I read on the newspaper about a house which had burned down last friday in my hometown of Kemi, Finland. The news coverage revealed enough details for me to easily find the location. It was kinda spooky out there and as I left, I noticed a POLICE LINE - DO NOT CROSS tape on the gate. Wonder if it was an arson!
This is a HDR out of six gloomy exposures taken in the garden.
Hi there, you have done extremely well in not only capturing the the beauty within such a sad image, but the overwhelming sense of hopelessness and even neglect, the chaos and furious rage of fire all but spent, yet the wake or dawning of its devastation, left behind like a carcass eroding in the remoteness of some desolate place. Thank you very much for opening my eyes to this rapture of hidden beauty, thank you, cheers, Mike.
Hi there, sometimes people see so many different things in the exact same image, this kind of thing always fascinates me as to how strong the impact of a simple image can be, take care and thank you, cheers, Mike.
Often I use the sky from one of the individual exposures blended together with the tonemapped sky since the tonemapped sky is often too grainy and high noise reduction leads to color bleed and artifacts.
I am totally amazed and impressed. i have to oogle this tutorial now to see how you did this. there are some cool abandoned places here in Wendover that would suit this kind of thing. Totally impressed by how ethereal this is and lovely despite the sorrow and the coldness of the snowy looking ground. Poor family though. Insurance does not replace family heirlooms and photos and such. It makes me mourn to think of it. They have my prayers, for all the good they might do...