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The small abandoned fire station that I stumbled up on just south of Indio, California has yielded a few good images. Some of you may recognize the broken chair in the bottom of this frame from a previous shot I published of it.

What I’ve been realizing more often during my processing, is that the occasional bit of significant cropping can really go a long way to making an image a bit more interesting. This frame originally included an awful lot more of this room to the right, but I felt all the additional clutter just made for a far too busy frame. Isolating the chair and the row of lockers with this square crop resulted in a much more pleasing frame.

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 11, ISO 100

Chris DeAngelis - March 12, 2011 - 9:52 am

Great use of shadows! I am liking the square crop!

Steve Beal - March 12, 2011 - 9:53 am

Really nice image Heath. I love the play on light/shadows.

Jim Denham - March 12, 2011 - 9:59 am

Well done Heath!

andy gimino - March 12, 2011 - 10:44 am

I agree,with you heath…i like the shadow in this one.

John Sotiriou - March 12, 2011 - 2:54 pm

A firehouse with a burnt floor? Talk about ultimate irony! Well done.

Bill Dabney - March 12, 2011 - 7:34 pm

Looks like you captured this at the perfect time of day. Awesome shadows! Adding the 10-20 mm to my wish list. Nice!

murphyz - March 14, 2011 - 4:18 am

Agree with the above, the shadows are great and the square crop works well. @Bill – I just love the 10-20mm, highly recommended.