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Having done a few wind power shots I thought I'd get a contrast with the old Ferrybridge Cooling Towers!

We pulled up off the old A1, and sat in the car for 20 minutes and watched the rain... nearly giving up and going home for a curry I'd made.

then it gradually got brighter until we had glorious sunshine bursting through the clouds colouring them this amazing red.

It's old school power, but still can produce some cool effects!

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 24 - 105 F4 IS L
Recording media:50 RAW
Title:Power the Old Way
Username:ade_mcfade ade_mcfade
Uploaded:11 Apr 2006 - 1:27 PM
Tags:Photo journalism
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WILCZEWSKI
WILCZEWSKI e2 Member 8WILCZEWSKI vcard
11 Apr 2006 - 1:30 PM

AWESOME !!!!


Michal

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stevemelvin
stevemelvin e2 Member 9675 forum postsstevemelvin vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 1:31 PM

Fantastic colours and lines. Worth waiting for.

Steve

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh e2 Member 11121 forum postsericfaragh vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 1:31 PM

Good smokey repeats, looks like they are creating the clouds.

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Toppix
Toppix e2 Member 1056 forum postsToppix vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 1:37 PM

Lovely saturated colours in the sky contrasted with the muted reflection work well. Small criticism is the dark areas in the corners.
Ian

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1015119 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 1:40 PM

Cokin P + 24mm + full frame sensor = vignetting

sorry

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 1:41 PM

Fabulous water Ade and those steam trails are awesome.

Paul

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fraser
fraser e2 Member 10631 forum postsfraser vcard Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 1:42 PM

Superb, love the movement blur in the steam clouds. A bit of a shame about the vignetting, but it kind of adds to the atmosphere.

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NickParry
NickParry e2 Member 91016 forum postsNickParry vcard Wales79 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 1:46 PM

Worth the wait. Great colours.

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foxybrown
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11 Apr 2006 - 1:48 PM

excellent twilight shot. amazing colours.

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1015119 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 1:49 PM

Cheers everyone.

Think I may do Eggborough or Drax next time Smile

My feet are still wet from that sodden grassey meadow - but got some great light, moral is to stick it out till the sun sets as it may come good.

boy did it look bad when we got there - torrential rain for ages!

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Boyd
Boyd e2 Member 1111213 forum postsBoyd vcard Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 2:04 PM

top drawer stuff.

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Briwooly
Briwooly e2 Member 9452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 2:24 PM

Nice on very dramatic
Brian

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jkennedy
jkennedy e2 Member 8jkennedy vcard Indonesia1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 7:42 PM

Adrian, great profile information. Super shot and magic colours. I would clone out the 3 power cables running from the top of the shot to the pylon in front of the central stack and I would also remove the two pylons on the right hand side. It is still a magic shot. Well done and congrats on the HC award.
Joe

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stevie
stevie e2 Member 111198 forum postsstevie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 7:52 PM

This is a cracking shot

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 9:01 PM

Cracker of a shot Adrian, well deserved award. The colours and quality top notch.

All the very best
Dougie

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biggus
biggus e2 Member 10biggus vcard England
11 Apr 2006 - 9:42 PM

Excellent shot, like the colours and composition. Add my click for an RC as well!

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narni
narni e2 Member 9narni vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2006 - 9:45 PM

Very strong image

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CP_01
CP_01 e2 Member 9CP_01 vcard
11 Apr 2006 - 10:00 PM

Well worth the wait! This is spectacular. Love it. Congrats on you HC! : )

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8391 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 10:02 PM

Cracking shot Ade. Fabulous. Congratulations on the HC - thoroughly deserved.
C

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MediumSizeUnavailable
MediumSizeUnavailable e2 Member 91503 forum postsMediumSizeUnavailable vcard Belgium44 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2006 - 10:06 PM

"the cloud machine"
Terrific image. sniff sniff for not being able to see this larger

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tyron_leworthy
tyron_leworthy e2 Member 9tyron_leworthy vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2006 - 10:21 PM

Great movenment in the steam, clouds and water. Great shot!

Tyron

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IRaddict
IRaddict e2 Member 1134 forum postsIRaddict vcard
11 Apr 2006 - 10:47 PM

Just goes to show, its always worth hanging on that bit longer, even if your cuzza addiction is telling you otherwise.
Love the movement and late evening colour in this.
Congrats
Steve.

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Hedgehog
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11 Apr 2006 - 11:01 PM

Nice effect...like it!

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TeresaH
TeresaH e2 Member 91116 forum postsTeresaH vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2006 - 11:40 PM

Wonderful colours and scene.

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gwyn h
gwyn h e2 Member 10432 forum postsgwyn h vcard
11 Apr 2006 - 11:41 PM

Cracking shot Ade, colours, comp, movement...spot on.

Gwyn

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1015119 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2006 - 12:14 AM

Cheers everyone

Joe, you know I laughingly said to my mates there that someone would say "clone out the power cables".

I can see the merit of doing that with a great landscape or cityscape, but when photographing a power station, I thought you could get away with leaving the power cables in - a bit like leaving a sheep in a fied shot, a beer in a bar shot or a coffe in a cafe.

I used the power lines in the composition - they are all pointing towards the middle of the cooling towers.

All commets though and thanks for taking time to do so.

Cheers
ade

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12 Apr 2006 - 12:34 AM

Well worth the wait. Love the contrast blur in the water.

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conrad
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12 Apr 2006 - 2:02 AM

Very impressive industrial sunset.

Conrad

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admiles
admiles e2 Member 8241 forum postsadmiles vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2006 - 2:15 AM

WOW!!

Superb shot!!

Congrats on the HC, well deserved!!

Anthony

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mr g
mr g e2 Member 10403 forum postsmr g vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2006 - 2:16 AM

Great image. You really are making good use of your new camera -



of course the strength of the shot is due to the Cokin filter holder!!!!!!!

Rob

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juldon
juldon e2 Member 1178 forum postsjuldon vcard England
12 Apr 2006 - 2:27 AM

Well done on the HC its well deserved this is a great shot and got the attention it deserves.

Julie

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John_Duckett
John_Duckett e2 Member 10386 forum postsJohn_Duckett vcard Norfolk Island2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2006 - 2:42 AM

Quite brilliant. The movement in the smoke is fantastic. Congratulations on the HC

John

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AndyM
AndyM e2 Member 1099 forum postsAndyM vcard
12 Apr 2006 - 2:55 AM

Excellent, a really attractive shot of a pretty unattractive subject.

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1015119 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2006 - 3:31 AM

Cheers Rob - it's going strong still, but forgot to wear a belt yesterday so it sat in the kit bag instead !

Rural north Yorks yesterday, industrial westyorks today.... whatever next?

I daren't go to south yorks.... they eat people there by all accounts!

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smourt
smourt e2 Member 1080 forum postssmourt vcard
12 Apr 2006 - 3:43 AM

everything about this is stunning

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sneazy
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13 Apr 2006 - 1:25 PM

As per my comments on your later image!

Mark

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danbaker1988
danbaker1988 e2 Member 9danbaker1988 vcard United Kingdom
14 Apr 2006 - 3:08 AM

love the colour you have captured in this! well done with the HC!

Dan

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