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Photographed last night as the sun was setting. Something i've been wanting to get for quite a while now.

This structure dates from the origins of the British Army Balloon School. It is a framework that formed part of a portable airship hangar which was recovered by Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST). It has been restored and re-erected by Slough Estates as the centrepiece for a major refurbishment of the now disused Farnborough Airfield site. The airship hangar will become a feature in the middle of the business park to commemorate the history of Farnborough Airfield.

The hangar is made up of 112 riveted lattice frames, each weighing half a ton, and bolted together to form the 260-foot long structure. It is braced using 400 number galvanised M20 tendons and 184 number 6mm diameter stainless steel cable systems.

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:sigma10-20mm f3.5
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Apr 2012 - 6:42 PM
Focal Length:17mm
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:0.5sec
ISO:100
Title:Farnborough Balloon Hangar
Username:MossyOak MossyOak
Uploaded:14 Apr 2012 - 4:35 PM
Tags:Architecture, Balloon, Farnborough, Flash / lighting, General, Hangar, Transport
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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 4:40 PM

an amazing piece of engineering richard superbly photographed too

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johnjo58
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14 Apr 2012 - 4:45 PM

Amazing from every aspect Richard
David

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Alec1
Alec1  6 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 - 5:10 PM

Stunning shot Richard, love the colours and structure.
Alec

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 5:17 PM

Different to your usual stuff mate, but still a delight to look at....

Ade

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Maiwand
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14 Apr 2012 - 6:41 PM

Imposing looking structure Richard with some long history behind it. Excellent shot.
Ron

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 7:08 PM

A fantastic image, of the highest possible quality, great narrative, very interesting.

Regards Nathan

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 7:13 PM

good looking shot ,well recorded.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 7:45 PM

very beautiful Richard, love the sunset behind this magnificent structure - well worth waiting for IMO

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UrbaneMagick
14 Apr 2012 - 8:57 PM

Well worth the wait, nature & engineering working pretty well together in that capture!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 10:58 PM

nature and civil engineering married perfectly

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