Saturday, January 7, 2012

Awaiting the End

Camera App: Hipstamatic + Lucas AB2 lens + DC film

Additional Apps used for post processing:
TonaloptiaHD - for toning the yellowish original photo down.
Ripped HD - for the ripped out effect.
Blender - to blend the ripped version with the original version in Overlay mode. Then I was blending the result again with the original photo, 50/50 in Normal mode. I did this blending to bring back art of the photo structure.
Pixlromantic - for the frame. There are now a whole lot of great in-app purchases available for Pixlromantic. With all the packages it's sure not one of the cheapest apps but it's worth the money, in my opinion, because it really provides a whole lot of great effects and frames.
FilterStorm Pro - to apply a mask for the yellow of the demolishing machine which is visible in the window because I wanted to give it back a touch of color as an eye catcher.
Perfectly Clear - to enhance the picture.
A+ Signature - for the copyright watermark.

One of the past days I visited the old building we call "Hotel Simon" at Luxembourg Railroad Yard, which is now being emptied. Surrounded by the debris of the previously demolished roundhouse, the demolishing machines are now waiting outside to take on their next victim, which will be this old building. I made this photo of a window at the locker room as the room was being emptied, workers taking out the remaining lockers behind my back. Some lockers hadn't been emptied by their users until deadline so the workers had to cut off the padlocks and empty the lockers themselves. The books at the windowsill sure had been long forgotten as they are old books of locomotives not running anymore.


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