Warning: This is a departure from the joy of the Christmas season!
The other morning I drove some miles away to take a picture of smoke coming out of a refinery. I specifically went at 10 am to capture the light just right. B&W is not something I do often, and in fact I haven’t done much since I started taking pictures.
Some day I hope we get away from needing these refineries. As modern as I feel sometimes with my wireless, clouded, slimline devices, I realize how crude (literally) we really are in how we sustain our society.
More merriment in my next post, but for now….
December 18, 2013 at 7:48 am
Great shot…clear and dramatic.
December 18, 2013 at 7:51 am
Thank you 😀
December 18, 2013 at 7:53 am
The pollution being thrown out should make people think twice – good shot Laura, MM 🍀
December 18, 2013 at 7:55 am
Thank you MM. I agree. Most of these places are in lower-income areas. I’m sure the President of Chevron doesn’t have a view of these from his house.
December 18, 2013 at 7:57 am
Great photo. Driven by so many times and never looked at it quite like this.
December 18, 2013 at 8:12 am
Thank you Ida.
December 18, 2013 at 10:16 am
Effective, you should try b&w more often
December 18, 2013 at 10:25 am
Thank you so much! OMG…I’m just now looking at your photography. Amazing!
December 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm
That is a wonderful photo. The B&W is far more effective for this shot than it would have been in colour. 🙂
December 18, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Thank you so much. 😀
December 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm
That is a great picture so crisp and clear. One day we may not need the fuel but we do and at least it gives people jobs!
December 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm
Thank you Cathy It’s fun to do black and white. I need to try more of it. It’s challenging since I don’t usually take those photos. 😀
December 19, 2013 at 2:43 am
The sense that I take away from your post is that many of us would rather live in our squeaky clean and convenience oriented cocoons and rather not “look ” at some of the dirty stuff which support our preferred existence. What would you ascribe such behaviour to ? Is it our predisposition to avoid facing uncomfortable issues? Or does it stem from ignorance and avoidance of responsibility?
December 19, 2013 at 7:27 am
Thank you for coming by my blog and taking the time to post, but I think you misread the emotion of my post, Shakti. The whole reason I posted this is to bring awareness to our “dirty stuff”.
December 20, 2013 at 8:35 am
Love the tones Laura. Excellent B&W.
December 20, 2013 at 8:55 am
Thank you so much. 🙂