Reclaimed by Nature - Photography

Reclaimed by Nature - Photography

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

February 27th, 2012, 3:38 pm #1

Just stumbled across this bit of photography work. Shots of abandoned cars that have been reclaimed by nature. It's tough to look at them, and realize that at one point, these cars rolled off the line in showroom condition.

http://www.peterlippmann.com/lippmann3/ ... pmann.html



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CF
CF

February 27th, 2012, 8:14 pm #2

Noticing how most of those are French or German cars.... >
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Madcat
Madcat

February 27th, 2012, 9:16 pm #3

Just stumbled across this bit of photography work. Shots of abandoned cars that have been reclaimed by nature. It's tough to look at them, and realize that at one point, these cars rolled off the line in showroom condition.

http://www.peterlippmann.com/lippmann3/ ... pmann.html


Is it just me or do some of them look more like drawings than photos?
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GladMech
GladMech

February 28th, 2012, 12:21 am #4

Just stumbled across this bit of photography work. Shots of abandoned cars that have been reclaimed by nature. It's tough to look at them, and realize that at one point, these cars rolled off the line in showroom condition.

http://www.peterlippmann.com/lippmann3/ ... pmann.html


I was mowing behind my house and found a car once.

"Oh! I forgot THAT was there!"

(Georgia)

(Kudzu)
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Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

February 28th, 2012, 8:31 am #5

Noticing how most of those are French or German cars.... >
They are all French (Peugeot and Citroën, the ones I can positive identify)

No German cars, but then they only rust when commanded to do so
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Snowtroll
Snowtroll

February 28th, 2012, 1:22 pm #6

Just stumbled across this bit of photography work. Shots of abandoned cars that have been reclaimed by nature. It's tough to look at them, and realize that at one point, these cars rolled off the line in showroom condition.

http://www.peterlippmann.com/lippmann3/ ... pmann.html


What kind of bastard would leave such a beautiful car to a fate like that?

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Renegade_Azzy
Renegade_Azzy

February 28th, 2012, 4:03 pm #7

I blame Woodrow Wilson.
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Shalom
Shalom

February 28th, 2012, 4:08 pm #8

Just stumbled across this bit of photography work. Shots of abandoned cars that have been reclaimed by nature. It's tough to look at them, and realize that at one point, these cars rolled off the line in showroom condition.

http://www.peterlippmann.com/lippmann3/ ... pmann.html


Most of the cars on that page are good for nothing but scrap metal, if that, but one or two look like they might be restorable if someone has the time and money.
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Webwolf
Webwolf

February 28th, 2012, 11:05 pm #9

I was mowing behind my house and found a car once.

"Oh! I forgot THAT was there!"

(Georgia)

(Kudzu)
Need thermobarics!
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Doc Nickel
Doc Nickel

February 28th, 2012, 11:28 pm #10

Is it just me or do some of them look more like drawings than photos?
Or at least, heavily processed.

They look, first and foremost to be HDR, high dynamic range. That's a trick where you can use a digital camera to take multiple exposures of the same scene, altering the exposure for each one so that longer exposure reveal more detail in the darker or shadowy areas, while the shorter exposures show more detail in the well-lit parts without getting washed out.

Software combines the multiple exposures, so one image can show considerable shadowed detail but also clear well-lit detail, something that's usually not easy or even possible to do with a single exposure.

After that, he's further processed them by darkening key areas, notably the backgrounds. His aim was clearly to make them "loom" a bit more, to punch up the eerie, abandoned look.

So the result of heavily processing the images is to make them look... heavily processed.

Doc.
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