Urbex photography

Slowly, I’ve started to get a start on Urbex photography. For those who don’t know what that is:

Urban exploring, abbreviated urbex or UE, is visiting and photographing and documenting infrastructure made by man, usually abandoned buildings or sites not publicly accessible.

There are a number of things in this definition. It’s about photographing old infrastructure but that can be more like old buildings that are abandoned. General characteristic though is that they are abandoned and therefore you will find a lot of old things or a poor state of repair.

First, I started with some photos of abandoned ships that probably haven’t seen any maintenance for several years. I looked at many Urbex photos and what struck me was the high level of detail. Often HDR photography is used in abandoned buildings. Often you can not go inside so you can not flash, unless you want to announce that you are there. Remains to photograph with the light that is there and then HDR is a godsend to grab all the details. So I also used as much detail as possible in the photos which has a very deep effect, especially with rust and corrosion.

Many times the contrast is slightly higher than average to accentuate the details. In post processing I do as much as possible to preserve the original color with as much detail as possible. In fact, you polish away as much as possible of the side effects of HDR such as duller colors, but retaining as much detail as possible.

Below as an example the Urbex pictures I already made. You may always ask questions about this in the comments on this website or at Flickr.

In The House

In the Urbex album you can find all my Urbex work. You can see the pictures at Flickr. Here are the latest photo, if you click on them you can view the photos in full size. You can switch back and forth between the photos using the arrows at the bottom of the side. You can also navigate with the arrow keys or swipe.

The photos

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