Beautiful

Challenge #4 in the Shootfest 2010 series. Hosted by PixupPlace.
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Beauty is a Light in the Heart
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Mountaintop Removal (MTR) coal-mining outside Hazard, Kentucky. They don't have to use big crews of miners anymore. They blow the top off the mountain with explosives and then use heavy equipment to tear it down completely. They dispose of the non-coal rock (called "overburden") by dumping it in nearby streams and rivers, effectively filling them in. They don't even bother to harvest the hardwood before they take the mountain down. The trees just become part of the overburden. This is one of the
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Submitted: Saturday, 6th March, 2010 06:52 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 25th April, 2006
Focal length: 35 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Notes: Taken hand-held from the shoulder of Highway 80 in Hazard.
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