Yesterday was a most delightful day spent returning back to my roots of shooting good ol’ grunge and UrbEx brackets with the great . Between the general wackiness and hilarity that usually accompanies hanging with any member of our crazy bard coupled with the euphoria of walking down totally ravaged hallways of forgotten buildings, I can say that it was the perfect way to settle down before preparing for a 2.5 week sojourn in Australia ( we leave TOMORROW!!! )
For this image, I put my camera a special tripod yoga position certainly fit for its own caption on Camerasutra t-shirt. By letting the camera dangle over the rail with my Funk Buster 15mm Fisheye lens on, I was able to accentuate the natural curviness of this stairwell. Funkalicious!‘s
In terms of processing
The first step was to tone-map this HDR image using Photomatix Pro. You wouldn’t be able to see anything outside of those windows without this process. Plain and simple.
Very easy stuff here from here. I simply applied one of Retro Film Lightroom 4 presets and adjusted to taste. :)‘s
I then brought the image intoFocalPoint 2 to render the very bottom floor just slightly out of focus to give the illusion of depth.