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Dexter's laboratory

By clintQB  
This shot was taken on an Urbex outing to an abandoned Sandos Pharmaceutical factory...this place really was looked like something from a zombie apocalypse movie without the zombies lol....there were crazy labs, creepy corridors and debris was so cool!!!!! Anyways this is the firt of many shots from there....i am putting two different versions up. In the past 13 month of my photography, my style and processing has been changing, learning new techniques and developing my own signature shots. When i process i shot i usually end up with two or more versions and then choose which i like most. I used to be all about the vibrance and details, but recently i have been going for more subtle, atmospheric shots......with this shot though i couldn't decide so ill put up both versions. I think i prefer v1 so that willl be cover shot.

V1 is my preferred subtle, atmospheric shot (i think)
V2 is the more vibrant, detailed shot

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Tags: Photo journalism General Architecture Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel Specialist and abstract UrbexIndustrial

Voters: andylea, carper123, colijohn and 14 more


zapar40 9 66 5 Wales
5 Sep 2012 7:32PM
i like both versions, v2 just has the edge as it feels like being in a creepy computer game, great shot to begin with.

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fazzer 10 54 7 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 8:11PM
usually i would go for the soft and subtle but with this shot V2 processing really brings out the grunge factor and interesting details of the lab,great findSmile
5 Sep 2012 8:19PM
They are both very good in their own right.
I do like both versions.
There is something extra about V1, as you say more mystery.
I like the signing on the radiator too.

rayme330 7 17 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 8:34PM
I know what you mean, Clint. When I first discovered HDR I went for vibrant on everything, but as time progressed I toned things down and prefer like you, a more subtle approach.
However in this case I think V2 has more to offer.

UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 9:29PM
version 1..I prefer your'e more subtle approach Clint................. strong work matey.

Santos laboratories..I'm 99 percent certain that they were the sole makers of L.S.D. when it was legal...... timothy Leary made them millions in a roundabout way.
clintQB 8 51 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 9:31PM
Thanks everybody for the votes and comments GrinGrinGrin
Leilani 15 29 3 England
5 Sep 2012 10:40PM
Quite surprised these derelict buildings are still around. You must get a real kick from exploring, not to mention the excitement of getting caught or who knows what! Brave person! I know what you mean about developing your own style and I have to say, I love it as it was, I like V2 better, it is Clinton! Like everything tho, we change our styles and I will still love them nonetheless, but don't lose that vibrancy, it's awesome. Smile

PS V2 still has atmosphere Smile
buxton 11 England
5 Sep 2012 11:41PM
I can't make my mind up, booth have different qualities i like, and booth excellent. I've been looking at then for the last 10 minutes.. oh bugger. Decisions... Grin
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
6 Sep 2012 8:23PM
Tbh I would like to see a combo of both these images.I prefer the windows in V2,the darkness at the end of the workplace from V1 but the detail & light in the bottom third from V2
kel55 7 8 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 5:27PM
Stunning image ,v2 works best for me

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