'Kennecott Bingham'

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© J. Harris Blacklist
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UploadedFebruary 21, 2008
TakenOctober 9, 2007
MakeSamsung Techwin
ModelPro 815
Exposure1/160 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length7.4 mm
ISO50
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42 responses

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (21 Feb 2008):

    Wow, great photo!

  • wisnu broto

    wisnu broto gave props (22 Feb 2008):

    yeah!it rocks!

  • Luke Gaffney

    Luke Gaffney gave props (22 Feb 2008):

    There's something hypnotic about the way the mine lowers down. Despite this it's pretty sad to see an entire mountain gone like this.

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist said (22 Feb 2008):

    Thanks for the great feedback everyone. It is just an incredible site to see in "real life". The scale of this is hard to understand, it makes you feel very small and also forces you to understand how destructive to the environment and landscape this has been.

  • Stephen Bond

    Stephen Bond (Deleted) said (24 Feb 2008):

    Such a beautiful photo of something so ugly. Definitely has my vote.

  • Adrian Rodriguez

    Adrian Rodriguez gave props (25 Feb 2008):

    Wow........Got my Vote

  • George Henderson

    George Henderson gave props (29 Feb 2008):

    beautiful shot....got my vote

  • Justin Kerr

    Justin Kerr said (5 Mar 2008):

    Wow! This photo definitely does not give any justice to the actual size of what we're looking at. You nailed the theme with this shot for sure!

  • melanie scott

    melanie scott gave props (18 Mar 2008):

    wow - this is astounding and horrifying - great entry

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (22 Mar 2008):

    This is so frightening and horrific! The scale that we are able to alter the planet and toxify it is really astounding!

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (26 Mar 2008):

    very sad image with beautiful color

  • Mandolin Davis

    Mandolin Davis gave props (8 Apr 2008):

    your images are inspiring!

  • Kandi Champagne Cook

    Kandi Champagne Cook gave props (27 May 2008):

    Loved seeing this in print. A very interesting photo and story.

  • Lee Shelly

    Lee Shelly gave props (30 May 2008):

    Nicely captured. Congrats on Issue 16!

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (30 May 2008):

    Wow! It's so different from the hike up. The way we treat ou rplanet is sad. We need to remember what goes around comes around.

  • Jan Verbeke

    Jan Verbeke said (1 Jun 2008):

    Congrats on the publishing :)

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (6 Jun 2008):

    Thanks to everyone who voted...It is such a horrible thing that has happened to our landscape.

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle said (7 Jun 2008):

    Congratulations on being published! This is an awesome photo, albeit a sad one.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (10 Jun 2008):

    wow, I didn't know you were such the celeb. kudos to you.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner said (10 Jun 2008):

    ps. I'm a full time coppersmith so I have a connection to this issue....if we'd all just recycle and/or use float copper, we'd eliminate this. There's really no need to continue mining, we have enough recycled to survive on and use over and over again- we're just mining to sell it to china, and then they sell it back to us....go figure.

  • Robin Smith

    Robin Smith gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    Wow...great photo....congrats J!

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (10 Jul 2008):

    I love this image in Issue 16, great job, CONGRATS!!!

  • Jeffrey Katz

    Jeffrey Katz gave props (10 Jul 2008):

    This photo and the story behind it certainly gives perspective on how we are able to alter our environment around us -- and this is just one mine throughout the world. Can you imagine the level of damage done collectively to our environment by all the mines similar to this put together? But to play devils advocate . . . if not for this mine, and mines like it, what might the alternatives be to what is reaped from such mines? Are there alternatives? And if there are alternatives, are they better or worse than what we use now?

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (12 Jul 2008):

    Congrats :-)

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (14 Jul 2008):

    Congrats, John!

  • Rafy Sugiri

    Rafy Sugiri gave props (15 Jul 2008):

    great shot and well explained. congratulations.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (25 Jul 2008):

    no one is going to delete you...whatsa permanent thread?

  • Federico

    Federico gave props (25 Jul 2008):

    Incredible!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (25 Jul 2008):

    Beautiful Capture !!!

  • Laura Hartley

    Laura Hartley gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    Se ya at the bubble, too man, got myself there today! I am in NUDES - no surprise there!

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    I'm away for a couple of days and all hell breaks loose! To me, being here is not about being published - it's about the exchange I enjoy with all the other members. I'll come check out your new digs.............but will miss you here. Thank you for all of your encouragement and support of my work - it has meant a lot to me.

  • Amelia (amy) Quicke

    Amelia (amy) Quicke gave props (28 Jul 2008):

    Congrats on being published.....awesome

  • Caitlin Heath

    Caitlin Heath said (28 Jul 2008):

    This is absolutely beautiful. I do think that the shot of the pink flowers should have been published 1000 times though, i miss being able to look at it on JPG :( lol

  • Rebecca Kinzie Bastian

    Rebecca Kinzie Bastian said (29 Jul 2008):

    I will miss your photos so much. I liked showing them to anyone who would look with me. I was trying to show them to my son, home from art school, and you were gone! Now I am running around from post to post in a panic writing sentimental crap....

  • Federico

    Federico said (30 Jul 2008):

    Thank you! because of the photo that teach how to add links of my photos. What about all this discussion: I think that you shouldn't be so surprised coz in my opinion is normal what happen I think that we all will have the opportunity to see our photos published or loved by someone else; what is important are our photos, I like the idea of having confront with people, not theyr congratulations or something like that. When someone says that he likes my photo I feel happyness coz it means that I was able to share my feelings. Yesterday I went to a Photography school of Rome to ask some information abut basic course of B&W with film camera, coz I think it is important to learn how to use that techink (not only digital) I was taling with a gir that was explaining me the courses and she asked to me before starting "But you want to make a course coz you want to become a Photographer as professionist?" and I asked her "Do you think that making photos is a profession?" ... she was not able to answer--- that's all! All my point of view is in this question, I think that we should only make photos and that's all. Do you know why I'd like to make a course of photography? coz I'd like to know all the secrets to do things in and Make photos in opposite! (always following the rules) but technical rules and that one of someone else... I hope that everybody makes photos and I will never copy anybody else. Life is extraordinary! Photos has to teach this! ^^ I love your photos , hope to see your photos again! ;)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Jan 2009):

    Hope to see some more uploads soon. It wouldn't be the same place without you.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (30 Jan 2009):

    yeah, I feel the same way - I wanna see your home interiors now that you've spent all this time working on it....and who's mr. minor - a screwdriver?

  • ! Priscilla Joyner

    ! Priscilla Joyner gave props (20 Feb 2009):

    You've done an amazing job! Keep shooting!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (13 Aug 2009):

    this one !!!

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    Fantastic!

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (27 Aug 2011):

    This is also happen in Papua, Indonesia. The collaboration between stupidiot Indonesian government & greedy US Goldigger Company, left Papuanese nothing but poor.

  • Nancy Berman

    Nancy Berman gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    Great shot. I've been there. The scale is unimaginable.

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