October 19, 2010

Exposed by the Light

This is another image from the Abandoned School. The title is a bit of an homage to my friend and one of my urbex influences, Jacques Gudé, who consistently serves up awe inspiring work on his site, Exposed by the Light. If you haven’t seen his work, you are missing something special.

Anyway, I thought his blog title fit this image, so I borrowed it. I love the way the light from the hole in the roof exposes the decay of the building and eerily illuminates the stairwell.

This was shot as a vertical panorama with the Nikon 24mm PC-E (tilt/shift) lens. I shot three sets of 9 brackets each at the bottom, center and top positions of the lens. Each set was tonemapped in Photomatix Pro then stitched together in Photoshop. Some additional curve adjustments were added in Lightroom. Finally, I applied some sharpening using Topaz Detail.

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  1. Great overall rustiness! I bet the original is fabulous. Do you have a ceiling high enough for the 15ft canvas that this type of pano really deserves? 🙂

  2. You get so jealous over the storms and stuff I have out here in AZ, but let me tell you…I get all kinds of annoyed at not being able to tag along with you guys for stuff like this!

    Gorgeous decay, love the title.