Here’s another shot that I took during the Photowalk this past weekend. This is a shot of the Hayden Flour Mill that was built in 1874! My mouth waters when I think of the Urbex potential of this building. Unfortunately, it on a VERY busy intersection and is only 3 blocks from the nearest Police Station. If that wasn’t enough, the place is well sealed and there are security cameras around the outside of the building. We have of course asked permission to get in a photograph is but were denied. I don’t think that even I would attempt to get in. As I said before, I may be crazy but I’m not stupid.
When I took this photo of the building I immediately thought of the movie “The House on Haunted Hill,” and that was the inspiration I used during processing. I tried a lot of different effects and finally came out with a result I liked. This is a single image which I did NOT tonemap for once. I used Topaz Detail to add a little extra texture to the building, then I used the 30′s Noire filter from onOne’s Photo Tools to convert this to b&w. Next, I added some horizontal grain using Photoshop to provide some interesting texture to the image. I finished up by adjusting the contrast on the image and this is the result.