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That picture makes me want to get a nice camera and go walk around my area - there's a town right next to mine that seems to have this odd little custom of abandoning buildings rather than trying to sell them. There's several factories and such.

Oh, and Opacity is a really cool website of urban decay photography.


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Pictures of abandoned places like that make me kinda sad; this used to be a place people went and had a good time, families, friends, and so forth, all together. Now, it's empty, barren, weeping in silence.

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Surf's up!....oh wait, no surf. :P


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Surf's up!....oh wait, no surf. :P

You can't surf without HM03.


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Koshka wrote:
Oh, and Opacity is a really cool website of urban decay photography.


Ooh, cool! Thanks for the share!

[quote="MatthiasRat]Pictures of abandoned places like that make me kinda sad; this used to be a place people went and had a good time, families, friends, and so forth, all together. Now, it's empty, barren, weeping in silence.[/quote]

I can't describe the feeling of being in abandoned places. The air is melancholy due to being lost in time; you can imagine what the place used to be in its prime. I like visiting abandoned areas.

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More from Rockahoola --

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This would have been the only snackbar at Rockahoola.
This is an HDR (multiple composited images; that's why you can see further into the kitchen and still see outside the window.)


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There used to be a waterslide on this hill. Everything that could be scrapped and sold is gone. Also -- it was really windy.


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Just one of the few buildings at Rockahoola.


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How do you make HDRs, anyway? My camera has a feature for those.


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How do you make HDRs, anyway? My camera has a feature for those.


They're a lot of work, but can be fun. I'll probably make a different board with a tutorial on it, just to show how it's done. Also; a tripod/steady surface/really really steady hands help tremendously.


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Here's my last batch I'll upload of Rockahoola. I'll have to find more abandoned places sometime.

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Along with the bad tagging around the place, there was some good graffiti work done as well.

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This HSR person had tagged his name across the entire place.

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An up close shot of the aging water.. storage? It's not a tower; but it used to hold many gallons of water.

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A view of very south California and I-15. A two more moons and a few less poles and I'd be on Tatooine.

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Future updates include a lightning shot and maybe more critters. We'll see when I get around to that. I've been busy building a personal website so that I can potentially have a gallery show sometime soon!

[edit: Almost lost geek cred.]


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Those are awesome!

How'd you almost lose geek cred?


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Those are awesome!

How'd you almost lose geek cred?


Thanks! And I put the wrong number of moons. >.>


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Tattooine has three moons? I thought it had two!


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Tatooine has 2 suns, man. Maybe that's what you were mixing up?


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Tatooine has 2 suns and 3 moons. It's a strange planet.


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Is it a binary star?


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DO NOT QUESTION THE WISDOM OF GEORGE LUCAS! DX


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I think his wisdom has recently become available for criticism. But let's try to get back on topic. If you wanna make a Star Wars topic, gopher it!


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This time, I've got an old shot and a new picture. Both are HDR; I didn't realize until yesterday how many of my non-animal shots are HDR. I guess when I don't have to worry about my subject moving I like to make everything look good.
You may also see a theme in this set.

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First the old one. This is actually my first (successful) HDR. I may drink too much soda. I might have a particular favorite. I could just be too lazy to dispose of the cans/bottles when I'm done with them and use it as an artistic excuse.

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My latest HDR. This was taken on the second busiest sidewalk I've ever been on, Hollywood Blvd. People look at you funny when you're taking a picture of a wall with a street-light while using a tree as a makeshift tripod. I really should have taken one more shot to have helped the light from being completely blown out, but it's still plenty acceptable to me since it is a light source.


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Dude, you have to show us how to make those! :D


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Just look online. It's a fairly simple concept.


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My camera apparently has a setting for it, but it's nothing like this tutorial.


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