Cockatoo Island Machine Shop – Sydney, Australia, 16th May 2009.
The HDR group had a meet-up on Cockatoo Island that coincided with a large group of artists also meeting there. The old abandoned machine shop with its rusty lathes and mills etc made for an interesting place to photograph. I spied this lady drawing an old lathe with the sun shining through the window, perfectly lighting up her drawing paper and asked if she’d be ok with a photo and she happily agreed. I decided to use HDR to bring out the detail in the old lathe and the time ravaged walls and brickwork, but also to show the amazing greenish glow of light that was coming through the tinted upper window panels.
If anyone recognises the lady artist in the foreground, let me know as I’d like to send her a copy.
Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-55 DX @ f22, 18mm, 3 exposures of mtr, -2 & +2 @ 2, 1 & 10 sec, HDR’d in Photomatix, Iphoto.