Monday, March 14, 2011

Mount Storm

Perhaps the title makes you think I should be talking about a mountain? Mount Storm is a coal fired power plant in West Virginia. I have driven past this plant on my trips to Canaan Valley. I have always thought it might make a nice picture at night, but I never wanted to wait several hours for night fall just to take one picture. During a recent trip through West Virginia I happened to be in the area after dark. An interesting fact is that I had heard about Mount Storm many years ago when I was into scuba diving. The water from the power plant keeps the lake warm, thus this is a popular location for divers in the winter. I never got the chance to dive here, but on the cold night that I took this picture there was a fair amount of steam coming off the water.