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I live in a booming area that also happens to be within a few miles of a nuclear power plant. I occasionally drive past visually jarring juxtapositions like this one.

(NOTE: I'm not attempting to provoke a discussion on the pros or cons of nuclear power generation with this photo. I'm posting this image because I find it to be visually interesting.)



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Date: Mon December 11, 2006
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excellent. families with children sleeping and living and eating, feeling safety and security in the privacy of their own home. but looming over them are these two stacks, symbols of a very provocative issue. this picture works because it sees both points of view. 1 - people can live and be safe with nuclear power. or 2 - nuclear power cast a shadow over humanity. so in terms of the title, juxtaposition, i think this is a winner. also there are great tones and lovely clarity. nice one
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#1 Mon December 11, 2006 3:26pm

Great shot, looks as if those chimneys are in someones backyard which I suppose they are, love those different roof slates and those recycling bins add to the enviromental thread running thriugh the image. As Iorek suggested lovely clarity and tones.
'There is no point pressing the shutter unless you are making some caustic comment on the incongruities of life. That is what photography is all about. It is the only reason for doing it.'......Philip Jones Griffiths

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#2 Mon December 11, 2006 4:33pm

Very well spotted Brian, makes for a great image. Nice clarity, and good control.

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#3 Mon December 11, 2006 4:45pm

Thank you very, very much, Iorek, Jogi, and Steve. I really appreciate the time you took to examine, comment on, and rate this image. -Brian
#4 Mon December 11, 2006 4:55pm

Amazing shot Brian,,,,the sharp lines of the houses in contrast with the billowing steam of industry!,,,,love it,,,,it's a very stark image of the world we live in!,,,,,,,,,,,,I'm very impressed!..................Ken
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#5 Mon December 11, 2006 5:19pm

Ken, I thank you for both your comments and your kind rating. -Brian
#6 Mon December 11, 2006 5:29pm

So much clarity in this,how do those houses stay so clean with all that pouring out of those chimmeys
#7 Mon December 11, 2006 5:34pm

Thanks, Bridget, for your comment and rating. What's pouring out of those cooling towers is steam, not smoke. Even on a cloudless day, we can always count on a few low-hanging "clouds" from the nuclear power plant! -Brian
#8 Mon December 11, 2006 5:39pm

I think it looks grand. I bet it looks nice in color too. The steam and the clouds are great! Well spotted and well captured. Smile
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#9 Mon December 11, 2006 10:22pm

Thank you, Amanda. And congratulations on the profile! -Brian
#10 Mon December 11, 2006 10:26pm

It looks like a production photo from the beginning of a Spielberg movie. Most fabulous and handsome. YOW!
#11 Tue December 12, 2006 3:28am

Brian, this perfect picture begs the question, How come we haven't seen any of this dynamic subject from you until now? --Chris
#12 Tue December 12, 2006 3:46am

Wow! What a lovely image to show the contrasting aspects of suburbia these days! Very nice Thumbs Up! -- Tim
#13 Tue December 12, 2006 4:06am

Quite a nice one Thumbs Up!
#14 Tue December 12, 2006 8:48am

Thanks very much, Yakographer, Chris, Tim and Herve. I really appreciate everyone's comments on this photo. Chris, to answer your question, it can be surprisingly difficult to get a decent unobstructed shot of these things. Plus, like most everyone else around here, I tended to ignore them most of the time. (I think that's a collective, semi-deliberate blind spot...) -Brian
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