Saturday, October 13, 2012
While on assignment for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, my travels took me through some of the more rural parts of Georgia. Driving back roads from Rockmart towards Canton I kept passing fields of vegetables and cotton. As I neared Cartersville I was greeted by a peculiar sight. Large smoke stacks could be seen in the distance and as I drew closer to Plant Bowen. The plant, operated by Georgia Power, is one of the largest coal-fired power stations in the nation. Plant Bowen produces 3,499 megawatts of energy. I had to stop to photograph the juxtaposition between the fields of cotton that grew nearby and the man made power station. These are two of my favorites.