Rising stairs

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 26 April 2019 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

With bright light steaming in, and deep shadows where the light failed to reach, the interior of this powerhouse required multiple exposures to capture the full dynamic range. This image is a merge of three "clicks:" as metered, two stops under exposed and two stops over exposed. There are several products and techniques to merge the exposures. For this image, I merged with Skylum's Aurora (I got a free download of last year's version).

The color and detail on the outside came out better, but this was a little better in the original series; I not sure how much Aurora did a better job. Perhaps the photographer should bracket a little better (LOL).

SONY SLT-A77V 1/2000 second F/3.5 ISO 400 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at My-Expressions.com. It is gone now.

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Excellent framing. I like the light on this stairs

26 Apr 2019 5:24am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really well done. Perfect captured.

26 Apr 2019 6:30am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

You did really a great job, superbly exposed.

26 Apr 2019 8:45am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nice composition with the stairs angle complimented by the roof beams

26 Apr 2019 10:03am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

excellent use of the light

26 Apr 2019 11:09am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

J'aime ces endroits qui portent la marque du temps...

26 Apr 2019 11:45am

Don from Spokane, Ecuador

Debi’s but in reasonably good shape. They look sturdy to me.

26 Apr 2019 12:43pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb composition and textures of the decay .

26 Apr 2019 1:05pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands


26 Apr 2019 1:37pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

J'adore la composition de ta photo bravo

26 Apr 2019 2:34pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

an exceptional capture of this abandoned structure

26 Apr 2019 2:53pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce vitre brisée laissent bien entrer la lumière quelle escalier et ancienne usine superbe
Belle soirée

26 Apr 2019 3:54pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A spectacular image. Wonderful detail and color! The light really brings out the elements of this old building.

26 Apr 2019 11:10pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Excellent composition, great light and superb detail.

26 Apr 2019 11:57pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice HDR work.

27 Apr 2019 2:35am

Devi from Chennai, India

Nice light on the steps..The ceilings is peeling away and fall9ing on the floor...What a nice shot here..though one feels sad to see this

27 Apr 2019 4:48am

radha from France

excellent control over highlights and shadows...

27 Apr 2019 4:58am