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Dawn at Fiddlers Ferry

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 16 November 2009 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

First light at Fiddlers Ferry Power Station on Merseyside.

NIKON D40 8 seconds F/8.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

expert at it!!! very great gallery!

16 Nov 2009 5:29am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great composition and B&W processing.

16 Nov 2009 6:00am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful BW

16 Nov 2009 6:01am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good image, spot on with the exsposure

16 Nov 2009 6:34am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

If you ask me, this is print-worthy shot. :)

16 Nov 2009 6:56am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Minimalist and yet very strong, Ian. I like the silhouette effect and the heavy grain.

16 Nov 2009 7:06am

Babzy from Besançon, France

these smoking giants atre stunning !

16 Nov 2009 7:25am

Levi from West Vancouver, Canada

beautiful b&w photo! love the tones!

16 Nov 2009 9:32am

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Very abstract and graphic!

16 Nov 2009 10:14am

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

Great composition. I agree it's worth printing!

16 Nov 2009 10:31am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Great composition.!

16 Nov 2009 12:24pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

I like the moody atmosphere through your use of long exposures! :)

16 Nov 2009 8:38pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You have a great affinity for industry and power stations and managed to turn these monolithic structures into a semi art form. The concept of long exposures in half decent light must surely have been totally original, I cannot remember seeing many of them before you came along.

16 Nov 2009 9:03pm

@Curly: Hi Curly, I've been taking photos of these power stations for 2 years now since first getting my Nikon D40 DSLR camera.

The inspiration for them comes from the truly dramatic and powerful photos of the famous English fine art photographer Michael Kenna. He uses medium format film Hasselblads rather than digital technology but the basic principles are very similar. I've learnt so much about photography from looking at his photos.

Here's a link to his power station photos:

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Amazing, as always! You know how to add mystery to these buildings of a rational age.

16 Nov 2009 11:59pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

brilliant mood and the strong silhouettes and shapes of the chimneys give this capture real strength and power!

17 Nov 2009 1:14am

Séb. C. from Nancy, France

Beautiful black & white !

17 Nov 2009 8:27am

Loyam from Barcelona, Spain

Great B&W. These power plants are spectacular!

17 Nov 2009 12:16pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

An effective b/w, love it!

17 Nov 2009 1:48pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

intimidating monoliths.

17 Nov 2009 1:52pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

So strong! Great work.

17 Nov 2009 2:14pm

deceptive from United Kingdom

Wow! That's stunning. Excellent B&W treatment.

17 Nov 2009 2:42pm

vahid ghasemi zarnoosheh from qom, Iran

I love this photo

17 Nov 2009 4:41pm

Momo from Montpellier, France

beautiful black demons spouting lovely texture Ian...the sky is just amazing...I see you writing a bit further up the page about Michael Kenna...I was in Paris in October and saw a retrospective of his work at the BNF...oh my, first time I've seen actual prints...small, intimate, lovely tones, textures...what a visual treat...there was also a show of his work in tandem with the BNF called New York + New Works at Galerie Camera Obscura...that closes on 28 november...the BNF show is up until January to see...hope you're doin' fine...

17 Nov 2009 5:49pm

@Momo: Hi Momo, I'd spotted that advertised retrospective of his work at the BNF and we will be in Paris over Christmas on a brief stop over to see family during a journey to the Alps but I doubt it'll be open on the day we're there (Christmas day!). I'd love to get the chance to see his prints - I'd read that they are very small and intimate so it's great to hear what you thought!

You were the first to point me to his photos if your remember back in the days of the Fuji Forum at DPR!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I can understand where you found your inspiration now, thanks!

17 Nov 2009 10:26pm

@Curly: wonderful photos aren't they!

milou from United Kingdom


20 Nov 2009 7:00pm

Ariel from Madrid, Spain

Hard to say, but you make beautiful pictures out of ugly subjects... and that's a great gift!

23 Nov 2009 1:34pm

Marie from FRESNES, Afghanistan

absolument magnifique !

25 Nov 2009 9:51pm

CJaM from United Kingdom

I like your long exposure shots, very dramatic.

3 Mar 2010 1:52pm

Rayak from Paris, France

Nearly as beautiful as Michael Kenna's one.

6 May 2011 11:19am

8 seconds
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)