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Carolyn M. Fletcher Student 12/13/2008 3:09:05 AM

We have a few of those up Tulsa way, too. And we're another of the cheaper states for gas...$1.41 yesterday. #1050801

Bill Knaps 12/13/2008 3:19:56 AM

Great capture and effects Michelle. Bill #6886456

Doug Pignet 12/13/2008 3:39:56 AM

Nice image here Michelle,doug #6886507

Avril Young 12/13/2008 3:42:27 AM

very interesting info Michelle...and stunning capture..... #6886515

Joseph N. DiGilio 12/13/2008 3:56:49 AM

You sure made this eyesore look good. I find this brand of treatment very appealing, Michelle. I like your narrative and title too, #@$~*! O I L.
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Lynne Morris 12/13/2008 4:01:25 AM

Wow I never though an oil refinery could look this good, amazing image and ps work Michelle. #6886561

Deb Koskovich 12/13/2008 4:27:51 AM

Wonderful narrative to go with this outstanding capture, Michelle...your image does NJ proud. And I know what you mean...everyone thinks Michigan means "Detroit"...and nothing could be further from the truth! #6886597

Tammy M. Anderson 12/13/2008 4:40:34 AM

This is gorgeous even if it is an oil refinery. Michelle you sure made it look great. #6886631

Dennis Workman 12/13/2008 5:15:47 AM

great capture here Michelle #6886727

Ron McEwan 12/13/2008 5:18:36 AM

Don't want to start a gas war; it is $1.37 here. I love your work Michelle and this one is a dandy too #6886740

Bonnie C. Lackey 12/13/2008 5:33:04 AM

This is the first time I've seen the "oil fields" of NJ so honored! It's a great picture and you should send it to each and everyone of those people who claim to be working for us in Washington!!! #6886797

Ujjwal Mukherjee 12/13/2008 5:34:53 AM

Wonderful shot of this refinery and the treatment is outstanding,Michelle! #6886803

Linda D. Lester 12/13/2008 5:55:21 AM

I noticed we were $1.48 yesterday!
Awesome shot and effects! #6886845

Carol Sawyer 12/13/2008 6:56:48 AM

Great effects and capture, Michelle!! #6887076

Jodi Zimmer 12/13/2008 7:24:51 AM

Awesome drive by shot.Love the effects. #6887182

Bill Wyatt 12/13/2008 8:18:24 AM

How right you are about needing these refineries, here they are everywhere. I have often wanted to stop and take photos of them but if caught you will be on the terrorist list if not arrested. Beautiful work on this the details and composition are fantastic!! NJ gets a bad rap but I know of great beauty the state holds and the fact the gas prices are low and they pump it for you is a great plus!! #6887383

Eugenio Diaz 12/13/2008 8:28:06 AM

Amazing image!!!
PERFECT!!!
WTG!!!
An instant Favorite!
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William C. Raco 12/13/2008 8:38:53 AM

Excellent photo and presentation, Michelle
Love your narrative, also #6887509

Mitch Spence 12/13/2008 9:09:05 AM

A powerful shot of a necessary installation. You've created beauty out of near industrial chaos here, Michelle. Gas was at one forty something here in Missouri yesterday. I almost couldn't get it through my head that my check for almost half a tank was around 14 bucks. #6887629

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. 12/13/2008 9:13:09 AM

EXCELLENT CAPTURE,COLOURS,DETAILS AND THE PRESENTATION HERE MICHELLE!


KARU. #6887646

Patricia A. Coblentz 12/13/2008 10:08:44 AM

Great capture and narrative, Michelle!
Patti #6887871

E J Voisin 12/13/2008 1:15:41 PM

I'm sure some Oil Baron would Love To Hang this from his Wall . LOL.

Fine Composition and Perspective.

E J #6888324

Kaye Burazin 12/13/2008 2:31:04 PM

A bit of history presented wonderfully Michelle #6888543

Susie Peek-Swint 12/13/2008 3:59:02 PM

You captured some amazing detail for a 'drive-by' Michelle .. and I agree, NJ has it's good spots ~ at least it did have when I lived there many years ago in the little town of Rumson :) #6888781

Sandy Powers 12/13/2008 4:57:35 PM

Michelle, I am loving your beautiful industrial photos. There is a cement plant on my way home and I have always wanted to photograph it -- but it is at a very precarious location to "get to". But I've always been a huge fan of the mood photos like this convey. You did such a great job processing it.

