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CMasterCMaster Registered Users Posts: 63 Big grins
edited January 5, 2005 in Landscapes
I've finally gotten a chance to get out and get some pictures around town. Johnstown was once a thriving steel mill town. I'd say a good third of the town was comprised of the steel mills. Now that the area has been stripped of it's resources, there are literally hundreds of acres of abandon steel mills. Excellent for photography though :wink

If you're interested...some history of the town.

Any feedback or comments you guys have I would greatly appreciate. Still got lots and lots to learn.

I believe this building is from around the 1880s.
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Window in an alley
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After some further reflection, I've thought how I could have framed this shot a little better. But one of my favorites.
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An abandoned loading bay. My grandfather use to work in this mill.
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I was very happy with the result of this picture!
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The rest of the gallery.
-- Paul (pmack.smugmug.com)

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    cletuscletus Registered Users Posts: 1,930 Major grins
    edited January 4, 2005
    CMaster wrote:
    I believe this building is from around the 1880s.
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    Ok, but not as good as some of your other shots. The composition doesn't really grab me, and image is a bit flat for my taste.
    CMaster wrote:
    Window in an alley
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    Outstanding... I love it thumb.gifclap.gif
    CMaster wrote:
    After some further reflection, I've thought how I could have framed this shot a little better. But one of my favorites.
    13711243-S.jpg
    Very good. Interested to see your alternate framing.
    CMaster wrote:
    An abandoned loading bay. My grandfather use to work in this mill.
    13711244-S.jpg

    I was very happy with the result of this picture!
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    I really like the compositions in these last two. Nice use of selective focus, especially in the shot of the stack. Other than maybe bumping up the contrast a bit I wouldn't change a thing!
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    CMasterCMaster Registered Users Posts: 63 Big grins
    edited January 4, 2005
    Eric, I really appreciated the time you too to respond to my post. Thanks thumb.gif

    I agree with you on the first picture. Kinda bland. Was hoping the geometry would set off the picture. Heh heh..that kinda failed lol3.gif
    Cletus: ...Interested to see your alternate framing
    If I get back to there, I'd like to put the text in the very lower right-hand corner and fill the rest of the frame with the garage door.

    Here's the left side of that same building..
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    Church door
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    I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I like the composition, but feel the background is too soft. I also think I like the B&W more than the color one
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    A little bit further down the sidewalk from the last shot
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    Along the many railroad tracks
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    -- Paul (pmack.smugmug.com)
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    ian408ian408 Administrators Posts: 21,914 moderator
    edited January 4, 2005
    CMaster wrote:
    I've finally gotten a chance to get out and get some pictures around town. Johnstown was once a thriving steel mill town. I'd say a good third of the town was comprised of the steel mills. Now that the area has been stripped of it's resources, there are literally hundreds of acres of abandon steel mills. Excellent for photography though mwink.gif

    If you're interested...some history of the town.

    Any feedback or comments you guys have I would greatly appreciate. Still got lots and lots to learn.

    I believe this building is from around the 1880s.
    I like the abandoned dock shot. The fence sums up a little of
    the US Steel history in that it portrays the mill as inaccessible
    to a ready work force.

    Ian
    Moderator Journeys/Sports/Big Picture :: Need some help with dgrin?
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    USAIRUSAIR Registered Users Posts: 2,646 Major grins
    edited January 5, 2005
    Cmaster
    Good stuff
    I like the last three of your first post .
    And on your second the only one that didn't do it for me was the church,all the rest good shots.
    I really like the b/w of the last post.

    Thanks
    Fred
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