Yesterday we had too much time before a party and were in the neighborhood so I talked my mom into exploring an abandoned parking garage with me. I had never been to this location before and it was pretty amazing.
When I was going in for this shot, I started some pigeons out of their comfortable hiding place and they scared the living daylights out of me. I screamed and flailed a little. I'm not a very good urban explorer.
Many urban explorers employ HDR to enhance the scene and capture all the shadows, highlights, and details as they saw them (or better than they were in real life). I was having issues with the contrasty midday sun and my digital camera's issues capturing decent dynamic range so I decided to try some HDR too. They look artistic but fake. There's a time and a place for HDR and I don't know if the rooftop of this garage was the right place.
There was surprisingly little graffiti or intentional damage. I was both excited and disappointed to note this.
Back in the day when this place was still open, I came here with my family. It's so strange to see that it's shut up and just decaying, even though everything around it is still open. I feel like I owe it to the building this garage attaches to to tell its story. I just need to get permission to explore.