The smokestacks aren’t blowing much smoke, if any, lately. While that might be good news for air quality in Lorain, it’s not such good news for steelworkers. On the plus side, there’s plenty of good parking available. Parts of Lorain look like a ghost town, populated by the hulking remains of once-bustling steel plants.
Except for the last three photos posted here, I tweaked the images to give them a sepia-tone look. I initially wanted to do them in black and white, but the sepia was kind of intriguing, suggesting a time long lost. The last three photos are completely unretouched color. The last one, immediately above, has curiously saturated colors. It looks like a painting, don’t you think? The compressed depth of field make the clouds look as if they were painted above the buildings on a canvas. The stacks in some of these images remind me of the album cover of Pink Floyd’s “Animals.”