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Devil’s in the details. Carrie Blast Furnaces, Pittsburgh PA.
I know by now it might seem like I’m pretty hypocritical. “Ooooh, get outside and explore” she says, “Sally-forth and visit new places” she tells us, while the only site it seems like I’ve explored has been the Carrie Furnaces in Homestead. That’s not really the case, I’ve done quite a bit of ‘splorin’ this year. Have you ever fallen in love with a place so much that you can’t stop looking through the photos you took there? Reminiscing with ever post you write? That’s Carrie to me. Its a marvel of an urbex site. If you’re ever in the Pittsburgh area, its as quintessential to the experience as french fries on your hamburger.
A view from the car trestle at Carrie Furnace, Pittsburgh PA.
Line is a critical element of the composition of a photo. Without the metal hook and cable creating a strong left-right curve in this picture, the long focal length would prevent your eye from traveling naturally from the foreground to the crane in the background. Despite emphasis on how important it is, that doesn’t make line any easier to recognize and incorporate into your shots. Good composition is something you must practice, something you must become adept at hunting. For me, finding beautiful lines where others fail to is one of the most fulfilling things about photography.