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The sound of silence #8



"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence." (Ansel Adams)

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"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence." (Ansel Adams)

This image is part of my series "The Sound of Silence". For this series i have captured the atmosphere of various abandoned places. Many of those places have fallen in a deep slumber for decades.
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MegaMarty PRO+
 
MegaMarty March 18, 2017
WOW! another amazing photograph from you. This is amazing! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your great work.
HeatherMS
 
HeatherMS April 02, 2017
Wonderful !
MikeBoyle PRO+
 
MikeBoyle April 27, 2017
Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very Nice
richardalliers PRO
 
richardalliers April 27, 2017
Beautiful in its simplicity ????
traceymcdonald
 
traceymcdonald May 16, 2017
Another beautiful image from you!
HopeCharmaine
 
HopeCharmaine June 27, 2017
This is a gorgeous image and the B&W version perfectly conveys the ambience that you described when you were inside this abandoned structure. The rays coming through the windows instantly drew my eyes to the focal point - the piano. Oh, the stories that this piano had witnessed in the passing of time. Congratulations on your win! I look forward to your future posts!
Elle63
 
Elle63 July 08, 2017
LOVE this photo!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe August 16, 2017
Awesome shot!
Katnott PRO+
 
Katnott September 16, 2017
Everyone has pretty much said everything I was going to say lol, This is a stunning image.. makes me think of good things ...I love it ... one of my all time favs !!!!
wyca
 
wyca December 13, 2017
This an amazing picture where I can look at for hours and hours and keep seeing new things.
brendadbusskohl
 
brendadbusskohl January 05, 2018
I love it...beautiful use of light, great contrast, composition and detail. The way it is captured makes me want to know the history and stories that have unfold there. Nice work.
AELUIS
 
AELUIS March 29, 2018
Great contrast!
Duane_Watts
 
Duane_Watts July 31, 2018
Incredible...
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smshaffer September 20, 2018
Awesome composition and find
ThroughRandysEyes PRO
 
ThroughRandysEyes August 06, 2019
This is an amazing photo!!! Please consider entering my challenge "Musically Inclined".

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in an abandoned sanatorium in Germany. This building is part of a large hospital complex which was erected at the end of the 19th century to treat tuberculosis.
Time
It was daytime and i have been very lucky to get bright sunlight shining through the windows. I just had to time my shootings in the building to be in this hall when the sun was in the right position.
Lighting
As i said, i was very lucky with the sunlight. So i just needed some smoke to make it more visible. No other effect or post processing manipulation was used to get those rays.
Equipment
I used my beloved Nikon D7000 with a Tokina 12-24 lense. Tripod was crucial for this shot as it needed a longer exposure and multiple images for an HDR.
Inspiration
I really love the atmosphere in abandoned buildings. Once they have been crowded and vivid places, now there is almost only silence around. I love the traces of time and transience like paint peeling off the walls.
Editing
Besides creating an HDR with three exposures, i converted this image to black and white to emphasize light, details, clarity and quietness. I try to avoid time consuming post processings if i can so i put more work into the planning and execution of the shots. That said, there was not much post work needed... HDR creation, bw conversion and some fine tuning.
In my camera bag
I prefer to use less equipment. Instead i mostly use the available conditions to create a harmonious atmosphere and play with the light. So it mostly comes down to my camera, one to three lenses depending on the photos i have planned and a tripod if needed. No fancy stuff in my bag most of the times.
Feedback
First, be careful when roaming abandoned areas and don't risk your health to get your image. I won't go into detail with other issues of urban exploration now as this is more about the image. If you want to capture such lights you need to time your shooting according to the sun position. Be at your spot way earlier to prepare everything and be ready when the lights are like you want them. Smoke or dust makes the light rays much more visible so prepare the room a few minutes before taking the shot. Use a tripod. Your cameras bracket mode is pretty useful to get different exposures. I hope my english is good enough... ;-)

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