old school by HillbillyDeluxe

old school

by HillbillyDeluxe in HDR

Shot in an old high school turned museum. These desks and classroom were used about a 100 years ago.

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  • Submitted:Jun 14th, 2011
  • Resolution:1500x2100
  • Date Created:Jun 14th, 2011
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  • Camera:NIKON D300
  • Exposure:1/8
  • Aperture:f/5.0
  • Focal Length:17mm
  • ISO Speed:200
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  • TerrySlater


    Ah I remember them well

    Jul 1st Reply
  • FoldedSteel


    I love the detail here, awesome work.

    Apr 2nd, 2012 Reply
  • essencestudios


    an absolutely beautiful picture in my eyes

    Nov 7th, 2011 Reply
  • Litavis


    Now I am also full of memories...

    Jul 26th, 2011 Reply
  • seikiunne11


    This brings memories. Some good and some sad memories.

    Jul 24th, 2011 Reply
  • mayumi


    I agree with Meng. Love the lighting!!

    Jul 16th, 2011 Reply
  • 7Shadows


    The lighting is amazing. Great mood.

    Jun 28th, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe


      Even on crappy days the light is pretty good in that room. It makes shooting fun. I've been trying to figure out a way to bring a more human element into the shot but not exactly sure how to go about it.

      And thanks for the fav too! I always appreciate it!

      Jun 28th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • SharonP


      An open book on a desk towards the back might add a human element to this. Just a small book - or a piece of paper (parchment) with lettering on it perhaps, or maybe even an old fashioned caligraphy pen. But the colours in the timber add a real warmth to this that might be enough of a human element.

      Jul 9th, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe


      A book might just do the trick! I'll have to remember to borrow a book from the library just around the corner next time I'm in that area! Cheers for the idea!

      And thank you very much for the fav on this shot too!

      Jul 10th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
  • Handie


    Awesome shot - such warm tones and lovely detail!

    Jun 22nd, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe


      Thank you. I was worried about the colors at first but the HDR program handled them well.

      Jun 23rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Handie


      It sure did - the textures are so different on the floor and the desks. the desks look so smooth and worn - you can tell that they had been well used. And well preserved!

      Jun 23rd, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe


      I teach a class there but they don't let us use these old rooms. They remodeled a bunch of rooms for public use. It's quite interesting to teach where there is so much history.

      Jun 23rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Handie


      I bet there is - that's the one thing that I wish we had more of here - history. Parts of our country are so young. I'm often envious of photographers who live in places that have so much character and history!

      Jun 23rd, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe


      Don't be jealous. You have rugged beauty in your backyard to photograph. I miss that. And Canada has a pretty decent history especially the west with it's settlers and small towns. Makes for interesting shoots!

      Jun 23rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Handie


      Yes, you are right - I guess that you kind of get used to what's around you and other places/things always seem a bit more interesting because it's foreign!

      Jun 23rd, 2011 Reply
  • Dynnnad


    The lighting and textures created by the wood are very interesting to look at, very nice photo!

    Jun 14th, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe


      Thank you. I love the light that comes through the big windows to the right of the desks. Nicely difused as it is thick old single pane glass from a long time ago. I was worried about the color of the desks and the floor getting too muddled together. But they seem okay. This is a reshoot of an earlier attempt a few years ago that I posted on another website. I prefer this one as it has deeper, richer colors and a bit tighter framing. My only regret is that I didn't separate the desks a little more to give more space.

      Jun 15th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Dynnnad


      You are most welcome.

      I think the lack of space creates the mood of those old stories you hear about schools very well though.

      And the contrast takes care of it not getting muddled together hehe :)

      Jun 15th, 2011 Reply
  • JurgenDoe


    WOW .. I love the angle and the wood pattern coming out so great in this shot .. Awesome capture Tom :)

    Jun 14th, 2011 Reply Subscriber