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The Ghost Island of Hashima at Dusk

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Gakuranman, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Gakuranman

    Gakuranman Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2010
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    A shot from my recent return trip to Gunkanjima. I've started using Raw + Jpeg recently to squeeze the most out of my E-P1 files. Loved processing this one :)

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  2. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

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    near Longview ~1hr from PDX
    Jim R
    Very cool - the abundance of sky detail makes it less important that the island is featureless.
    Thought I saw a ghost for a minute.. but I guess that's a water tower! :smile:
     
  3. Gakuranman

    Gakuranman Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2010
    Japan
    Thanks Jim. That was the look I was going for. There was some detail in the raw data that came out, but I decided to set the black point higher to get rid of it and focus on the silhouette :).

    The water tower you are referring to is actually a Japanese shrine. It's quite distinctive on this island, standing tall.
     
  4. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

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    near Longview ~1hr from PDX
    Jim R
    Well done for that as well, then!
    Dare I suspect the waves were also 'treated' somewhat? They look a bit more contrast-y than I might expect in nature.
     
  5. Wlodek

    Wlodek Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 19, 2011
    BC, Canada
    Lift it a bit out of the water and it is Laputa. Great sky.
     
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  6. Gakuranman

    Gakuranman Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2010
    Japan
    Yep, I really went all-out on this image, trying a number of new techniques. A lot of selective contrast and brightness adjustment to bring out the rays of light. Maybe I could post the original tonight, but it might let the post-processing secret of photography out the bag ;p.

    Laputa! Now that would have been stunning in this light!
     
  7. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    What an amazing place. Completely new to me.
    This is from its WIKI page:
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  8. Gakuranman

    Gakuranman Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2010
    Japan
    That's right - the Steps to Hell. I had to dash up these to grab a quick shot on my last trip. It was harder work than I thought!