smoke

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I pass this place frequently, and I’ve been meaning to take a picture of it already for quite awhile. Not specifically because of this, for this blog, but just because it’s such a cute, almost idyllic place.
Maybe in this particular form it’s not really such an idyllic place, but it shows well how looks can be deceiving. I wondered about it when I first saw it.

Idyllic place

D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm

Here’s one where I stepped to the left a few meters:

Idyllic place

D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm

That’s one of the chimneys of Helsingin Energia in the background. The exhaust is especially pronounced in winter, during those cold and crispy days.
(oh, and yeah, I did some stuff in Photoshop on the top one. It’s hardly noticeable, but I thought I’d mention it 😉 )

The beauty of a bright, clear, cold day…

The beauty of environmental destruction

D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/16, Nikkor 50mm

Awhile back I drove home from downtown after an appointment I had there and when I was about to turn onto the motorway I saw a massive, seriously HUGE cloud of smoke slowly roll over the road a bit further on. It looked like there was a serious fire burning in a building, even if the smoke was white. There was just too much of it to be a simple… well, a simple what, really?
When I came closer, I saw the smoke came from in between two buildings of the Helsinki Energy factory. At that time -of course- I didn’t have my camera with me, like is always the case when something really cool happens and again I was really annoyed. This happens to me all the time, I keep on writing about it *LOL* (and I never seem to learn!).
Yesterday I was on my way downtown for an appointment and guess what…? When I came off the the motorway, there was a similar cloud again. And guess what…?
Ha! Wrong, this time I DID have my camera with me. And it looked SO cool! It did make a terrible noise, but owwell… I got my pictures this time.

Smoke rising from the factory of Helsingin Energia in Helsinki

D700, ISO200, 1/350 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 50mm (3 images stitched together in Photoshop)

Smoke rising from the factory of Helsingin Energia in Helsinki

D700, ISO200, 1/350 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 50mm (2 images stitched together in Photoshop)

I’ve been having this idea…
It’s been playing around in my head already for… about 10 years, I guess…
I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with it, but it must be something, since I can’t seem to let go of it.
I have a title for it (which I’m not going to put here), but the idea involves a combination of nature, people (industries) and how they influence each other.
This could be an example…

D200, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/16, Tamron 28-75mm

D200, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/16, Tamron 28-75mm