Lithgow Blast Furnace (just west of the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia) … a site which is now the only remaining relic of Australia’s iron-making history. Walls are barely standing – these structures are a sad shell of what they were. The Furnace was established in 1886 by William Sandford, and it continued production until 1928 when the entire industry was moved to Port Kembla on the South Coast.
Geek info: Handheld, shutter priority, f/8, ISO 160, WB cloudy, Metering centre weighted. Photomatix HDR from a single jpeg (1/3 EV) and tweaked in CS3.
Voted into the top 10 of the Old Buildings challenge in the Weekly Themes Group, May 2010
Featured in the Weekly Themes Group, May 2010