Outside in the wasteland
These shots are from the same outing to the old tram works in Leith that these pics came from, but from around the outside of the buildings. I had completely forgotten about these pics until I saw Astra Wally’s post featuring a couch, and I was reminded of the couch in the first image. I love these old buildings because they have so much character and the old design, especially the round windows, looks great. Most of the graffiti is in the inside of the buildings but there is some on the outside and the blue graffiti next to the couch is my favourite.
I considered doing these shots in black and white, but I quite liked the colourful graffiti in the first pic and also the contrast between the red brick and the blue sky in the other two. All three were put through single image HDR toning in Photoshop CS5, but only with a little editing to bring out the detail as I wanted to keep them looking natural. Other than that the only other changes were in the colour curves to bring out the red in the brickwork, as well as a few adjustments to exposure and contrast levels, again to help bring out the details.