Nikon D5000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 20mm, f/4.5, ISO 200
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This Abandoned Power Station was a real treat to photograph. I’ve always admired this building while driving into the city. It has a very gotham feel to it and the interior was just grand! Years ago this place must of been spotless. Since the economy had declined, scrappers will stop at nothing to clear out a building. This place requires blow torches, hacksaws and duffle bags. The scrappers here will remove what they can and squeeze through a metal opening barely large enough for a skinny man. Then to walk across 2 open fields onto a road that is overlooked by a 12 story commercial building and a few automobile yards. Not to mention city vehicles and police cars driving around! What were we thinking? I don’t know what fuels me or any of us to get the shots that we feel represent something. We take risks and push the envelope and that is worth something, as long as we are careful! This shot represents to me that I’m not allowed to stop what I’m doing, this in “Not An Exit”!