Posts tagged ‘industrial’



by Robert Santafede

"Venom" by Robert Santafede


Your City Lies In Dust, My Friend

by Robert Santafede

"Your City Lies In Dust, My Friend", photograph by Robert Santafede

There was a Russian MMO I used to play. Decent graphics (obvious steampunk-ish influences, at least on one side), free to play, and moderately fun.

There’s a specific moment when you are aboard an airship – which reminds me of this photo. Clouds out of the windows in every direction.  When I loaded up this photo and rotated it, I couldn’t help but be reminded how great that looked.. And was unable to rotate it back to it’s original state.

How much more interesting that would’ve been, instead of a ceiling inside of an abandoned industrial warehouse. 😉


Plant 5

by Robert Santafede

"Plant 5" Photography by Robert Santafede



by Robert Santafede

"Runaway" by Robert Santafede

Runaway, zero exposure

Original image, regular exposure

Runaway, merged and tweaked

The exposures have been merged in Photomatix Pro, the settings tweaked. Saved and loaded into Photoshop, added a b&w gradient map, adjusted the blend mode.  Added a levels adjustment mask to get very heavy contrast and a ‘darker’ feel.

Opened the original regular exposure file again in Camera RAW -> Photoshop, paste as a new layer to the HDR image, change layer blend mode and opacity to dull the colors down some. Adjust as necessary to avoid that “over HDR” look.

I’m sure there are plenty of easier (and better) ways to do this – I had received an email asking about how I edited a previous photo.

With the above said, I still prefer the original, just a b&w version of it! I fall victim to HDR when clouds are usually involved though.


Greener Grass

by Robert Santafede

"Greener Grass", a photograph by Robert Santafede

I have such a love/hate relationship for HDR – but that’s a story for another day.



by Robert Santafede

"deFace" A photograph by Robert Santafede



by Robert Santafede

"Sweatbox" by Robert Santafede



by Robert Santafede

"Under", an urban exploration photography taken by Robert Santafede.