This was always going to be the subject that required a bit more thought, and surprisingly because of that has been hugely rewarding to shoot.
It was a topic suggested by Mike Hardisty and I have to thank him on two counts. One for the suggestion, which has taken me into a subject area I would not otherwise have ventured, and two for his use of HDR/Tonemapping, which has inspired me to have a go too.
I’ll be honest and say that up until now, a lot of HDR/Tonemapping Photography turned my stomach and generated a very strong sense of NO…Do not like. Mike has some work that made me look differently at the subject.
I accept it as an art form in it’s own right but I have been somewhat of a purist with Photography, having shot film for so long, and I have always been a fan of ‘In Camera’ style shots with very little editing. I should ad a caveat here in that Darkroom technique is of course a form of editing in itself but in the main I was always pretty much in the ‘what you shoot is what you get’ camp.
Since I bought my first DSLR, the lovely little Pentax K20D, I have come to rely on Photoshop far more than the darkroom and so have at times availed myself of the possibilities therein. The boundaries became more blurred between tweaking and creation.
So when taking on the industrial challenge I did some research to try and find a suitable location. I looked up derelict industrial buildings in my neck of the woods and found some fabulous resources such as Derelict Places
Here are my results.
Ps…we have a new member of the challenge so pop over to the OP to find out who it is and what the new topic is 😉