Haifa

Giant Relic- The Making Of... by Yuval Shiboli

I had a couple of hours to shoot in Haifa- The northern seaport city of Israel.
Back in the 80', as a teenager leaving up north, I used to travel back and forth through Haifa's central bus station.
A giant monster of concrete covered with black stains of smoke ejected from the endless diesel engines running through it's trails.

Haifa Old central station

by "Eged" historic archive
(Click picture for source) 
 

Nowadays, new bus stations are active in Haifa and the old station is left deserted- a giant relic from an age of diesel and concrete.
Surrounded with walls it has turned into a blocked construction site... Luckily for me it was empty and the gate was open :)
I couldn't resist the window of opportunity and marched in to find the best spot.

I decided to frame the tall tower with the bridge. I really liked the decayed texture of the heavy brifge. as it was shadowed and completely contrasted to the bright skies I took several serieses of 3 frame HDRs.

2 HDR.jpg

HDR

HDR Efex Pro Nik plugin

Perspective
and crop

Lightroom

Remove sky

Photoshop

B&W
conversion

Silver Efex Nik Plugin

Add
clouds

Photoshop

Selective light
and contrast

Silver Efex Nik Plugin

Here's a short video of the sequance:

I really enjoyed working on this image- it took me back to my childhood days.
Hope you enjoy it too.... Share your thoughts and comment bellow. Feel free to like and share.
Cheers