Category Archives: Photo Shoots 2013 – 2014

The Places Your Camera Can Lead You

Most of us in the US are so used to having electricity that we simply take for granted when we flip on that switch it will be there. It will light our lights, freeze our ice-cream, heat our soup, and run our computers. But do you ever think about where that electricity comes from?

I recently had the opportunity to visit one of the many locations where our electricity is generated and met a few of the people who make it all happen.blogcopyIMG_9391

It was
pretty dang cool!

I enjoyed watching all the machinery that it takes just to get the process started; and I never really thought about how combustible coal is. Did you know they keep that stuff moving around just so it doesn’t burst into a giant fire ball right there in the coal yard!

I did a little reading online the other day and found out that, at some plants, the giant pulverizer that grinds the coal does so in a way that turns that stuff into a powdery substance; kind of the texture of talcum powder.

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YIKES! and I was standing right there where they push the coal into that thing!!

Don’t you just love the places your camera can lead you?

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Men, Mules, And Bricks

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to visit a 100 year old building. This building was built with mainly two pieces of equipment; men and mules. Well; three if you count the bricks! All those bricks!!

 

Built By Man And Mule 1/250 - f/4.0 - ISO 200 - 24mm - converted to black and white
Built By Man And Mule
1/250 – f/4.0 – ISO 200 – 24mm – converted to black and white

 

The work that must have gone into this. Talk about blood, sweat, and tears! This is architecture at it’s most creative. The details that were hand built into this building are just beautiful.

 

Standing Through Time 1/400 -  f/10.0 - ISO 200 - 24mm - converted to black and white
Standing Through Time
1/400 – f/10.0 – ISO 200 – 24mm – converted to black and white

 

My photos don’t even begin to show all the hard work those men put into this project.

Can you imaging walking around way up there in the air on those walls as it grew taller and taller?

 

Hand Built 1/400 - f/11 - ISO 200 - 105mm - converted to black and white
Hand Built
1/400 – f/11 – ISO 200 – 105mm – converted to black and white

 

The most amazing thing about this building is that, it is still in use today, and has remained in use throughout it’s 100 year life span.

I’ll just bet that it’s still standing in another 100 years.

 

If These Walls Could Talk 1/100 - f/4.0 - ISO 200 - 24mm - converted to color
If These Walls Could Talk
1/100 – f/4.0 – ISO 200 – 24mm – converted to color

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