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The Ink Mist Vortex

The Ink Mist Vortex  :::::  San Francisco Chronicle Printing Plant

The Ink Mist Vortex ::::: San Francisco Chronicle Printing Plant

One of four 4-foot fans in the rooftop air-filtration system of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper printing plant.  Closed and abandoned in 2009, now wide open to explorers and scrappers.  About midnight, mid-week.  The air scrubbing system on the roof was a maze of room-sized chambers, fans and filters, with ship-like hatches between them.  Good job opening those louvers Riki, I didn’t realize they did that.  156-second exposure in total darkness.  Red, white and lime-set Protomachines flashlight, mostly from the adjoining rooms.  Fisheye lens.

2 Responses to “The Ink Mist Vortex”

  1. billf June 17, 2014 4:55 pm #

    Really great shot. This abandoned plant has been a real treasure trove for your photography.

    • Troy June 17, 2014 5:23 pm #

      Thanks Bill, yeah, it was fun . . . but it’s time to move on to the next site . . .

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