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…