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Greg e. mclemore 12/13/2008 4:58:07 PM

A powerful presence #6888937

Jennifer L. Alder 12/13/2008 5:42:32 PM

Very nice presentation, colour and treatment of this cool place, Michelle! #6889048

Patrick Rouzes 12/13/2008 5:49:34 PM

You have made a not-so-pretty scene very beautiful with your creativity & talent, Michelle!!! Exceptional work on this,my friend!!! #6889080

Lorenzo Greene 12/13/2008 6:22:09 PM

Talk about "Lemons to Lemonade"
What you did with this shot is simply awesome! #6889205

Barbara Waldoch 12/13/2008 9:01:25 PM

You made it look great, Michelle! #6889577

Mike Clime 12/14/2008 4:12:21 AM

You made this look very dramatic, Michelle! Love the detail and the clouds. We have one of these across the river in Illinois and it seems to go on forever too. #6890125

Aimee S. McMaster 12/14/2008 4:59:43 AM

....so cool...wonderful narration as always....great work Michelle....Aimee #6890255

Murry Grigsby 12/14/2008 7:22:58 AM

A tip of the hat from ugly Houston where 1/3 of the US oil is refined and regular was $1.37 yesterday but NOW is the time to develope other energy sources. I love this photo Michelle! Great graphics and post procssing. A very strong industrial image and pure beauty in the eye of the oil industry!! #6890623

Mike Umbreit 12/14/2008 1:03:52 PM

Michelle - Very dramatic image! Wonderful treatment and commentary! - Mike #6891557

Brett Dolsen 12/15/2008 1:22:51 AM

Great colour,details and mood Michelle!!Brett #6893271

Manuel Barrera 12/15/2008 2:25:29 AM

I am surprised no one stopped you, they get nervous when people photograph, great image #6893390

Dave Ombrello 12/15/2008 8:23:34 AM

Great capture Michelle, I usually am too busy holding my nose to take an image of a refinery. Not too good one handed. #6894838

Beverley Scott 12/15/2008 2:25:14 PM

The detail in the structures, those dramatic clouds and your treatment are fantastic, Michelle! Apart from the security angle, I don't think I would have thought to have taken a photo of this site, and especially turn it into such a stumming image. Bev #6896035

Leslie McLain 12/15/2008 3:10:27 PM

Amazing photo. I love the way you've made this industrial photo beautiful. #6896175

Allen O. Howard 12/16/2008 11:45:39 AM

Bang! Bang! Bang! A sure shot drive by with an excellent touch of effects! #6899765

Guy D. Biechele 12/16/2008 9:11:41 PM

Beautiful dramatic shot. Well done! #6901380

DiAnna F. Paulk 12/21/2008 6:09:04 PM

Great capture and story behind the image. I love the Impressionist painters and think often of how fascinated they were with the industrial revolution of their day -- railroads, street lamps, etc. I think they would like pictures like this! Anyway, just a thought! Good luck with this one, Michelle. #6921220

Donna K. Kilcher 12/24/2008 4:28:36 AM

great image #6936994

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A small bit of the Oil and Coal refinery in Linden, NJ --shot during a drive-by. It goes on for acres and acres and acres on both sides of the highway! This is the reason that many folks think of NJ as being ugly and smelly. Although it's what you see from the NJ Turnpike in this one locale, the overwhelming majority of New Jersey is plum gorgeous -- Perfect in Spring, Summer, Autumn. Winter can be on the cold side, but New Jersey is rarely a target for natural disasters. Almost never touched by catastrophic weather conditions, or out-of-control fire. Too bad about the out-of-control political corruption though. But in NJ, the cost of gasoline is among the lowest of all the States!
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As for the ugly, smelly refineries, they are part and parcel of America's best hope for energy independence. We NEED them!
------P.S. I am a Pennsylvanian!
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Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 73.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D

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