View Full Version : Robert Dunsmuir Ruins
05-05-2012, 11:54 AM
moss, trees, and forgotten concrete nature reclaims it's territory
05-05-2012, 12:01 PM
I saturated this a bit
05-05-2012, 12:12 PM
tried black and white, but the image loses some of the emotion without the green moss?
What a beautiful place. I like the black and white, maybe you could bump up the darks on it to make it pop more. Or you could crop it so the window is the frame and play with it.
Nice shots all the way around.
05-05-2012, 12:40 PM
Nice shots. Looked at your posting history and see this is the first time you've posted here in the Shutterbug...Welcome!
Hope to see more of this old structure, is there a link to it?
Thanx 4 posting, Greg
05-05-2012, 12:41 PM
It is an interesting place. Lots of atmosphere.
I agree with Virginia about the ways to improve the black and white shot. a tighter crop and an increase in contrast would improve the shot I think.
Too bad about the graffiti in the 2nd shot, although I would probably crop that out too. I would concentrate on the tree and a bit of the wall to the other side of the graffiti, with the little window.
05-05-2012, 12:43 PM
My apologies for the C&C. I was thinking I was reading the post in the Darkroom forum. Didn't realize it was the Shutterbug Pub until I had posted.
05-05-2012, 05:05 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I am still at the "newbie experimental" stage of photography. Constructive crits and helpful suggestion is always welcome. I appreciate opinion and as an artist understand not to take things to personally. We all see the world through different eyes. I did think to crop out the graffiti, but then the tags could be an integral and emotional part of the modern day ruins. Sorry, no link, but i will post a few more, such an amazing spot!
05-05-2012, 05:11 PM
05-05-2012, 05:20 PM
passages guarded by trees
05-05-2012, 05:38 PM
05-05-2012, 06:49 PM
Oh, I like this second group very much. I like the cropped version of the B/W and the way you framed the opening in the wall with the trees in the second photo. I like the splashes of bright color in the third shot. It is a little washed out, but that might be what you were looking for.
05-05-2012, 07:02 PM
Thanks Terry, and all, for your feedback. Yes, I had some fun with the last one, 1913, tried to give it a "Dr No" quality to it...oversaturated and surreal. The crazy artist in me.
A remark about the wet canvas site...wow, I could get thoroughly and completely lost on here! In a good way. Nice people, many choices of format, many encouraging and constructive, helpful words. Thanks!
05-06-2012, 10:35 PM
I always have fun PS8 with the saturation and hue- an amazing range of effects can be had.
I love the moss on the trees,and especially the ferns.
Glad to see more on this, looks like a lot of physical work walking around there.
05-10-2012, 08:08 PM
Not too much work really..my back is on the fritz, so I'm pretty limited to shoot locations these days, Greg. Pretty frustrating at times. :smug:
05-10-2012, 10:43 PM
I often have to suffer for 2 days after a full day of shooting... old age
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