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

Steel Making- Braddock PA

Edgar Thomson Plant  United States Steel    Mon Valley Works in Braddock, PA Shot less than two weeks ago

How does color or lack of it affect a photograph? What about cropping?

The five photos below are all from one master image.

Discovered the folklore of Joe Magarac, a legendary steel worker from Croatia  tried to find online if that statue of a steelworker is supposed to be legendary Joe Magarac. Check out the article Folklore or Fakelore?

And I found a cool driving tour of the mills video from 1988

or see the Steel making process in this video

8 responses

  1. I like this series of photos. The steel statue in closeup black and white is a favoriate. I also took a picture of this statue and never thought to convert to black and white. You always give me so many good ideas.



    May 21, 2012 at 6:35 am

  2. the black and white are timeless! good!


    May 21, 2012 at 7:10 am

  3. Sue Reinfeld

    Timeless is a perfect way to describe black and white. I prefer them.


    May 21, 2012 at 8:19 am

  4. BEth Piraino

    Love it, very Pittsburgh


    May 21, 2012 at 8:20 am

  5. Gail Radley

    It’s all in your perspective, isn’t it


    May 21, 2012 at 8:51 am

  6. Oh sure, laugh. I wore this today!


    May 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm

  7. Erica Wells

    This is neat, Ruth. Will forward to my friend Pat in Braddock. Maybe she will know if the statue is Joe Magarac???


    May 21, 2012 at 11:24 pm

  8. Wow, cropping can totally change the look and feel of an image. A cool lesson!


    May 27, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Always good to hear from you.....

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