#501 world war 2 factory
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chovan
Registered: Dec 08, 2011
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Country: United States

This is an abandoned factory that made torpedos, etc. for world war 2.



Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
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the abandoned aspect comes through, seems a bit over exposed, there looks like there might be good texture on the glass and window mullions that could be interesting.



Hightraxx
Registered: Feb 24, 2007
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Country: United States

Welcome for your first post, allot of factories abandoned , but even then you can find some beauty in whats left.

Norm



chovan
Registered: Dec 08, 2011
Total Posts: 27
Country: United States

Thanks for the input! This is one of many photos I took of the old factory. Maybe this wasn't the best shot to submit for this assignment. I should have tried the auto mode instead of stopping the camera down. I'll work on keeping things at a better exposure. How would you rate the composition? I'm stoked about joining FM.com.

There is a lot of history there, good and bad.
Best,
Steve



Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
Total Posts: 3746
Country: United States

As far as composition, I would have tried to line up the window mullions/frame with the borders of the image, not always centered, but at least lined up, they have good texture. Expose for those areas, as it is, it looks metered for a weighted average, causing the darks to be visible, but the highlights are blown.



Oregon Gal
Registered: Nov 02, 2008
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Country: United States

Welcome to the WA. Travis gives good advice regarding the blown highlights. This is a tough shot because you have extreme highlights and blocked shadows. You don't necessarily need to use Auto mode but consider that if you metered from the shadows the whites will be overexposed and vice versa if you took a reading from the the white window your shadows would be dark. Reviewing the histogram will let you check for blown highlights and / or blocked shadows. Compositionally speaking I might try a little wider shot to show more than the broken window. I did a quick re-work. I lightened the shadows a touch and brought some detail back into the highlights. It is always best to get it right in the camera versus PPing. Barbara

If you object to me posting the picture I will remove it.



chovan
Registered: Dec 08, 2011
Total Posts: 27
Country: United States

I have no objection to you posting the re-working of the photo I submitted.
Best,
Steve



mark fadely
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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Country: United States

Welcome Steve. Nice idea for the shot. You've gotten some good advice from travis and Barb. I hope to see you back with another entry next week.