Choo-Choo

Well, just because…

Choo-Choo

I’ve been shooting this location for the past couple months.  Today was the first time I saw the engines parked so..why not, right?

Teaser

The weather wasn’t perfect for the shoot and I’ll probably go back when it is better, but there are so many more possibilities in this space.  In the meantime, here’s a teaser image.

Teaser

If you’re familiar with Winchester, you’ll recognize the Loudoun Street parking garage in the reflection. | Order a print of this image.

Walls

These walls could talk about the Civil War and burning of the bridge right outside that south-facing window.  I suppose they could also talk about all the furry little mammals running/flying around in this room.  Kinda gross, but this is the kind of Urbex stuff I’d love to start doing.

Walls

Broad Side

So is this the broad side of the barn that everybody’s always talking about?  Guess I CAN hit it…

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What Have I Learned?

It’s been just over a year since I began dabbling in HDR so I’ve decided to go back and see if I’ve improved since then (September of 2012).  This was one of the first images I ever processed using HDR techniques and I look at it now and think “what the heck was I thinking?!”  There are so many things that make me cringe about this image and it’s a good thing that I still have the original RAW files so I can try again.  If there’s one thing I’ve definitely learned, it’s don’t process/post-process too soon.  Be patient with the images and take my time.  Possibly to the point that I don’t even look at the images that same day.

HDR 01

A scene out in Frederick County, VA along Middle Road. I’ve ridden by this so many times and had always wanted to stop and photograph it. I just was a little too eager to get to the HDR process.

With a little bit of patience and lots of trial and error over the past year, I revisited this image.

With a little bit of patience and lots of trial and error over the past year, I revisited this image.  See more of my HDR images (many, of which, I’ll revisit).  Order a print of this image