Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Carrie Blast Furnace Locker Room

Here are a few more images of the Carrie blast furnace site.  This was in the locker room.  I am having trouble deciding if I prefer the first or the second image (the horizontal or vertical version) of the bench and the lockers.  What do you think?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Carrie Blast Furnace

This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing the historic Carrie blast furnace complex here in Pittsburgh.  At its peak, it produced 1,250 tons of iron a day, though it has been closed for more than 30 years.  The technology is from the 1930s, and is the last remaining example of this in existence.  It is being preserved as part of the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, which is working to create a 38-acre national park on the site.

To learn more, visit the Rivers of Steel site.

I was there for several hours and took a lot of photos, as you may imagine, but I think this one is my favorite.  It could be any old warehouse, but I like the balance of light and dark in this one especially. 

I'll be back with more images from the Carrie furnace soon!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Winter in Yellowstone

I know I was complaining about the winter weather in my last post, but when you don't need to go out in it to get groceries, when you can just enjoy it, well, it can be amazing.  One year my husband and I visited Yellowstone National Park the first weekend the roads were opened, in late April.  It was steadily snowing all day, but it made for beautifully harsh landscapes.  This is my favorite image from the day.  The contrast of the azure blue of the hot springs pool with the blowing snow and grey skies stunned me when I saw it in person and it still does every time I look at this image.

I just listed this as a print in my shop.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cold, Snow, Ugh.

Wow, this has been one fierce winter.  It has snowed almost every day since we got back from South Carolina soon after the new year.  I am sick of digging my car out from under the snow and of shoveling the steps and the driveway.  It would be different if I could at least get out in it to take photos, but it is difficult with Wyle.  Next year she'll be walking, and more tolerant of the cold, and I keep telling myself that my camera will get a workout then. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

NEW SHOP: Leaf and Bloom

Hi everyone!  Since the beginning of the year I have been working on a special project - a new shop!  I decided my botanical photography deserved a space of its own, so I opened Leaf and Bloom on Etsy. 

Mile Marker will remain open but I will be overhauling it in the next few months and adding a lot more travel photography to it.

Until then, be well!