We have been on the road for almost a week now, tracing my father’s history through western Pennsylvania. Its been a great trip, filled with adventure and funny stories. I just hope my camera and I did a good job. Here is an image from Johnstown, Pennsylvania. If you didn’t know where it was, you would never know it existed. It is nestled deep in a valley about an hour south of Pittsburgh. After visiting, it’s apparent it was hit hard by recessions long ago. The current economic situation isn’t helping. Steel and coal were the town’s backbone, and all that is left are the hollowed shells of massive refineries. The world moved elsewhere, but its long time residents didn’t.
It is late, and I have to pack. I hope to share more images of Pennsylvania in future posts, I have quite a few images to mange when I get home. I hope everyone had a safe weekend, and remembered the people from places like Johnstown, who have sacrificed for others.
Capture – 1 image (handheld)
Adobe Camera Raw – Raw conversion
Nik Color Efex Pro – Tonal Contrast
Photoshop – Selective curves adjustment
Sized for web