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Georgetown Steam Plant Pipes by Henry Heerschap

July 2024 - Georgetown Steam Plant Pipes

July 2024 - Henry Heerschap


About the Image(s)

Georgetown is an old decommissioned power plant in Seattle that was built well over a hundred years ago. It was shuttered in 1976, but the building and contents were declared landmark status and the local electric utility has maintained it over the years. It's a popular place for events including concerts and weddings due to its unusual features and decent acoustics. Our camera club was able to arrange private access recently where we could wander around with our tripods and look for interesting images. I made hundreds of images on top of many more I've made in previous visits, but this was something new. This is looking up at pipes outside a giant turbine. This structure is around three stories high.

Sony A7R V, Sony 24-70 f/2.8 v.2 GM lens. ISO 400, 24mm, f/8, 1/13 second. Camera was on a tripod.

I focus-stacked six images and merged them in Helicon Focus. I processed the final file in Lightroom Classic, finishing it up in Photoshop.

2 comments posted

Jim Bodkin   Jim Bodkin
Again, removing the distraction of color simplifies the composition and the visual experience for the viewer. By opening up the shadows, the viewer's eye easily follows the 6 pipes as they ascend the body of the turbine and avoids the confusing color difference of the ceiling on the color version. A very homogeneous and balanced image, Henry. Well done.

  Posted: 07/07/2024 23:03:52

Christian Serre   Christian Serre
I downloaded the images to see better. I can get into the original more because of the subtle tri-color tones in the bottom two thirds.   Posted: 07/10/2024 14:12:06


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