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Cottam Power Station, England

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 5 November 2008 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Another long exposure photo of Cottam Power Station showing the water vapour rising from the tops of the massive concrete coooling towers.

NIKON D40 601/5 second F/11.0 ISO 200 375 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

A very strong no nonsense image, with nice detailing on the towers !

5 Nov 2008 5:42am

@Observing: Thanks Mike!

toni from Spain

Congratulations on your photos, I found beautiful catch and good colors.
good job.

5 Nov 2008 8:46am

Marie from Isère, France

Excellent !

5 Nov 2008 9:01am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very strong and impressive, even better than your earlier shot showing the whole group.

5 Nov 2008 10:40am

chakrapani from Hyderabad, India

love the angle of the vapour W.r.t the towers. As usual.. your long exposures are fantastic.

5 Nov 2008 11:25am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

I can't decide whether I like this version or the wider one better. For sure I find them both amatzing.

5 Nov 2008 11:52am

Barbara from Florida, United States


5 Nov 2008 12:31pm

rhys from United Kingdom

Pretty astounding, with knobs on!

5 Nov 2008 12:42pm

philip from brugge, Belgium

Never thought nuclear power could be so poetic ....
excellen light & white!

5 Nov 2008 1:57pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Brilliant lighting, you can do no wrong ;)

5 Nov 2008 3:45pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


5 Nov 2008 3:48pm

Betsy Barron from Glenmoore, United States

only you, Ian, can make something so ugly, so beautiful!

5 Nov 2008 6:27pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Another wonderful and strong work, Ian! Wonderfully captured!

5 Nov 2008 7:04pm

amos from Jerusalem, Israel

Very nice picture. Cool smoke. and to Betsy, Power stations are a beautiful thing. People seem to forget that without those we'd be reading books to candles and you'd be looking at photoblogs in your dreams. So some respect is due to the people who make these technological wonders possible.

5 Nov 2008 10:08pm

Phototherapy from Switzerland

I am working a lot in industrial environment, I can recognize here a very interesting architecture, in the style of B.+H. Becher. Great, great image.

5 Nov 2008 10:54pm

Loyam from Barcelona, Spain

Excelent image!! You made the smoke look nice!

5 Nov 2008 11:42pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I think this is a great photo and a great document also. Composition, b/w, etc. But also the image of the present moment of industrial civilisation. The contrast between the trees and this monster chimney is expressive enough.

6 Nov 2008 6:58am

LGB from Portugal

Excellent light, tone, detail, processing... Great picture!

6 Nov 2008 1:56pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I just love what you do...your vision and art, amazing!

6 Nov 2008 2:21pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

6 Nov 2008 10:43pm

jotabe from Toulouse, France

So graphic ! Love the long exposure effect and the tones ;D

19 Nov 2008 2:51pm

giovanni from Italy

wow very cool shot!

21 Nov 2008 8:20pm

Jim (365,000 words) from Hunnebostrand, Sweden

There is a stark beauty in this as well. A bit grainy, but suits the subject.

10 Dec 2008 10:41am

clipping path service from Bangladesh

Thanks for these delighted photos with impressive light, tone, detail, processing... Awesome picture!

15 Mar 2017 5:50am

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601/5 second
ISO 200
375 mm (35mm equiv.)