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Ghost Town

Posted by
DaveB (Exeter, United Kingdom) on 19 September 2008 in Cityscape & Urban.

A single tone-mapped image of the barracks at South Queensferry; the truck in the background (which slightly ruins the shot!) is from Edinburgh Museum, they use this area as storage.

Canon EOS 400D 1/100 second F/6.3 ISO 100 18 mm

As always, comments are welcome, particularly those offering feedback and criticism on my images! (It's the only way I'll learn!) :)

Zygene from morlaix, France

Une superbe ambiance sur cette photo, cela donne un très beau tableau.

19 Sep 2008 5:33am

@Zygene: Merci Zygene

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

May be an old factory? I like the bricks.

19 Sep 2008 5:58am

@akarui: An army barracks actually

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

really nice!
(looks like a tornado brewing...)

19 Sep 2008 7:43am

@djedfre: Thanks djedfre

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh wow, and oh no the truck does not ruin the shot, on the contrary, my first thought was, you can't leave this ghost town, the truck won't let you, I love it....full of drama and possibilities, bravo Dave :)

19 Sep 2008 9:33am

@Lorraine: Nope, truck uins it, I wanted no signs of civilisation, and they literally pulled up just as I was about to shoot!

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

I don't think I would have noticed the truck had you not pointed it out as this is just an amzing image, the light and tones are incredible, wonderful work!

19 Sep 2008 11:42am

@Kylie Greenan: Thanks Kylie

Wolfgang - vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

I didn't find the truck overly intrusive here, it somehow just blends in with your superb treatment. A relly good job, Dave!

19 Sep 2008 12:46pm

@Wolfgang - vu@granby: Thanks Wolfgang

alex centrella from California, United States

great colors, really fits the image.

19 Sep 2008 1:01pm

@alex centrella: Thanks Alex

Florence from Paris, France

I'm a fan of this Dave ! Great HDR post-processing.... I just llloooovvvveee it ! That's really cool !

19 Sep 2008 5:30pm

@Florence: Thanks Florence

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Another fine shot, it has a very computer game feel to it, nice one.

19 Sep 2008 5:31pm

@Graham Russon: Thanks Graham

Lally from Salem, United States

the mood is really reflected through the sky and i love the blue door composition

19 Sep 2008 5:52pm

@Lally: Thanks Lally

Zahra from Iran

Its fantastic. Like a painting. Great

19 Sep 2008 7:56pm

@Zahra: Thanks Zahra

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nicely done Dave...interesting choice of buildings...what are/were they exactly? Funnily enough, I've recently wandered around some old derelict buildings for inspiration...coming up soon.

19 Sep 2008 11:04pm

@Ted: It's a disused army barracks, now used as storage facilities for a number of Scottish museums. Thanks for your comment Ted

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Magnificent shot, it is just like a painting. The truck looks too modern for this scene Dave, did you consider cloning it out with a nice big clump of tree ?

19 Sep 2008 11:33pm

@Observing: I did Mike, it's in one of those tricky locations where any cloning I did looked messy!

ocean from mol, Belgium

I do like your work, but this is really wow!!

20 Sep 2008 7:20pm

@ocean: Thanks Ocean

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

Good HDR again, nice tone mapping !!

20 Sep 2008 9:26pm

@Eric Rousset: Thanks Eric

Canon EOS 400D
1/100 second
ISO 100
18 mm