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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 20 December 2008 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

A photo of a power station cooling tower and some birds

NIKON D40 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Splendid composition, Ian, very good image.

20 Dec 2008 8:13am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Such a dramatic scene! Exellent composition and great b/w Ian!!

20 Dec 2008 8:37am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nature vs. Man.

20 Dec 2008 9:11am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Evocative and dramatic!!! The birds seem to be struggling through.... Great capture Ian!

20 Dec 2008 9:35am

Mobius Faith from Akron, Ohio,, United States

Wow!!!! This is killer!!!. Superb. Bravo!

20 Dec 2008 10:08am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

I love the message: nature just won't give up! Poetic.

20 Dec 2008 10:11am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

love it - where the birds added, or were they there to begin with?

20 Dec 2008 10:57am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Thanks Sharon! answer your question the birds weren't added afterwards. The fields around the power station are full of seagulls with it being so near the coast and they were constantly flying through the frame.

zahai from Berlin, Germany


20 Dec 2008 12:11pm

Frida from Sweden

Super composition. A subject very suitable for B&W. Well captured!

20 Dec 2008 12:15pm

Polydactyle from Montréal, Canada

Wow!...again! Perfect for me.

20 Dec 2008 2:24pm

Tom from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Interesting and powerful image.

20 Dec 2008 3:34pm

elaine from paris, France

a powerful shot!!!

20 Dec 2008 4:47pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


20 Dec 2008 6:15pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great framing and BW ! the flight of the birds add much to this pic !

20 Dec 2008 6:29pm

Betsy Barron from Glenmoore, United States


20 Dec 2008 11:09pm

Loïc from Montreal, Canada

Very nice picture! Great tones and wonderful composition. It is hard to understand why those birds do feel like coming so close to the smoke...

21 Dec 2008 6:11am

Marhilde from Geraardsbergen, Belgium

Industry can be so nice !! Great !!!

21 Dec 2008 1:20pm

613photo from Dallas, United States

Terrific work. Harder than hell (cooling tower), soft (birds), and softer (steam).

21 Dec 2008 8:38pm

Enrique Vidal Vijande from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

You have some really cool photos of these huge cooling towers! They work really well in BW. Excellent job!

22 Dec 2008 2:47pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wow that is one heck of a powerful photo, it's looking at this I realize that tomorrow's is not black and white...more of a deep dark blue...Love it ;)

23 Dec 2008 12:01pm

Nocturama from Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain

Excelente!!! Happy new year 2009!

24 Dec 2008 3:39pm

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

I like your series of powerplant

25 Dec 2008 11:07pm

Martin from Spain

A very nice shot!, I love the frame and the birds!

26 Dec 2008 1:23pm

ZmAjEvA from Belgrade, Serbia


10 Feb 2009 12:47pm

Ken from United States

Ian, I really llike this "series" of industrial images! great job!

30 Apr 2009 5:42pm

1/250 second
ISO 200
450 mm (35mm equiv.)