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Cellophane

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 12mm, f/6.7, ISO 200 This particular cellblock in Holmesburg Prison was by far the most dilapidated one we had access to.  As we crept down the long hall, I noticed this room that had been flooded and just had to grab some brackets. This image was originally composed head on […]

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April 3, 2012 - 11:46 pm

Doug Arrington - Intimidating and cold, yet the processing gives it warmth. Cool image!

April 4, 2012 - 2:06 am

Chris Maskell - I love the dark, grungy processing Scott and the reflection on the water is great.

This is HDR right? :)

April 4, 2012 - 8:19 pm

Mike Criswell - I love those old cell/fort windows, nice Scott

April 5, 2012 - 4:27 pm

Wayne - I used to drive past Holmesburg and I always wondered what was inside. Great work!

April 5, 2012 - 4:29 pm

Wayne - I used to drive past Holmesburg and I wondered what it was like inside. Great work!

April 6, 2012 - 4:50 am

Harold L. Thaft - Wow!! Super cool!!! Love it!!

April 6, 2012 - 4:52 am

Harold L. Thaft - Wow!! Super cool!!! Love it!! You are such an inspiration!!

April 6, 2012 - 8:02 am

Rob Hanson - Ewwwwwwww…. Nice!

Misty watercolor memories, for sure.

April 9, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Eden - Brilliant shot! Very cool.

April 11, 2012 - 10:11 am

A.Barlow - Floor looks almost like glass covering all the muck. Nice job.

April 11, 2012 - 11:21 am

Edith Levy - This is an awesome shot Scott. The floor looks like a skating rink.

April 12, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Dave DiCello - The square crop works great here Scott! Love the reflections!

April 15, 2012 - 6:33 pm

James - This is a kick ass shot!

November 26, 2012 - 8:27 am

Matthew Barker - Creepy! :-)

Floored

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/5.6, ISO 100, I don’t normally post on Sunday’s but I had a question for you!  Was this image processed as an HDR? Happy April Fool’s Day!

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April 1, 2012 - 10:32 am

Chris Maskell - Tough call Scott. I may need to think about it and answer on April 2nd

April 1, 2012 - 11:53 pm

PAUL ST. LOUIS - Scott, I think you are teaching us that we don’t always need HDR. I think this is a relative long exposure (1 to 3 seconds) and then the contrast and saturation were bumped up in PS. I like this photo in part because it presents a lot of questions – the ladder, the steel structure or table, is that a blue reflection from some unseen source and is that a steel roll-up door? What’s beyond the door? Great photo.

April 2, 2012 - 11:26 am

kaywan - كوردوستا نه كه م

April 26, 2012 - 9:22 am

marla - The only word that comes to mind is “haunting”. I don’t know if it is my mind taking me down memory lane and this first photo is just a reflection of the cobwebs and dusting off my memory?
Fantastic set of shots. All of them. Thanks so much.

DPS

  Nikon D5000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/11, ISO 400, 1 Second Exposure Here’s an example of an image that was shot with intention of processing as an HDR.  But, I decided to work with only the single 1 second exposure and apply some contrast and detail enhancements before cropping the image square.  It’s easy […]

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March 31, 2012 - 2:38 am

Chris Maskell - Totally agree Scott, I still shoot a lot of brackets intending to process to HDR but often when I look at the images choose a single shot instead. I like to have the option open.
Great image, shows what can be done without having to HDR something

March 31, 2012 - 3:32 pm

LensScaper - Wonderful processing – especially as this is a single shot. I’ve never shot an HDR frame yet – I like the challenge of having to make the most of a single shot

April 2, 2012 - 11:03 pm

Toad Hollow Photography - Wow, Scott, what a mind-altering shot here! LOVE the gritty and crusty details at play here, just absolutely top drawer!

April 6, 2012 - 7:58 pm

lisa - This is absolutely magnificent.
Such wonderful detail and textures.

Staged

Nikon D5000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 12mm, f/19, ISO 200 Wouldn’t it be great if the chair sitting in this abandoned lace factory was left in that position by the last employee that touched it?  Chances are slim since some urbex photographers love to move around props and have likely staged this scene long before me. […]

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March 29, 2012 - 10:34 am

Jim Denham - Dig it! Cool find!

March 29, 2012 - 4:00 pm

A.Barlow - Wonderful shot as always. Amazingly enough, those curtains almost look clean!

March 29, 2012 - 5:44 pm

Toad Hollow Photography - This is stunning, Scott. I just can’t get enough of your work, my friend, absolutely top drawer!

March 29, 2012 - 5:59 pm

Edith Levy - Amazing shot Scott.

March 30, 2012 - 1:21 am

Chris Maskell - Great shot Scott, and I’m with you I don’t like to move things for a shot

March 30, 2012 - 9:45 am

Mike Criswell - Sweet shot Scott, there always seems to be a chair around

March 31, 2012 - 3:41 pm

LensScaper - The colour of that chair could not have been better.

Boiler Room

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/8, ISO 400 Yesterday’s HDR Workshop at the Lansdowne Theater was a success, so I want to thank everyone that attended and/or helped me with the event especially Matt Schultz, President of the Lansdowne Theater Corporation. The very first time I visited this theater the basement was flooded, but […]

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March 26, 2012 - 9:43 am

Dave DiCello - This is really awesome Scott, I love the details for sure! Glad to hear that the workshop went well!

March 26, 2012 - 11:47 am

Eden - Awesome work Scott! Great light and textures. Cool subject as well.

March 26, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Toad Hollow Photography - This is so absolutely stunning! I really wish we could join you on one of your workshops there, Scott, I just love your work. Great job on this one, my friend!!

March 26, 2012 - 5:55 pm

A.Barlow - Sweet shot man, looks like it’s covered in an inch of filth. Works for this shot :)

March 26, 2012 - 8:08 pm

Mike Criswell - Nice shot Scott, love that white pipe, congrats on the workshop

March 26, 2012 - 11:52 pm

Michael Glover - You really captured the details in the textures! Glad your workshop was successful!

March 27, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Chris Maskell - Class Urbex shot, Scott

March 29, 2012 - 6:15 am

Lucie - Ann - That is a fantastic shot – looks like it belongs in a horror movie!

March 31, 2012 - 5:41 pm

Anne McKinnell - Dirty and gritty and grungy. I like it!

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