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Still Standing

By MarkT  
These are the doomed cooling towers next to the M1 and Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield. This shot was taken last September a week before they were originally due to be imploded. The towers are now coming down this Sunday at 3.00am and because the towers are only 17 metres away from the M1, the motorway will be closed. There seems to be a divided opinion on whether they should be demolished – I think they should stay.



Tags: Architecture Black and white Sheffield Tinsley cooling towers

Voters: User_Removed, culturedcanvas, Buffalo_Tom and 45 more

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dazzaman 15 631 England
18 Aug 2008 10:27AM
nice one mark. i wanted to get down there this week to get some more before they come down, but looking at the weather, ive no chance.
excellent conversion this mate,
cjl47 13 5 3 England
18 Aug 2008 10:49AM
Great shot.
Very unusual lead in.
LesF 14 182 9
18 Aug 2008 11:29AM
It will certainly be strange comming up the MI and not seeing them anymore.

JONTHELENS 14 34 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 11:29AM
Nice image.

MarkT 16 119 2 England
18 Aug 2008 12:07PM
Thanks for the mod a Jon - like it Smile

Thanks folks.

MarkT 16 119 2 England
18 Aug 2008 3:12PM
Cheers Pete Smile Smile

culturedcanvas 15 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 4:38PM
I knew Pete was going to HC this and I was going to give it some sturdy critique too ... Wink

Make no mistake ... I'll be back in a bit when I get a chance ...

MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
18 Aug 2008 5:21PM
Works well for me, Mark, congrats on the HC Smile

Fran x
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Aug 2008 5:38PM
Well done on the HC mate, nice one!!!
chris-p Plus
15 75 England
18 Aug 2008 6:18PM
Congrats Mark....
MarkT 16 119 2 England
18 Aug 2008 7:52PM
Lol Dan - you sound like Arnie Wink

Cheers Fran, Paul & Chris. Smile

dazzaman 15 631 England
18 Aug 2008 8:18PM
well done mate.
MarkT 16 119 2 England
18 Aug 2008 8:38PM
Cheers Daz Smile

User_Removed 13 172 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 8:26AM
Excellent shot

MarkT 16 119 2 England
19 Aug 2008 8:33AM
Thanks for the RC folks Smile

LesF 14 182 9
19 Aug 2008 8:45AM
Congrats on the HC Mark

MarkT 16 119 2 England
19 Aug 2008 10:42AM
Cheers Les Smile

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
19 Aug 2008 11:40AM
A nice strong image, Mark...I think it's definitely been decided they'll come down, but Sheffield will certainly miss this landmark.
TrevB Smile
culturedcanvas 15 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 1:29PM
Right ... the main issue for me is the direction of the arrow .. cant help but follow it out of the shot .. then I come back in to the shot to look at the cooling towers ..its not a manjor issue but it is something of a niggle. I might have tried working around and including more of the clutter to the left to try and get that arrow to appear more directions towards the towers ... or altenatively hunted around to see if there was another option.

The conversion is great and the use of layers within the shot excellent too but that arrow does annoy me a bit Wink

Worst case scenario I suppose a selection, clone tool of the tarmac and then repaste of the arrow after a slight rotate and skew might have been the only option if you fancied putting the work in.

Would definitely be interested in seeing it then!

MarkT 16 119 2 England
19 Aug 2008 10:12PM
Cheers for that Dan, I know what you mean about the arrow. I never thought about re-pasting it. I don't really agree with cutting and pasting in my images but in I don't mind cheating occasionally Wink. I will have a play with it when I've got 5 minutes.

Thanks for your time.


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