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Mirant Potrero Power Plant, San Francisco

  • Bhautik Joshi 5y

    Awesome - I love how the smokestack looms out of the fog.
  • maxxsmart 5y

    I've been looking around for a good comp of this.... And I think you found it! Great perspective here!
  • tshane 5y

    Limited time offer.
  • Alan Grinberg 5y

    Good One!

    "The California Independent System Operator has given the city clearance for a November shutdown of the Mirant power plant in Potrero Hill."

    www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/15/EDBH...
  • Alex Pearson 5y

    making industrial look pretty....
    If they leave the chimney after the shutdown
    it can become nesting habitat like in Portland:
    Sorry for the self serving pic....
    portland swifts
  • ue06 5y

    Terrific image!
    Sorry I couldn't hang with you all last weekend!
  • Matt Jalbert 5y

    Thanks for the comments, folks, and Alan for the link. Indeed, this plant will supposedly be out of commission by year's end. I hope they keep the smokestack, but I have my doubts. Shoot it while you can. Ursula, looking forward to meeting you soon!
  • areacode 5y

    Wow, love this shot. It reminds me of the Stieglitz industrial work. Very nice!
  • tasawa69 5y

    Fantastic shot - I love how the two foreground buildings set off the smokestack....

    I didn't recognize your new profile name. When did you change it? I hope it wasn't ages ago, and I've been that clueless!
  • Matt Jalbert 5y

    Thanks, Areacode, that's a flattering comparison!

    My fancy camera had been in the shop for fine-tuning and I was making do with a Canon G9 for a little while — it felt like I was shooting with 1 eye and 3 fingers, a real drag.

    Tasawa, hmm, not exactly sure when I moved away from my original "exuberance //" moniker, sometime in Q4 '09 though. Exuberance is dead, long live natu®e //!! I've had that domain *forever* and I'm tired of it. { Maybe middle age has sapped the necessary level of exuberance from my bones... ;^) }
  • Denis DAVID 5y

    Par ces photos, tu nous montres San Francisco sous un jour inconnu du grand public.
    Merci Matt.
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Taken on January 14, 2010
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