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Carrie Furnace

  • May 10, 2014 · 4:30 PM
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We first visited Carrie Furnace in November and had a fantastic time!!  The site managers really liked the type of night photography that we were doing(light painting and woolies). So we have arranged to do it again in May!   This is an unique opportunity to have access to an abandoned location, legally, for low light, light painting and woolies. 


The price of this meetup includes the cost of access to the site, which RRTP has arranged with the owners.

Bring your big flashlights and lets do some Light Painting!!  We will meet at 4:30pm and have 4 hours to photograph until sunset and then an additional 2 hours after sunset.  This should allow for some great photography!!  

We have also arranged to photograph the W.A.Young Machine Shop on Sunday.  This will be a separate meetup and not included in the price for this meetup.  

Before registering for this meetup please download and read the attached release.  A release is required for every participant.  

Carrie Furnace Directions and Release

http://donrosenberger.com/download/Directions%20and%20Liability%20Waiver%202013

RRPT Waiver and Release

http://donrosenberger.com/download/RRPTWaiver.pdf


Some additional images:  

https://www.flickr.com/photos/43446162@N05/sets/72157633312168223/

From Wikipedia:

Carrie Furnace is a derelict former blast furnace located along the Monongahela River in the Pittsburgh area industrial town of Rankin, Pennsylvania. It had formed a part of the Homestead Steel Works. The Carrie Furnaces were built in 1884 and they operated until 1982. During its peak, the site produced 1000 to 1250 tons of iron per day. All that is left of the site are furnaces #6 and #7, which operated from 1907 - 1978,along with the hot metal bridge.  


We have reserved a block of rooms for those who want to spend the night or join us at W.A Young on Sunday.  

Red Roof Inn 

2729 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146  

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The reservation code is B174ROARUN, mention this when booking your room.  The room rate is $76.49.  The lock on these rooms will expire on April 10th.  


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  • John H.

    Hooray for the pyro guy, Geffrard ! I had a great time. Great weather and great people. The beer tasted great after a great day!

    2 · May 12, 2014

    • Denise

      Jeff spun wool. Geffrard kept us laughing. Both are invaluable!

      May 12, 2014

    • John H.

      Got them mixed up. I like your shots.

      May 13, 2014

  • Lisa C.

    awesome place, and even more awesome light orbs with steel wool!

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Andy J.

    Great trip. Had a terrific time and got some great images

    2 · May 12, 2014

  • Evan M.

    Don this was my favorite trip by far. Thank you for putting this together. I could spend a few days there!

    2 · May 12, 2014

    • Don

      We plan to go back around time time in 2015. So perhaps you will get a chance to get in a few more hours.

      1 · May 12, 2014

  • Don

    Thanks to all who joined us for another fun trip to Carrie!

    2 · May 12, 2014

  • Geffrard B.

    A wonderful evening out with fellow photographers. Great photos were had and the light painting and woolies were fun to shoot and the images came out really great.

    3 · May 12, 2014

  • Jeff

    AWESOME!

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • Leah

    As a Pittsburgh native I think this is an AWESOME idea. Hope you all have a great time and I hope to join you next time!!!

    1 · May 9, 2014

    • Don

      See you next time Leah!

      May 9, 2014

  • Sandra B.

    Next year for sure!!!

    2 · May 4, 2014

  • Denise

    This one is coming up fast!! Remember, tripods are a must, shutter release will be helpful and sturdy shoes!!

    1 · April 30, 2014

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