Derelict Cambridge

This afternoon Helen Simmons, Joanna Vymeris and I went exploring. We had our eyes on a derelict building a bit outside of Cambridge. To be prepared I packed two lenses, two flashes and a reflector, but in the end I only used the camera with the same lens all the time. Helen came up from London, and Joanna had a bit of time before her practice session.

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Levitating through the air. No trickery with this photo.
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Inside the derelict building. This place was a bit creepy. There was a bag of used fake blood on the floor. I was playing around with the editing and partly desaturated this photo of Helen.
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Joanna doing the elegant arabesque.
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That window backlit with all the leaves just looked amazing.
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Helen pretending to be freaked out.
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I’m experimenting with a heavier and darker edit here. I underexposed most of my shots to preserve the highlights, but I could probably have used a slightly higher ISO. The shadows are getting a bit noisy.
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The shit is about to hit the fan…
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Hadouken!
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One last photo. Ending the blog like a rosy dream.

This was a fun afternoon, our plan was to explore two locations, but one turned out to be inaccessible. Many thanks to Helen and Joanna for joining me on this little mini-adventure.

– Johannes

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4 Comments

  1. Craig
    March 2, 2015
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    Is that a C4D render in the pentultimate shot? 🙂

    • March 2, 2015
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      The white whirl is from a custom brush, and the light blue haze is painted as a separate layer with soft blending mode.

  2. Craig
    March 2, 2015
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    Interesting. As it’s such a loop-based brush you could try masking certain loops on it around Helen’s hand to make it look like it’s swirling around and *behind* her hand rather than just in front. But I like the effect!

    • March 2, 2015
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      That is a good idea. Thanks Craig. It does look a bit flat. Will try and get time to re-edit that photo next weekend.

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