Everyone likes new stuff, right? Well, here’s something new! I’ve got some film from last weekend fresh out of the developing tank, and here’s the first of many photos I’ll be sharing from it.

Machine Messiah

Well, this thing is BIG. What you’re looking at is an idled blast furnace at an abandoned steel mill. The scale of everything in the mill is immense, yet in most parts of it it’s packed in so tightly there’s barely room to move around it. The areas immediately surrounding the blast furnaces are different, though- they’re vast, open spaces that actually confuse the senses a little, as it feels like such emptiness cannot be contained under a roof. To give an idea of the scale here: you see those two large vents angling downward from the sides of the furnace? Those are about 12 FEET off the ground. Plus, only about the lower quarter of the furnace is contained under this roof. The rest towers over the surrounding industrial complex.

Advertisement

This behemoth (one of four here) now stands silent as most steel manufacturing has moved overseas.

  • Camera: Pentax K1000SE
  • Lens: Tokina 19-35mm
  • Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100

More daily photos on my Flickr and Instagram pages.