Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Finale



It’s time to close out another year of sharing my photography here on the blog.   As I have mentioned several times this year, my work with the Nature Visions Expo had an unintended side effect.  It reduced the time I had available to get out and shoot but  I’m not complaining  The Expo is a prestigious event and I’m honored to do my part.  The fact remains that I need to find a way to better manage my time so I still have time to pursue my passion, photography. 

The shot above was taken at the JW Cooper School in Shenandoah, PA.  I spent the day here last August with friends Corey Hilz, Jeff Johnson, and Andy Jezioro.  The owner of the building is in the process of trying to stabilize the property and make some improvements.  It is very much a work in process and he was very kind in allowing us to shoot here all day.   Visiting this area it is quite clear that the local economy is struggling.    It turns out that at one time Mahanoy City was a boom town but that was about 100 years ago.  While the coal industry is still active, I suspect that the activity is a fraction of what it once was.   

5 comments:

A.Barlow said...

That's a really cool shot. Like the pano crop. The color tone also gives it a nice bit of character.

Don Rosenberger said...

Thanks Aaron. In this case it's not a crop. It's a stitched pano using the RRS pano kit. I rarely crop my images. It's an obsession of mine to try and get the composition right in camera. The tone is from Topaz B&W.

Eden said...

Awesome shot! Great work.

Anonymous said...

Great Picture, Don. It was a pleasure meeting you and your friends. You're all very talanted. Actually, the school is in Shenandoah. Mahanoy city is a neighboring town.
Kent Steinmetz

denise said...

Don, I love the way you composed this, the conversion is perfect.