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Not An Exit!

Scott Frederick Photography HDR Abandoned Philadelphia Delaware Power Station Urbex

Nikon D5000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 20mm, f/4.5, ISO 200

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Sometimes an image can be edited quickly, as this shot was done.  When applying a heavy texture to a focus point such as this door and your using a large aperture like f/4.5, masking in an original bracket to the out of focus area really helps the image to blend! If you haven’t begun to utilize layers in your photography now is a great time to pic up onOne’s Perfect Layers for Aperture or Lightroom! They just reduced the price to $70, be sure to use “ScottFrederickPhoto” for 10% off.  That’s a lot cheaper than Photoshop!:)

This Abandoned Power Station was a real treat to photograph.  I’ve always admired this building while driving into the city. It has a very gotham feel to it and the interior was just grand!  Years ago this place must of been spotless.  Since the economy had declined, scrappers will stop at nothing to clear out a building.  This place requires blow torches, hacksaws and duffle bags.  The scrappers here will remove what they can and squeeze through a metal opening barely large enough for a skinny man.  Then to walk across 2 open fields onto a road that is overlooked by a 12 story commercial building and a few automobile yards.  Not to mention city vehicles and police cars driving around!  What were we thinking? I don’t know what fuels me or any of us to get the shots that we feel represent something.  We take risks and push the envelope and that is worth something, as long as we are careful! This shot represents to me that I’m not allowed to stop what I’m doing, this in “Not An Exit”!


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July 13, 2011 - 12:47 am

Chris Frailey - Crazy texture!

July 13, 2011 - 1:08 am

Chris Wray - Great texture! Looks like it’s ready to leap off the photo! Love your framing and dof.

July 13, 2011 - 1:31 am

Erik Ellison - Gotham indeed, I half thought this was a set photo from the next movie! Reminds me of the hallways in Arkham from Batman Begins

July 13, 2011 - 8:56 am

Dave DiCello - The gritty look so this shot is just outstanding Scott! Well composed too, the OOF hallway really adds to the shot!

July 13, 2011 - 9:37 am

Simon aka Pixel Alchemist - I love the finished look to this image. also am a huge fan of onOne and their new perfect layers just makes it easier to use in light-room

July 13, 2011 - 10:35 am

Eden - Super shot!

July 13, 2011 - 11:34 am

A.Barlow - Looks more like a trap to me, lol. Really cool shot and texture in the image.

July 13, 2011 - 11:39 am

Chris DeAngelis - Awesome textures on the door!

July 13, 2011 - 11:43 am

Brian Furbush - Nice one Scott – really dig the DoF and FP use in this!

July 13, 2011 - 2:02 pm

Toad Hollow Photography - Geez, Scott, this is just so very very good my friend! Perfect composition and DoF to bring our eye right through the frame here, but those textures on the door there are the total rock stars of this shot!

July 13, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Curt Fleenor - Man this is great! The textures jump off the screen and the colors in the door are amazing!

July 25, 2011 - 3:59 pm

Mark Blundell - superb – Powerstation FTW. Nice processing and focus.

July 28, 2011 - 2:31 pm

Scott Frederick - Much appreciated as always, thank you!

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