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Mattress City by Joel Hall

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The Wood Family Farmhouse was built in 1866. Some time after the civil war the family lost all their investments and sold the home and farmland to the Harris family. The last occupant, Mrs. Harris passed away in the house in the late 1970’s, and the house has been left alone ever since.

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm @ 10mm
Exposure: f18, ISO200
Processing: Photoshop CS3, Photomatix, Redynamix
Technique: 5-exposure HDR on tripod
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

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  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryover 5 years ago


  • Yeah, I wonder who all used to stay in this room, there were at least 3 mattresses in this room.

    – Joel Hall

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleover 5 years ago

    Again great mood creation. Love the comp is this.

  • Thank you so much Steve!

    – Joel Hall

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 5 years ago

    These photos have the appearance of mixed media with watercolor and ink…
    the technique is so interesting…. What a wonderful collection!!!

  • Thank you Brenda, glad it intrigues you :)

    – Joel Hall

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 5 years ago

    I have photoshop CS3 also but do mostly abstracts or portraits with it…… self taught but it is really fun to create in this manner. Your series should be honored in some way…. I’m sure every area of our country has homesteads abandoned long ago and your pieces say so much…. I’ll visit them again!!!

  • Bernai Velarde
    Bernai Velardeover 5 years ago

    Great capture and tone-mapping!! Outstanding work!

  • Thanks so much, an honor coming from you Bernai!

    – Joel Hall

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrarialmost 5 years ago

    So sad Joel… you have really captured the essence of this place here! Amazing….

  • Thanks Vicki, beautiful and yet depressing. I wonder what condition it was in when the last occupant finally passed away.

    – Joel Hall

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