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Monochrome Madness 46

Today’s photo is a little bit older, but has a story. When I saw a photo a few minutes ago taken be a friend on G+,this photo came up to my mind.

You know, I live south of the Ruhr area, that part of Europe, where the industrial revolution started centuries ago when a shepherd boy found coal by incident. In the middle of the last century, the mining and the steel industries went worse. Many plants and mines had to be closed for economic reasons. It was much cheaper to by coal overseas and ship them elsewhere, then digging it from the ground here in Germany. The same with steel plants.

The photo below is taken in a former steel plant. The enormous walls are the walls of the coal and ore bunkers. That plant is open to the public as a park. It’s a paradise for photographers.  Every now and then I already published photos taken there (i.e. here).

When you’re in my area and want to visit that park, drop me a line.

I developed this photo in bw from the beginning, because it has, in my opinion, a distinct mood for monochrome. For this challenge I reworked it by using Tonality Pro.

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This is my contribution to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.

Take care!

(as always: click on the photo to see them in a bigger size)

architecture, art, history, photo-of-the-day, photography, technic, world

Monochrome Madness 44

600_1230-e_wbTodays photo for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness is taken in steelworks.

Back in October, I was in this closed steelworks with some friends. Every now and then, I like to go there. It has so many interesting views.

This part is a rope belt conveyor, that broad cole and ore up to the furnace to keep the fire burning for melting the ore and get the iron and steel out of it.

Take care!

(as always: click on the photo to see them in a bigger size)