I have to begin by thanking David for giving me the opportunity to participate in his excellent website.
This is shot in one my favorite shooting locations around Toronto; Whitby's abandoned psychiatric hospital. This place has been deserted for more than eight years and consists of many buildings. We've been there only twice and have seen only a few of more than 50 buildings, since it's very hard to get in some of them (and against the law I assume!) The whole place is pretty spooky and I can't imagine going into most of these buildings alone so we go there in groups.
This photo was shot on location and without touching any of the elements in the shot. One of the reasons that I decided to post this image as my guest entry here is to make a connection with another lonely chair photo from the same series on my own website which was shot in the same facility on a different day.
It was a tricky exposure and I shot using bracketing to bring out details in both dark and bright parts of the image. The reason that I chose to shoot JPEG and not RAW was the fact that I was shooting with Digital Rebel's kit lens which is not of great quality and has noticeable lens distortion and I was planning on using DxO Optics Pro to correct the lens imperfections, and unfortunately it doesn't support RAW format yet.
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|Canon EOS Digital Rebel 300D|
Canon EF-S 18-55mm
3.58pm on 11/07/04
25mm (40mm equiv.)