Drax Power Station, Yorkshire

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 21 December 2007 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

This is a photo from a couple of weeks ago of the cooling towers at Drax Power Station in Yorkshire, England.

It's inspired by the work of the famous English Photographer Michael Kenna and the series of images that he took of Ratcliffe Power Station between 1984 and 2003 : Michael Kenna

The link was originally given to me by momo who is a very talented Graphic Designer living in the south of France...here's his AM3 address......momo at AM3


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Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

Great composition. It really show the strength, the power, of the towers. The B&W processing really adds to the shot.

21 Dec 2007 5:27am

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks very much Michael - I originally cropped this completely differently but altered it after having a closer look at Micheal Kenna's versions of cooling towers (see link above). I have to say it was an eye opener....I thought I was okay on composition but I learned so much from re-composing this one in his style!

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

nice framing

21 Dec 2007 6:08am

@Pouhou: Cheers Pouhou - thanks vey much!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I never knew industrial photos could look so elegant also wonderfully textural, wow all around, but then that's you :)

21 Dec 2007 10:57am

@Lorraine: Hi Lorraine - I'm afraid this photo is heavily derivative of Michael Kenna's work although I learnt a huge amount about compositional strength in processing this shot in an imitation of his style......tomorrow's photo is all me though. I hope you like it!

Momo from Montpellier, France

This is really just beautiful...I agree with Lorraine, amazing what a 'good' photographer can do with nuclear power architecture...

21 Dec 2007 11:36am

@Momo: Thanks Morris, I learnt so much about composition from trying to crop this in imitation of Michael Kenna's work!

the4thversion from Portsmouth, United Kingdom

You just can't beat square framing! Great shot.

21 Dec 2007 12:20pm

@the4thversion: Thanks very much!

Will from Gainesville, United States

great shot:)

21 Dec 2007 2:03pm

@Will: Thanks very much Will :-)

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece


22 Dec 2007 9:04am

Nikon D40
1/250 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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