Monday, October 13, 2014

Pic(k) of the week 42: Electrical brownout - Belgium

Over the last few months, there has been a lot of talk in my home country Belgium, about a possible electrical brownout the coming winter. As a total of three nuclear reactors are down due to a combination of maintenance, structural defects and even suspected sabotage, the electrical supply will possibly not be enough to bridge the peaks of the highest demand.

Rather than risking a total blackout, like we have seen in other Western countries in the past, the government has elected to divide the country in six zones, which will be selectively turned off whenever the consumption becomes too close to the blackout limit.

Sticking to the theme, I photographed this electrical pylon while visiting the homeland last week. Even though I handheld the shot, I tried to achieve close to perfect symmetry.

Electrical brownout - Belgium

The image above was shot with Fujifilm latest release, the excellent X100T which will be reviewed here shortly.

Image details:
  • Fujifilm X100T
  • ISO400, 23mm, f5.6,  1/2400s
  • in camera jpeg using the Standard Film simulation mode
  • opening the shadows slightly with Lightroom 5.6

Remember: "There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fussy concept" - Ansel Adams

Happy shooting,

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