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Mephisto


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Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: dresden, germany
Aperture: 4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Interior, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2008

Viewed: 462
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0

originally shot for the abandoned houses challenge, which i was waitin for for ages!!
but then did'nt make the deadline.

i think i just did like gradient map for conversion, b&w filter for the warm toning, curves and sharpen.
no spot editing or noise added. pretty much just basic editing.

this building really was a millinery shop once, tho you can't really tell from how it looks there nowadays.

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03/01/2008 09:28:32 AM
And light sneaks in from the upper right, seeking its place, to illuminate, to show, to see and be seen. Excellent.
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02/07/2008 01:45:09 PM
Ok, this is just shockingly good...I love how mysterious it is and the lighting is just so dramatic. So many stories to tell by this old building. I can "listen" to it for hours.
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02/04/2008 05:34:49 AM
Good find. Love the lighting
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02/02/2008 05:04:30 AM
Interesting image, so many different things to look at. I really like the light shining through.
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02/01/2008 02:08:01 PM
I like the lighting in the picture. It gives it a nostalgic look.
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02/01/2008 01:46:03 AM
i like the tone and lighting in this, well doen on a creepy shot.
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01/31/2008 07:22:56 PM
Abandonment, sadly makes for good photo's. I like the dimly lit details...the light streaming in. Nice photo.
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01/30/2008 06:52:55 AM
I like the angle and perspective you've taken the pic at. Shows so much of the place in just one shot.. and beam of light is super nice!
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01/30/2008 06:16:36 AM
Wow - so much wonderful stuff going on. Firstly I love the two floors of dwelling - yeah baby!

I love the ceiling fan/light fixture through the door - very cool and is that the sign for Anarchy?

WONDERFUL!
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01/29/2008 05:47:05 PM
Too bad you didn't make the deadline. Think it's a little dark, but I like the light shining from the top right and for me the bottom right is just amazing. The left side is also very nice, but looks like a different story.
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01/29/2008 05:25:33 PM
I like that small spots of high contrast due to the outdoors light and that shaft is simply fantastic. I bet an HDR version of this would look great also.
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01/29/2008 03:53:17 PM
Superb lighting- that one misty shaft streaming through the room is what makes the shot for me.
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01/29/2008 12:35:21 PM
I love that there are so many different areas of light. It's like a tease. The streaming diagonal light is cool. Then you have the rooms in the background , and the light from downstairs. It forces you to look all over to see what else is hidden here. I like it!
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01/29/2008 11:11:49 AM
The lighting & the grain in this image are so wonderful it took me a minute to stop admiring those & enjoy the beautiful composition. I love this building, and you seem to have chosen the perfect time & position to photograph it.
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01/29/2008 06:44:14 AM
it all seems disconnected but is held together by that shaft of light. The duotone treatment is great, can't wait to see what else you do.
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01/29/2008 02:29:56 AM
Good Photo...certainly got that abandoned feel to it.
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01/28/2008 12:25:02 PM
I look at the image. I look at the words. Dresden jumps out at me. I must be old. Visual theatre is what I learn from your adept photograph. Reveal a little, hint a bit, tempt a little, flirt a bit.... These are the techniques I rather enjoy.
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01/28/2008 11:47:42 AM
this looks a bit creepy. You definitely have the lighting right on. The lighting hitting that graffiti panted on that door is a bit freakish.

Message edited by author 2008-01-28 11:49:12.
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01/27/2008 10:44:22 PM
Love this lighting! This place looks almost like everyone just walked away years ago and never came back.
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01/27/2008 06:20:38 PM
The lighting on this shot works really well. Good job.
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01/27/2008 05:41:10 PM
Oooooh, I am SO glad you jumped in ! Your black and white / sepia work is stunning. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work throughout 2008. As for this one. ..it is very cool. I love the darkness. . yet, you can still see detail and even texture in the walls and floors. And such an interesting composition seeing the two levels.

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01/27/2008 02:39:27 PM
One good thing about a side challenge is there are no rules and (if you wanted to) you could really go to town on this image. Aready a great shot I do like all the rooms with light and although the floor is very dark it looks as if some (ok lots) of dodging and burning would create a great textured floor. The stream of daylight shinning along the wall to someones 'tag'? would make a picture on its own.

Had a quick look in your port and you have some great B&W images, isn't 2008 going to be fun :)
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01/27/2008 02:19:59 PM
I like this one the way it is. I think the darkness heightens the effect of the interior of an old abandoned building.
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01/27/2008 01:37:27 PM
Originally posted by aguapreta:

OK, I have no clue what a millinery shop is, but I like the grain and the light filtering through the windows.


ok i just looked it up on the dictionary again and another word is boutique, you know a store where you can buy clothes, shoes and stuff like that... :)

01/27/2008 01:33:41 PM
Good lighting here.. Don't know if it would be possible but I'd like to see more of the stairs so there would be a connection with the upper left & lower right light sources.
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01/27/2008 01:26:43 PM
Yay - glad to have you jump in! And what a delightful treat this is. Light, dark, rooms to be explored, up, down... wonderful!
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01/27/2008 01:14:17 PM
OK, I have no clue what a millinery shop is, but I like the grain and the light filtering through the windows.
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01/27/2008 12:46:32 PM
Okay - Now I am really happy!....Welcome Christoph to the wonderful world of B/W Image of the Week. What a great start to the side challenge for you. The darkness and grain really contribute a great sense of impending loss or abandonment. The placement of the lighted staircase in the lower right really anchors the image and provides a great balance to the windows at the top.
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