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The Beauty That Lay Within the Beast
« on: June 08, 2022, 12:06:55 pm »

This is a shot made moments after this paper mill shut down for good. It ran for 92 years continuously and stank to high heaven when making paper, though the locals always said it was the smell of money.

D850, 17-35, f/8, ISO 200, 6 seconds, Hoya 720 nm Filter

I did a rather different process in developing this image. In ACR, I did the basic adjustments for contrast and highlights, but instead of going directly to PS and doing a channel swap, I used the Calibration adjustments to get to a reasonable B&W rendition, then used a High Contrast B&W preset and adjusted some of the densities with an adjustment brush. In PS, using the TK8 Orton Effect, I adjusted the effect down to around 2.8 on the blur and dinked with the contrast. I like this technique better than the channel swapping.
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Re: The Beauty That Lay Within the Beast
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2022, 01:09:17 pm »

A fine industrial shot... one AA would be proud of.

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Re: The Beauty That Lay Within the Beast
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2022, 05:13:02 pm »

A fine industrial shot... one AA would be proud of.
+1.
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Re: The Beauty That Lay Within the Beast
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2022, 04:03:26 am »

I agree with the AA reference.
Well done.
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Re: The Beauty That Lay Within the Beast
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2022, 10:49:37 am »

Very nicely done, are you in Maine by any chance? I grew up in New Brunswick and pulp and paper was a large component of the economy. I worked the summer of 1974 in the mill lab as a paper tester while attending photography school. I used a special light meter to measure brightness of the paper, so I guess there was a bit of a connection to photography!

While grateful for the summer job, I was happy that a photography career lay ahead of me rather than decades in the mill.
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Re: The Beauty That Lay Within the Beast
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2022, 09:46:41 am »

This mill is in Panama City, Fl. It's the second of two mills lost in the last 15 years. With the internet and so much paperless billing/receipts, etc., paper needs have plummeted forcing this and many other paper mills to shut their doors. And so goes the modern world.
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Re: The Beauty That Lay Within the Beast
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2022, 07:08:03 am »

+1 to all the praise your photo deserves. Your use of negative space is masterful.
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Re: The Beauty That Lay Within the Beast
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2022, 06:45:39 pm »

a lost perfect tropical paradise...
Well combined.
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Re: The Beauty That Lay Within the Beast
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2022, 06:06:43 pm »

While I am in Florida, it's not so tropical up here in the panhandle...really more of a primordial swamp covered with condos.
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