by Robert Santafede

"Inert", a photograph by Robert Santafede.

32 Comments to “inert”

  1. That is AWESOME!!!! Love the color and I’m guessing this is HDR?…

    • Thanks Lazaro.. Yeah, it’s HDR. There are still a few things I want to experiment around with when it comes to HDR. Especially getting a decent photo inside an abandoned place. So far it’s been nothing but failures, the natural lighting always sucks – flash and/or flashlights so far look pretty bad.

  2. Nice color work and well chosen depth of field.

  3. I think this one is your best yet in this series. Would you be willing to give me permission to share it with others on Pinterest? I would give you full credit, of course. If you do agree, please give me the link you would like me to use. This would be for no profit to anyone but could give you perhaps a wider audience.

    Thank you for considering my request.

    • Thank you Suzy! Feel free to share anything, a link back to here ( is greatly appreciated! I just re-read the email I sent you, I thought I mentioned that – but I didn’t! Not getting enough sleep these days! Thanks for asking. 🙂

      • Oh, thank you! I’m so happy you are willing to let me share your work. I asked you specifically about “Inert”, but would you also permit me to share others as you are posting them? Credit given, of course.

      • I don’t know if my first reply actually got to you as it seems to have vanished somewhere into the ethernet…in any case, thank you for agreeing to let me share your work. I anticipate wanting to share more of your work, but I requested permission specifically for “Intert”….should I check with you before I share any other of your photos? Credit will be given of course, and your link will always be included.

        • No problem Suzy! I’m flattered by your asking to use it! You can use share any of my work you’d like too. It’s all good. 🙂

          • Thank you! I really like what you are doing in your current series. Will you be moving on in a different direction, or are you happy where you are.

            • Hmm, I’m not sure really. I tend to go in spurts, and it really depends on my mood. Between doing a little bit of urbex mixed with nature, it’s kind of a nice balance. I really only have a few things that tie most of my photos together. There has to be some element of emotion, mood or atmosphere to them. Aside from that, it could really be anything. 🙂

  4. Wow, thats really beautiful.

  5. Love the rays of light in the back and the rust color still coming through.

  6. Great detail. I see so many different things. Did you look inside!

    • Thanks Mary Lou! I actually did, as the side was caved in around the back. I may upload that tomorrow or the following night. There were plenty of rusted, old engines and tires with flowers & weeds growing around them.. It was an interesting contrast. 🙂

  7. Hey, Robert. I’ve never tried HDR, don’t have the equipment for it. It sounds like +’s to me but most of the HDR images I’ve seen have looked more like big old -‘s. I guess for me HDR looks like a bust although I know that is unfair to say since I have never tried it myself. Having said that, I really, really like “Inert” and it makes me want to give HDR a try someday. It reminds me of good old film and an orange or red filter.

    • Thank you, Dave! You should definitely take some, your aerial & nature photos would look even more amazing! I know what you’re saying about the negatives with it. It’s definitely an effect that you see overused quite often, but when it’s done right, it looks great. 🙂

  8. I want to be walking there, where do you take these, it is so beautiful…where do you find these places or do they find you?

    • A little bit of both, actually. This particular place a friend and I drove past and I noticed it out of the corner of my eye. A few days later I went back to do some exploring and get some pictures. Others I’ve gotten very lucky with and just stumbled upon them while wandering around. It’s an amazing feeling, to be purposely lost, listening to music and find places like this.

      • Well, I think I am a little jealous…in a good way of course! Not becuase I can’t take photos like that but that I don’t drive or walk by these places, or that I don’t see like you see…but I guess thanks to you I get a glimpse of it! If you ever visit London I will buy you dinner to say thank you!

        • Cheers, Titaniumnights! I’m glad you enjoy my photos, it’s great motivation to know there are people who appreciate what you’re showing them. I’d sooo enjoy spending more time in London, I was there once but very briefly – I didn’t even get the chance to take any photos! Great place.. Thanks for your comment. 🙂

  9. Particularly like this shot from the series

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