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DRAX!

By ade_mcfade      
Drax was the villan in the Bond classic Moonraker

It's also a power station in East Yorkshire

And here it is - it's huge and has 2 sets of 6 cooling towers which are about 1/2 mile apart, though it's quite hard to judge. Just means that the middle bit where they make power is emense and creates more power than anything else in the UK - I think it may be the biggest in Europe too, but not certain.

this is a puddle in the foreground, boggy as hell, but very still and reflective.

It's similar to the shot I posted 2 days ago, but tilted up a little to get the tops of the steam clouds, also left the right side a bit darker as it actually was quite dark on that side relative to the sunny left side.

Tags: Photo journalism Steam Hot Architecture Power station Drax Landscape and travel Cooling tower Eletricity

Voters: Gary_Macleod, Angi_Wallace, Take-a-View and 102 more

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Comments


Gary_Macleod 13 160 Scotland
25 Apr 2008 11:40AM
beautiful light and reflections..another super addition to an already super PF

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neily_m 14 41 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 11:42AM
Great photo!
Take-a-View 13 293 5 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 11:43AM
Best one so far.
DeSilver Plus
9 14 12 England
25 Apr 2008 11:43AM
Another fantastic image to go with the rest of the images in the portfolio. Smile

David
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
25 Apr 2008 11:43AM
An impressive image of something I wouldn't have normally found attractive.
Well done.

B.
25 Apr 2008 11:52AM
nice !!!!
bazhutton 10 25 England
25 Apr 2008 11:56AM
Some sort of beauty in this shot. Well seen.

Baz
Barbaraj 10 450 England
25 Apr 2008 12:00PM
It is stunning.
LesF 10 182 9
25 Apr 2008 12:12PM
One hell of a puddle ? and one hell of a shot.

Les F
plugin 12 1 Canada
25 Apr 2008 12:13PM
Awesome shot!
Jim
maggiem Plus
13 339 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 12:27PM
Classic example of how to make a Power Station look attractive. Lovely colours and reflection.
Maggie
Bluke 12 303 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 12:37PM
Yes'''' this is one excellent shot...superb reflections..
Barb
25 Apr 2008 12:38PM
Just stunning
martinl 13 266 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 1:26PM
Deserves to well Ade. Nicely shot.
Martin
25 Apr 2008 1:29PM
Stunning capture, reflections are spot on

Graeme
rossi 13 142 11 England
25 Apr 2008 1:35PM
Superb reflections

Ian
Birte 10
25 Apr 2008 1:56PM
Excellent shot.
NEWMANP 9 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 1:58PM
you sure have a way with powerstations, even make them look a little romantic. this ones a stunner too and for me even stronger for the 2/3 composition with the reflection not competing for attention with the stacks.
crazycucumber 9 176 1 England
25 Apr 2008 2:04PM
great shot
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
25 Apr 2008 2:11PM
It is immense inside Ade, I've worked in there a while back. Apparently the largest coal fired power station in Europe and supposedly the culprit that is responsible for destroying vast tracts of forest with acid rain, if you believe the Scandinavians.
Mind, I've also worked in Poland and Belarus where industrial pollution was on another level.
John
davart 11 2 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 2:55PM
Another brilliant study of Drax Ade. I think this is the best of the bunch.

Dav.
peugeot406 10 7 1 England
25 Apr 2008 3:41PM
Excellent image
Brian
25 Apr 2008 4:27PM
Nice image, well captured.

Dougie.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
25 Apr 2008 5:35PM
Another fine capture Ade.
Regards Richard.
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
25 Apr 2008 6:17PM
bloody hell!!!

Jouko
tavm 10 31 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 6:29PM
That's a stunner. You have shown an industrial site as a beautiful subject in a great image.
User_Removed Junior Member 11 16 England
25 Apr 2008 10:05PM
Superb image! I worked on the first test bores for the piling in '65 (I think). The guys up on the top could see Hull on a clear day!
Andrew
javam Plus
12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2008 9:41AM
Congrats on the HC Ade. These shots have inspired me to go out and find a similar spot round Didcot power station. Only 6 cooling towers there though.

Neil
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
1 May 2008 5:54PM
Superb light and dramatic contrasts

Peter
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 8:52PM
Wow Ade, this is terrific. I wish, some day I'm gonna be able to produce such shots!


Johanna
ade_mcfade 13 15.2k 216 England
7 May 2008 11:13AM
cheers everyone

just keep taking shots, trying new things and pushing the boundaries Johanna and you'll get the shots you want.

takes time, that's all
MissPea 10 8 United Kingdom
7 May 2008 10:49PM
WOW! How did i miss this one - what a fantastic strong image - HUGE well done!
Julia

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