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Abandoned (b&w 2008 #4)
Abandoned (b&w 2008 #4)
nikolaos


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Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Date: Jan 23, 2008
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2008

Viewed: 320
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

Not a lot of editing, levels, desaturate (avarage), separate dogde & burn (or only burn) layer for the lower part, the buldings and the sky and a lot of sharpening.

It's a like/dislike thing with the dark feel of the picture, sometime I do, sometimes I don't.

Had a 3 stop ND and a CPL to get a misty look on the waves otherwise I don't shoot at f/22.

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10/08/2008 06:57:27 PM
wonderfully moody...
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03/01/2008 04:31:01 PM
Excellent composition here and a very good conversion to B&W. My only niggle is the blown out sky in the centre and as it looks as if you used everything you could for a slow exposure to blur the sea a little. Maybe multiple exposures would have worked better (am trusting you used a tripod?). Other than the sky I can't fault this, and, whilst not a lover of frames (especialy fancy ones) I think you proved that the right frame for the right picture is more judgement than luck and suits the image well.
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02/28/2008 10:19:23 AM
Love the line of the coast. Very atmospheric. I'm not sure about the frame - it seems a bit limiting with the dramatic sky and the sweeping lines.
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02/28/2008 12:58:34 AM
This is about textures and chiaroscuro; also like Goya in the emphasis on darkness and dramatic sky and suggestive of a time or turning point in history. It takes some looking at. The dark and blurred framing has strong echoes in the major leading lines - the bottom of the stone wall and the descending roofline, but they all lead to a section of coastline that seems unconnected to the rest in terms of subject matter and texture. I'm not sure I would feel this disconnection if the framing had not laid such a strong emphasis on the bottom leading line. It is an impressive photo nonetheless.
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02/24/2008 11:26:36 PM
Excellent shot Nikos. I didnt realize Aigio has an area like this. The clouds look great and i like the light post that is sticking out. I wrote on anther photo of yours that it is Aggelopoulos-esque and this continues in that tradition. Great!
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02/21/2008 10:40:22 PM
Love the tone in this, the blacks are so dark. This is a great b&w image and really has atmsphere to it, well done!
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02/20/2008 12:27:33 PM
No waffling here.....I *REALLY* like this dark, emotive image!!! I just love that one lone light standard.
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02/20/2008 06:14:22 AM
Originally posted by pawdrix:

Nice landscape. Where was this taken?


In a city called Aigio (alt. Aegion) in west Greece. The buildings where warehouses/factories for raisin in the late 19th - start of 20th centuary. After the decline of raisin production the factories where closed and abandoned. Now they stand as a protected heritage site with some buildings used as museums.
02/19/2008 02:21:08 PM
This is one of my favorite shots posted so far. The contrast, detail, perspective. All fabulous. Such a dramatic sky. And the border ties it all together. I love it.
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02/19/2008 01:08:21 PM
Oh, I DO like it. I love the dark feeling and the beautiful composition. It suits the eerie abandoned feeling. I love the detail you achieved tho -- even dark -- it is amazing.
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02/19/2008 01:00:22 PM
Nice landscape. Where was this taken?
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02/19/2008 11:16:08 AM
Really great PP on this. Very moody. What an awesome sky.
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02/19/2008 09:24:19 AM
Originally posted by wronp:

Looks like a stormy day. The darkness and the clouds accentuate the abandoned feel of the photo. Kind of like in the movies. Ever notice that no one never finds a haunted house in bright clear weather? I like the blurring of the waves. I assume that's the 3 stop ND and CPL. Pardon my ignorance but what does that mean?


ND = Neutral Density filter, reduces the light entering the lens by a certain amount (equal to 3 stops in this case)

CPL = Circular Polarizer, it is used more often to reduce the amount of scattered light entering the lens (reflections) and increases the contrast of green and blue. It also reduces the light by 1.5-2 stops and that's why I used it here, plus an f/22 reduces even more the light so I get a longer shutter (1sec) which blurs the waves. I wanted more in this case but that's all I had :)
02/19/2008 08:31:02 AM
Looks like a stormy day. The darkness and the clouds accentuate the abandoned feel of the photo. Kind of like in the movies. Ever notice that no one never finds a haunted house in bright clear weather? I like the blurring of the waves. I assume that's the 3 stop ND and CPL. Pardon my ignorance but what does that mean?
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02/19/2008 04:34:10 AM
I love this shot, the sky, the textures and the perspective. Where is this?
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02/17/2008 11:55:08 AM
Great texture in this dramatic shot. The sky and the rock wall in the foreground really brings this shot to life. NOt sure about the frame though - it tends to soften the shot instead of adding to its natural rugged-ness.
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02/17/2008 10:21:29 AM
wow, where is this place?
i LOVE the darkness here of course! very well done and great b&w conversion.
that blownout part in the sky is a little distracting though, but doesn't really take away from the overall intense comp of this shot.
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02/17/2008 01:29:54 AM
I like the dark feel of this and the strong leading line of the wall in the foreground. A busy picture but not cluttered, if that makes sense. Very nice use of contrast, though I'd disagree with the "not a lot of editing" part - to me, not a lot of editing means levels, sharpen, resize, post to web. I would suspect my attempt at this and yours would look very different because of your skill with dodging and burning. Nice work.
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02/16/2008 05:08:15 PM
Well, I like it. I love the B&W conversion. Composition is very good - love all the lines & perspective. And the sky looks great.
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02/16/2008 04:21:46 PM
I love shots like this, abandoned buildings are fascinating and full of textures. You did this one proud.
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02/16/2008 01:25:29 PM
Very cool! Love tones and textures. The sky rocks. Looks very creepy.
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