Creepy Dirt Pool

Filled In Pool Redux

This shot is from a walk with the family the night I got home and opened the new D800. I literally hadn’t taken the time to do anything but put a battery in and put the 24-70 f/2.8 on before running out the door with the family.

The local city college has been undergoing renovations, and this building hasn’t gotten the benefit of those changes. There’s a swimming pool on the left, but it’s been filled in with dirt. The flood lights were off, but the buildings are lit with creepy (sodium vapor?) lights, casting an eerie glow over the scene. I steadied the D800 on a wall and did the best I could to get a reasonably sharp shot at 1/6 sec. at f/5.6 and ISO 6400. I took this version into Nik Color Efex Pro and used Pro Contrast, Detail Extractor and Cross Processing (to enhance the creepy glow to better reflect what the scene looked like to me).