#UrbanExploration

Throwback Thursday

Roughly about a month after our first trip to the Packard Automotive Plant in February 2012, we made a second trip to explore more of the vast complex. On March 2012 trip we focused on exploring the buildings south of East Grand Boulevard. Again on this second trip we had good weather and we had good lighting as well. I pretty much photographed all day taking a series of three shots, one at correct exposure, one over exposed by one stop and one underexposed b one stop to allow for the flexibility to process them as HDR images. Also noteworthy is I made these images with an entry level Canon XSi DSLR camera and the 10-20 mm f/4.4 kit lens. Below are some of the photographs I made.

I hope you have enjoyed viewing my latest throwback Thursday post of our second trip to the Packard Automotive Plant located in Detroit, Michigan. Please feel free to leave your comments below.

Thanks,

— Dave —

Throwback Thursday

Back in February of 2012, James, Dave, Monroe and I decided to take a photographic adventure to the ruins of the famous Packard Automotive Plant located in Detroit, Michigan. The plant has been open to the elements, scrapers, homeless people, movies, parties and urban explorers for a number of years. It has since been bought by a business man who pledges redevelop it over the next several years and is now guarded so if you try to get inside to take a look around you risk being caught.

When we went to the plant, we thought that we would only be able to photograph the outside of the building. Quickly did we learn, the building was wide open and you could venture inside. Needless to say we ventured inside and we explored the building for the good part of a Saturday and we had unseasonably warm day for February which made it very nice.

Below are a number of photos that I made our adventures to the Packard Automotive Plant. Please note that this was my first time doing and high dynamic photography (HDR) and some of the photos are a bit over processed, which is a common occurrence for those just starting with HDR.

Thanks for viewing my photographs. Please feel free to comment below.

— Dave —

Photo Adventures 2018 - Part 2

Well the second day of my adventures with James was at the old Ohio State Reformatory or the Mansfield Reformatory.  We were a part of the Cleveland Photographic Society all access tour that allowed pretty much access to all the areas within the reformatory for four hours before they opened to the public.  The place was large and it is hard to believe that it only closed down in 1990.    Also take note this is where the movie The Shawshank Redemption was filmed in 1994.  Below are some of the images I made during our four hour tour.

Thanks for viewing my photographs.  Please feel free to leave comments or questions on this posting.  I am hoping to process more from our adventures inside the Mansfield Reformatory over the next few weeks.  I am pleased how the photographs turned out using my off camera flash and I am excited to try this with more photographs I make in the future.   -- Dave --