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Mist & Smoke

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 9 February 2009 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

A photograph of the Pilkington's factory in St. Helens taken on a very misty day when the mist combined with the smoke from the industrial processes to produce this surreal scene.

NIKON D40 1/800 second F/8.0 ISO 200 117 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Michael Paulison from United States

Love this. Very powerful shot. Love the starkness and the grain. Really nice.

9 Feb 2009 5:25am

@Michael Paulison: Thanks Michael!

Darhy from France

Nice industrial composition. Like the mood

9 Feb 2009 6:46am

@Darhy: Thanks Darhy!

Tony from Shanghai, China

THis has great texture , always think textures importance in photos is underrated. You get it just right.

9 Feb 2009 7:10am

@Tony: Thanks Tony!

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Sad and good ambiance

9 Feb 2009 7:28am

@Marie LC: Hi Marie....thanks!

yz from Budapest, Hungary

fantastic piece of art

9 Feb 2009 8:11am

@yz: Thanks yz!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What are we doing to our planet? Good message.

9 Feb 2009 9:05am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana.

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Terrific! Reminds me of early Steichen.

9 Feb 2009 11:30am

@GJC: Thanks GJC....I hadn't made the mental connection but, as you know, I'm a big fan of his photos, especially his early work. Seeing an exhibition his photos last year was a real turning point for me.

Cheryl from Texas, United States

cool shot!! the ambiance is super!

9 Feb 2009 11:52am

@Cheryl: Thanks Cheryl

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

A powerful industrial shot, almost like stepping back in time.

9 Feb 2009 12:26pm

@Craig@Random Ramblings: Thanks Craig....I darkened the image slightly and added the sepia/tin type tone in post processing to get exactly that type of look.

NJ & SB Photography from Spain

buena captura, tus chimeneas producen más contaminación jeje!!
buen procesado.

9 Feb 2009 12:56pm

@NJ & SB Photography: Thanks Nuria!

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh Ian, such a powerful image... just another classic! The tone and composition are perfect!

9 Feb 2009 4:02pm

@hugo poon: Thanks Hugo...are you intending to post your great new photos with the new camera over at DPR? If so, please let me know so I can get a chance to see them together in one spot.

613photo from Dallas, United States

Excellent shot. It's like an still taken from a bad dream.

9 Feb 2009 4:18pm

@613photo: Thanks! (is thanks in order?! :-)

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

This image looks like from a history book covering the era of industrialisation... :-) Very good!

9 Feb 2009 5:07pm

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks Mirko!

missparis from PARIS, France

Presque inquiétante cette photo !

9 Feb 2009 7:24pm

@missparis: Thanks very much...not too worrying I hope :-)

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

oh la pollution ! l'ambiance est bien rendue !

9 Feb 2009 9:52pm

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great atmosphere, pure magic.

9 Feb 2009 10:41pm

@MadScientist: Thanks very much!

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Simple and effecient! I like the grain in this photo. In my collec. vfxy.

10 Feb 2009 1:15am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

I love the grittiness of this one.

10 Feb 2009 3:45am

gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

Grain texture doesn't always work well with digital camera images but this one works nicely. I like the sepia? hue as well. Nice neat compo.

11 Feb 2009 10:26am

Marco from Haarlem, Netherlands

What a great shot. The spiders from Mars can enter the scene any moment now...

13 Feb 2009 5:45pm

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

great photo
great grainy PP

16 Feb 2009 9:35pm

1/800 second
ISO 200
117 mm (35mm equiv.)