I went along with the Forrest Grove Camera Club on a field trip to the Pump Station.

4th level pump station

photographers on 4th level - iphone

The Pump Station is a very impressive public works project that routes drainage water in giant pipes along and under the Willamette River.   They come together at the Pump Station.

Accessible from street level is a large ventilation shaft that seems to have no bottom.  Their are 4  interior levels.  The 4th is 165 feet underground.

I took this shot and a few others with my iphone and the rest with my DSLR and tripod.   This pictures gives you an idea of the scale of the place.  This is the lowest of the 4 levels, and shows the lighting about how it actually looks.

The streaks on the walls are due to mineral leaching through the very thick concrete walls.

I had some fun adding a lot of extra drama to the other images using Photoshop and various plugins.   (scroll down,  click on images to see full size).

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Insights | 1 comment

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