The Lab

I think this is some sort of atomic center or office, it’s from the abandon city Pripyat, Ukraine.
unfortunately I was not allowed to go inside, that could have been quiet interesting.

This is a HDR made from 5 RAW exposures in Photomatrix, I then imported all the images in to Photoshop as layers, to clean up some ghosting on the tree and bushes. I finished it all of with the Topaz Adjust plug-in to get a bit more contrast and detail in the photo.

Hi! He’s Looking at You Kid

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I was walking around the streets of Marrakesh with My friend Thomas, when we incidentally came by these old movie posters hanging at the front of an even older building. And right away the movie geek in me though, there must be a movie theater behind these walls somewhere.
I found a small gate/door that led in to an alley, where I could see the old ticket booth, I snapped a few photos and all of a sudden this guy came from out of nowhere, it turned out that he was the old film carrier and that he still had access to the theater, which he kindly opened up for us.

As far as I understood – I don’t speak French (or Arabic  at all, they have French as a second language in Morocco, because of the colonization) – the cinema was established in 1929 and had been open to the public until 2009, where it was shut down cause of bad circulation.

It’s a 7 RAW exposures HDR, made with Photomatrix, Photoshop and Topaz Adjust. it’s made from the balcony with a 12-24mm lens at 12mm.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: 28 October, 2009
  • Focal length: 12mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/4s

Trademark of Pripyat

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At the Pripyat photo exhibition a few days ago, I asked My brother if he would be so kind to take some photos, he kindly said yes. Thanks bro.
He also made a short video of the slide/video show, which I’ll share with you later.

I have made a sub site for the photos, for two reasons.

  1.  they are not mine but My brothers – find he’s website here: www.dannielsen.dk -  and are not shared under the creative commons licence.
  2. there are 87 photos a bit too much for this “one a day” blog.

If your interested you can find the photos here: Pripyat Exhibition 26.04.2011


A House with a History

A House with a History

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Well what story? I have mine let me hear yours.

5 RAW exposures, HDRed in Photomatrix, all 6 images (5 RAW + 1 HDR)  imported in to Photoshop in layers, where I masked back some of the sky, the yellow part of the grass from different RAW images. I also added a bit more saturation, cause I like the kind of “rainbow” feel you get from the photo.
I ended up using the Topaz adjust plug-in before exporting it as a finish Jpeg.