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Decaying Fertilizer Plant | by Nate Ortiz
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Decaying Fertilizer Plant

A scene from inside the Hynite Plant on a cold winter night. This interior shot was taken on the ground floor facing northeast. The Hynite Plant opened back in the 1920s and was known for manufacturing nitrogen based fertilizer. By the mid 80s the plant was no more and is now due to be demolished within the near future.


Important Note : Major contamination of soil in and around the Hynite property makes me wonder how the city of Oak Creek could build their water treatment plant less than a mile down the road. Kind of gross...


Here is an important link of an environmental study conducted on the Peter Cooper/Hynite Property. The study was done by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on February 4th, 2008. You will need adobe reader to open link because the report is in PDF format.


This Looks Way Better When View On Black


Canon EOS 50D

Completely Dark Room

Aqua, Yellow, and Magenta Flashes used.

Also a CTO- Gelled X-2000 and a full moon to fill in Lake Michigan.

Special thanks to my brother for helping with lighting.

~Nate Ortiz~


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Taken on January 15, 2011