Martinsburg Roundhouse

I have had the opportunity to photograph the Martinsburg Roundhouse twice recently. It is a unique early railroad structure, one of the few totally covered turntables still in existence and the ONLY roundhouse of its type in the world with a cast iron structural frame. The attached slide show is from my first visit. Trying to convey the feel of the structure is difficult and the perspective with super wide lenses is interesting. I also have enhanced the color a bit to show off the interesting geometric pattern inside the roof. It is open to the public on a limited basic and more information can be found at Martinsburg Roundhouse.

The Printing Press

I recently had the opportunity to photograph the old printing press once used and now preserved by a large city newspaper. This thing is big, and as I photographed it, felt like I was in a movie from the 1940s with newsprint flying by and headlines jumping out.

Fun With Old Box Cameras

I have been taking photos with old box cameras recently. Below is a multiple exposure from a camera that is about 90 years old. The composition is totally done in the camera, in this case advancing the film a half frame at a time and composing the photo. You don’t know if it worked until you develop the film. I then digitize the film and work on things like contrast and toning. I have posted some examples of double exposures on my Artist site and blog. The photo here is of the Bethlehem Steel Furnaces in Bethlehem, PA.

Bethlehem Furnaces, Multiple Exposures

Bethlehem Furnaces, Multiple Exposures