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Fiddlers Ferry Power Station

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 19 December 2008 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

A long exposure photo of Fiddlers Ferry coal fired power station in Merseyside.

NIKON D40 754/5 seconds F/5.6 ISO 200 57 mm (35mm equiv.)

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bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The combination of industry and nature just melds together so wonderfully in this composition. You make the smoke from the smoke stacks feel like magic...

19 Dec 2008 5:54am

@bluechameleon: Thanks Sharon!

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Very nicely composed, the inclusion of that tree adds a lot to it. Almost like a painting.

19 Dec 2008 7:07am

@yz: Thanks yz!

k@ from Paris, France

I do agree with Bluechameleon : a marriage very powerful that the blue tones you chose reinforce, this is great !

19 Dec 2008 7:18am

@k@: Thanks!...I added the tone to mellow the harshness of the B&W conversion a little.

thierry from conde sur noireau, France

a fantastic composition, the opposition between nature and industry, the fresh air and pollution
i great shot

19 Dec 2008 7:31am

@thierry: Thanks Thierry!

_____ H o M o _____ from Tehran, Iran

good color & tone , i love compo , perfect shot

19 Dec 2008 9:24am

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Great mood and composition.

19 Dec 2008 10:04am

Marie from France

Good mixt between industry and nature

19 Dec 2008 10:33am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

the composition of this is wonderful - beautiful

19 Dec 2008 11:15am

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

very good tones
keep on track

19 Dec 2008 11:30am

zOOm from Paris, France

Great tonality !

19 Dec 2008 12:03pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


19 Dec 2008 12:11pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

the long exposure helps make the smoke stack look smooth. nice pp

19 Dec 2008 12:35pm

Jeffster from Long Island, United States

Beautiful image with lots of mood. Well balanced composition and a nice grainy texture.

19 Dec 2008 3:27pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great composition !

19 Dec 2008 3:35pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

The composition is plain brilliant. A shot for my VFXY collection.

19 Dec 2008 4:10pm

Polydactyle from Montréal, Canada

You kill me! This compo is amazing: nature and industries. A beauty!

20 Dec 2008 12:02am

613photo from Dallas, United States

I'm actually pro-nuclear power, but anytime I see cooling towers like that it makes me uncomfortable. I agree with what others have said...the long exposure really made for a nice effect on the photo, most notably on the steam. The toning also works very well. Congratulations on a terrific shot.

20 Dec 2008 1:02am

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Very good composition, Ian! And I like the processing a lot here. Very subtle but very expressive.

20 Dec 2008 2:34am

Darrius from Cardiff By The Sea, United States

Beautiful tone, grit, and framing and positioning.

20 Dec 2008 5:30am

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada


20 Dec 2008 6:44am

Tom from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Really nice industrial shot.

20 Dec 2008 3:33pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellente composition, c'est magnifique !

21 Dec 2008 8:42pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fantastic compo, the colour, the texture, but especially the smoke, wow what an impact!

24 Dec 2008 10:32am

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

really like this processing, I like the composition too

25 Dec 2008 11:05pm

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

Superb! I like the toning and composition.

8 Jan 2009 8:42pm

Matt Sutton from Sydney, Australia

a briiliant photograph Ian - found you via Twodot

21 Jan 2009 12:30am

@Matt Sutton: Thanks Matt....I don't think I've ever come across twodot and a google search still left me ignorant. What type of website is it exactly?

Matt Sutton from Sydney, Australia

Ian, Twodot is a member here on Aminus3, he mentions you as an inspiration.

23 Jan 2009 5:12am

@Matt Sutton: Thanks Matt....what a great compliment....thanks for letting me know! My time is very short at the moment so I haven't been visiting other members here as much as I used to.

lux from Munich, Germany

Absolutely fabulous!!!!!!

16 Aug 2009 11:53am

754/5 seconds
ISO 200
57 mm (35mm equiv.)