Act of Terrorism

That's right, mofo, that's what this is.



You see, this is a chemical plant in Everett, MA. I've taken shots of this place before, cuz there's a Costco there that we'd go to once in a while. We were there again today, and since I haven't been out shooting at all, figured I'd take my tripod and cam to snap a few.


While I was setting up and taking a couple of test shots, I hear a guy behind me asking "Hey, whatcha taking pictures of?". You get those once in a while, so I'm like "Yeah, just those chimneys over there" and this guy, who turned out to be a guy in a bulldozer plowing the snow in the Costco parking lot, is all like "That's an act of terrorism" and seriously, it was all I could do to keep myself from flicking him the finger and tell him to go fuck himself. Instead, I just told him I can take photos of whatever the fuck I want and advised him to call the cops if he disagreed.


Yeah, that sure is the world we live in :-P



30s exp. w/ Kenko Pro-1D R72.

  • Nigel Cooper 5y

    Whoa! Sorry you had to hear that mate. You captures a perfect capture though.
  • Nigel Cooper 5y

    oh man, and you're using my favorite lens:D
  • Machel Spence 5y

    LOL...I could see you doing that! I have gotten that too and I have observed that in public places (a lot of mall's...I fucking hate malls...but when I DO have to go...there are no camera signs up.) Too bad...):

    Wonderful photograph though...not the ugly chemical plant...but the light and detail and composition! m-
  • Y~L .... 5y

    excellent monochrome that you use for this long exposure, well done
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • *setsuna 5y

  • Jim Mayes 5y


    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Leon*Y 5y

    Wow, look at the IR, does it mean its quite hot around those bright areas?

    And yeah, screw that dude :P
  • Nicos Xenos 5y

    Υπέροχη φωτογραφία
  • RawheaD Rex 5y


    thanks bro! and yeah, it's an awesome lens. it's pretty much been glued to the MkII recently :-) Hey, did you successfully sell your V500 (winkwink)

    {machel spence}

    Bugs me to no end. And yeah, malls!! What's up with them!!? At least with a mall, they DO have a right to tell you to stop, and because it's private property, they could ask you to leave. This was a good 1km away from the plant, next to Costo's parking lot. There is no way anybody could've told me to stop with authority :-)

    ©-YALE (YAnnick LEfevre)

    Thanks, master! The tone is from the R72 :-)


    実際にこの日はどよんとしていましたね〜。そして寒かった( ´Д`;)

    Jim Mayes

    ありがとうございます! この無骨な美を分ってもらえますか!w

    Noel Boey

    Nah, not really, cuz this is just very very near infrared (heat shows up in far infrared). During the summer when there's vegetation, you get high reflectance from plants, which would show up brightly, but since all the leaves are dead and gone, nothing super special is happening in this shot.

    The reason why I used it was so that I could do a very long exposure shot :lol: It can be used as a dense ND filter of sorts :-)

    And yes, screw the dude!


    σας ευχαριστούμε!
  • BPPhotog aka-zαug 5y

    Sounds like some clown who wishes he was a photographer,
    I think I would have had a hard time not laughing at him ; )
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Thomas Hahusseau 5y

    this plant is an act of terrorism against the environement ....
  • RawheaD Rex 5y


    I don't get mad too easily but some things just tick me off for some reason. These knee jerk pseudo-patriots are one of them :lol:


    You said it, man! :-D
  • cocoaloco 5y

  • RawheaD Rex 5y


    ありがとうございます! 長時間露光で何もかもなめらか〜になるのが好きなんです :-)
  • PredictorX 5y

    Which one seems more threatening?

    A. A person minding their own business, taking photographs.


    B. A person who approaches strangers, making aggressive conversation, perhaps even accusations?
  • iowapix 4y

    Been there and done that with the local sheriffs office and an electric power plant.
  • spokane_bound 4y

    Would have been an excellent opportunity to educate the man. I usually feign concern. I look down at the camera, and say something like "Oh dear, I had no idea!"
    Then I ask them questions, like "I'm confused, a picture can hurt someone?" At some point, I degenerate into severe, biting sarcasm: "Couldn't an aerial photo or satellite photo destroy an entire city?"; "Why, the photo that the astronauts took of the Earth from the Moon could have destroyed half the planet!" "Do you have photos of your children? How could you take that chance!??!?! Child abuse! Child abuse!"
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