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26-MAY-2007 inframan

Top of the World, Ma
by inframan

These stacks are part of the huge plastics complex in Pittsfield Mass. that GE just sold.
Whenever I drive past I hear Arthur "Cody" Jarrett's last words from "White Heat".

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Helen Betts28-May-2007 23:51
Very striking image! I like the composition -- those three inposing stacks juxtaposed with the greenery. And the sky is great! Helen
inframan 28-May-2007 02:38
Thanks Martin. Same place (across the road) the flag & blue bimbo graffiti were taken though those walls are being torn down now. Weird that the largest US plastics manufacturer is now not a US company.
Martin Polanic 27-May-2007 21:35
Good stuff JP, the post-processing is fantastic, the idea is clearly conveyed without needing to frame a wider part of the scene. I see you went for the 'thirds' thingie in this shot? ;)
Guest 27-May-2007 12:39
Thanks for the comment, John. This is just a small part of a huge complex of plants & freight yards this facility comprises. I've taken many great graffiti pics here but would need equipment like Margaret Bouke-White used to get the real scope & dauntingness of the place.

The road into the main facility is called *Plastics Way*. I always meant to grab a shot of it but now that it belongs to a Saudi company so I don't know how much picture-taking by strangers they'll welcome.
Sony Forums Challenges27-May-2007 06:48
Creepy sky. Despite the green trees there's a feeling that "something evil this way comes". Interesting pp work, jp. jrdu