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Forst Building, Trenton State Hospital, Scott Frederick Photography, HDR, Urbex

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/8, ISO 200

The roof in this building on the property of an abandoned hospital in New Jersey in beyond disrepair.  With all the rain I’m seeing outside today, I can only wonder what this place looks like after a monsoon!  The day we visited, we had dry conditions and I really love the way the light was fusing in!  I decided to frame this off center.  I find too ofter when photographers shoot a hallway they always compose head on.  Something I try to avoid if possible.  As always, vanishing points are a great addition to any composition.  The way the light and dark areas of this scene play off each other, really bring the whole image together for me!  Even though I process a lot of my work as HDR, I don’t like a lot of details in all the areas.  Shadows bring mystery to an image and if you take them away, your left with tonal mediocracy.

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August 27, 2012 - 11:36 am

Dave DiCello - Love the off center composition here Scott. I agree with you on the shadows too. Another rockin’ image dude!

August 27, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Robert Williard - Scott this is nice. Great composition and I agree with you on the shadows. Leaving the right amount shadow in an image makes a huge difference.

August 29, 2012 - 9:52 am

Mike Criswell - Great shot Scott

August 30, 2012 - 4:47 pm

Scott Frederick - Thanks a lot Bob!

December 30, 2012 - 3:40 am

Matthew Barker - There’s something about these abandoned shots that I keep coming back to. I love them! I don’t know what it is, but they ground me, bring me peace. And that’s weird because some of these abandoned places housed horrendous deeds.

Without You I’m Dust

Fort Building Trenton State Hospital New Jersey, HDR, Urbex, Photography, Scott Frederick

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/8, ISO 100

Without someone to love and care for you, what does your future hold?  What is your value, without someone to share yourself with? All things are dependable on resources. Without these vital resources we are all just dust blowing in the wind. The wind will carry you but not support you all the time. Sometimes you rise and sometimes you fall, sometimes you fly and sometimes you crawl. Without the wind your dust becomes motionless. Without motion, we decay and become part of the earth that consumes us!  Selfishness will get you nowhere. You have to give in order to receive and the ones that have given yet been left to rot, are the true victims of the selfish act!

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August 23, 2012 - 10:42 am

Dave DiCello - Another exceptional work Scott and I love the write up, SO true. There is so much to like about this shot, from the feeling of peeking in the door, to the light on the wall, to the punch of color on the floor….incredible!

August 23, 2012 - 10:27 pm

Nancy T - very nicely done!

August 25, 2012 - 5:05 pm

Lisa Gordon - Wonderful words, and so very perfect for this magnificent image.
Beautifully done.

March 17, 2013 - 9:20 am

Matthew Barker - Beautiful shot and words. Reminds me of the song Dust in the Wind.

Gathering

Trenton State Hospital Forst Building Urbex HDR Scott Frederick Photography

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/8, ISO 100

Gathering your thoughts can be a tough obstacle to accomplish.  This room reminds me of a place that people would use to do just that!  Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking.  All for the better of course!;) Things are coming to a crossroad for me mentally.  It’s really time to buckle down and step up swinging with full force. I’m not being specific here for one main reason, which I’ve learned in my old age of 33!;) I don’t really like to speak of things until they happen.  This is a rule I live by in my personal life and now it’s becoming more apparent in my artistic endeavors as well. I’m looking forward to putting the finishing touches on my thoughts and applying them to actions!

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August 22, 2012 - 9:33 am

Jim Denham - Awesomely processed image Scott. Look forward to hearing your gathered thoughts!

August 22, 2012 - 9:35 am

Stacy Butera - The details here are so apparent. This definitely looks like an old “thinking” room. Anyway, I enjoy your blog and can’t wait to see where your thoughts are leading you.

August 22, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Edith Levy - Another great shot Scott. Love the details.

August 22, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Dave DiCello - Love the textures on the wall here Scott!

August 22, 2012 - 5:55 pm

Toad Hollow Photography - I see that you and I share the exact same feelings about saying things before they come true. I do this exact same thing, Scott! Given how awesome your work is, I cannot WAIT to see what unfolds for your future in this! Best wishes, my good friend!

August 22, 2012 - 8:05 pm

Andrew Beasley - Good luck with the ‘thoughts’ – I should copy your philosophy (despite being older than you) :-)

August 22, 2012 - 9:54 pm

Toad Hollow Photography - This is both an utterly profound post with some great personal insights as well as a top drawer photograph!

August 22, 2012 - 11:48 pm

Rich McPeek - Awesome shot Scott! Love the lighting and the detail! Great work!

