Wierd Science

As many of you may know, I am always looking for “new” forgotten places to explore.  And, for obvious reasons, I prefer places that are in “good” condition — that is, as little graffiti as possible, and only damage caused by nature (or at the time the place was occupied).  You can imagine how pleased I was to be able to shoot in this cool abandoned science lab in the former DDR (East German).  I can only imagine the kind of potions old Erich Honecker — the last General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (now THAT’s a mouthful!) — mixed up in this place.  By the way, several tubes and vials still had liquids in them; I wonder if that’s why I feel dizzy now? 😉 Better run back there to see if I can find an antidote!

Wierd Science


~ by exposedbythelight on June 26, 2010.

4 Responses to “Wierd Science”

  1. A great use of light! I keep telling my workshop participants that they need to be thoughtful when doing their HDR processing. This is a great example of what I’m talking about. Great!

    • Hi John. Thanks for that great compliment. If you look at my older HDR work, you will see that I, too, had a problem with illuminating too much of my images. I think it was only in the last few months that it finally clicked, so to speak. Like Rick Sammon says, “Light illuminates, shadows define.” I live by that concept now.

  2. The light in this photo is amazing…love that you left the image dark enough to relay the true feel of being in that room. Very well done!

    • Hey there YY! Thanks a lot! I am constantly trying to strike good balance between reality and my vision, and bring more shadows into my work added more mystery and really helped me to improve my work.

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