44 responses

  1. Very nice…..loves those windows (image 1)…I hope you checked the Wasps nest before you got that close 😉

    February 26, 2012 at 11:20 am

    • I just held my breath and hoped for the best when I saw the nest. I’ll have a few more close-ups tomorrow of things you’d expect to find in a structure like this.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

  2. Beautiful Melanie… love the atmosphere you created here…actually the building created that for you, but you captured it so well

    February 26, 2012 at 11:38 am

    • Thank you, Joanna. I had fun on this adventure! I’ll have a few more photos tomorrow to show a few things I found inside.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:59 am

  3. you managed to create an exciting, tantalizing atmosphere with / out of these ordinary things – it’s in the shades, the unexpected angles – love it !

    February 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    • Thank you, Katrien. I had a lot of fun with this group of photos.

      February 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

  4. That is an outstanding series of photographs. I really like the duo-tone quality, it really enhances the subject. And although the subject matter is quite simple in itself, the real subject of the photograph opens up for so many different interpretations. The pictures hold so much mystery and unanswered questions. Well captured and beautifully processed.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    • Thank you so much for this feedback and your generous comments. You have pulled from this series exactly what I hoped! Sometimes the split-tone really expresses the mood of the scene that I want. I’m glad you think so, too.

      February 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm

  5. I like these images a lot – very atmospheric!

    February 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  6. Claudia

    Be careful!
    Nice pics

    February 26, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    • Thanks, Claudia. I try to be careful, but find that sometimes I just can’t help taking the risk. 🙂

      February 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm

  7. Steve Barnes

    Really nice treatment to these! Fits well! All good but I really like the abstract no. 7 especially! Regards, Steve

    February 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    • Thank you, Steve, for your nice words. I’m glad you like the abstract shot; that’s actually my favorite shot of the series, too.

      February 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm

  8. Nice to be really inside with the details. I’m with Steve–#7 is my favorite.

    February 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    • Thanks, Gary! That abstract shot is the one I prefer, too! Glad you like it!

      February 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm

  9. Love the way you processed these Lemony, a sense of time stopping for a moment for us to have a peek.

    February 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm

  10. Nice set and processing! My fave is the first. Lot of texture and contrast. Very nice.

    February 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    • Thank you very much for your feedback. I thought the first one was an interesting “invitation” into the series.

      February 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm

  11. Great set of photos Melanie.
    Absolutelly loved the first one over the other one, I don’t know why, there is like a mysteryous atmosphere that makes me feel that I’m there.
    Niecly done!

    February 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    • Thanks, Pablo. I really appreciate your comments. I put that first one in first position because I felt it sort of set the tone for the ones to follow.

      February 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm

  12. Great set.

    February 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm

  13. myfullresearch

    Only a subtle sensibility can do this !
    Have a nice day.

    February 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    • You are always so kind, mfr. Thank you for this nice comment.

      February 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm

  14. Beautiful series. I love the treatment you used. If I had to pick a favorite it would be the first image. Well done!

    February 26, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    • Thank you, Angelina. I appreciate your stopping by and offering feedback.

      February 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm

  15. Guy


    A great set of photos very spooky and atmospheric. You got a lot of detail as well which really captures the subjects and the way you strung the images together makes it look vey cinematic.


    February 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    • Thank you so much, Guy. I did have a sort of “movie” in my head when I put this together, so I’m really happy that you saw that. Thank you for stopping by and for leaving your feedback. I really appreciate it!

      February 26, 2012 at 9:46 pm

  16. Love the effect on the photos. I am a little spooked which is the reaction I’m thinking u were going for, right? :).

    February 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    • Thank you! Yes, that’s exactly what I was going for! 🙂

      February 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm

  17. Quite a beautiful series of shots, brilliant editing. I love the first one….the windows, really nice work.

    February 27, 2012 at 2:21 am

    • Thank you for the feedback, Alex. I’m so grateful you stopped by!

      February 27, 2012 at 2:27 am

  18. I love your processing, gives it an other worldly feel.

    February 27, 2012 at 2:55 am

  19. The windows are compelling…and nice touch with the color.

    February 28, 2012 at 1:07 am

    • Thank you. Once I went with the split tones on the windows, that launched the whole series. My imagination took off. 🙂

      February 28, 2012 at 1:20 am

      • You’re welcome…it went very well. 🙂

        February 28, 2012 at 1:22 am

  20. George Weaver

    I reacted exactly as Munchow did. The split tones enhance the photos and give them real depth and character and mystery. I REALLY like the interpretation here.

    March 2, 2012 at 7:49 am

    • Thank you, George. I’m glad you felt the mysterious feel I was going for here.

      March 3, 2012 at 1:25 am

  21. I like this series of pictures very much. Adrian

    March 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    • Thank you, Adrian! I really appreciate your visit! I’m still working on figuring out how I “see” (your advice from an exchange we had on one of your posts a couple of weeks ago has really gotten me thinking.)

      March 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm

  22. elmediat

    Excellent series. Contemporary Noir. 🙂

    September 17, 2013 at 11:45 pm

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