Nikon D5000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/8, ISO 200, 1 Second Exposure, -2EV
The abandoned Coal breakers of PA are some of the ultimate urbex scenes, I’ve been to. After 5+ hours in the car yesterday we were able to visit 2 in one day. This shot is from the 2nd breaker we visited and I must say this was the better of the two. I wanted to start off my Coal Breaker Series with a shot that represents the workers that once put in long, hard hours here. These boots were made for walking, but since the 1960′s they’ve just been sitting here in the coal breakers locker room. I am in awe over some of the HDR brackets I grabbed at this location and as a group, we definately plan to be back very soon. This particular breaker deserves more than one full day of shooting and since we were only able to spend 2 hours here, our second trip is already in the works!
I went for a single NON-HDR image that I processed through Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2. This software complete me when it come to B&W conversion. If you haven’t yet used it, I suggest you try it out. It’s only $100 until July 5th!