Friday Eye Candy: Fire & Ice
"flare" on Flickr
Why we chose a 15 degree evening - with wind chills below zero - to go up to Greenpoint and shoot the back side of the Department of Environmental Protection's Newtown Creek Water Treatment Plant, we're not sure. But now that our hands have thawed, we think Fire & Ice is an appropriate headline.
The DEP's 'digesters' (see our earlier obsessive post re: same) at New York's largest water treatment plant have been online for a couple years now, but got the fantastic purple lighting just last summer. And we think the lighting along with the open flame (likely a 'flare', burning off methane released in the 'digestion' process) - and all the stainless steel, makes for a wonderful, surreal scene in a really narsty section of Greenpoint.
Gotta love New York!
Wider shot of the scene above [Flickr]