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Posted by on Nov 20, 2009 in Greg, Photography | 4 comments

Friday Photo 11: Alien Industry

Sticking with my clouds theme from last week, I present “Alien Industry”. This shot was taken from the same vantage point as last weeks one, but early in the morning. The valley below us was completely shrouded in low cloud and early morning mist. Suddenly, a small break revealed the factory on the valley floor, belching out its own contribution to the cloudy scene. (I think it may be a paper pulping plant perhaps?)

The surreal, almost alien feel to the scene was enhanced with some photoshop tweakery and the result, I hope, has a sort of surveillance camera quality to it. The humans on their first exploratory mission over the alien factory perhaps?

Alien-Industry (c) Greg Pillhofer, 2009 “Alien Industry” © Greg Pillhofer, 2009
Original Capture: 31/12/07, 7:49am – Mpumalanga, South Africa
Canon EOS350D | f/10 | 1/640 sec | ISO100 | 200mm | No flash

Edit: Here’s the original for Virginia Slim:

IMG_2348-h800

4 Comments

  1. I like this one as well. Very spooky effect, and a great moment to capture. What does the original pic look like though, I'm wondering?

  2. Very cool, and very eerie. What was that small tornato like cloud just to the left of the center pic? Is that photoshoped or real?

    • That's the smoke from the factory chimney Robert. It's well weird looking, I agree.

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