Sunday, January 27, 2013

Suburban Street Scene

I was driving down the mile long hill that leads to the power plant down at the harbor and the light on the smokestacks was really nice. Then I remembered that there is a hill right above the plant. I wondered what I could see from the hill. So I drove up to the top of the hill, and this is what I saw! It just seems like an incongruous scene, with the two giant smokestacks sticking up at the end of the street. I spent a lot of time trying to find the best composition. This was the first photograph I took. Then I walked down the street closer to the stacks, eliminating the cars and church. The stacks were more significant, but I lost the sense of a suburban scene, so I stayed with this longer shot that included the church.


Anonymous said...

Wow, don't know what the surrounding area looks like but those stacks are ugly. Wouldn't want to have to have them as the view from my yard. Residents of Sea Cliff have enjoyed lower taxes for years because of the power plant, so I guess this is the tradeoff. Most people never have to look at them.

Ken Spencer said...

I am glad I found this because this power plant is no longer operating, and is slated to be torn down, so eventually the stacks will go away.