Friday, January 12, 2007
I found myself at UHaul last November, or October and shot this pic while in my car, getting ready to pull out. It was very windy and a little cold, especially if you were in the shadows. In the sun it was rather pleasant.
The cement factory next door was humming away, cranes lifting gravel out of a barge and dumping it into the hopper. The wheel at the top of the conveyor belt squeeking steadily as it brought the load up to the next stage of production. The flag atop the conveyor snaps when the wind gusts, seemingly dissipating the whisps of steam and dust that emit from here and there. Noisy and unsettling at first, but soon it becomes soothing and regulating.
Clouds slowly drift by.
Monday, January 08, 2007
I've been a member of the Cinematographer's Mailing List on and off since about 1999, or 2000. I got an cool link from an interesting thread about how electricity is portrayed in movies as opposed to how it really looks and behaves in real life. Here is an interesting link about guys who service high tension lines. And, yes, there are crackling bolts of electricity, but they're relatively small.
Pretty cool and really dangerous.
Snap Crackle ZAP!
A 500Kv line opening under load.