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Cockenzie power station and the fabulous ball bearing sculpture on the grass outside.

The large version is worth a quick look to see the amazing pitted surface of the huge steel balls.

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Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:16-35mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Balls of Steel
Username:simon butterworth simon butterworth
Uploaded:27 Aug 2007 - 11:30 AM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Power station, Scotland, Sculpture.
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Votes:61
Voters:redstag · answersonapostcard · Vilcens · jaktis · GillyB · rontear · joolsb · ericfaragh · Wooly · watchart · dathersmith · bmh1 · sut68 · Chant57 · riprap007 · Mounters · dave thelens · JohnParminter · scott_jessuk · franken · Steveman · spikemoz · pmorgan · BeiK · mrswoolybill · gemeit · Neil_Higgins · JouŠo · Mari · tigerminx · MarkT · Buffalo_Tom · jacquienewsham · simongiddings · stevenb · woolybill1 · javam · stanleyj · Adrian_Reynolds · pamelajean · kinfatric · SH2006 · dimkaz25 · ian walker · Scottishlandscapes · Kim Walton · martinw · aitchbrown · lobsterboy · Tooth · uggyy · albi · Codiac · glazzaro · Maddie · thorn · sescott · ade_mcfade · CathyI · claret · daringdaphne ·
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redstag
redstag Plus Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2007 - 11:34 AM

A striking composition.
Jon

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Vilcens
Vilcens  739 forum posts Latvia3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2007 - 11:36 AM

Marvelous shot !

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
27 Aug 2007 - 11:37 AM

Well seen and captured

Peter

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2007 - 11:41 AM

Stunng industrial image made by that light Simon. Ron.

Last Modified By Dave at 27 Aug 2007 - 11:42 AM

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GillyB
GillyB Plus Member 10317 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2007 - 11:41 AM

Excellent!
Perfectly composed, exposed and presented!

gill Smile

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11123 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2007 - 11:49 AM

Good composition, I like the powerful sweep of the circle and the contrast of warm and cool colours.

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Wooly
Wooly  9112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2007 - 11:52 AM

Excellent composition Simon.

Alan

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dathersmith
27 Aug 2007 - 11:53 AM

Fantastic shot, love the composition. Excellent light too.

Darren.

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Chant57
Chant57 Plus Member 9395 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2007 - 11:57 AM

Excellent composition, good foreground textures, wonderful colour throughout.
C

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JohnParminter
27 Aug 2007 - 12:36 PM

Spot on Simon, love the metallic colours and shapes.
John

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scott_jessuk
27 Aug 2007 - 12:43 PM

Nice shot Simon, great colours, composition and sharpness

Scott

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markharrop
markharrop  11191 forum posts England
27 Aug 2007 - 1:00 PM

Very nice balls Simon. Smile Great shot, like the industrial feel to th shot.

Mark

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franken
franken Plus Member 123487 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2007 - 1:06 PM

Wonderful colour and lighting in this.

Ken

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pmorgan
pmorgan  8217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2007 - 2:28 PM

Love the tones in this!

Rgds
Paul

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BeiK
BeiK  9 Scotland
27 Aug 2007 - 2:33 PM

Superb light.
Bitte

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8696 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1198 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2007 - 3:13 PM

Super composition, and definitely needs to be seen large for full impact.
Moira

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JouŠo
JouŠo Plus Member 1156 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
27 Aug 2007 - 5:12 PM

powerful image, Simon!

Jouko

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2007 - 6:08 PM

Excellent perspective Simon.Super image.
Tom.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2007 - 7:18 PM

Wonderful composition and capture.
Bill

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Adrian_Reynolds
27 Aug 2007 - 9:10 PM

You've captured the detail so well Simon, and the way you've handled the light coming at you is excellent, class image, Adrian

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kinfatric
kinfatric  10550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2007 - 10:12 PM

lovely light Simon

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SH2006
SH2006  9222 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Aug 2007 - 10:24 PM

awesome light and reflections Simon. nice one.

click

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2007 - 8:45 AM

Powerful composition and great use of the light as ever Simon, the colour and huge detail fairly grabs the eye.

All the very best
Dougie

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Kim Walton Plus Member 11145 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2007 - 10:47 AM

Can`t really add more,well composed and exicuted.

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lobsterboy Site Moderator 1114362 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2007 - 12:59 PM

Supurb - great lighting.
Chris

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glazzaro Plus Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 3:02 AM

Love how the objects contrast sharply against the terrain, yet blend together also, nice work! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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5 Sep 2007 - 11:28 PM

Love it!
Stephen.

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daringdaphne
23 Oct 2007 - 9:19 PM

Love it Simon: I am so interested in shapes lately . A very pleasing image.

Well-done



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