Welcome to Summer!

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!

Last week in the midwest was a little toasty to say the least!!!!! The temps were well in the 100 range and the humidity was pretty off the charts as well here in Peoria. When it gets that hot, it’s probably best to stay inside in the air conditioning or be lounging in a nice cool swimming pool, that’s what a smart person would do. What did I do? I ended up shooting at one of the hottest places around regardless of the time of year, I shot at the Mapleton Foundry! I’ll tell you what, these are “real” men that work in the foundry! It’s a hot, dirty, nasty job and they do it and do it well! I think that most of us wouldn’t last but a few days working in those conditions!!!!

We were able to get some great shots and here’s one of my favorites! The guy is “pouring” the molten iron into moulds and at the end of the pour, if there’s a little extra they have an overflow and then you get all the sparks like you see in this shot!!! It was like an early Fourth of July for me!!!!

Thanks as always for taking the time to see what I’ve been shooting and I hope that you have a great week to come!!!


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