look quite forboding.It's a nice shot.

a couple of thoughts for you--might make it even more forboding were you to edgeburn it (or create a darker but subtle vignette). The other thought is you might want to take a look at Topaz Adjust--you can get some good effects with it if used with a light touch (and on a layer of it's own so you can adjust the opacity). It's a relatively inexpensive filter that works within Photoshop that can substitute for HDR processing to a certain degree without requiring multiple exposures.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 3 Jan 2010, 06:38
Agree with dawn in that Topaz is a great tool, not so sure that it can replace dedicated HDR software though, great processing as always Paul
It surely does look abandoned! Nice bit of processing, too.
I like this Paul, it will be interesting to see it sans doors. I also use Topaz, it might have lifted the colour of the rust a bit more.
  • faisal
  • United States
  • 3 Jan 2010, 22:47
great texttures and decay.
  • tero
  • Finland
  • 4 Jan 2010, 07:29
Great amount of details. The rust is really rusty smile
great texture of the door
I think from this series of abandoned buildings, this HDR image is the most realistic of all. I like it very much.

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