I’m absolutely ecstatic to be able to share an all-new multipart series focused on an amazing destination. This past week, JoDee and I visited Sloss Furnaces, a “preserved ruin” in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. Once a thriving iron smelting facility, it’s now a museum of industry that shows the historical roots of the “magic city.”
For this trip, I used several photography techniques, each of which I’ll illustrate in this series. I hope you enjoy seeing this vintage place through the Twilit Lens’ eyes.
Shown above is Sloss’ crown jewel: the blast furnace. I used an 8 mm fisheye lens set at f/11. The beauty of the fisheye is two-fold. First they’re a very artsy lens that can consistently capture the sheer scale of a scene. Second they’re very easy to focus: depth of field is amazing, from a few inches in front of your lens all the way to infinity.
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