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Back to a bit of urbex today. After processing my shot for Game 11 of HDR Tennis over on Facebook, I got a serious hankering to process some more gritty urbex. So, I trolled my images from California and found this shot of a fan in a small room in the abandoned diner I found. There wasn’t much room to get in close to it, so I decided on a wide framing that included a large portion of the door as a foreground element. I used FocalPoint in post processing to add the blur which helps draw your eye to the fan.

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 12mm, F 11, ISO 100

Jesse Pafundi - April 18, 2011 - 7:19 am

Great job with the framing. FP really draws the eye. Well done dude.

Jim Denham - April 18, 2011 - 7:20 am

Gritty! I like!

Brian Furbush - April 18, 2011 - 7:20 am

Nice – definitely a gritty urbex scene, that far wall is nasty! Like the subtle FP too.

Brian Matiash - April 18, 2011 - 7:25 am

Way to rock FocalPoint, dude. Very subtle application, yet it does wonders for drawing the eye to the desired location. This place looks delicious for UrbEx.

Chris Nitz - April 18, 2011 - 7:33 am

I’m digging the comp on this. I do like how the texture on the wood to the left is still somewhat visible, yet obscure enough to not detract from the point of interest. Nicely done!

Mike Olbinski - April 18, 2011 - 7:35 am

Excellent! Bummed I missed out on the HDR Tennis brackets, got busy and forgetful the last week or two.

Chris Frailey - April 18, 2011 - 7:44 am

Nice shot. Love the feel.

Jason Hines - April 18, 2011 - 7:53 am

NIce and gritty. Great use of FocalPoint.

Scott Webb - April 18, 2011 - 7:56 am

Eye went right to the fan! Bingo Bango Bongo!

Pat O'Brien - April 18, 2011 - 8:20 am

I’m a FAN of this image…. get it? GET IT?

A.Barlow - April 18, 2011 - 8:26 am

Perfect DOF in this one. leads you in.

Steve Beal - April 18, 2011 - 8:31 am

Love the cool tones of the wall leading the eye to warm tones in the room. Very compelling!

Kristi Hines - April 18, 2011 - 8:48 am

I love the focal point… I’m really drawn into the room directly toward it. Great shot!

Jim Nix - April 18, 2011 - 9:24 am

Nice work and great photo Heath, Urbex is always great with HDR, well done. Jim

Chris Kenison - April 18, 2011 - 9:55 am

Nice shot, Heath. Love the DoF here!

Barbara Youngleson - April 18, 2011 - 9:59 am

Love the moody brown/gold tones of the walls contrasting with the cool blues of the door and fan. Gloomy at its best!

murphyz - April 18, 2011 - 10:32 am

Great work with the focus on this shot…my eyes were drawn immediately to the fan.

Adam Olson - April 18, 2011 - 11:11 am

Love the depth of field in this image Heath! Wonderful job!

Scott Ackerman - April 18, 2011 - 11:46 am

Loving that focus. Great shot bud.

Toad Hollow Photography - April 18, 2011 - 12:25 pm

I’m a huge fan of your work, Heath!! LOL Love this shot my friend, what drama!!

Mark Blundell - April 18, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Sweet shot – like the leading OOF lines to the in focus fan – cool image!