Pulchritudinous Pollution

Pulp Mill, Prince Rupert, BC

Pulp Mill, Prince Rupert, British Columbia

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Copyright 2017, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

This image was captured handheld off the stern of a ferry headed for Ketchikan, Alaska via the Inside Passageway. My son and I were on a motorcycle trip (his high school graduation gift) starting from Los Angeles. Since the trip was for him, I was trying not to take too many photos and concentrate on salmon fishing, but the vertical plumes of smoke and billowing mushroom cloud from a old pulp mill at sunset I could not ignore. Only later though would I fully understand the image.

Minolta SR-T 101 SLR, Rokkor 50mm f/1.7, Kodachrome 64 35mm transparency film, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software, handheld, Honda Ascot VT500

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