here stands an empty house…

…it used to be full of life.

I had two different things on my mind when I shot and processed this photograph, and I listened to Loreena Mckennit’s Dante’s Prayer, as well as Alison Moyet’s This House, while post processing.  This particular photograph is actually a vertical panorama, or Vertorama as it is often called.  It is the product of 18 brackets (9 for the top half and 9 for the bottom half).  While stitching panoramas together sometimes in a need for extensive cropping, there was none of that in this particular piece because I used a tilt/shift lens to get my brackets, shooting one set of 9 brackets (the top half) with the lens shifted up, and the last 9 brackets (for the bottom half) with the lens shifted down.  This is one of the biggest reasons I love tilt/shift lenses.

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November 20, 2010 - 21:14

Eyal Oren This is just awesome! Love the textures on the walls and floor and the exposed brick…! Especially that one left-over piece of ceiling that keeps you looking for a few minutes more. The shot is even more impressive after watching your workflow on Vimeo – I can now see more clearly how your pieces come together. Thanks for sharing that.

November 20, 2010 - 23:14

Jacques Hey there, Eyal. Thanks so much for the great comments. Glad the video put the pieces into place a bit more. I find there are a lot of photogs out there who hoard their skills, which I think is insane, but more and more folks are opening up more, I think.

November 21, 2010 - 04:46

Scott Frederick Outstanding. You are a true urbex master! Very inspired!!!

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