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I Was There

By nishant101
This was a small abandoned cabin near the place I used to live previously. I always wanted to photograph this cabin but never had the guts to go there late night and by that I mean not because of ghosts or snakes but I am careful enough to not to step in somebody's property without permission at 11 o'clock night. I was motivated by my friend who lives here in Aus that it is alright to photograph it from inside. Just for the information, this is cabin is on the same road I mentioned in one of my previous posts called 'The Suspect'. That added to the Eerie element of the cabin itself. I sued 2 exposures to make this photo, one of the gate with that chain and the other for the cabin itself. The light in the foreground is from my car which I kept on just in case Smile.

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Tags: General Flowers and plants Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

Voters: Jukka, PranavMishra, Paulmayo21 and 21 more

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PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
6 Nov 2015 3:18AM
very nice, Nishant..
Webbs 5 9
6 Nov 2015 8:15AM
Great imagination to produce this picture, lovely!
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2015 9:41AM
top marks for this fabulous image
nishant101 7 34 Australia
6 Nov 2015 10:04AM
thanks all for the votes and comments, Cheers!!!
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2015 11:47AM
Imagery which makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. Incredibly eerie and so very well worked.

Thanks for sharing Nishant.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
6 Nov 2015 4:13PM
2 images merged - should have a digitally manipulated tag on this ........a lot of noise in that sky !!
6 Nov 2015 4:58PM
Fefe Plus
9 54 36 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2015 4:59PM
PaulMillar 9 83 2 Scotland
6 Nov 2015 5:16PM
cool mate, very cool.

NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
6 Nov 2015 11:09PM
Good work great atmosphere.
nishant101 7 34 Australia
7 Nov 2015 3:30AM
Thanks all for your votes and amazing comments and Bricurtis for your feedback as well.

Nathan, thanks for the appreciation. I was worried about the photo as I usually do not make photos like this but this photo wasn't getting anywhere else. Smile

Hii Bricurtis, it's been a long time since you commented. I guess exposure blending is more of a part of photography than it is to a digital art now a days. That was the reason I didn't add digitally manipulated tag to the image. Yeah the sky was grainy too, I was trying to get the details out up to the point where it is understandable for a night shot. I might add some surface blur and if required some noise reduction to smooth the sky.

Thanks for the UA Paul, cheers mate.
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
7 Nov 2015 3:02PM
nishant - tagging for DM could benefit the viewing of your images - anyone using the gallery filter system who might not view all the gallery will get to see it.
TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2015 1:51PM
I like - very spooky atmosphere; quite forbidding actually (which, I suppose, is the whole point of the image! Smile). Comment-wise, I have two points of nigglement for me ...

(1) top left corner - there's a small dark triangle next to the wood, which is almost inevitable. Although in fairness, it probably shows more because the image is on a dark background. Cropping down that left edge would mean that the lower point of the wooden post (in the bottom left) would then also be cropped to the point where it would lose its solidity. So maybe a brief clone in that top corner instead?

(2) is the bottom right hand corner, behind the building itself. It's awfully dark and featureless. And yes, I know that's because of the light fall-off from your car's lights, and it adds to the atmosphere, but I think my eyes want just a bit more detail in that back corner, so that my imagination can get all scared and woosy-like at the possibilities of what could be lurking in there!Grin

Great work though, as usual, despite my two niggly bits Wink

nishant101 7 34 Australia
9 Nov 2015 2:08PM
Hi Tanya, thanks for the feedback. The two points you have mentioned were the ones I was stuck for few moments when I was processing the photo.

1) I could have cloned out that top left triangle but the reason I didn't was I wanted the viewer to know that the chain is up on a post and not an entire flat wooden gate, what I mean is I wanted to show the starting point for that wooden post and also to convey that it is not a gate.

2) the reason why it is too dark there is, there was a huge plank of wood on the bottom right corner which was not helping in any way to what I wanted the image to become. There were also a huge amount of bushes against the windows at the end of the cabin which again I felt were not needed. To remove that plank specifically and to hide those bushes I decided to darken the entire area hoping that it might also add some more suspense to the image. Smile
TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2015 3:47PM
Fair enough!

That's what I like about your approach to your processing - the way you think through what you want to present to the viewer, and how you're going to do it. It's a very considered and logical approach, and it's great because I learn a lot from reading those reasons Smile

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