In June I had the opportunity to photograph Klotz Throwing Company for the third time. With the roof rapidly deteriorating, I made sure not to miss this opportunity. On this trip, I focused on the details.
A little ground fog appeared in the basement of the Klotz Throwing Company after a brief rain shower during the June Abandoned America Workshop. One of those right place, right time type of moments. I hope to see Klotz again, but given the roof condition this year, I’m fearful that I’ve made my last visit.
I haven’t photographed the Frederick Fair in a couple of years, and the weather may not cooperate this year, so we’ll dig into the archives for one of my favorites from years past. I was walking back to my car after photographing the midway at night and this food vendor caught my eye. Thought it would look nice in black and white.
On a photo charter in February 2016, Christopher Brang assesses the situation while working on a stuck brake that has halted progress down the hill.
One of my goals for the year is to photograph the people involved in the operations of these historic machines more than I have in the past rather than simply focusing on the trains. Fortunately I have a couple opportunities to practice this year.
Tomorrow (unless postponed by weather) is the 2017 edition of the Antietam Memorial Illumination. I won’t be attending this year as I have other commitments, but I highly recommend anyone in the area making the trip to Sharpsburg to drive through the Battlefield. The army of volunteers places one luminary on the battlefield for each casualty. Antietam remains our bloodiest day in war with 23,110 casualties, a number that isn’t fully understood until you see it represented in candles.