Title: Hot and Cold

Capture Date/Time: December 7 2008 07:45
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 70mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/13 - 1/640 sec
ISO: 200
Flash: None

One of the views from my balcony is a giant chimney that creates the largest cloud into the cold morning air...

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12.07.08/10:15 AM Chris said:

Awesome! What RAW program do you use for color correction/processing? Love the Color tone on this one!

12.07.08/11:15 AM Mary said:

An interesting view Archie.And a great pic with great colour.

12.07.08/08:04 PM ana said:


12.08.08/09:03 AM gSaenz said:

neat, you should do a timelapse.

12.09.08/11:03 AM Otto K. said:

Nice shot, but can't say the nicest view. :)

12.10.08/06:51 PM chrisp said:

Beautiful.. Love it. Really nice color!

12.15.08/05:12 PM gavin said:

cough cough cough.

12.21.08/03:00 PM 613photo said:

Hopefully that's just water vapor. It's a beautiful image as I love urban shots, but they're very sad at the same time.

12.28.08/08:57 PM MikesRightBrain said:

Awesomeness, Archie! Very cool. Looks like it's really piping outta there...

12.29.08/11:47 AM Miguel Almeida said:

I found this space and I was amazed, here are beautiful work, congratulations

Has captured all the urban industrial atmosphere, good frame and very good treatment.


01.08.09/09:27 PM joe said:

wow! this is an awesome photo. feels incredibly 19th century and still a little modern. the backlighting of all the chimney exhaust lower in the photo really pushes it over the top. great site design too. haven't seen many photoblogs like this (any) before ;)

01.12.09/06:30 AM Kathleen said:

Fabulous Archie! It's humorous to see all the little chimneys trying so hard to be like the big chimney.

This simultaneously reminds me of something out of Dickens as well as Chaplin's great 'Modern Times.'

Great light!

02.11.09/03:28 PM Reliable Web Hosting Service said:

Is it a thermal plant? If so i wonder if that's toxic smoke or just steam. But yes, the color theme is quite enjoyable. I've yet to walk in a home with such a welcoming theme. But who knows, maybe i'll do it, right?

05.15.09/02:45 PM skimble said:

Not to be a downer, but that is the Fisk coal-burning electric power plant at 1111 W. Cermak in Chicago, possibly responsible for the neighboring communities' respiratory complaints.