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My Industrial World, 12:39 AM

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by entropic remnants, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    This is, I think, a sort of "landscape" photo.

    I was in for an all nighter during our mill startup and we had a long delay getting going. I decided to stay awake by checking some of the dampers on the roof and took the G5 with me. It's a long climb up the old steel stairs and the catwalk I'm on is about 150 to 180 feet up (can't remember exactly).

    This is overlooking a vast expanse of industrial territory beginning with our mill, then an air liquification and separation plant, and a whole bunch of refineries. You can even see more refineries across the river (you can see reflections on the river to the RIGHT (said left before, sorry) mid frame if you look carefully).

    Colors change with the type of gas discharge lighting used: sodium vapor(orange), mercury vapor (green), and xenon (white).

    Single exposure on a tripod taken with a Panasonic G5 (DMC-G5) and Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 lens.

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    My Industrial World, 12:39 AM by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
     
  2. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    You got a great job it would seem.. pays the bills and provides amazing photo opportunities. Love the greens/golds in this, very coordinated colors like christmas lights.
     
  3. wrangler

    wrangler SC Regular

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    Jan 11, 2013
    SW Minnesota
    Dennis Ulrich
    Your photos make me wish I was still working. NO-NO just kidding!

    Lookin' good!
     
  4. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Sure? We've got some trades positions going begging... if you want to swing a wrench or a voltmeter c'mon down! :wink:
     
  5. Nice, extra cool that you know what the gases are.
     
  6. wrangler

    wrangler SC Regular

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    Jan 11, 2013
    SW Minnesota
    Dennis Ulrich
    I don't and never have had anything to do with volt meters and my previous experience with mechanicing was maintenance management. So I probably don't qualify. We have an unemployment rate in this county of less than 3% and the plant that I retired from has the same issues finding qualified help. I'm sure that if I wanted a job, I could probably find one there. Although, the pictures of gardens that you have posted sure make it tempting to take your offer.
     
  7. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    The "skilled trades" labor shortage is a real pain. Much higher unemployment down here and finding anyone with experience or a young guy who WANTS to be here is difficult. Too many knuckleheads, not enough journeymen...

    Well, this area isn't for everyone. There are pros and cons I'm sure same as in Minnesota -- which I've always thought of as a place of beauty actually.