York PA

Keystone Color Works

Keystone Color Works

What began as an organic pigment production plant in 1919, now sits empty while awaiting a determination about it's future.

The Tin Man

Today we have another entry for the Urban Art category. Straight from down the yellow brick road and Emerald City, it's the Tin Man. He has settled in the city of York PA where he can be seen daily hanging out on the corner of the courthouse. Suing for royalties, perhaps?

The fact of the matter is this, York was once a manufacturing town with all sorts of mills and industrial factories. To commemorate that past history, although plenty of manufacturing remains, a series of sculptures have been created and placed around the downtown area.

Photograph of the Tin Man
Photograph of the Tin Man

The Tin Man

I can only guess at the significance of a tin man sitting on a couple of industrial sized gears and what that has to do with manufacturing. Perhaps a lot of tin or aluminum is what he represents. In any case, it must be a lonely existence on this cold corner where people walk by continually and never even speak.

If they only had a heart, he must be saying. :-)

Processing

This was a somewhat challenging image because of the clutter and usual traffic one would encounter at mid-morning in a city. After aligning the 3 hand-held shots I performed some masking to bring out the shadowy parts of the tin man.

I also added some blur to reduce the visibility of the background clutter and to add a little Oz-like dream effect. :-)

Conclusion

I was unable to locate the official title of this sculpture and the artist to give proper credit. Seems there would be a plaque or something nearby, but I saw none, nor has online research yielded any results so far. Ole Tin Man doesn't look very weathered so I would guess that he has only been in place for a relatively short time.

My plan is to find out more about this and the other sculptures in that area related to the town's manufacturing history. I can then target each one on another day trip.

Thanks for visiting!

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The Autograph

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Thanks for the many visits and comments on previous posts, I really do appreciate it. I also enjoy visiting your sites during my internet travels as well, there are so many awesome photogs around.

Today I'd like to share a bronze sculpture I captured. At the time of the shooting I didn't find any readily available information on the artist or the title of the piece so I named it myself. Will update this post if and when the information is uncovered.

The first image below was a tight shot that I have cropped.

The Autograph
The Autograph

The next image is a full view shot of the sculpture, which resides outside of the Sovereign Bank baseball stadium in York Pennsylvania.

The Autograph - Full View
The Autograph - Full View

Lastly, I was in the area during the evening when the Sun was getting quite low in the sky so I decided to capture this sundown version.

I hope you enjoy the images and thanks for visiting!

The Autograph - Sundown Version
The Autograph - Sundown Version
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Camera: Nikon D5000 | Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm Processing: Photoshop CS5 – Photo Tools 2.6 - Focal Point 2

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM