Nuclear

September 05, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

A view of a peacefull hill near Andenne, Belgium

The photo that you see above has been 'laying' in my head for the last 6 months. Everyday I pass this little chapel on the hill seeing it afar from the highway. The opportunity never arose to stop and look around, until last week when I finally managed to figure out where it was located. 

When you turn 180° you will see this view (the three towers that stick out in the middle, are the cooling towers of the nuclear facility in Tihange - where I'm currently based). In my honest opinion, from a distance they look so peaceful and elegant,
I honestly started liking them. If they survive this 'negative publicity' time, I'm sure that some day they will be protected and included in our industrial heritage.

Technical detail: I shot this with a gradient filter - A fancy word for a plastic strip that is darker on one side and transparent on the other. It is a very handy tool when there is going to be a large difference between the exposure of the sky and the foreground. They unfortunately stopped producing these little gems but I was lucky enough to find one in Chicago in an old photo shop.     


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