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Goldstream Dredge #8

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 October 2015 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

This enormous gravel-eating, rock-crushing machine operated from 1928 to 1959 during Fairbanks' second gold rush. While the earlier gold rushes involved smaller mining operations, the mining of later years was done with large dredges operated by companies such as the Fairbanks Exploration Company.

The Fairbanks Exploration Company operated eight dredges in the Fairbanks area between 1928 and 1958. During its 30 years of operation, Gold Dredge #8 took in approximately seven million ounces of gold from Goldstream and Engineer Creeks. Now located nine miles north of Fairbanks on the Old Steese Highway, the dredge was designated a National Historic District by the U.S. National Park Service.

Photo captured September 10, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/90 second F/9.5 ISO 100 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Anne from France

Interesting photo!

12 Oct 2015 5:11am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Very nice contrast, beautiful pic.

12 Oct 2015 6:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a powerful image of the past this makes . . I do like the presentation.

12 Oct 2015 8:41am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautiful composition. Superb b&w.:-)

12 Oct 2015 9:02am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - fantastic image packed with detail - magnificent B&W treatment as well.

12 Oct 2015 9:02am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Stunning image your processing fits the subject superbly and really interesting info too Steve

12 Oct 2015 10:11am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Very nice photo!

12 Oct 2015 2:22pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Very beautiful Relief in the picture !! great

12 Oct 2015 2:25pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SPectacular - the B&W really captures the old time feel. Love the strong details

12 Oct 2015 4:46pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

The b&w enhances a vintage look. Very good processing.

12 Oct 2015 5:33pm

Marie-France from Angers, France

Superbe traitement... j'aime ce doux relief ! ***** bonne soirée !

12 Oct 2015 5:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What an incredible piece o f machinery. It was built ruggedly to last 31 years of gold mining. A great B&W image.

12 Oct 2015 6:08pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Wooo... Un traitement qui va très bien à ce cliché.

12 Oct 2015 6:30pm

k@ from Paris, France

Crispy & superbly detailed, what a good mono !

12 Oct 2015 6:49pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A fabulous b&w image. It has quite a history. I am glad that building has been preserved.

13 Oct 2015 1:25am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

So many interesting things to look at in this old industrial site. I also like the unusual B&W hdr processing that gives the scene an infrared feeling.

13 Oct 2015 1:51am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe vue de cette ancienne usine quelle compo et vue merveilleux.

13 Oct 2015 3:21am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I love the wonderful dreamy quality. It almost looks like IR.

13 Oct 2015 3:32am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


13 Oct 2015 7:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful BW !

13 Oct 2015 9:40am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The strewn about objects in this landscape, plus your excellent processing in mno make for a great pic.

13 Oct 2015 6:08pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wonderful post-processing ... and I'm sure you enjoyed your trip.

15 Oct 2015 8:50pm

John from Newcastle, United Kingdom

Excellent work

15 Oct 2015 10:26pm