Image taken Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Posted Thursday, February 28, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


A doorway with a warning sign about asbestos, with a partial danger sign in foreground.


Palm Beach, Gold Coast
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is an abandoned unit block near where we were staying. It looks quite unassuming, in an anonymous, 70s/80s square kind of fashion, until you look a bit closer and see that all of the windows and doors are boarded up, with asbestos warnings everywhere.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/20" @ f/1.4, ISO 12800 (Manual focus using live view and zoom-in focus assist)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Saturation -30
  2. Highlights -100, shadows +20, white clipping +45, black clipping -30
  3. Noise reduction: Luminance +60 (huge noise due to very high ISO)

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