Trip to Lithgow – Blast Furnace in ruins
Today Charmaine and I together with my brother-in-law and his fiancé drove up to Lithgow, that’s located about 2 hours’ North-west of Sydney centre or about 1 and 20 minutes from our place. Lithgow use to be home to an old iron & steel manufacturing blast furnace. It hasn’t been in operation since the 1920’s and the wear-and-tear of the buildings are clearly visible. In fact little more than crumbling walls still stand. The location is here.
Why did we wish to drive over an hour to see this place? It was suggested to us like a good location for some pre-wedding photos. I took our little camera with us (really crap) just to take some photos for myself and to see whether the place was interesting enough for my brother-in-law to return to with their professional photographer.
Some of the shots came out really well. I then wanted to experiment with new photo editing effects I read about, so below is the result.