I’ve said this before, but one of the coolest things about this whole social networking thing is meeting so many other like-minded people who share the same passion for HDR photography that I do. Twitter has been a gold-mine for finding and connecting with these wonderful people, and I feel very lucky to be a part of the community as I’m able to draw daily inspiration from my tweeps.
I would never have thought to take this photo if I hadn’t connected with some great urbex photographers recently. Although I don’t think I can really classify this shot as urbex since this spot is far from abandoned, it definitely has a nice grungy, dirty feel. As soon as I saw this scene I immediately thought of the work of Brian Matiash, Bob Lussier and Jacques Gudé. The grungy barrels and brick, and especially that single old chair, reminded me of the great work all three of these photogs produce on a daily basis. So, this shot is my homage to them…thanks for the inspiration, fellas!
Oh, and as for the title of the post…while in the process of taking a set of closeup brackets of the chair and barrels, I was almost hit by that door being opened by two cooks coming out for a smoke break in the alley. I conceded the chair to them after my last exposure was done 🙂