LightningPaul

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The Stairs in the Old Building


Another image of the stairs in the oldest building in Europa College of Brugge, in Belgium. I posted another image two months ago.


TECH-INFO: a tripod, bubble level and cable release were used to capture this view. On my camera I'm using a L-plate bracket of Really Right Stuff. This makes it very handy to position your camera in portrait mode when working with a tripod. With the L-plate: switching between landscape and portrait camera positions gives you the same point of view (so no need to reposition the tripod and its height). Besides that, the weight of the camera is resting on my ball head instead of hanging aside.

Nine shots were taken, processed in DxO Optics Pro (for lens corrections to get straight lines), merged into a HDR file and tone-mapped in Photomatix. Afterwards processing done in Photoshop (mainly color, contrast and vignetting).

The Stairs in the Old Building


Another image of the stairs in the oldest building in Europa College of Brugge, in Belgium. I posted another image two months ago.


TECH-INFO: a tripod, bubble level and cable release were used to capture this view. On my camera I'm using a L-plate bracket of Really Right Stuff. This makes it very handy to position your camera in portrait mode when working with a tripod. With the L-plate: switching between landscape and portrait camera positions gives you the same point of view (so no need to reposition the tripod and its height). Besides that, the weight of the camera is resting on my ball head instead of hanging aside.

Nine shots were taken, processed in DxO Optics Pro (for lens corrections to get straight lines), merged into a HDR file and tone-mapped in Photomatix. Afterwards processing done in Photoshop (mainly color, contrast and vignetting).

comments (15)

  • Rod Hinchco
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • 13 Mar 2010, 00:06
I think you knew I was going to absolutely love this shot...and you'd be right
Wow! love the dusty blue staircase. Hint of blue at the end of the hall.
Another gem, Paul... thanks for sharing this.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 13 Mar 2010, 05:16
Amazing detail Paul
Looks like my building
Delightful dilapidation, Paul - useful tech note, too!
J'adore! Le traitment, le cadrage, les couleurs, tout y est pour rendre cette ambiance d'abandon...
Bonne journée
  • Conrad
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Mar 2010, 10:44
A lot of thought and time in PP has resulted in an outstanding image,thanks for sharing
I like this shot better than the previous one Paul as we can see more of the stairs in their setting.
Love these sort of environments ... for me I'd love to have seen it in black and white ... but don't let me persuade you. ;-)

Oh and just a question: do you have to break into buildings like this one.

richard
Wonderful shot! Lots of atmosphere. Love it!
your usual high standards all round here Paulsmile
great processing on this one... I like the filter you used over it.
  • hoi
  • United States
  • 15 Mar 2010, 21:00
Excellent image! I love the processing here.
  • JD
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Apr 2010, 01:19
love the all the angles in this and the framing, cool pic

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