Steel Mill Portraits

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by entropic remnants, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    I'm beginning this new set of pictures of the people of the steel mill. As each operating unit closes, I'll trickle out the pictures of the people. Not all want their faces shown, so some are a bit more anonymous but they are still portraits in a larger sense.

    This first batch is old photos from the days of CCD imagers, poor high ISO performance, and lower resolution. Mainly if not entirely from my old Nikon D200. As we proceed, we'll soon be to the Fuji shots. This was a project I abandoned a long time ago but then picked up again when it was announced we were closing -- then the restrictions on posting such pictures are gone.

    Click through to read a bit of a description of what their job was. For the most part, I'm avoiding naming folks just now.

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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2013
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    Bill
    Full of character John - I really like the lighting you have captured.
     
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  3. pniev

    pniev FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 13, 2013
    Classic and full of character indeed. Actors? ;-)
    Beautifully shot.
    And the D200 did a great job too.
     
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  4. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    Oh, they are a bunch of "characters", lol! Thanks!
     
  5. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    A few more from the archives

    Looking back over older shots -- difficult because when I imported old work I didn't keyword it all and I have to go through the shots to find any worth posting but I found a few more. These are from my old Nikon D200 or D80 cams also.

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  6. Peter Chin

    Peter Chin FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 2, 2013
    Those are some really nice environmental portraits, there's a lot of life in each one, thanks for sharing these moments with us.
     
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  7. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    Thanks everyone for the feedback. Hope you're prepared as over the next weeks probably north of 80 shots may be posted over time.

    As always, if you want a bit more information about exposure or about the folks there is some on most of them -- click through to flickr to see all that stuff.

    Here's some more and now we're into the Fujifilm shots (X100S, X-M1 or X-E1) -- this batch is all X-E1 and the 35mm f/1.4 lens.

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  8. Peter Chin

    Peter Chin FujiXspot Regular

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    I can only speak for myself...keep them coming, they are truly wonderful...it's probably my only chance to ever see something like this.
     
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  9. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    Next batch -- as always, click through to flickr for a brief description of the person's duties and of course if you want exif data, etc.

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  10. dduval

    dduval FujiXspot Regular

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    Oct 7, 2013
    All great John...nice work.
     
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  11. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    Well, I think I've put enough of these up at this point. There are dozens more to go as I move into the plate rolling, burning, and shipping areas. I think I'll quit taking up bandwidth here and just keep them to my sites.

    If this series interests you, I"ll be adding to it in the coming weeks on this flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/teamgriggs/sets/72157637575601983/ so have a look there if these continue to interest you and thanks for looking.

    Appreciate the comments, thank you all.
     
  12. BAXTING

    BAXTING FujiXspot Regular

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    Jul 19, 2013
    Aside from being great photos. Being what the situation/story is there I think what you have captured is priceless. These are real friends/coworkers and you see there genuine character because they must have a relationship with the person behind the camera as well. These people will all be immortalized through the story told through your amazing photographs.

    I know, that was deep right?

    I can't help but feel touched by each photograph. So much inspiration.

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  13. pniev

    pniev FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 13, 2013
    Site bookmarked! These photos are worth to be shown at an exposition. Love them all.

     
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