Illinois Gothic

  • hatesscreennames 9y

    funny, when i saw it, i thought "nuclear steam over crop land and farm house...YIKES!" i like the print best, bist!
  • Lexie's Mum 9y

    Yes, the clouds and smoke merging together is really well caught. Wonderfully symmetrical.
  • Wouldpkr T B 9y

    now Your IT!
  • bryan campen 9y

    About sixteen years ago there was a hardcore compilation in DeKalb called "From DeKalb You Can See Byron" with the silos drawn on the cover.
  • molesby 9y

    was it sixteen years? It was called "On a clear day you can see Byron".
  • Kevin Barthelemy 9y

    I am totally captivated by the way the clouds and the outpour from the stacks meld...kinda like the way my brain is trying to meld with the floor......

    *just kidding*
  • Grant Hutchinson PRO 9y

  • wdpTN 9y

    Love this image, the tones are excellent. Though i think theres alittle to much foreground. Maybe a good crop might do this some justice, but u you shot this really wide. 28mm? Anyway its still a great shot, i wish you had a tighter shot of this.
  • Doug Bowman 9y

    Thank you for your thoughtful comment wdp_420-- yes, I am not completely happy with the crop either. As for the width, would you believe 10mm, but with a 1.6 factor making it the equivalent of 16mm? What you see is actually a crop, but I haven't felt confident about the crop. The shot would be "cleaner" with a more focused theme if I cropped out some of the foreground grass; it distracts from the towers and clouds. I realized that immediately.

    On the other hand, I feel like this distraction causing a split in focus is kind of what the picture is about: the dynamic between technology and nature. I think it forces the viewer into a mindset like that of our society that creates such roadside views. Yet, even with the thematic parallels between the crop and the content, I am not completely happy. Maybe it is just overkill.

    The shot was also one of my first attempts at merging two shots with different exposure settings for getting better tonality control. They were merged in photoshop by hand using layers and the erase tool.

    I have many other shots of these towers, but I like to only post one shot of any given thing to Flickr to keep my stream fresh.

    Thanks for the awesome comment!
  • wdpTN 9y

    16mm i was close. Gotta love the crop factor, my 28mm that im used to seeing out of technically is a 42/43mm. Anyway you seem to have the exact same feeling about this image as i do. Though, it does still work. Its a great image! To me what makes this image is the tower with the smoke/clouds and the tonality of the middle of the image and above. Just an idea here.. wonder what it would look like with a good burn to the forground, to put more emphisis on the tower. But its your image, so all that matters is that ur content with it. I like it either may man. Well done.

  • bryan campen 9y

  • John Wiseman PRO 9y

    Here's the album (with artwork): A Clear Day You Can See
  • Wouldpkr T B 9y

    THANKS Wallofhair!!!
    ive been waiting form someone from Epissy to post it... damn slackers!
  • John Wiseman PRO 9y

    wouldpkr: I got it from Chris B.
  • Wouldpkr T B 9y

    Figures, that bastard was supposed to get back to me about a thing tonight...
  • ellen jo roberts PRO 9y

    On a clear day you can see Byron! Yes!
  • lunarman1959 8y

    Great Photo...Very good composition!

    I'm an admin for a group called Rock River Valley Flickrites, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • David PRO 7y

    handsome photo
  • Dave Zimmerman PRO 7y

    Great angle and composition on this one! B&W gives it added character. I didn't realize this was posted to the Rock River Valley group when I posted my version.
  • Slava V. 7y

    Thank you for releasing this shot under CC license. Just wanted to let you know I've selected to display this image at 'Nuclear Power' news page (it's my hobby site), full attribution and link to you is provided. Thank you once again.
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Taken on February 5, 2006
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