There's Beauty In Decay by Ian English

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Image taken in the old house which is inhabited by pigeons & rats. They are pigeon droppings in front of the fireplace.

Images from the same shoot are below.

Photo manipulation of my own images. Room is 5 bracketed shots +/- 1 stop processed in Photomatix Pro and PS CS5.
Model taken in our studio and texture added

Nikon D700 24-70 f 2.8 tripod
ISO 400 f11 @ 26mm 1.0 sec

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I’m a Sydney based photographer. Photographic interests are the outdoors, people, action, HDR and creative works as well as pretty much everything I guess.

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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely work Ian..cheers mate.

  • Thanks a lot mate! Thanks for the fave ;)))

    – Ian English

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 4 years ago

    Oh what a most wonderful room look at that chair ans fire place, how lovely if you could buy it and bring thehouse back to life. lovely post processing.

  • It is wonderful Karen but alas, the building is about to collapse and I was not game to venture up the stairs. Didn’t want to disturb the pigeon poo lol

    – Ian English

  • Dave Callaway
    Dave Callawayalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work.. processing is awesome..:-))

  • Thanks heaps Dave and many thanks for the fav mate !!

    – Ian English

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 4 years ago

    Great colours & treatment Ian. I like the fireplace & mantle.

  • Thanks very much Michael, the fireplace is a beauty !!! When the place falls down, someone should get hold of it as it would be worth something…..Ian

    – Ian English

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous work, Ian!

  • Thanks for the comment Mel, lovely to hear from you !!!

    – Ian English

  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant work Ian :)

  • G’day Shannon, thanks very much mate!!

    – Ian English

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful details and lighting Ian, well done

  • Thanks very much Anthony ;))

    – Ian English

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 4 years ago

    As always Ian…Superb.

  • Thanks for the lovely comment and fav Jules !!

    – Ian English

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 4 years ago

    Superb addition to the series Ian – love the lighting and of course that amazing old house!

  • Thanks mate, appreciate your thoughts ;))

    – Ian English

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant image and treatment Ian♥

  • Thanks Bev, hope you are well and warm ;))

    – Ian English

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