Embersville

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by entropic remnants, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    A few from another urbex trip I just did -- all with either the X-M1 and Zeiss 12mm, or the X-E2 and Fujinon 23mm:

    First one was done in a totally dark room using a long exposure and flashlights.

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    Embersville: Just Projecting by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Embersville: Cleanliness IS Next to Godliness... by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Embersville: Considering Decay by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Embersville: Gazing at the Outside World by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Embersville: Hands of Hope by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Embersville: Skyline Mural by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Embersville: Trolley Mural by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
     
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs FujiXspot Veteran

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    Nice stuff John... I saw "Embersville" and immediately thought "Embreeville" and then when I opened it and saw it was another Chester County dweller, I figured it MUST be Embreeville. But looking at the images I can't see how it would be with such urban drawings on the wall. So, I'm sort of stumped...

    -Ray
     
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  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Ronin-13 Subscribing Member

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    Phoenix
    The first image has a particular steampunk appeal to it.
     
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  4. entropic remnants

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    Jul 28, 2013
    One more. A 3 minute 40 second time exposure and multistage processing involving Lightroom, Nik Color Efex Pro, and DXO Film Pack 3. This is not HDR

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    Embersville: The Show is Over by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    Ray, it's where you think it is but they ran youthful offender programs there before the place closed (all the way into the 2000's from paperwork left behind) and took kids from all over -- including Philadelphia.
     
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  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs FujiXspot Veteran

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    Ahh, the stuff you can pass a place by for years and never know... Cool - I'll have a new appreciation going forward...

    -Ray
     
  6. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Steve
    John, are you in SE PA or Texas these days? I'm confused. :confused:
     
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  7. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    Awesome!!! John, your images never disappoint.
     
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  8. entropic remnants

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    Jul 28, 2013
    Thanks!!!!

    Steve, I still live in PA where I have for many years -- but I occasionally have to trave for extended periods in my new job -- though when things settle down Texas won't be a primary destination. Our engineering group down there just isn't up to speed yet.

    The travel is like the "good news/bad news" part of the job. Bit of a pain, but brings new subjects for photography.
     
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  10. Christilou

    Christilou FujiXspot Veteran

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    Definite wow factor images here John, wonderful :)
     
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  11. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg FujiXspot Veteran

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    Ken
    Well done, John, as usual. I like the shot of the piano best. These series remind me of my years in India and Burma, where people would still work in totally decrepit buildings built by the British back in the colonial era. Back in Yangon I lived next to a newspaper agency. The building, liked most others looked worse than any of the buildings you've posted lately. Nearly all the furniture and equipment dated back to pre WWII and people would still work on typewriters and printing presses from the 1930s or even older stuff. Add pre WW II Morris buses in the streets, steam locomotives and so forth. I have many images from that time (late 90s) but mostly on film/prints and never digitized them. Back there I had one of the most wonderful times in my life and I guess you would have liked to shoot there too.
     
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  12. entropic remnants

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    First off -- thanks all!

    Man, get thee a scanner, lol! I'd love to see that stuff. Negative scanners aren't that pricey -- I have a Plustek Optifilm 7500 and it's great and there are even better ones around and ones like mine available used cheaply. They scan 35mm slides or negatives but it's a good idea to use a better scanner software than what they provide. I use VueScan.
     
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  13. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg FujiXspot Veteran

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    Thanks, John. We're talking about ~60000 negatives and slides,135 and medium format (ouch) and I really wouldn't know where to start - I've been to 53 countries (and counting), lol, but those times in Burma before mass tourism arrived are unforgetteable in many ways. I always liked to give those folks I photographed copies of the images, especially if it was years later and in some very remote part of the planet. I recently started to build my own frames from some really nice wood and fine passe-partouts, looking forward to gift some nicely framed images to some victims of my trigger happiness :)
     
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  14. entropic remnants

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    One more: "Self Portrait with Barbicide"

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