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UploadedDecember 21, 2011
TakenDecember 6, 2011
Exposure1/20 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length16 mm

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Looking down the old exposed driveshaft line that would have powered a whole row of the hosiery knitters at one time, but most have been removed.

The wheels near the floor would drive exposed belts (dangerous) to power the machines. Nowadays each machine would probably have it's own motor.

This is another in-camera HDR that I worked over.

16mm prime again on the NEX-3. It is usable stopped down and the extra width is welcome in a shot like this. It does have good contrast, but the corners can be very soft, the whole border soft wide-open, and then there's the CA...

Hopefully the late model NEX-C3, NEX-5N, and the new NEX-7 address automatic CA correction when outputting JPG files.

I should note that I am quite taken with the NEX-3 and also bought a NEX-5 body for the IR remote capability and to shoot without changing lenses in dirty areas (16mm possible with fisheye on one camera, 18-55 kit on the other). These will be my new light-weight Urbex kit.

Please visit the Entropic Remnants websiteor my Entropic Remnants blog -- THANKS!

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  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (20 Dec 2011):

    if the walls could talk--love these types of finds.

  • John Griggs

    John Griggs said (20 Dec 2011):

    Thanks, James. This is one of my favorite places to shoot, and I keep going back even though I might have gotten all the "good" pics, lol. I've researched this place heavily and it does have a very interesting history. Google "American Viscose" and its beginnings in Marcus Hook, PA. This is the original "research lab" building, one of the two original buildings still standing from the complex.

    The big problem is that it was a "Superfund" site and highly polluted, though remediation has been done now. The viscose rayon process was very, very toxic.

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