A common element of urbex photography, especially when using the HDR technique, is a shot that shows the interior decay of the abandoned structure contrasted against what is often verdant growth outside the window. Using an HDR program like Photomatix to blend multiple exposures can do this, but with a shot as simple as this one could also probably achieve the same effect manually, by using layers to mix the bright exposure of the room with a darker exposure of the bright scene outside the window to avoid it being over exposed. For this image I used Photomatix, but then also did a manual blend because the tones I wanted to emphasize inside the room were different from those I wanted to display in the scene outside.



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  1. Like that splash of sunlight from camera right and the testures in the far wall! Good description too!
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  2. Nice scene Mark, all the right stuff!

  3. This is absolutely outstanding Mark!! I love that light streaming in from stage right there; full of great tension!!
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