I recently revisited some images that I took several years ago while visiting Sloss Furnaces located in Birmingham. The furnaces operated from 1882-1971 producing pig iron. Pig Iron gets its name from the shape of the molds used which formed many individual ingots at right angles to a central channel. This configuration is similar in appearance to a litter of suckling piglets.
After closing it became one of the first industrial sites (and the only blast furnace) in the U.S. to be preserved for public use. Sloss was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1981.
After we arrived we had shower pop up. Then about twenty minutes later the sun came out and we had a beautiful afternoon. So some pictures have rain in the background, while in others the sun is shining.
I used a plugin by Redfield called Fractalius to process these images.
Fractalius allow you to create an unusual and unique image.
A couple of years or so ago the Syfy television show, Ghost Hunters visited Sloss with Meat Loaf as their special guest. They end up filming two shows at the furnaces. Upon leaving they expressed the impression that Sloss is clearly haunted, and stated that the investigation as one of their best in years.
Well, I find certain stories interesting, but I’m going just classify them as “unexplained”, and leave it at that. However, the image above was taken a year or so before the show, in the same tunnel that the hunters had many of their encounters. I have titled it “Walk This Way”. I know that in reality there has to have been some object located at the end, but in this image and others, it appear like an apparition directing the photographer to turn to the left.
Let’s just say that it’s a real good thing that I didn’t notice anything when I was in that tunnel alone photographing this. So on that note, have a Happy Halloween.