It has been quite some time since I have posted a new image. Been very involved with numerous creative projects and will try to catch up. Have returned to Steamtown National Historic Site to take a few photos with a new camera.
I have had the opportunity to photograph the Martinsburg Roundhouse twice recently. It is a unique early railroad structure, one of the few totally covered turntables still in existence and the ONLY roundhouse of its type in the world with a cast iron structural frame. Trying to convey the feel of the structure is difficult and the perspective with super wide lenses is interesting – actually two photos merged together. I also have enhanced the color a bit to show off the interesting geometric pattern inside the roof. Oh, I was lying down when a took this series of photos and those are my feet at the bottom of the frame. The Roundhouse is open to the public on a limited basis and more information can be found at Martinsburg Roundhouse.
I recently had the opportunity to photograph the old printing press once used and now preserved by a large city newspaper. This thing is big, and as I photographed it, felt like I was in a movie from the 1940s with newsprint flying by and headlines jumping out.
I have been taking photos with old box cameras recently. Below is a multiple exposure from a camera that is about 90 years old. The composition is totally done in the camera, in this case advancing the film a half frame at a time and composing the photo. You don’t know if it worked until you develop the film. I then digitize the film and work on things like contrast and toning.
Note added 12-16-2017:
This original magazine has been updated to a preliminary photo study, Port of Savannah, A Photographic Study, available on Amazon. John is continuing to actively photographic the port area and eventually will publish a finished work.
Yes, the latest edition of John Van Horn Photo, has hit the news stands… well it is available at Blurb. Spring 2015, The Harbor, Savannah, GA: photographs of the harbor from various points along the shore and on the water.
Note added 12-16-2017:
This original magazine has been updated to: Faces of the Sea, Stock Island – The Florida Keys, available on Amazon. John is continuing to actively photographic the port area and eventually will publish a finished work.
John has decided to publish a quarterly magazine of his photos and various projects. John Van Horn Photo is available initially through Blurb.
I seem to always be chasing something… interesting. Today it was a tug boat pushing a barge, fun series of photos and so am posting one of the first.
And the Moon was really there when I took the photo.
We often hear the term, “Exit Strategy”, used relative to military, diplomatic and business operations. Think about it…
Fall means Halloween and so my first post in several months needs to be a haunting photo. This is from a series of photos I took of the E. H. Werner Power Station in South Amboy, NJ as it was being demolished.