Refinery on smoggy day - By: Robert Syms -

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Comments (7)

Snemann on November 2, 2007

There is a certain sci-fi feeling to this photo. Interesting!

Vasco Pires on November 19, 2007

I agree... something reminding blade runner scenaries

Amazing shot!

jflarsen on May 10, 2010

Smog? really? Very good photographer - but not an atmoshperic scientist for sure. Sorry, that is NOT smog. Robert should change the caption to reflect the actual conditions. This is misleading...

rsyms on May 10, 2010

@jflarsen - yes actually I do specialize in air quality and water quality for a local utility company. This photo was taken during a huge firestorm near lake Berryessa. the winds were blowing south making the sky thick with carbon particulate. I never said the factory was the cause of the smog you made the assumption!

cagirlinohio on September 24, 2011


Augusto j s on April 21, 2013

Mi piace....tanti saluti, Guto.

Corey Coyle on September 17

Beautiful picture!!!!



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 13, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by rsyms
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2007/09/07 19:44:53
    • Exposure: 0.040s (1/25)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash