Box Camera Photo – Steamtown Historic Site

Most of the Box Camera photos I have been posting on various sites are light challenged or double – multiple exposures. Here is a regular photograph, did a little extra contrast in computer, but does show capability of the Box Camera as snapshot sort of mechanism.

Diesel Engine Steamtown - Box Camera
Engine Steamtown – Box Camera

Bethlehem Furnaces

I have now visited the Hoover – Mason Trestle twice, and it is a wonderful vantage point from which to photograph the old Bethlehem Steel Furnaces. The photo here is an infrared photo I took during my first visit.

Infrared Bethlehem Steel Furnaces, Bethlehem, PA     Infrared Bethlehem Steel Furnaces
Infrared Bethlehem Steel Furnaces

Steamtown Box Camera Multiple Exposure

I just modified an old Kodak No. 2C Brownie to use 120 film, originally it took 130 film. Also cleaned the camera up a bit and did a minor repair or two, but not bad given that it is between 80 and 100 years old. Took it off to Steamtown yesterday and took a roll of pictures, in this case four. I have attached a multiple exposure I took of Engine 664 while on the turntable. This composition is totally done in the camera with contrast, dodging and burning done in digital processing after the negative was scanned.

Engine 664 On The Turntable, Steamtown National Historic Site
Engine 664 On The Turntable, Steamtown

Box Camera Photo – Steamtown

I have been playing with old box cameras. This is an example of the results, a little tuning up with Lightroom, but otherwise, it is just film…

Big Boy, Steamtown, Box Camera Photo
Big Boy, Steamtown, Box Camera Photo

Historic Structure Being Demolished

I have photographed this great old structure while it is being torn down on four occasions so far, and because of heightened security at the site, I may not be able to continue this study. I will post additional images and disclose the site when it is totally demolished.

A Lost Piece of History