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


Guto Mantua on April 21, 2013

Mi piace....tanti saluti, Guto.

Corey Coyle on September 17, 2015

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