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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: September 10 2005 16:56
Focal Length: 24 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/6.7 - 1/180 sec
ISO: 250
Flash: None

A scrap pile from the local recycling plant on the north side of the city. There are huge cranes here that literally fling cars onto a conveyor belt that takes them into a huge grinder. We love to take the kids here to watch the operations. Lots of dusty loud crunching sounds as cars, washing machines and other scrap get pulverized.


09.28.05, 03:22 PM, Rock:

Too funny - I just got back from shooting at a scrap yard about twenty miles from where I live. I hope I get a few shots as cool as this, but I know I didn't get any this TALL.

09.29.05, 03:56 AM, Chantal:

This is something for Scrapheap Challenge in Discovery TV

09.29.05, 04:27 AM, Claudette:

Ahh, interesting, never actually seen one of these up close and personal. Great composition, love the bits of color in, red, yellow netting or fence...very color and unique photo!

09.29.05, 05:49 AM, Anna Aspnes:

Nice find. Looks like a great place for a series of photos

09.29.05, 10:10 AM, Alicia:

You have a lot of interesting industrial type places on your site. What do they do with these cars after crushing them?

09.29.05, 12:15 PM, Mareluna:

Catastrophic shot !!! Mike... I hope for you that you car was not included in that group :)))))

09.30.05, 12:41 AM, Sidney:

Very sad picture... do all cars end like that ? :-)

09.30.05, 09:58 AM, Bob:

Interesting place Mike, we have a scrap yard not too far from where I live, maybe I will explore it little and see what sorts of shots I can find.

09.30.05, 11:59 PM, Lady of the House:

Reminds me of a funny card I saw at Hallmark. It read, "My condolences on the death of your car" :)

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