Fire Retardent Chair

Fire Retardent Chair

Photo Information
Found this in abandoned farm building.
02/07/2012 - 12:37tyronet2000
CategoryGeneral
Shutter Speed1/3
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length10mm
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 14:57
A good "conceptual" subject, IMHO.
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BAJ

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 15:33
That chair has a charmed life!! good image
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Last Edited by BAJ on 02/07/2012 - 15:33

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 17:20
I took the liberty of copying this into Photoshop and checking Levels As I suspected, it's way under-exposed and would greatly benefit from some post-processing. There's a good shot here which needs a little help.
Looks great in monochrome as well.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Last Edited by bwlchmawr on 02/07/2012 - 17:37

davidtrout

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 17:52
I prefer this to your later shot from the same location. The juxtaposition of the almost decent chair with the dereliction is excellent. Andrew has a good point about the levels.
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 18:29
bwlchmawr wrote:
I took the liberty of copying this into Photoshop and checking Levels As I suspected, it's way under-exposed and would greatly benefit from some post-processing. There's a good shot here which needs a little help.
Looks great in monochrome as well.

Hi Andrew, Thanks for the comments. I've re-opened the file in CS5 and can see by the histogram it's under exposed. I've tried tweeking the levels but it completely burns out the left arm of the chair. There was little roof on the builing and it was very bright. I need to go back earlier in the morning. Could you send me the levels you would use? I've 0 1 and tried fron 255 to 165 and histogram has gone right across very clipped and low at rigt but not "Flat lined". I do take note of the comments on here as I do want to learn.
Regards
Stan

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Last Edited by tyronet2000 on 02/07/2012 - 18:35

tyronet2000

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 18:39
davidtrout wrote:
I prefer this to your later shot from the same location. The juxtaposition of the almost decent chair with the dereliction is excellent. Andrew has a good point about the levels.
David

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Thanks for the comments David. There had been a 3 piece suite there but the council tidied up and took an armchair and the sofa and other good "props"

Will try playing about with the original raw file and see what it looks like in mono.
Regards
Stan

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autumnlight

Link Posted 03/07/2012 - 14:33
I wish i could come across something like this, great compo and that chair looks brand new.
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 03/07/2012 - 15:32
autumnlight wrote:
I wish i could come across something like this, great compo and that chair looks brand new.

It's a site I've viewed with interest (pre-photography, I pass it by in the bus) for about 5 years. There used to be an enormous detached house on this site (with fairly recent double glazing). Not sure what the story is except it fell into disuse and was subsequently vandalised and then set on fire and finished up being demolished. The entrance has been partly cleared and blocked with huge concrete barriers to prevent fly tipping. Think what is left is probably a bit of a deathtrap
Regards
Stan

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