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Sunday
Apr172011

Power Plant Posing

The graceful Victoria posed for us at the Holly Street Power Plant on Monday.  Nothing goes together better than elegant models and grungy power plants.  It's like chocolate and peanut butter.  OK, not really, but they do make for a good juxtaposition.  What are your thoughts?

 

Photograph ©2011 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved.

Photograph ©2011 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved.

Sunday
Mar062011

Holly Street Power Plant

This past Friday I was able to join a great group of, mostly HDR (High Dynamic Range), photographers on a fun adventure.  Thanks to Mike Connell (read the backstory here), we had the opportunity to tour and photograph the decommissioned Holly Street Power Plant.  The power plant is set to be deconstructed in a matter of months.  

This first image I feel properly conveys the amount of rust I saw at the power plant.  I was struck by the sign and the realization that people must crawl into that opening.

Photograph ©2011 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved. Click image for larger view.

 

I arrived late and only had about an hour to photograph the place.  I mostly concentrated on details details here and there.

Photograph ©2011 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved. Click image for larger view.

I had never heard of a "flame scanner" but it sounded cool.  

Photograph ©2011 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved. Click image for larger view.

I would love to get the opportunity to go back and shoot there again before this bit of Austin history disappears forever.