The Carrie Furnace stands as a monument to the great steel era in America. Located in Rankin, Pennsylvania, the derelict blast furnace once produced a metric ton of iron per day. The 400-acre site was long since cleared to make way for development that never happened and today only furnaces 6 and 7 remain. Still, these massive industrial structures dominate the landscape along this part of the Monongahela River near Pittsburgh.
Sony Artisan Jason Lanier ventured to the Carrie Furnace with his Sony α7S II to film the decommissioned buildings in a way that hasn’t been done…in the dark with minimal light. Using the high-ISO capability of the α7S II and shooting in 4K, Lanier created some extraordinary urbex footage. Check out the video and watch it all the way through because Lanier explains exactly how he shot the whole thing.
Lanier also notes, “All of the footage is completely unedited. No color grading, noise reduction etc has been done. We purposely haven't graded any of the footage so you can see what the camera does without any post production work.”
The film was shot with the Sony α7S II, Sony 24mm f/2 SSM Distagon T* Carl Zeiss Alpha A Mount lens, Sony LAEA-3 Adapter and a Rotolight Neo.