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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: August 26, 2006 12:46
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/10 - 2 sec
Focal Length: 17 mm
ISO: 160
Flash: None

This is my favorite shot from the entire Washburne Trade School series. This room was just unbelievably huge. There were paint cans and oil barrels everywhere, and at least two truck chassis. This must have been the room where automotive classes were held. Because of all the paint cans and fumes, John and I fondly called this room "The Benzene Room". We were a bit light-headed after spending a good half hour in there. The paint cans and graffiti were particularly intriguing. This is an HDR composite shot of five separate images, by the way. Be sure to check out John from Photoentropy's site today for other views in his series of the same building.

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09.01.06, 10:45 AM, Jeremi:

Very cool shot and what an adventure for you guys! The adrenaline would have been pumping with me too, lol.

09.01.06, 11:20 AM, john:

Fantastic colors here Mike. The HDR really brings them out.

09.01.06, 11:23 AM, ana:

this is a great room, dang, i could spend a week in there (if not for the fumes). I love the coloured reflections in the puddles.

09.01.06, 12:13 PM, EXP:

Wow, 10 years, and it's an explosion waiting to happen. Looking at these shots, you can't help but want to have a "before" shot. I heard from John that you didn't move anything for that "better" shot. I admire that. Sometimes, not "setting up" the shot makes the photos even nicer.

09.01.06, 12:17 PM, Heidi:

Heh Mike! Congratulation! Feels good I am sure! :-) Oh and yes, this shot is spectacular indeed! This room needs a bit of a clean up though!

09.01.06, 12:53 PM, Mark Ellis. UK:

cool-is that bigfoot 1 in the background????

09.01.06, 02:12 PM, Frank:

Wonderful colours in that shot here.

09.02.06, 05:43 AM, micki:

Wow, those colored reflections on the floor are awesome!

09.04.06, 07:50 AM, Sidney:

I hope I never have to clean a mess like that. Incredible!

09.04.06, 08:33 AM, Mareluna:

Explosion !!! This is what I feel looking this shot !!!
see you soon

09.04.06, 05:14 PM, ROB:

Sure is a busy scene. Has my eyes darting around everywhere to check it all out.

09.04.06, 08:10 PM, cool daddio:

Wow what a shot!

09.07.07, 04:18 PM, Noah:

Great shot...this part of WTS was demolished in early 2007.
In my day job I go to different law offices to do library work. Today I went into one attorneys office and he had a large print of this shot hanging on his wall. Amazingly, I remembered exactly where I saw this shot before. So yea, hats off to you.

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