While some may find this scene decrepit, I consider it “Beautiful Decay” . The textures and colors accentuated by the side light create an image that I like a lot. Natures forces crafted the pallet used here. Water and sun have transformed an ordinary inside scene into one with a much greater depth of texture and color.
” Beautiful Decay” is a 3 shot panorama stitched together in Autopano Pro 2.0. The camera was moved 3 times to different positions parallel to the wall. A series of 5 bracketed images was taken in each position. Moving the camera this way minimized the distortion created by the 24mm lens used. The bracketed images were used to create HDR images, expanding dynamic range allowing detail in both the shadows and highlights. As a finishing touch ” Beautiful Decay” was mirrored horizontally because I thought it did a better job of leading the viewer into it.