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Sorry for the lack of text to accompany my photos for the past few days. I’ve been in a bit of a rush to get my images up on the blog before taking care of business for the day…I should be able to put a bit more time into things this week.

I thought I’d start things off with a bang this week by posting an image I’m very happy with. This past Friday was my last day with the Canon 17mm tilt/shift lens, and I wanted to make the best of it. So, I made my way out to try and find the abandoned mountain town of Seebe, Alberta for my first real urbex excursion. I had a bit of success in and around Seebe (more on that in a later post), but while on the highway I noticed an old abandoned go kart track/gas station and knew I had to spend a bit of time there. So, on my way back home I stopped and spent a solid 45 minutes in the old gas station grabbing some real urbex brackets…I was so excited! The station was littered with graffiti…some of which was pretty vulgar, so I tried to avoid shooting most of that.

Today’s shot is of what I believe used to be the main store front area. I had an absolute blast processing this image. The light coming through the door created some amazing shadows to play with, and the texture in the floor and walls was great fodder for HDR. I have a bunch more shots from this location to share over the next little while, so stay tuned for more urbex!

Canon EOS 50D, Canon TS-E 17mm f/4.0L, 17mm, F 11, ISO 100, 7 Exposures

Mike Olbinski - October 26, 2010 - 7:11 am

Awesome stuff Heath, the light coming in through that door is superb. Love the ‘Drugs R Good’ LOL 🙂

Can’t wait to see more!

Scott - October 26, 2010 - 7:12 am

You don’t always have to put text with your photos. It helps SEO of course, but I enjoy looking at new photos as much as I enjoy reading the story behind it.

Jim Denham - October 26, 2010 - 7:17 am

There seems to be a dispute over whether all drugs are good, or if it’s just weed. We’ll have to stay tuned in!

Great shot Heath. My first reaction to the image was WOW! The light and textures are great! Well done!

Tobias George - October 26, 2010 - 7:31 am

Awesome shot Heath! Love the light source

Tom Baker - October 26, 2010 - 8:31 am

I particularly the scholarly pro-drug debate written in graffiti on the wall 🙂

Well done Heath. This is a fun image.

Jesse - October 26, 2010 - 8:32 am

Love the processing on this and the fact that the shadow creeps in on an angle as opposed to straight on. Well done.

Oscar Navarro - October 26, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Really beautiful shot, as Mike said, I love the light coming trought the door… 🙂

Heath O'Fee - October 26, 2010 - 4:22 pm

Thanks so much everyone! The drug debate is definitely one of the more interesting bits in this photo…and that was probably the cleanest of the graffiti in this location! I’m glad you all enjoyed it!