REPOSTED LARGER SIZE AND CHANGED FRAME FROM BLACK TO WHITE AS SUGGESTED.
Slowly but surely we are killing our planet Earth.
This is a wax factory just behind my favourite Chinese restaurant in Toronto, Canada, evening light was doing it's best trying to make the smog look beautifull. I am not overly happy with the composition, couldn't get close enought to the action, since it was sunday no workers were going to to climb any of the towers so the human element is missing and birds are not stupid to fly around smog like that. Regardless of the result I still had fun trying to photograph this place even though I am only partially satisfied with the final result.
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verge (1242) 2004-12-09 20:28
i like the color and light effect gives you a futuristic atmosphere, think the frame is better now than the original. i also like how you capture the smog its a cotton like but seems hazardous to earth...rgds
vapours (8264) 2004-12-09 20:29
Great image, was there any PP done on this? I also like the border on this one.
bikernjeeks (79) 2004-12-09 21:07
Great shot on this not-so-great topic. Good colours and lighting. Very well done both picture-wise and also theme-wise. I think people should be constantly reminded that we have just borrowed Earth from our children and their children and it's up to us what we'll give them back. Thanks for posting.
markoci (3927) 2004-12-09 22:20
works for me! i don't miss the "biological" element, just looks the more "inhuman". the more detailed version with the white frame is definetely better. got a more exact location? (feels like etobicoke to me)
amrinolastname (223) 2004-12-10 0:00
great & educative, the effect is matched with the theme.
Galeota (10338) 2004-12-10 5:05
I agree with Mark in saying I don't miss a bit a human or animal element in the composition. Even though the world is gently leaning towards a technological rather than industrial revolution, your photograph illustrates perfectly, in my opinion, the "relationship" between Man and his environment during the whole XXth century.
The light pouring on the smog makes it look like flames rising to the sky, and creates a dramatic atmosphere in contrasting with the darkened tones and reflections of the end of the day.
The composition is fine with me. The subject seems like a feroceous, robotized and autonomous engine on its way to swallow the world. Man overwhelmed by its own creation. Very impressive photograph, with astonishing deep and warm colours.
kinginexile (2598) 2004-12-10 9:41
The tones really came together to convey the impression wished by your title, and it really adds an ominous feeling to the shot, I even think you could have cropped the grass off at the bottom, to take out any locating element to your compo.
Luko (13998) 2004-12-10 12:39
I didn't notice you re-posted, see my comments here.
better version indeed!
Kicka (0) 2004-12-10 13:57
Very good documentary picture. Speeks for it's self you can really feel the polution in the air. And as so often with the polution giving some kind of paradox beauty to the light in the air. Great work.
phi729 (2101) 2004-12-10 17:09
I can tell you this shot is excellently composed. As Gal (Galeota), No need for human presence to dynamize it. The smokes make the work here, and this absence even reinforce the "out of control" feeling emanating from this shot. The warm sepia, smog, black sky, shining metal, steel structures render here a strong and stifling atmosphere. The result is perfect to illustrate your note (or vis-versa)! A great shot. Do you work for Greenpeace ? In all case, one cannot keep insensitive to this message. Well-done, Peter.
hojper (2832) 2004-12-10 17:29
This is quite a stunning photo, Peter. As you say, the light gives a certain beauty to all that industrial stuff. I suppose this is the kind of photo they would like to frame and hang in the boardroom to show how beautiful their plant is.
efimoore (2126) 2004-12-11 5:46
The evening light and probably your PP created a nice artistic effect on this factory. I bet that during the day this place looks ugly and boring. So you did a good job.
The color tones are beautiful.
Regarding the composition, I like your crop, but some thing looks a bit distorted (for example the aluminum can on the right is tilted while the other one is straight)
robiuk (10807) 2004-12-12 15:39
Great image! White frame works good as well!
All the best,
PS. Thanks for the new size - I knew people will like it! ;-D
jasmis (57824) 2004-12-15 4:38
Wow. Great industrial photo. I like that. Excelent DOF and colors. Superb.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-12-20 16:56
"Slowly but surely we are killing our planet Earth..." It's unfortunatly so true... and here even if it's not perfect, I like very much the composotion and the colors. I hope we will ba able to produce clean energy...
oochappan (22043) 2004-12-21 18:28
What a color you got in this almost graphic ode to polution, very nice, I like it !
joseelias (0) 2004-12-23 4:11
A much better version in this posting. The image is trully powerful with their poison atmosphere and a feeling of an out of date factory.
Great textures colors and light.
tontonjc (6623) 2005-01-26 11:57
Splendide composition. Les couleurs son parfaites , et mettre en valeur la pollution n'est pas facile.
pione (2031) 2005-08-06 3:36
immagine con una grande forza descrittiva, molto suggestiva e caratteristica data la fortunata combinazione di fumi e colori!!
PeterC (2242) 2005-09-19 23:56
I love this theme and this picture, I actually think the lack of life around the scene only emphsises the damage that this is doing to the environment. I am going to send you a link to a photogrprapher Dave Harvey who until recently was living in Ilsan the industrial capital of Korea who took a lot of pictures of Industrail Ilsan. His view of industry is slighty different but i thought you might like to check him out.
http://www.daveharvey.ca/ click on galleries then Korea and industrial
FORJP001 (3819) 2005-11-06 22:05
I went thru your galery in search of something related to pollution and other nasty similar things and found lots of smoke, wires, poles, corrosive compound here in this one. This shot comes in the second place. (Jean-Pierre)
P.S. The third choice is one of mine located at Rivière-du-Loup, Québec
PeterDF (418) 2006-02-13 1:29
It's an amazing photo, really. Your composition is really fascinating and the lighting and colors make for a very intriguing photo. Very well done. And...I'm not sure I would be eating Chinese food so close to something like this!
entressangle (140) 2006-03-06 17:20
Cette image est magnifique et dramatique. Les couleurs sont splendides.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-04-03 13:24
Your indusrial shot are very good.I love the dark atmosphere and the evening colours.
thanks for sharing,
~ Albrecht ~
lotis (132) 2006-08-20 22:43
I remember seeing this shot in your gallery at Pbase I think, where you did a whole theme about industrial pollution. This shot, as the others is fantastic. The overall composition and colors make a very dramatic and intense photo. I also like industrial photos, but usually try to show the "beautiful" or "architectural" side of it. But there is no denying that we are killing our planet, as you stated, and your shot illustrates it perfectly. So the message is very strong and clear.
On a technical point of view, the noise and soft light work well with the theme. It is a new sky color for the blue hour, one that I had never really seen before. Did you play a bit with the shadows and the highlights? Anyways, I like the white frame better than the black one. It was a good choice to change it.
Very well done.
AnaRita (1741) 2009-09-13 6:01
Interesting photo. I like this composition and specially the sunset light and colors.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing,
- Copyright: Peter Kozikowski (Homerhomer) (4080)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-12-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon G3
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Theme(s): Pollution, Sato: Toronto is a Trip!, Very nasty stuff and/or pollution [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-12-09 20:19
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