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Fiddlers Ferry

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 5 October 2009 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

Fiddlers Ferry Power Station and the River Mersey at low tide.

NIKON D40 120 second F/16.0 ISO 200 69 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Wow, absolutely magnificent.

5 Oct 2009 5:56am

Mirko Herzner from Germany

I alway enjoy your photos of this plant. This one is nice for the minimalist presentation. The fog and the row of (I don't know a word for it) in front make the image.

5 Oct 2009 6:04am

@Mirko Herzner: I'm not sure what they are either Mirko but the river has been used for hundreds of years so they could be old wooden mooring posts or the remains of an old landing stage.

Babzy from Besançon, France

the image is perfectly composed , very beautiful !

5 Oct 2009 6:17am

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

Gorgeous !

5 Oct 2009 8:25am

Yeuse from Strasbourg/Paris, France

B&W and frame are simply perfect !

5 Oct 2009 8:26am

k@ from Paris, France

Superb strong blacks in line-up driving the eye to the soft ones in the backdrop*

5 Oct 2009 9:58am

Reno from Madrid, Spain

A great composition which led to a reflexion about nature and industrialism landscape. I love this one!

5 Oct 2009 10:24am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

As every one of your photos, the composition and balance of elements in fantastic.
Very good b/w.

5 Oct 2009 10:44am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Just coming back to this photo, I reckon it'll be worth having a go at it again from the same viewpoint when there's huge plumes of cloud rising from the cooling towers. I'll look forward to the result :)

5 Oct 2009 12:09pm

@Mike: I agree in entirely Mike. I haven't seen Fiddlers Ferry operating at full power for a long time now but maybe this coming winter will bring a bit more steam and smoke.

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Excellent photo Ian.

5 Oct 2009 12:52pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Classic b&w tone and composition! Love the atmosphere and feel... great work, as always!!!

5 Oct 2009 1:45pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

what an incredible location

5 Oct 2009 3:10pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

What a nice shot

5 Oct 2009 3:54pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a wonderfully spooky ambience with this shot! amazing light and i LOVE the 'skeletal' remains of a pier / fence in the fore -- awesome!

5 Oct 2009 4:12pm

Mags from Paris, France

The beauty and the beast... :)

5 Oct 2009 5:42pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice monochrome.

5 Oct 2009 8:29pm

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Looking good. I like the white sky approach here, though the line of towers and chimney look rather pulled. I'd need to see it with those burned black.

5 Oct 2009 9:19pm

@John Leech: Thanks John....I'll look at that idea as soon as I get a chance.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Very nice composition and BW picture.

6 Oct 2009 12:41am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

very interesting perspective and angle - a good contrast between the massive power plant and the small planks in the foreground... they also lead the eye in towards the plant very well...

6 Oct 2009 3:08am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A lovely picture...I love the foreground in this Ian!

6 Oct 2009 7:03am

lux from Munich, Germany

Just brilliant!

6 Oct 2009 9:36am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

classicly Bramham!

6 Oct 2009 6:56pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

A wonderfully slow caressing shot! :)

6 Oct 2009 7:26pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful composition and BW

7 Oct 2009 5:10am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Thanks to all of you for the comments!

7 Oct 2009 8:35am

NIKON D40
120 second
F/16.0
ISO 200
69 mm (35mm equiv.)