Nieuwe Hemweg, Amsterdam
This power station at Nieuwe Hemweg is about 2km from where I live in Amsterdam and I’ve always thought it makes for an interesting photographic subject. I’ve photographed it many times, but only once where the billowing steam coming out of the chimney was turned bright orange by the setting sun. The station is powered by incinerating garbage from Dutch households and is very energy efficient and CO2-neutral. What comes out the chimney is almost pure steam. The station provides electricity for 75% of Amsterdam’s households, and also powers the city’s electric trams. Heat generated during incineration is used to supply houses and companies with heating and hot water.
Nikon D700, 14mm-24mm