Industrial Photography

Mar 3, 2013
John Griggs
The color is amazing!
Thanks! It's something fun. I've shot some urbex on real velvia slide film but its a challenge for sure. Much nicer if I can tune the X100 a bit and get something usable.

Edit: Here's a couple of real velvia scans showing that purple shadowing and exaggerated blues you can get. This is Velvia 100 (not 100F which is more muted).



 

stratokaster

Top Veteran
Dec 27, 2010
Kiev, Ukraine
Pavel
The following images were shot at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Don't know what's this, some kind of electric equipment.


SAM_1187 by Pavel Urusov, on Flickr

And this is the unfinished cooling tower for the fifth reactor block.


SAM_1178 by Pavel Urusov, on Flickr


SAM_1181 by Pavel Urusov, on Flickr


The construction of the fifth block was almost completed at the time of explosion, the only thing missing was the reactor core. The heavy duty crane (dark brown in the photo), still sitting on top of the building, was ready for the installation...


SAM_1196 by Pavel Urusov, on Flickr
 
Mar 3, 2013
John Griggs
Okay, had some more fun with the X100 today -- but it really is a pain for long exposure HDR I must say. To get the shutter speed into the ranges I needed I had to up the ISO to 400 so I can't say this is a great camera for camera-controlled long exposures but bulb mode would be fine with it with a release -- which I didn't have with me.

All that being said, I shot with the Velvia simulation and the first two shots are Velvia HDR from the OOC jpgs. Tweaked the HDR results as usual but I didn't need to do much with the color levels, lol. The second shot has very little color which the Velvia sim helped bring out. Both shots would have been too wide a dynamic range for a single shot, especially the first one which was quite extreme.

The final shot is a single exposure Velvia JPG. All of these were processed in Lightroom.


Where Robots Go To Die by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr


No Joy in the Joystick by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr


Wall-X by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
 

rpavich

Veteran
Jul 10, 2013
Okay, had some more fun with the X100 today -- but it really is a pain for long exposure HDR I must say. To get the shutter speed into the ranges I needed I had to up the ISO to 400 so I can't say this is a great camera for camera-controlled long exposures but bulb mode would be fine with it with a release -- which I didn't have with me.

All that being said, I shot with the Velvia simulation and the first two shots are Velvia HDR from the OOC jpgs. Tweaked the HDR results as usual but I didn't need to do much with the color levels, lol. The second shot has very little color which the Velvia sim helped bring out. Both shots would have been too wide a dynamic range for a single shot, especially the first one which was quite extreme.
OH those are nice! Very rough looking...very grungy. The colors are great also.
 
Mar 3, 2013
John Griggs
OH those are nice! Very rough looking...very grungy. The colors are great also.
Thanks! It's a pretty grungy place, lol. The JPG's from the X100 are SO sharp and detailed at lower ISO and it really picks up the detail -- also the directional lighting gives a lot of contrast to surface texture.

Most all of what I've done so far has been at ISO 800 or higher generally.
 
Mar 3, 2013
John Griggs
Here's a 100% crop from the first image which is one of the HDR images.

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And here's a crop from the single frame image -- just a JPG from the camera tweaked in Lightroom.

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BigTam

Regular
Jun 23, 2011
Dortmund, Germany
Ron
Here are a couple taken through the window from a moving bus. I think they turned out quite well, considering...

The last steel works in Dortmund closed in 2001. The 'newest' plant was dismantled by 1500 chinese workers and shipped to China. The older plant is partly preserved - as shown here - as an industrial monument, other buildings have been gutted and converted to offices, high-tech companies and the like.

Processed in DxO, converted to sepia.

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pniev

Student for life
May 13, 2013
Okay, had some more fun with the X100 today -- but it really is a pain for long exposure HDR I must say. To get the shutter speed into the ranges I needed I had to up the ISO to 400 so I can't say this is a great camera for camera-controlled long exposures but bulb mode would be fine with it with a release -- which I didn't have with me.

All that being said, I shot with the Velvia simulation and the first two shots are Velvia HDR from the OOC jpgs. Tweaked the HDR results as usual but I didn't need to do much with the color levels, lol. The second shot has very little color which the Velvia sim helped bring out. Both shots would have been too wide a dynamic range for a single shot, especially the first one which was quite extreme.

The final shot is a single exposure Velvia JPG. All of these were processed in Lightroom.
I really like the atmosphere you create in these photos!
 

MoonMind

Hall of Famer
Dec 29, 2013
Switzerland
Matt
I think after seeing the amazing imagery in this thread, I'll resurrect it with one of my own, even if it can't hold a candle to the former stuff ... However, this stuff is *really* worth your attention - perhaps it may even be inspirational ...



Again, I really urge you to scroll up and click through the contents in this thread - simply amazing stuff!

M.
 

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