Factory in Taiwan
This was a scout for a factory panorama. I think in the right light it would be a stunning photo. This is a HDR stitch of 171 photos. Nine exposures blended with nine along the top row and ten along the bottom. Definitely overkill but it was an ordeal to get to this vantage point so I didn’t want to miss the exposure. I parked my truck at a hiking trail entrance hoping it would get me to the top of this hill. It did — but it was a lot more strenuous than I had expected. It took a couple hours to get up, an hour or so to shoot and another two (I took a different (longer) route down) to get down. Expecting an easy jaunt, I didn’t bring water and I didn’t remove the heavy books from my camera bag, both of which I regretted; I was hot, tired and thirsty when I got down. It would be a hard shot to get at sunrise or sunset because there were some scrambly places that would be hard in the dark. Further, I saw two snakes that day; big brown ones, probably not poisonous. I’ve been bitten by a bamboo viper (three days in the hospital) and now have a healthy respect for snakes. Like in a previous post my client told me this is a petrochemical plant and he is not really interested in it. I must learn my factories!