And frankly, I'm not that a good ... a photographer, though I'm not that good at home maintenance, either.
Though an opportunity came up to take some neat industrial photos, and I jumped at the chance. I belong to a group called the Society for Industrial Archeology, and it's made up of folks like me who like to poke around old factories and industrial sites. We're amateur historians (I lost my professional status when I got laid off from the museum I worked at), and we just like a part of history that is often ignored or completely forgotten. America's industrial heritage.
So my local chapter got to take a tour of a small company that stamps out all sorts of things. It's been around since before World War Two (earlier, I think), and it's a neat little factory in an old part of town. Best of all, they let us wander pretty freely for hours, and TAKE ALL THE PHOTOS WE WANT!! That never happens ... so I brought my camera along and snapped away.
Here's some of the highlights:
Caution Safety Glasses
11000 lbs per shelf
Even More Stampings
Maybe I'm an oddball ... but I find beauty in industrial settings ... you just gotta look.