Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sloss

Sloss operated from 1882 to 1971 as a pig iron producing blast furnace. The massive furnaces were fed by iron ore from Red Mountain and Ruffner Mountain mines.
Today, the equipment is disused and rusting.

Oh, and it is open for tours. No trespassing necessary.

Torii Tunnel

Compress

Four Stage

Bolt

Gauged

The Cluster

Turbine

Railway

Flow

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ruffner No.2 Redux - On Film

I can't imagine a more unforgiving environment in which to shoot low speed film than a pitch black abandoned iron ore mine.
I accepted the challenge, and upon my return to Ruffner No.2, I used my OM-2n and Ektar 100 film to capture the trip.

RUFFNER

Looking Forward

Rock Pile

The Flood

Support

Cart

Rockfall

Splash Down

Caved

Down The Drift

Gearing Up

Sunday, March 23, 2014

To Hell 'n Back Aagain

Enter into the depths of Hell. Will you emerge from the abyss unscathed?

To Hell and Back Again.

Abandoned Alabama Iron Ore Mine.
Location : Undisclosed.
Entry into this location requires rappelling down a vertical shaft, and use of supplied air respirators. The doors have been shut.
Do not attempt. You have been warned.

The Facility
The surface works.

Re-Barred

Shear Rivet

Rust Out

Enter the Darkness
The Portal.

The Door
Dare you enter?

Depths of Hell

Lights Out

Dramatic Darkness

Satan's Walk

Ride This to the Depths

45 Degrees to the Abyss

Falling to the Inferno

Death

Ceiling of Hell

Hanging

Light of Freedom

Only Escape

Escape from Purgatory