Down We Go

Down We Go

By |2013-03-16T15:05:48+00:00Mar 15th, 2013|

Maybe it’s the general chaos that you can find on an UrbEx shoot but I think all of it lends to how I see while I roam these hallways. Amy Heiden was off in another corridor doing her thing while I held a crazy session of Really Right Stuff Tripod Yoga. I distinctly remember the position of this one and it would certainly be fit for its own spot on Trey Ratcliff‘s Camerasutra T-shirt.

I intentionally had my Canon 14mm f/2.8L II lens on to bring an exaggerated amount of distortion here. Because I had the camera pivoted downward, I felt that the enlargement of the skewed vertical and horizontal lines really led to helping the viewer’s eye roam through the frame. See. Distortion really can be our friends. :)

In terms of processing
This is a seven exposure tone-mapped HDR image. I stylized using split-toning in Lightroom 4.3. All final touches were also applied in Lightroom.


  1. Pat Durr March 15, 2013 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Wow, this is great. Made me feel that feeling you feel like when you are falling in a dream.

  2. ricco anderson March 15, 2013 at 10:14 am - Reply

    that super bad

  3. Matthew Shallue March 15, 2013 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Really nice! I love the vertigo effect the shot has.

  4. Johannes Dünzl March 15, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    great shot

  5. Paul Johnston March 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    You have some very nice images in this album !

  6. Luke Adams March 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    I'm really not a fan of HDR, but images like this force to me reconsider my feelings about it. Inspiring.

  7. Paul Wright March 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Fantastic vertigo

  8. Jess Wilson March 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    very cool…

  9. Darren Clark March 15, 2013 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    The moment I saw I just went…WHOA!!! The perspective is awesome +Brian Matiash!

  10. Carlos Causillas March 16, 2013 at 3:18 am - Reply

    This is a great angle, color and exposure. HDR?

  11. Vritti Gulati March 16, 2013 at 6:22 am - Reply


  12. Jimi Jones March 17, 2013 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Very cool shot! A nice, creative point of view.

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