"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Carrie Furnace Reflection in the Monongahela River

With the sun sinking as I was headed to Swissvale to deliver Girl Scout cookies for Anna, I saw Carrie Furnace and the river in a warm glow.  I pulled into the Rivers of Steel parking lot and got out of the car and photographed a few  shots of the reflection.  And then I saw the full moon in the frame!  Good to return to a location shot before and to try to capture a different light and scene. No barge today. A travel channel video on the history and a tour of Carrie Furnace is here.  The autumn view is here.

17 responses

  1. BOTH PHOTOS ARE GREAT. Never saw this particular video before. Reminds me of my trip there and the photos I took here: http://wp.me/p23TG1-he Thanks for sharing.



    March 9, 2012 at 12:42 am

    • Thanks for sharing your photos Francine. I have never been in the place but hope to in the future. Maybe you can come with me and show me the highlights.


      March 9, 2012 at 12:52 am

  2. I like the colours and the softness of nature in the forground in contrast to the harshness of the manmade structures


    March 9, 2012 at 1:12 am

    • Thanks for stopping by the blog today.


      March 9, 2012 at 1:23 am

  3. Very interesting


    March 9, 2012 at 6:46 am

  4. BEth Piraino

    I love this picture. Iconic Pittsburgh


    March 9, 2012 at 7:19 am

  5. Sue Reinfeld

    Fascinating picture. Reflects in many ways.


    March 9, 2012 at 7:33 am

  6. Vincie

    Beautiful shot!


    March 9, 2012 at 7:34 am

  7. For some of us, Pittsburgh will forever be the Steel Capital of the World.


    March 9, 2012 at 7:37 am

  8. Erica Wells

    Isn’t this close to the Homestead labyrinth? …. also “maintained” by Rivers of Steel.” I’ll have to find out where they are located!


    March 9, 2012 at 9:03 am

  9. thirdhandart

    You captured the beautiful light perfectly Ruth! Carrie Furnace is a little like some of the old barns that I’ve been photographing… they’re remnants of a rich history left to decay in the fields.


    March 9, 2012 at 10:03 am

  10. Joyce

    Thank you so much for capturing and sharing part of Pittsburgh’s history. I remember sitting in the back seat of my dad’s car and seeing how the Homestead Works just lite up the city as we drove home from my Grandma’s. I really enjoyed the video website. Thanks so much.


    March 9, 2012 at 4:28 pm

  11. That river name is so familiar to me from the time my parents lived in PIttsburg. Fun reminder!!


    March 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm

  12. Hi Ruth, you have been awarded the 7X7 Link Award. Please see it listed here: http://wp.me/p23TG1-oH

    Really Love Your Blog.



    March 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

  13. I love the lighting!


    March 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm

  14. awesome shot.


    March 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  15. Pingback: Carrie Furnace on the Monongahela River | Ruth E Hendricks Photography

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