Sustenance After Sustenance Has Gone
September 23rd, 2007 - 19:23 UTC+1
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© 2007 Markus Altendorff, All Rights Reserved.
EquipmentPanorama picture made with Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 8mm, Realviz Stitcher 5.6; Still images composited in Maxon Cinema 4D 10.1
Detailed descriptions for the overlaid picturesThe small panorama strip of the opening view was shot as a 200 degrees view from the World war 1 memorial with a telephoto lens.
Bottom row, to the right of the panorama strip: A worker watches the unloading of the underground railway that transports molten iron to the mixing container. Each "bucket" contains about 20 tons.
Bottom row, opposite of the panorama strip: A bucket of liquid iron is poured into the converter, where oxygen and other gasses are blown through the mass from the bottom, removing or burning any unwanted dirt and turning the iron into steel.
Bottom row, to the left of the panorama strip: a worker in protective reflective clothing pokes into the opening at the bottom of the blast furnace while the glowing slag flows through a groove in the sand behind him.
Bottom row, floor: Two forgotten gloves and several raw steel pieces on a wagon.
Top row, starting with the portrait photo:
A single worker walks through the hall of the electric furnace, with one of the "pans" being emptied in the background. The omnipresent dust of tiny carbon flakes turns the sunlight into white curtains from the rooftop.
Next to the right: A rail being milled into shape.
Next to the right: Noxious gases from the converters being burned, about once every one and a half hours.
Next to the right: The drill has broken through the concrete of the furnace, a shower of sparkles ensues.
Next to the right: The experimental furnace and behind it the storage with its conveyor belt housings, illuminated at night.