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I was in the middle of the brewery tracking when a freak thunderstorm hit, dumping water through the hole-filled roof. Lens blur is an unintended consequence of intra-lens fog distorted by the wide focal length. One of my favorites from 2010.

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Duluth fog is as predictable as snow; if you wait, it will come.
A brewmaster's desk leans beside a long-disused stainless steel kettle. The staircase above goes to another level of kettles, which are visibly older.
If you look closely, you can see the rain dropping into the building.  This is the part of the chapel with the collapsed roof--not the carvings on the choir loft.
Two charmers, I'm sure. This area was a coal pit for the nearby power plant.
The orgy of color had to be suppressed by the power of monochrome to have a chance of showing-off the beautiful antique skylights that dot the ceilings all across the complex.  This room is adjacent to the machine shop and probably served as an office.
A stern-mounted spotlight and a fleet of former US Army tugs that are still used to break ice and nudge ships into slips.
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