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Paradoxes... by Michel-Lag-Chavarria Paradoxes... by Michel-Lag-Chavarria
We are just made of paradoxes, horizontals and verticals, soul and body, nature and artifice, hope and fear, peace and war, cleverness and irresponsibility, words and silence…
But, step by step, we can consider we are on the way of wisdom, in spite of terrible aberrations…

.°.

Golfech, South-West of France, nuclear mushrooms…

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© Michel Lâg-Chavarria.
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mixdouble Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Faved...

I like the paradox...
of the Power plant...
in a beautifull white frame...!

I drove down through France...
Evry wine district...
has its own nuclear powerplant...
made me smile...

Greetings Jakob.
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Yami127 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
This is beautiful, but I hope you are aware that all of the people commenting on this with the thought it is polluting are wrong. It is just water vapor. Nuclear power plants use rods of a certain of Uranium isotope. When they are overheated, they are cooled constantly by being submerged in water. These are relatively harmless to the environment. No paradox here. But LOVELY piece!
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
I do know that the problem is not the water vapor........... :) Thank you for your comment and nice words...! :thanks:
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:iconyami127:
Yami127 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Of course!
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RaniaM Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009   Photographer
this photo shows a major air pollution and though you make it look so stunning and beautiful! :)
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Michel-Lag-Chavarria Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Great words, that was my target... :) :kiss: I think I will love your next comments... :rose:
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PaulGana Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
very very nice
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Michel-Lag-Chavarria Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Thanks a lot...!
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simply-phate Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
yeh absolutlye, all considered i really was still am pretty thick. haha, but no longer!!! mwa hahaha, i shall improve my patience and open my mind.
lovely colours!
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Schweinskopfsuelze Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
I like the colors.

How much higher was the smoke?
Might be interesting with the whole smoke on the picture.
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
the somke was bending horizontally on the left with the wind, so it was not really interesting.... or I should have been farer but I had no time to move, I was just stopped on the side of the road with my car... :)
Thanks again...
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Miss-Unrealistic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009   Photographer
Someday, there will be enough people (like you!) that will change our species' mistakes. :heart:
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
You are really too kind but thank you so much... :heart: :kiss: :cuddle:
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Miss-Unrealistic Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Photographer
:aww: never! =)

You're very welcome :hug:
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justeline Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Excellent composition Michel, you captured the whole concept so well! :)
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
Thank you my lovely friend...! :rose: :blowkiss:
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Sau-toh-Sau Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
wow, you've really captured the whole idea !!
awesome, and so true :/ =)

:clap:
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
Thanks a lot...!!! :hug:
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Phoedrah Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009   Interface Designer
Is it that paradoxical? Both the agriculture and the nuclear powerplant are proof of technology and artificial exploits to gain energy.
The white frame sort of bugs me.
Sorry if I sound too harsh, I do in fact like the picture ;)
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lawra Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
excellent !

mais juste pour chipoter, mais j'ignore si ces fumées s'arrêtent, mais j'aurais aimé la capture de la première vapeur pour éviter cet "étêtage de nuages" si on peut dire :)
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
ben je ne suis resté que 2 mn au bord du champ avec la voiture en marche, donc j'ai fait un peu vite... et c'est vrai que les nuages avaient tendance à ne pas vouloir arrêter leur montée, comme aspirés vers le haut... je n'ai pas pu cadrer mieux...

merci... :blowkiss:
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LaneyK09 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
when I viewed this shot was listening to Michael Jackson's Earth Song - was coincidence but fit the shot perfectly ..."What have we done to the world. Look what we've done" nice find to get the point across ... :hug:
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
Thank you for this lovely comment...! :hug:
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yonashek Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Well spoted. Perfectly composed.
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
Thank you, I appreciate...! :)
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benjaminphotos Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
bravo, resemble aux cheminées de Bollène, vaucluse.
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
Merci...! :D
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leMathurin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Jolie photo.
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
Merci... ;)
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Thedrjazz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
awww :-( that nuclear plant is killing the vision of that wonderful yellow field..
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Yami127 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Except for the fact that nuclear power plants do next to nothing to the environment. But I can understand the confusion as the media twists everything in this world. All held by the leash of the telly. [link] This picture sure is pretty though isn't it?
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Thedrjazz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
I disagree.

Where you put the radiactive waste?
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Yami127 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
You're right. We usually bury it. But the whole world, nay, the whole UNIVERSE is radioactive. I understand the worry. But come up with a safer and at the same time JUST AS EFFICIENT solution, and we will take your idea and go. ;)
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Thedrjazz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
Don't mix up things. Low radiactive universe is one thing, high radiactive waste is a -big- problem. Wind + solar energy is a nice way. Never seen a field full of wind generators? It is just beatiful.

Nuclear power plant isn't a solution now, and it's too dangerous.

Watch this link [link] it's from someone that have seen lot of times Chernobyl -after- the disaster.
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Yami127 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Sorry to argue further but the universe is far from just emitting low radiation. Also, I know how horrible Chernobyl was. It was even AVOIDABLE. Wind generators are beautiful. However, there are just not enough materials and wind area to efficiently use them to power the world, or even major cities. I agree that there are other ways, but as it stands, Power plants are one of the most effective right now. We will never have "100% safe" fuel. Somehow, someone or something is going to be hurt or is in danger of becoming hurt. Even when we figure out nuclear fusion we will still have problems. Even helium-3 processing! I am sorry, but efficient will always outweigh the risks, no matter how many people picket outside government buildings or plants.
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Thedrjazz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
I prefer low risk solutions and more a let's use less energy philosophy.
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Yami127 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
I would also prefer that, but I think it is near too late for that :(
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
:D Yes, it's part of our paradoxes...
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iyari Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that truly a nuclear power plant?

This picture makes me quite sad. The stark contrast between the green trees and the yellow field (it's not yellow because it's dying is it???? Is it just the season), and the horrible things popping out...

ALthough, haha I find it quite funny that they appear to sprout out of the middle of no-where... Well, actually, thinking about that phrase again, that's sad and kinda true in a way... :(
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
Yes it's a nuclear central plant. Some is just water steam but radioactive rejections are still a danger...
Thanks again for your comments and nice words, I appreciate...

:rose:
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iyari Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow we don't have nuclear plants in my country, partially because a nuclear explosion would literally wipe the entire of Singapore out -_- Hahaha...

You're welcome, I love giving them, and I love your responses, you always take the time to put some thought into them, and it's very nice and sweet of you :)

:heart: :hug: :kiss:
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Yami127 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Haha I'm sure the reason you don't have one is not due to fears of explosion. I was recently in Singapore, and it is far too small and unnecessary to have one at the moment. On the other hand, what a gorgeous country you have! I stayed on Siloso Island.
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iyari Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha, true to a certain extent. Thank you, hehe, I do love Singapore and am proud of my country! I'm glad you enjoyed it, where are you from?
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Yami127 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
I am from the US. You should be proud of your country! Mine is not one so much to be proud of anymore...
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iyari Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha... I AM proud of my country... To a certain extent heh. But every country has it's flaws. You come from a country with a proud history heh, don't let the current situation get you down!
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Yami127 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
No, the pride was to a fault a part of the problem. In general, taboos, myths, and religions run the country now, not logical reasoning.
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londrina Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Really nice capture and concept!!
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
Thank you...!!!!!!!
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