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.

Levitating through the air. No trickery with this photo.
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.
Joanna doing the elegant arabesque.
That window backlit with all the leaves just looked amazing.
Helen pretending to be freaked out.
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.
The shit is about to hit the fan…
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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  1. Craig
    March 2, 2015

    Is that a C4D render in the pentultimate shot? 🙂

    • March 2, 2015

      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

    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

      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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