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Piper Alpha Memorial

By paulmackiemaging
I have been after a sunset on this Memorial for a while now. I live close by so when it all began to happen i had to run. I had to get a couple of exposures so that I could achieve a slightly surreal feeling. Sue Jane Taylor designed the memorial and loved the pic so much so that she asked to put it on her website. An honor.

I Remember the day when this oil disaster happened as I am sure many of you will. It hit our community and the world really hard and brought about much needed changes in the Oil Industry. I'm no expert by any means but felt equally sad on hearing of the deaths of the 167 men. I watched the installation of the memorial take place and new one day I would get the photograph that would perhaps make us all think and even visualize what these men felt like on the Piper Alpha 20 years ago.
"lest we forget" A tribute to the Families and loved ones............ Paul Mackie Imaging.

Tags: Park General Architecture Piper Digitally manipulated Memorial Alpha Oil Aberdeen Tragedy Hazlehead Disater

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desplus 13 8 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 12:16PM
Well worth the wait Paul, well done a fine tribute shot. David

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bangalicious 10 1.3k 5 England
28 Feb 2008 12:23PM
Excellent shot. I appreciate the effort you put in to achieve such a nice shot.
AC1964 10 Scotland
28 Feb 2008 1:08PM
great shot well worth it well done
HarryStan 12 50 Australia
28 Feb 2008 1:37PM
Superbly done..thought this was a composite before I read your blurb...
Blinky 10 10 England
28 Feb 2008 9:01PM
Very striking image of what must be a great memorial.
1 Mar 2008 11:57AM
Brilliant photo Paul.
I have been commissioned to write a new play about Piper Alpha (which will run in Aberdeen from 2 to 6 July) to mark the 20th anniversary and would be keen to use your image as a final projection.
Could you get in contact to discuss. Either or 07903 463163
Many thanks,

meekie 13 Scotland
2 Mar 2008 4:20AM
Great image Paul. Well worth waiting for that sky.


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