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Another work shot but this time I was "commissioned" by senior management to photograph this pumping station with the brief to accentuate the size of the motors. They are very large and, as the title suggests, are rated at 750kW and operate at 3,000 volts. The yellow rectangles indicate where the floor will be cut to form cable entries for the new control panel. I'm sure this will appeal to engineers, even retired onesWink, but perhaps not to a wider audience.
Phil

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Oct 2011 - 7:41 AM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1.3sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:750kW
Username:Philo Philo
Uploaded:16 Jan 2012 - 7:01 PM
Tags:Architecture, Cables, Control panel, Mcc, Motors, Pumping station
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mohikan22
mohikan22  102187 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 7:07 PM

im no engineer but i do like to know how things work Grin thankyou for the insight its intriguing. And as for size..about 10ft? ish high maybe 12?
matt.

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banehawi Critique Team 10817 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2820 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 7:09 PM

Its another good engineering shot Phil. To really show the size, perhaps have something, or someone stand beside the near unit?



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Willie

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Philo e2 Member 471 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 7:59 PM

You are right Willie, but I couldn't get any willing volunteers. Someone stood near the control panel would work but if they were near the motor it may spoil the illusion. The motor isn't much bigger than the control panel but the wide angle makes it appear as though it towers over it. Most people in the industry know that a control panel is typically a little over 2m high so it does act as a reerence. A person would still be better though.
Thanks Matt, I'm pleased you got something from the shot and your first guess isn't too far away.
Phil

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Jestertheclown
16 Jan 2012 - 9:05 PM

Hi Phil,

I'm with Matt here. I'd love to go on a guided tour of one of these places.

I grew up in Brighton and (years ago) the council used to lay on guided tours of the sewers beneath the main coast road. It was different then, of course and I never did it but I'm assured that you got to see the sewers in all of their erm . . . glory.

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Philo e2 Member 471 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 9:21 PM

I'm surprised you haven't done a tour Bren. All our local schools get to go to a water treatment works and sewage works.
Yes I have certainly seen the good, the bad and the downright ugly. This particular station delivers raw water from a reservoir to a treatment works in Bradford where it is turned into drinking water. It is therefore a much more pleasant place to be.
If you are ever in the area give me a shout.
Phil

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Jestertheclown
16 Jan 2012 - 9:57 PM

Thanks Phil,

I'll take you up on that should the opportunity ever arise.

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Philo e2 Member 471 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 11:39 AM

Never thought of using myself Frank, I may just give that a try. Our parent company was looking for images to display nationally and requested entries from all business units; both images were selectedGrin
Thanks,
Phil

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 1:26 PM

Good details and colours too certainly feel you have fullfilled your commission
Regards Richard

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Philo e2 Member 471 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 1:32 PM

Thanks Richard
Phil

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pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1587 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 7:50 PM

I like the perspective, Phil, and I think you have made that front motor look gigantic, but I do agree about having a figure in there. As a member of the “wider audience”, I think the bright colours help to draw the eye, and I can’t help humanizing the motor…..it has eyes, a nose, hands…..like something out of the imagination of the inventor of the Daleks. Exterminate! I am sure that management will be pleased with your work.
Pamela.

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Jestertheclown
17 Jan 2012 - 9:02 PM


Quote: someone stand beside the near unit?

. . . like this you mean?



Please see mod.

Bren.

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Philo e2 Member 471 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 10:26 PM

Good observation Pamela, I hadn't noticed before but now you have pointed it out I can see the humanisation.
Nice one Bren, I am surprised Willie didn't come up with something like that.
Phil

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