Schlachthof 5

They started taking down one of the last ruins of the old east-german slaughterhouse here in Friedrichshain, right next to the Blankenstein Park i’ve featured in pictures earlier [1, 2]. Probably to make room for yet another super market. So i figured i’d go up there and sneak in, to get a new nice shot of the big hall while it still stands.

I particularly like this next one, as it reminds me of the shot in Twelve Monkeys, where Cole is on the surface, collecting specimen in the run-down department store, with the light streaming in thru the broken ceiling, and we get this hint of christmas muzak to foreshadow the later scene where, in the past, the very same department store is still buzzing with life.

All of these pictures were shot in infra-red and processed in Aperture 3, which has been testing my patience by being so. much. slower. than Lightroom. But alas, it gives better IR results. One of these days, i will need to look into creating a custom camera profile with Adobe’s NDG profiler, to get IR working better in Lightroom…


marc hoffman

Chief Architect and CEO here at RemObjects Software. Project Manager for Elements and lead developer of Fire, our awesome new development environment for the Mac.