This is the River Mersey in NW England with Fiddlers Ferry Power Station in the background.
It's only in the last 20 years or so that the River Mersey has been cleaned up enough to allow it to be restocked with fish. Before that it was pretty much a dead river just like the the River Styx of mythology.
About 30 years ago when we were kids my friends and I used to swim in the sea a few miles down the coast from here at Crosby - it's amazing none of us died from the pollution!
Fiddlers Ferry generates 1989MW of power burning 16,000 tonnes of coal and biofuel every day. It uses nearly 200 million liters of water daily from the river for cooling.
For those who are interested in the technicalities of long exposure photography this was a 3 minute exposure at f8 and iso200 using a Nikon D40 and Nikon 16-85vr lens.
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37 mm (35mm equiv.)