Oh. You’d like more from Belchertown?

By |2012-10-28T17:55:19+00:00Oct 28th, 2012|

Well far be it from me to deny you. :)

After last night’s post from the main auditorium of Belchertown State School, I heard the call of my grunge muse and went on a processing kick. Here is another image from one of the adjacent hallways. As you can see, there is good reason for why this is one of my favorite places on earth. :)

I went heavy with the adjustment brush in Lightroom to dodge and burn a path in the ground – you can see it begin in the lower left of the frame and the creep through the frame. This sort of artistic freedom with digital photography is so wonderful because it allows the photographer to add elements to the story beyond what was originally there. Simple yet effective.

In terms of processing
The tone-mapping for these brackets was done in Photomatix Pro.

Global effects added were Urban Sickness and Charge More Glow. I selectively masked in Thermopylae and Cyberpunk on certain areas of the wall. All done in Perfect Effects 4 by +onOne Software.

Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.2.

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  1. Kathy Porupski October 28, 2012 at 10:38 am - Reply

    awesomeness and such a cool, cool place!

  2. Refeek Mohmd October 28, 2012 at 10:45 am - Reply

    colors magic!!!! more figures in!!!

  3. kelly krasowski October 28, 2012 at 10:51 am - Reply

    that is really a cool room. at first i was like is that for real. really awesome.

  4. Daniel Corrales October 28, 2012 at 10:51 am - Reply

    it is god colour, like past sky

  5. Sohail Ahmed October 28, 2012 at 10:56 am - Reply

    its awesome…

  6. Bonnie Harris October 28, 2012 at 10:58 am - Reply


  7. Dylan Dale October 28, 2012 at 11:03 am - Reply

    It reminds me of the movie Silent Hill where the floor and ceiling start to peel off into the abyss. Love it.

  8. Ilda Cintron October 28, 2012 at 11:11 am - Reply

    The color and texture inspires me, I like the cooper light fixture and the broken glass also.. diffidently unique

  9. christian richter October 28, 2012 at 11:12 am - Reply

    lovely colors here…….<

  10. joel cleare October 28, 2012 at 11:13 am - Reply

    That's cool stuff. I don't shoot any urbex so I appreciate seeing your work.

  11. Jarrod Erbe October 28, 2012 at 11:37 am - Reply


  12. Teresita Boock Perinetti October 28, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply

    cool :)

  13. Johnny Sewell October 28, 2012 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I like the colors and all the processing too.

  14. Paul Howard October 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Caramba!! Love these +Brian Matiash!!

  15. Amy Heiden October 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Awesome! Love those colors.

  16. Aline Dainezzi October 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm - Reply


  17. Lisa Donchak October 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Definitely on my list for next time I'm in MA!

  18. Nepthys DemonWitch October 28, 2012 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    you take very interesting pics and u help me get ideas for short stories (mainly scary stories)you are amazing person  and i enjoy all of you posts thx for sharing ^w^

  19. Chris Newham October 29, 2012 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Fantastic shot it easy to see why this is a fav location.

  20. Akis Tzoulis October 30, 2012 at 3:19 am - Reply

    … the most nice thing about your photos , is the way to pass through those wrecked places untouched , unstained , of any negative or dramatic feeling .
    It's like almost celebrating !
    Like a welcoming closure feast !

    Congrats .

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