The holiday weekend is over, so it’s back to the daily grind- and the photo of the day!

Push On, Push Off

While we’re thinking of Memorial Day, here’s a photo from that weekend eight years ago. Eight years ago to the day actually, as this was taken May 26th of 2007. What’s significant about it is this was my first urban exploration outing ever, the silos of the abandoned Anchor Hocking glass factory in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

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The building was basically just an empty shell with not much to see, and nowadays I wouldn’t even consider it worth the trouble. But it was the only local abandonment I knew of at the time, so after many days of mulling it over I nervously went in. Despite the building being 8 stories tall I was only able to visit the ground floor- the ladder leading to the second floor had been cut and there were no stairs. Due to the building being fairly empty and my photography skills being pretty much nonexistent at the time I didn’t come away with many shots I’d consider worth keeping these days, but I did get a few and this is one of them.

  • Camera: Pentax *ist DL
  • Lens: Pentax 18-55mm
  • Focal Length: 38mm
  • F-stop: F/22 (no idea why I used such a high f-stop for a subject with such little depth)
  • Exposure Time: 1 second