August 27, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Scott Frederick - Thank you Toad, I appreciate the inclusion into Light Stalking!

Penthouse Sunset

Philadelphia Skyline Sunset, HDR, Scott Frederick Photography

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/13, ISO 100

This week, I was hired to photograph a $3.25 million dollar bi-level penthouse w/ private top floor lap pool in Philadelphia.  Sometime over the next week or so, I’ll unveil the interior as an album. Since I don’t always have the chance to shoot the city from this vantage point, I was excited to fire off some brackets during the last moments of sunset. Gotta love the blue hour!:)

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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August 10, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Kris Koeller - Terrific shot. An HDR? Very lifelike. Well done.

August 10, 2012 - 7:24 pm

Wayne Woodruff - Oh baby, what a view! I hope your fee was commission based ;-).

August 11, 2012 - 1:37 am

Doug Arrington - Oh, wow, Scott! This is absolutely exquisite!

August 20, 2012 - 12:17 pm

Rich McPeek - Gorgeous sunset shot Scott! Love the sky and colors!

August 21, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Perry Bailey - Beautiful image. I love the rich color and the sense of motion created by the clouds.

August 22, 2012 - 9:02 am

Metro DC Photography - Nice! Like the detail you can make out in the city.

August 22, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Scott Frederick - Haha Wayne, you’ve given me a great idea! How’s 50% sound? ;) Thank you for your comment!

August 22, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Scott Frederick - Thank you, glad you like it Metro DC Photography!

August 29, 2012 - 11:43 pm

Thomas - Fantastic. I love the details and colour. Fantastic blog layout, I just started one last week.

August 30, 2012 - 3:37 am

Thomas Rollins - Fantastic. I love the details and colour. Fantastic blog layout, I just started one last week.

August 30, 2012 - 3:38 am

Thomas Rollins - Fantastic. I love the details and colour. Fantastic blog layout, I just started one last week.

September 1, 2012 - 3:20 am

Paul Goode - OUTSTANDING–LOVE THE CLOUDS.

September 1, 2012 - 2:06 pm

John Scott - Beautiful light…a great shot!

September 7, 2012 - 11:38 pm
September 7, 2012 - 11:39 pm

3D-Fotos.de - very nice!

September 8, 2012 - 8:47 am

Werner Modes - Hi, very cool picture!

September 8, 2012 - 8:52 am

Werner Modes - Coole Bilder dort, das gefällt mir auch sehr: http://www.scottfrederickphotoblog.com/2011/01/17/coal-pier-skyline/

October 5, 2012 - 8:29 pm

Scott Frederick - Thank you!

Intersection 2

Scott Frederick HDR Urbex Photography

Nikon D5000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/11, ISO 400

What a difference 16 months can make.  I originally posted this image back in April 2011, click here!  Last night while cleaning up and organizing my library files, I stumbled back on these brackets.  I decided to re-process it quickly to see how natural I could make it look. I utilized Lightroom 4.1 to tone-map the 32bit Floating Point Tiff file save from Photomatix Pro 4.  Which I’ve been doing on most of my latest HDR’s.

Anyway I wanted to share a quick comparison as you can see how some of my older HDR’s look really bad!;)

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August 6, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Ramon Nuez - They are both very nice photos but I have to say the second photo has much more appeal.

August 9, 2012 - 4:32 pm

Chris Maskell - Great shot Scott. I too have been going through a similar process with my HDR work, by process I mean re evaluating old brackets and reprocessing them to give a more natural feel.
I love the way this one has come out

August 13, 2012 - 2:56 am

Captain Photo - This must be catching because I also found myself doing the same this week. Nice job on the re-do and it’s a lot better for sure. LR 4 really has helped my HDR work.

I’d like to compare notes with you regarding using. The floating point 32 bit file. Whenever I try that I have to make huge adjustments in some of the sliders, actually maxing them out. Do you also experience this?

August 17, 2012 - 8:01 pm

Scott Frederick - Thank you Ramon! I agree, some of my older works are a bit over the top! :)

August 20, 2012 - 2:29 pm

Ramon Nuez - You and me both. It’s rather interesting to see how we grow — creatively. When I first started with HDR I thought that everything needed to look painterly :-)

August 22, 2012 - 1:11 pm

Scott Frederick - We all evolve as artist which a great thing Ramon! Here’s to continued growth!

November 26, 2012 - 8:17 am

Matthew Barker - I think this is the better photo. More darker spaces. I love it!

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