I’ve just uploaded another batch of photos from my recent trip to an abandoned school in Atlanta, and I’m really thrilled with how they’re turning out! Below are my two favorites from this batch, and some of my favorites so far from this trip.
The photo below was the result of three exposures — 1/160, 1/40, and 1/10 sec at f/5.6 — all shot at ISO 400, 35mm focal length, then processed using Nik HDR Efex Pro and a custom preset. I was also using a feature of my tripod (Manfrotto 190CX3) that I hadn’t used before where the center column can be turned horizontal for shooting from straight above the subject. I guess it worked!
I just love the tones in this picture!
For the second photo, I took nine exposures, but I only used four — 1/125, 1/30, 1/8, and 0.5 sec at f/16 — shot at ISO 400, 17mm focal length, again processed using Nik HDR Efex Pro. This image just popped so much by default that I did very little to it after creating the HDR image.
Again, I love the tones, as well as the reflection of the windows in the glass and the way the white graffiti pops off the wood panel.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about these as well as the other photos from the set on Flickr. Thanks!