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Looks like Fiddlers Ferry power station from the St. Helens canal.
I don't think the greyscale half does much for the image.
I think it could be cropped into two separate images - the power station cooling towers make a nice b&w image.
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Fantastic Ray, this is really excellent. The composition is excellent and very dramatic. I particularly like the dual B&W/colour effect - it's one of my favourite styles. Well done
very stiking! Strong composition and a very good balance of colour. Lawrence
Mad Dogs, you are spot on re location. This is one of some 300 shots I took of Fiddlers Ferry as a part of a project for thier visitors centre.
Toymaker, picture energy, thank you. This shot was exhibited in a competion of contrasts so i hoped the stark contrast between industry and nature would be conveyed by this method. In reallity the opporsite is true. There would be no reed beds not wildlife if not for the stirling environmental work carried out in producing power at this site. Thanks again for you positive comments
It's very dramatic and strong. For how long will the green and gold fields stand?
Wasn't hard really - I live next door to it!
Mad-dogs, you have my upmost sympathy but I do find it a fasinating subject especialy when inside the plant.
Emazevedo the fields are in fact reed beds and they will remain as long as the station is there I asume. Although the American owers are reviewing the future of power production at this site and if it was to be closed then who knows - another vast housing estate rears its ugly head.
It was supposed to be shut down in 2000 according to Colonel Homewatch, my neighbour, who worked there.
It is quite impressive under different lighing conditions with the weather.
According to a source within the management of AEP, Fiddlers Ferry has, under current economic circumstances a further 12 years of viable power production. After this time major monies will need to be spent to keep her efficent bot environmentally as well as comercially. The American owners are keen to keep her and there other station on line providing the price of coal does not alter or the price per Meggawatt does not change.
I agree about the differing light conditions, my first ever sight was from the runcoen Bridge on a cold February morning and she was belching steam into a cold blue sky and Widnes made a depressingly wonderful forground with the Mersey looking very cold - that was the shot I took and I am still taking shots of her 2 years on.
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