This is one of my favorite images of the year because of the color, light and textures. Someone told me once that the medium of photographers is not film or digital sensors, but rather shadows. This photo is evidence of that.
Kodak Tri-X 400, Leica M7. Serious enough to write across the side of the tank, but not serious enough to have a sign made.
Looking up from the industrial courtyard.
“Ballistite is a smokeless propellant made from two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine. It was developed and patented by Alfred Nobel in the late 19th century.” -Wikipedia.
A snapshot showing the staircase and catwalks in the middle of the boiler room.
This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.
Where the tailings boom meets the mill.
From an unsteady perch atop the blast furnace, the morning light began to leach into the complex below.
A switchboard to control the flow of electricity into the plant from the city and generators.
On the top floor of the former casket building is the finishing line for the coating section; on this section the final spray of plastic would hit the wood before a small furnace would seal the plastic permanently to the surface, making it more resilient, I assume.