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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: August 26, 2006 14:22
Aperture/Shutter Speed: approx 60 seconds x 3
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO: 100
Flash: None

Here is another shot of the Washburne school, this time an old classroom. This shot was close to a one-minute exposure with variation of about 25 seconds. I have been wanting to do something with this for a long time, and I'm finally happy with it after goofing around with the HDR toning for months. I saw this room as a sliver behind a door, and when I opened it the condition of the room was so dramatic it took my breath away. This image is rather tightly cropped, and there is much more to this room, but this configuration brings out the mood a bit more.

I learned that the Washburne School was recently demolished. It is scary to think that John and I might have been the last people to document the place.


02.21.07, 09:20 AM, Roger:

I love places like this. I can smell the dirt

02.21.07, 09:45 AM, clarence:

Good job on this HDR, it has the wide tones without looking like an HDR.

02.21.07, 02:35 PM, Gary:

great results with the hdr, for all the nooks and crannies, there's very little absolute blacks

02.21.07, 05:10 PM, Nicolas:

Great details and nice colors ! I like the scene too :)

02.22.07, 09:14 AM, Devyn:

This shot is stunning. I am in love with the depth.

02.22.07, 07:12 PM, Pieter:

You made it a wonderful abstract.. great post

02.23.07, 02:31 AM, navin:

Great shot

02.23.07, 12:31 PM, Mark:

Amazing shot. Now, this is the HDR style that I'd love to do. Realistic looking and beautiful.

02.23.07, 05:14 PM, ana:

this does take your breath away...really. great exposure.

02.23.07, 09:18 PM, cool daddio:

What a scene and this is HDR perfection! Just what it was meant to do.

02.24.07, 01:10 PM, P.J.:

Awesome image. Makes you wonder of all the students who sat on those chairs or learned in that room. Well done.

02.24.07, 09:53 PM, Intern:

gosh where did you spot this. superb shot.

02.24.07, 11:58 PM, Jason Ertel:

Great light and attention to the details!


02.25.07, 10:58 PM, Diane:

Wow. Now that's what you call chaos! I like the even lighting and the bright colors that are now muted from dust and decay.

02.26.07, 04:46 PM, Rock Kauser:

Darn it Mike I told you to clean your room!

03.19.07, 08:46 AM, EXP:

Nice HDR! I can never get it right. it's frustrating. heh. I loved your series when you showed them previously. Amazing shots. Good thing you got there in time! I love trash, as long as it's not mine. :)

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