PHOTOGRAPHER’S JOURNAL: Making pictures in the casting house was a series of experiments, as I learned to shoot in conditions I’d never experienced before. At its best, it was highly hit or miss. No shoot was more difficult than the priming of the casting furnace where there was always both too much and too little light. Priming and the challenges of photographing it are both described in "Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry." The casting house was and continues to be a learning experience.
I’m still figuring out new ways to get more out of the original RAW files. and I’ve re-developed this image, from 2012, to achieve better clarity and textures.
[Anaconda American Brass, Ansonia, casting house]