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Drax was the villan in the Bond classic Moonraker

It's also a power station in East Yorkshire

And here it is - it's huge and has 2 sets of 6 cooling towers which are about 1/2 mile apart, though it's quite hard to judge. Just means that the middle bit where they make power is emense and creates more power than anything else in the UK - I think it may be the biggest in Europe too, but not certain.

this is a puddle in the foreground, boggy as hell, but very still and reflective.

It's similar to the shot I posted 2 days ago, but tilted up a little to get the tops of the steam clouds, also left the right side a bit darker as it actually was quite dark on that side relative to the sunny left side.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:17-40
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:DRAX!
Username:ade_mcfade ade_mcfade
Uploaded:25 Apr 2008 - 11:32 AM
Tags:Architecture, Cooling tower, Drax, Eletricity, Hot, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Power station, Steam
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Gary_Macleod
Gary_Macleod e2 Member 10159 forum postsGary_Macleod vcard Scotland
25 Apr 2008 - 11:40 AM

beautiful light and reflections..another super addition to an already super PF

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neily_m
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25 Apr 2008 - 11:42 AM

Great photo!

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Take-a-View
Take-a-View e2 Member 11293 forum postsTake-a-View vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2008 - 11:43 AM

Best one so far.

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DeSilver
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25 Apr 2008 - 11:43 AM

Another fantastic image to go with the rest of the images in the portfolio. Smile

David

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR e2 Member 8BarbaraR vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2008 - 11:43 AM

An impressive image of something I wouldn't have normally found attractive.
Well done.

B.

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Elessar23
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25 Apr 2008 - 11:52 AM

nice !!!!

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bazhutton
bazhutton e2 Member 725 forum postsbazhutton vcard England
25 Apr 2008 - 11:56 AM

Some sort of beauty in this shot. Well seen.

Baz

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj e2 Member 7450 forum postsBarbaraj vcard England
25 Apr 2008 - 12:00 PM

It is stunning.

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LesF
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25 Apr 2008 - 12:12 PM

One hell of a puddle ? and one hell of a shot.

Les F

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25 Apr 2008 - 12:13 PM

Awesome shot!
Jim

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maggiem
maggiem e2 Member 10337 forum postsmaggiem vcard United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 - 12:27 PM

Classic example of how to make a Power Station look attractive. Lovely colours and reflection.
Maggie

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Bluke
Bluke e2 Member 9303 forum postsBluke vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2008 - 12:37 PM

Yes'''' this is one excellent shot...superb reflections..
Barb

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2008 - 12:38 PM

Just stunning

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11256 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2008 - 1:26 PM

Deserves to well Ade. Nicely shot.
Martin

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graeme34
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25 Apr 2008 - 1:29 PM

Stunning capture, reflections are spot on

Graeme

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rossi
rossi e2 Member 11142 forum postsrossi vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2008 - 1:35 PM

Superb reflections

Ian

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Birte
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25 Apr 2008 - 1:56 PM

Excellent shot.

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2008 - 1:58 PM

you sure have a way with powerstations, even make them look a little romantic. this ones a stunner too and for me even stronger for the 2/3 composition with the reflection not competing for attention with the stacks.

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crazycucumber
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25 Apr 2008 - 2:04 PM

great shot

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JohnParminter
25 Apr 2008 - 2:11 PM

It is immense inside Ade, I've worked in there a while back. Apparently the largest coal fired power station in Europe and supposedly the culprit that is responsible for destroying vast tracts of forest with acid rain, if you believe the Scandinavians.
Mind, I've also worked in Poland and Belarus where industrial pollution was on another level.
John

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davart
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25 Apr 2008 - 2:55 PM

Another brilliant study of Drax Ade. I think this is the best of the bunch.

Dav.

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peugeot406
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25 Apr 2008 - 3:41 PM

Excellent image
Brian

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Douglas_George
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25 Apr 2008 - 4:27 PM

Nice image, well captured.

Dougie.

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Richsr
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25 Apr 2008 - 5:35 PM

Another fine capture Ade.
Regards Richard.

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JouŠo
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25 Apr 2008 - 6:17 PM

bloody hell!!!

Jouko

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tavm
tavm e2 Member 831 forum poststavm vcard United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 - 6:29 PM

That's a stunner. You have shown an industrial site as a beautiful subject in a great image.

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25 Apr 2008 - 10:05 PM

Superb image! I worked on the first test bores for the piling in '65 (I think). The guys up on the top could see Hull on a clear day!
Andrew

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26 Apr 2008 - 9:41 AM

Congrats on the HC Ade. These shots have inspired me to go out and find a similar spot round Didcot power station. Only 6 cooling towers there though.

Neil

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jaktis
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1 May 2008 - 5:54 PM

Superb light and dramatic contrasts

Peter

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brownsilent
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6 May 2008 - 8:52 PM

Wow Ade, this is terrific. I wish, some day I'm gonna be able to produce such shots!


Johanna

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1015134 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2008 - 11:13 AM

cheers everyone

just keep taking shots, trying new things and pushing the boundaries Johanna and you'll get the shots you want.

takes time, that's all

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MissPea
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7 May 2008 - 10:49 PM

WOW! How did i miss this one - what a fantastic strong image - HUGE well done!
Julia

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