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    Mirant Potrero Power Plant, San Francisco

    1. bhautik joshi 63 months ago | reply

      Awesome - I love how the smokestack looms out of the fog.

    2. maxxsmart 63 months ago | reply

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

    3. tshane 63 months ago | reply

      Limited time offer.

    4. AGrinberg 63 months ago | reply

      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...

    5. AlexPears 63 months ago | reply

      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

    6. ue06 63 months ago | reply

      Terrific image!
      Sorry I couldn't hang with you all last weekend!

    7. Matt Jalbert 63 months ago | reply

      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!

    8. areacode 63 months ago | reply

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

    9. tasawa69 63 months ago | reply

      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!

    10. Matt Jalbert 63 months ago | reply

      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... ;^) }

    11. denis6181 62 months ago | reply

      Par ces photos, tu nous montres San Francisco sous un jour inconnu du grand public.
      Merci Matt.

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