canon 10d @ 800 iso
tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
this is in centralia, pa. it was a coal mining town for many years. in 1961 the mines caught fire and numerous attempts to put them out failed. 44 years later, the town is a ghost town (i think twelve houses remain occupied) and huge tracts of land have been reduced to smouldering scorched earth. veins of coal run everywhere for miles, and the fire is still very much alive and spreading.
molto bella e raffinata.. very interesting shot!
Nice - very "Night of the Living Dead"!
Great silhouette shot. Love the previous entry too.
this is in centralia, pa. it's (or was) a coal mining town for many years. in 1961 the mines caught fire and numerous attempts to put them out failed. 44 years later, the town is a ghost town (i think twelve houses remain occupied) and great swaths of land have been reduced to smouldering scorched earth. veins of coal run everywhere for miles, and the fire is still very much alive and spreading.
Matt, this is exceptional. It really works to have the words to accompany this. I could have been 'just a fantastic Matto shot', but it's so much more with words!
Hey Matt, Another great image! I just noticed the spotlight on my site and appreciate it very much! I may have to switch to another host if the server problems are not resolved soon. Thanks again!
I'm kind of curious how it is you do all this travelling, Matt.
Do you work for the CIA? And if so, is it wise to hip the bad guys to your travels by recording this photographic record?
with a name like joe briefcase you shouldn't need to ask if I'M cia :)
i've been on the road a spell. coming home soon though. just been bopping around in my time off. busy summer coming up though! back to work!
Very nice! Some friends and I are planning a day trip to Centralia, just to get on the road and to satisfy our curiousity.
Wonderful shot, great color!
I like this version better than the first. You've captured the mood in this shot. Well done.
Just wanted to add my "ditto." The color background is stunning, even if it is created by a destructive fire.
oh hey... the colour of the sky isn't due to the fire at all, that's just the sunset :)
the fire is all underground. it's more of a slow smoulder that a fire. it doesn't glow, that i know of, just smokes a lot.
I've managed to save up roughly $77453 in my bank account, but I'm not sure if I should buy a house or not. Do you think the market is stable or do you think that home prices will decrease by a lot?
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