Out with a couple of friends one night while stationed in Germany, just driving around looking for something to shoot, we came across this chemical plant north of Heidelberg. The lghts caught our attention and we whipped into the parking lot to get a few shots. I don’t remember if I used my Nikon F2AS or Mamiya 645 for this shot, but I had a star filter on the lens.

Just after we got a few shots, security came along and chased us off. We really wanted to get inside to do some more shooting, but at least I got this one. Scanned from the original print.

Okay, the old brain cells are functioning a little better this morning after sucking down some caffeine. This plant is in Ludwigshaven, northwest of Heidelberg, close to Mannheim. Couldn’t remember the name of the town when I posted this last night.

I’ll shoot anything that catches my eye, but I love it when somebody says “I never looked at it that way before” or even just a little “ooooh”. If I can make you stop and say “hmm”, that’s the best. I normally use minimal processing; a little bump in color and/or contrast, maybe a little cropping. But sometimes I just can’t resist the urge to play with an image.

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Comments

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 4 years ago

    so nice work

  • Thanks Bobby. You’re quick. I’m still playing with this.

    – Bob Wall

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 4 years ago

    u knew i always like ur work

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 4 years ago

    The starry effect quite disguises the chemical/industrial site. Really like this in the B&W

  • Thanks Kala

    – Bob Wall

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 4 years ago

  • WooHoo! Thanks Kala. Great way to start my morning.

    – Bob Wall

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jonesabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thanks Matt.

    – Bob Wall

  • tenzil
    tenzilover 2 years ago

    Congratulations! This work has been featured in That 70’s Shot, 28 April 2012.

  • Cool beans. Thanks tenzil

    – Bob Wall

  • absentlover
    absentloverover 2 years ago

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