This is a local paper/chemical plant and when it starts to look like rain, or is raining, they dump everything they can into the air.
D800, 80-400 @320mm, f/7.1, ISO 320
Pretty much the whole thing other than ACR basics was done in SEP2
Excellent environmental image, Chris. B&W makes it pop.
This photo hangs in the office of the regional EPA director.
I looked to see in the description which year in the 1960’s or ‘70’s this was taken. But I think it is current, which is kind of shocking to me! Unless all the smoke is just steam. That can’t be good old fashion pollution, can it?
It was taken about two years ago just before a huge thunderstorm rolled in…is it all steam, judging from the smell, I’d say not likely. The folks around here call it the Smell of Money because for a long time, that was the largest employer in the county.
Chris, this looks like something straight out of the early days of the industrial revolution. It’s quite dramatic, with awesome details.
This photograph bring us back to the bad old days of heave industry. You did great job with the framing and dynamic range.