The one thing I learned over the weekend that industry has its own beauty. While the Water Works and the Silos were functional and productive facilities, the design lent itself to interesting and wonderful photographic beauty. This is another image from Silo City. I love the symmetry and the balance as well as the way the light is reflected. Hope you enjoy.
While shooting this massive silo complex in Buffalo this past weekend I had the opportunity to shoot some models provide by another photographer that was there. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed shooting people and maybe it’s time to do more of that kind of shooting. Here is one of my images from hundreds that I shot while there.
This was an image made once again at the Buffalo Water Works. What an amazing place for so many cool shots. This was shot by crawling into and old rusty valve and shooting out.
So, today I have been editing images from the last few days. I keep coming back to the Buffalo water works images and how it was so Steam Punked. when shooting I did 5 exposure with 1 stop differences. Today I did some real HDR images of these images and they are just so cool. Here is one I just finished.
This image is part of the big steam pump that I posted yesterday. This was amazing engineering for the time. Everything was massive and heavy.
I have been shooting up a storm in Buffalo, NY this past few days. As you know from previous posts I love the urban decay, rust and such. I was fortunate enough with some other photographers to be able to shoot in Buffalo’s Silo City. This is a huge complex where grain from all over the country used to come in the early 20th century. These building are immense and have been a great joy to photograph the last few days. There will be more images posted in the coming days. This shot though was done at the Buffalo Water Works where we also had an exclusive vista to photograph this place up close. This is one of the 100 year old massive pumps.
Here is my first interior shoot at Silo City. Amazing place with lots of potential. Look for more soon.
I am in Buffalo with Michael Reichmann shooting abandoned grain elevators for the next few days. The places we will be shooting are amazing and I am looking forward to a very productive few days of great photography. Today before arriving in Buffalo I had to stop offend try some new Lee Filters. This image was made with the Lee Seven 5 filter system with a big stopper filter. This is a 28 second exposure.
Scotland – land of the castle. This image is of the famous Castle Stalker. I have shot this castle at different times of the day and with different tides. This image was made late afternoon at low tide.
I was recently interviewed by Rick Sammon for his Digital Photo Experience podcast. We discussed my photography as well as the Luminous-landscape website that I am publisher of. The interview begins around the 30 minute mark if you want to FF to it. Scroll to the bottom of the article to find the play button or download MP3. Click here to be taken to the Podcast Page.