Taken at Zig Zag Falls, during last month's trip to Oregon.
Overcast skies. 55 second exposure. Shot with a 10 stop ND filter.
During my trip to Portland last weekend, a few of the local photographers took me up to one of their favorite spots, Zig Zag Falls. As a California native, who hasn't been to the Pacific Northwest sinceI was a kid, I can honestly say I immediately fell in love with the greenery and the stunning fall colors.
In 1977, the Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) began construction of two nuclear power plants. It was the largest nuclear power plant project at the time and would contain five nuclear reactors; two 1,250 megawatt pressurized water reactors would be constructed at the Satsop plant.
After the project began, construction costs were nearly tripling the original budget and would end up costing around $24 billion, so in 1982, $3 billion into the project, construction was halted. One reactor was 75% completed; the other 16% done.
Today, I had the opportunity to explore a new type of site, one I have been longing to explore for years.
The construction of this nuclear power plant was halted in the 1980's, due to a lack of funding, and was never completed.
This is an iPhone diptych from the site.