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Shadow of Chernobyl by RS-foto Shadow of Chernobyl by RS-foto
Well this is not actually from Chernobyl, but somehow it reminded me strongly of the game "S.T.A.L.K.E.R - Shadow of Chernobyl" and it felt like a good name for the pic =)

The location of this shot is actually the same abandoned factory complex as in "Sleeping Giant"
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Destroth Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, this is really ood... just wanna ask, what u did to the colour and tone... and effects?
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Well it's hard to explain briefly but I'll try. I blended two exposures together to make kind of a manual HDR image. Then I used Hue/Saturation and Selective color to darken the colors and adjust tone. Also I used curves and duplicate layer with Overlay blend mode with masks to make local adjustments to the contrast. Actually now that I looked at the PSD file I noticed that there is acually not that much done to the colors and tone, mostly the sky.
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Destroth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yea the color seems a little less sharp..... but thats some nice technique u use, thx for the tips... got to try it out XD
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Darkening the colors sometimes helps to make a gloomy feeling to photos like this ;)
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Destroth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yea, thats what i like of your work... it give an interesting feeling..... i wanted to do that to some of my stuff, and i dont have access to a good photo editor (at the moment, soon to), and it just take a little too much effort to get the tone right... but it did work out (or i hope it did)
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Cloud-Leporifelis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the angle, it really gives the picture a different feel.
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much! =)
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stormtrooper106 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I've always had a thing for abandoned buildings or structures, that are just taken over by nature over time, I can't explain why, I just do. Really love the picture!
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much and sorry for late reply! =)
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edf Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, I love this shot! I love the empowering feel of the angle is. I love how the weeds are overgrown. I also like he nature versus manmade of th epic. What an awesome shot! Very great job!
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much, I really appreciate it! :)
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xxcaramelxx Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great !
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! =)
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nov1design Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
very good point of view, and i agree with the discription!
"Get out of here Stalker!" :)
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
hehe, thanks very much!
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Khiralicious Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
reminds me of the cement factory! am i right!?
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Me163-Komet Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Such a great shot
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OloS Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Student Photographer
Featured here :[link]
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eliteracer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
theres still radioactive deposits in chernobyl, and its people want be able to move back there in the next 100 - 200 yrs. but i want to know how did the chernobyl nuclear plant meltdown exactly?
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
I guess it still remains one of the great mysteries of all time. Maybe a malfunction in one of the systems or human error? There are several documents about chernobyl
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eliteracer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
however it done it, it will remain the sadest days in history
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FERONAS Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Brilliant!
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Feiti Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Your gallery is so good.. I love your compositions and treatments for your pictures + topics ! fav for this one, watch for other :)
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much, I appreciate it! =)
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netrex Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
Love the angle! Great work =)
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks, I appreciate it! =)
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rubixcu8e Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Nice shot. I like how nature is slowly creeping back to take over the structure.
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much! =)
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arthursDay Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008   Photographer
Love the contrast of colors and composition. Well done ;)
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much! =)
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M4XP4YN3 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Oh, Very nice photo :) It looks as Call of Duty IV :D
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much! =)
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React-Team-Sessions Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Curse you i thought it was Chernobyl Lmao i should be more observant :P good angel anyhow. x Top Notch (Y)
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yepi3w Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
love it!! =)
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tugbaakgul Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
woooooow :deviation:
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the3plesix Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Wow man, CLEAN photo! =)
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ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo is amazing ! I like the point of view, the composition, the colors. I featured it on my journal. :+fav:
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notbland Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Professional Photographer
Fantastic angle on this one.
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krazoo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
really good composition, the effect is excellent !
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much! =)
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Serinanth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
*busts out his crowbar and shotgun*
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luisfrocha Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome...
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SIRHC777 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
amazing composition... wow
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks! =)
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rivermyst Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shots you get from that factory, I may just have to visit it in person sometime!
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks, maybe a bit too far for a visit though? =p
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rivermyst Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Screw my life's savings, I'll find a way!
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
haha, I bet there's plenty of much more impressive places over there than this one =)
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LeBronJames Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
thats a beautiful shot
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much! =)
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