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in-camera post photography

Back to the factory at site D one more time, to face my fears and ascend the metal staircase bolted to the end wall. Not something I fancied doing previously, considering the increasing dereliction, scrap theft and fear of heights, but I wanted to try and potentially incorporate three different plains in the same photo; the mirror reflecting the camera on the steps, the roof structure above the mirror frame, and the ground visible between the steps below. It didn't quite work out like that but was worth facing the fear and climbing to the top. The staircase was built to enable hoist operators to get to their suspended control box just below the roof. (Load capacity was rated at 40 tons.) At times it seems almost feasible to create in-camera complexity resembling some post-photography strategies.