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Visions Of Winchester
by Staff | Jul 30, 2012 11:51 am
Posted to: Arts & Culture, Newhallville
Chris Randall probed into New Haven’s rifle-making past and, with a little help from Photoshop, emerged with some more psychedelic portraits of faded industry.
Randall, a photographer who also heads the New Haven Land Trust, recently completed a second clandestine venture into a vestige of New Haven industrial history. He entered the old Winchester rifle factory in Newhallville, where he took the pictures below.
After some computer enhancements, Randall’s turned out some more technicolor dreamscapes to go with the the images he made from a trip inside abandoned old English Station power plant on Grand Avenue.
Tags: Chris Randall, Winchester, spelunking
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Chris’ work is absolutely incredible…I dont think I have ever seen anything like it b4…
Great pics! Before they begin refurbishing it, they should offer this space to a hollywood studio, it would be a great setting for an action thriller/comic book/scary movie.
Great pictures! This technique is called HDR photography. It stands for High Dynamic Range Photography, and basically combines the lowest levels and the highest levels in a given image and combines them, hence the otherworldly effect!
A lot of current-generation cameras, even cell phone cameras like the iPhone have this feature built-in, but you can also create the images using a program like Photoshop, and two pictures taken at the high and low range of light.
I’m jealous you got to go in and photograph! I love old buildings. They lend themselves to creative photography.
These are good photos with good post capture editing. Another look would be to use high speed black and white film, or even better load a Holga with some TRI-X!