Take a Photo - Make a Picture
The main entrance of a Jewish school which is abandoned since 5 years.
A first picture from yesterdays visit…
About two years ago, on the way home from vacation, we stopped at an old sanatorium in the Swiss mountains. Later we heard that some supernatural things seem to happen here… a colleague told me that he was there with four friends – and they all heard someone walking in the hallway with high heels… but there was no one else in the building!
About two years ago, on the way home from vacation, we stopped at an old sanatorium in the Swiss mountains. I started several times to work with the pictures – but was never satisfied with the outcome: we had blue sky without any hint of clouds. It just never matched with what I had imagined as a result.
Finally Skylum released Luminar 4 with an amazing feature: AI Sky Replacement! With a previously edited picture I didn’t like too much, I opened it in Luminar 4 and just a few minutes later I was really happy with the outcome (I used one of the skies included in the software but I will have to collect some of my own now). Masking? Nope: just select the sky and adjust a few sliders to fine tune. There is no manual masking needed!
Here is my old edit compared to less than 5 minutes after Luminar 4:
For the curious ones, here is the original picture (the middle of a bracket with 0EV, +3EV and -3EV) I used here:
If a bath tub has more electrical controls than your car… and you always got told that water and electricity are a bad match… one starts to wonder if this could have been used rather for torture than healing.
Somewhere in Germany there is an old health clinic – let’s call it “Kurklinik Sylvia”. For the clinic got closed in 1997 (by what I found), it’s in a surprising good condition.
Once used for rehabilitation and wellness, many bath tubs and other equipment still remain in the building.
Work is done, the water gone… time for a beer!
In the dark basement of the old foundry, a long lavatory stands in front of the showers and lockers. Washing after work was needed – after just a few hours of exploring I was all black. And that from an abandoned factory without work in progress…
BTW:it’s expected that around 40 tons of dust have to be removed from the building before it gets trashed down!
Below the old foundry, in the locker room, a phone hangs on the wall. Ready for a call “Shift is over – I’m coming home!”.
A picture form the 2nd visit on last Saturday.
Last weekend we finally went to visit the Château Banana in France. Even if it is a unique piece for urbexing it gives mixed feelings – rather like an exhibition than a discovery: half of the rooms are staged for photo shoots while others are… giant garbage bins…
So yet I’m not sure about how to edit the pictures as I still have to make a connection to this place. But for now: a little preview.
Whoever played the piano last must have given quite a show.