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Lithgow Blast Furnace - Slag Dump by Bev Woodman
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Another angle through the archway at the ruins of the Blast Furnace in Lithgow NSW Australia. This image shows the remnants of the hearth of the blast furnace when it was eventually shut down and cooled – leaving this huge and unusual monolith of iron and slag. Today it stands as a monument to the industrial wealth that was once on this site.

Taken with the Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270 mm lens, hand held.

I love the challenge of capturing what I see, admire and love. To share it with you is an added bonus. Photography to me is recording history. Please explore my galleries and enjoy♥

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  • Steve  Woodman
    Steve Woodmanover 4 years ago

    Great framing, Bev.

  • Thanks Steve … the lump of slag was huge … the image doesn’t really show its size … I did walk over to it though and took some shots looking back from it at the ruins♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 4 years ago

    Another great photo and good detail Bev.

  • Thanks Sharon … I find these places fascinating. I just love the history and find it rewarding to capture what is left of what was once a vital part of our industrial past♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Julie-Ann Vellios
    Julie-Ann Velliosover 4 years ago

    beautiful work Bev

  • Hi Julie-Ann … thank you for the favourite and comment … I always value your input♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkover 4 years ago

    Beautifully composed Bev. Looks like two enormous horns sticking out.

  • Thanks John … I found this huge piece of slag fascinating … it was huge♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 4 years ago

    Well done Bev this is great! Love the framing. :-)

  • Thank you Cynthia for the lovely comment … so pleased you liked it♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • lianne
    lianneover 4 years ago

    Oh I think I just might like this one best of all Bev – this framing is so incredibly dramatic and the detail so clear. What a fabulous series this makes, my dear friend. xox

  • Thank you sincerely Lianne for the wonderful comment and especially for the favourite too♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • jimbeamgirl22
    jimbeamgirl22over 4 years ago

    great shot Bev! well framed!

  • Thank you Melissa for commenting … how it that little man going?

    – Bev Woodman

  • trobe
    trobeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful composition – anda fascinating subject.
    This and a few of your other images might go well in “All That’s Archaeology” – we could do with some good industrial archaeology in the Group. Worth taking a look?

  • Thanks Trobe for the comment and suggestion about the group … will go and check it out … this was a truly amazing monument to what was once and is no more!

    – Bev Woodman

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 4 years ago

    Nothing like the aussie bush for a back-drop!! Wonderful capture Bev!! *-)

  • Thanks Deb … I agree with the back-drop … the ever faithful gum tree!

    – Bev Woodman

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyover 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful, Bev. I love all the textures and rustic feel.

  • Thank you Tibby … sorry for the delay … so pleased you liked this one♥

    – Bev Woodman

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