After yesterdays post, I thought, what can I possibly put up today. I was amazed at the response to the post, but in a really good way. It was wonderful to find so many kindred spirits out there. So, after thinking about it, I felt I had no choice, but to revisit another place.
It seemed only appropriate to go back to the photos I took of Larundel Mental Asylum and do some more images from it. So here are another two.
The above image is what used to be the main building, I believe. It looks like the one you would first drive up to. I also think it may have been the building my friend was in when she was a patient there. It looks like there has been a fire inside.
The image is a HDR image processed in Photomatix Pro. The new one is similar to the older version, though I quite like the layout a little more in the new version. The image was then processed in Camera Raw and I added only one blur layer really and played with the light. The sky is pretty amazing, I didn’t do anything to that, well other than the gradient. I enjoy playing with the light.
This is in the same space as the other image I showed you a few weeks ago. I think this one shows the state of the inside with some suggestion for what the place would have been like. The windows are wonderful, I love windows like that.
When processing this image, I wanted to draw out the decay that is happening. I couldn’t do anything about the graffiti, so I tried to blur it out more so it wouldn’t stand out so much. Again, this image is also a HDR processed with Photomatix Pro.
I was going to try the images in Silver Efex and Color Efex, but time has got away from me today. I ended up going to see an exhibition in Ivanhoe that is part of a new art gallery space in my local council, Banyule. So I am running behind today.
I have a couple of articles you might be interested in. They both affect us as photographers and artists. I don’t know how they are going to affect us, but we should know about these.
UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now
Adobe kills Creative Suite, goes subscription-only
Both very interesting.