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Reflections 1 - Coking plume

By oldgreyheron      
I was driving between business appointments today a little after lunchtime and realised two things - I was early for my afternoon appointment and the light was wonderful. I stopped at the first convenient place, Middlehaven / Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. I had the IXUS with me. I was astounded to find the Tees with a glass-like surface and wonderful reflections.

This is industrial Teesside. The plume of steam is coming (I think) from the coking plant at South Bank (very close to my modern office). We are looking East from the Riverside (football) Stadium towards the North Sea.

!/640 f4 ISO Auto (why does it do that?)

There are more to come - I hope you enjoy this as something different from the soft nature I have been uploading recently! Please do tell me what you think! Thank you , Mike.

Tags: Reflection Steam Architecture Coke Tees Plume Landscape and travel Middlesbrough Coking

Voters: DarrenSmithPhotography, lifesnapper, mrswoolybill and 36 more

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11 Dec 2007 7:07PM
a wonderful reflection good one!
11 Dec 2007 7:14PM
very effective

User_Removed 14 172 1 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2007 7:14PM
Great shot, well captured
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2007 7:16PM
Fascinating shot, the plume of smoke is the story here, without it there'd be no real picture. I reckon that even without the reflection, that plume would make a pretty good image. The mirror-like water just lifts it to a whole new level.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2007 7:20PM
I envy you for making this industrial scene look beautiful. Excellent composition, and the whole scene is virtually symmetrical. I look forward to more.

Can't explain the speed/aperture phenomenon precisely, but I think it has to do with the fact that the f4 on your Ixus is absolutely minute compared to the same on your DSLR, and that the expected proportionality does not in fact apply. But maybe I have been misreading my sources!

dragarth 17 247 1 Scotland
11 Dec 2007 7:31PM
works really well, not always easy to get these shots to look good once home they often dont look so good. nice capture well taken.

bruce295 16 28 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2007 7:59PM
Excellent smoke reflection, well spotted.

Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2007 8:04PM
Lovely reflections.

Dotrob 16 Wales
11 Dec 2007 8:30PM
Well seen and captured, great reflections.
bobalot 15 10 England
11 Dec 2007 8:41PM
lovely work Mike well taken.

Regards Bob
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
11 Dec 2007 8:44PM
You have made this industrial scene into a work of art. Well done!
phototime 15 8 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2007 8:45PM
A wonderful shot,beautiful light and reflections.

11 Dec 2007 9:03PM
Thanks to all, and Joline, especially to you. I didn't make this into a work of art, I just saw what was there and pressed the shutter release. There's beauty and art all around us every day. M
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2007 9:45PM
Beautiful stillness and reflections. Superb image.
I think that industrial sites have an enormous photographic potential.
ashley 17 167 1 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2007 11:21PM
hey i know that place
nice reflections
well seen

12 Dec 2007 12:23AM
Hi Mike, well framed and lovely reflection. Well done. click!!
ps have replied to your pm
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
12 Dec 2007 12:34AM
Well seen!

I like the reflections!

ripleysalien 15 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2007 6:06AM
Nice and crisp Mike, just like this morning.

steve_r 14 England
12 Dec 2007 10:21AM
GOOD SHOT.Looks good to me,great reflections.regards steve.
LeighRebecca 14 267 10 England
12 Dec 2007 12:53PM
Hooray, here's a RC for a great shot. I actually thought you may have been down to p****s h**e when I first glanced! Really well spotted and composed.

Leigh x
steviehutch 14 18 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2007 3:48PM
great shot mike
14 Dec 2007 8:49PM
Nice one loks great,
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
16 Dec 2007 2:05PM
You're dead right about the light, Mike and you've captured it brilliantly! Gr8 reflections too Smile

Fran x

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