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By Jasper87  
.... and has been for a while. It is on the listed buildings 'at risk' register as well. Battersea Power Station has not produced electricity since 1983 and it still awaits re-development. The cost of having to build an extension to the Northern Line (London Underground) is a bit of a deterrent to would be developers. Chelsea FC have had their bid turned down recently in favour of a company which has complied with the previous planning conditions.

No fill-in flash, the foreground lighting is street lighting. 15secs, f5.6, Iso200, 21mm, tripod and remote release.

A big big thanks for the UAs on Rio de Oro, and to all who looked, voted or commented. I was surprised it did that well.

More wet stuff again today... anyone got plans for an Ark!


Tags: London Architecture Low light photography River thames Battersea power station

Voters: Len1950, NewDay, 213hardy and 171 more

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11 Jun 2012 7:53AM
Amazing clarity and detail, a superb image.

213hardy 12 719 England
11 Jun 2012 7:55AM
Another cracker, Dave, your work is so consistantly brilliant.

andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 7:57AM
fantastic detail dave stunning light and colours top draw Wink
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
11 Jun 2012 8:00AM
Another fantastic night shot.
Chriscand I disagree on the grid.. It is me who doesn't like it that much on the pink flood view which I haver seen as beautiful as this Smile
A matter of taste and yes it's a cracker
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 8:02AM
Wonderful light with superb clarity.
11 Jun 2012 8:08AM
Beautifully sharp, a fabulous low light image?

nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
11 Jun 2012 8:10AM

Quote:Amazing clarity and detail, a superb image.


gloccy 10 Scotland
11 Jun 2012 8:11AM
Fantastic night shot with great clarity throughout.

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
11 Jun 2012 8:13AM
A superb detailed image, very well composed and captured. Carol
charlotte 16 34 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 8:18AM
One of the best images I've seen of this awesome location. Nice one Dave.

11 Jun 2012 8:21AM
Dave, its a superb night time image captured with beautiful details and nice colors. Well planned and nice composition. Deep
jdinne 17 16 England
11 Jun 2012 8:23AM
That's brilliant Dave stunning light, colour and detail. Clarity is superb. Excellent.

User_Removed 16 386 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 8:25AM
A work of art, I love it.
I think it deserves the famous Deefer Award. Smile

fentiger 19 920 24 England
11 Jun 2012 8:34AM
Sold to an overseas company I believe ~ par for the course!. Great picture with super detail.

almiles 11 38 102 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 8:37AM
I think you've found a highly original viewpoint of Battersea, it's certainly not one I've seen before. The neon lighting up of the FG railings ties in with the clouds while the railings echo the towers of Battersea creating quite a harmonious composition. The radial spikes, along with the bridge and the lights reflected on the water all lead the eye into the focal point of the station. I also like that the neon lighting, chipped paint, graffiti and stained bridge foot give a grubby urban feel while the powerstation sits floating above it, in paler lighting, making it beautiful by comparison. It's all well framed by the crane, the railings and the bridge.
I can't think of any constructive criticisms. It's an excellent urban study and one that would be very appealing as a print on your wall. Smile

Leilani 16 29 3 England
11 Jun 2012 8:43AM
Never seen Battersea looks so good! Awesome image and well deserved award! Love the starry lights too! Smile
saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
11 Jun 2012 8:47AM
Fantastic and great low light image,like the tones and colour in this fine capture,
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
11 Jun 2012 8:49AM
this one is on the money Dave excellent composition and pov the light is superb and love that flattish cloud great urban capture with real atmosphere fine work ...plans wor the ark were smudged out by rain back to drawing board!

Happy new week
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 8:57AM
Well spotted composition here Dave - well taken and presented and a worthy upload for a GEA. Hope we get to see the different stages of building your ark - shame it wasn't completed in time for the River Pageant on the Thames WinkWink
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 9:02AM
Wow Dave! You done it again, You got my award............ Excellent image!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2395 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 9:13AM
Spectacular! I've never seen it looking so beautiful.
twainey 12 4 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 9:13AM
Another cracking night shot Dave, you do these so well........................Trev
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 9:19AM

morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 9:26AM
Fantastic shot great composition and colours, first class shot, very well done.

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 9:26AM
WOW!!!! Never seen it look so good
A true winner.
And a big congrats on all those awards. Smile
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 77 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 9:28AM
Simply - superb.
sherring 13 46 13 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 9:30AM
Nice one.

Nice one.

chavender Plus
10 495 1 France
11 Jun 2012 9:50AM
Cracking image.
Gets my award!

AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 10:01AM
WOW Dave!! One of your best, that's for sure! That pov and composition are amazing and the light just perfect!! Congrats on all the awards - especially the GEA (bet you're glad you waited until today - I am pleased for you as it's very much deserved!! SmileSmile). Gets my humble award too! Let's hope the Editor thinks the same....
11 Jun 2012 10:46AM
Wow Dave this is fantastic. Excellent light and colour Smile
All thats missing is an inflatable pig. If Pink Floyd ever redid the Album Animals then this would make a cracking upto date image for their cover Smile

achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
11 Jun 2012 11:04AM
Dave all been said mate just please accept my humble UA, I worked there from 1966 to 1971 unloading the coal ships, very happy times spent there.


DanielD 11 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 11:07AM
Excellent image Dave - superb lighting capture and composition - I know what are you refer to with the title Smile (frustrating some times) - very good taken - well done (impressive setings Smile )

Regards Daniel
cabbie Plus
14 31 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 11:19AM
Superb makes a change from looking at it on a Pink Floyd cd well done indeed

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 11:35AM
Outstanding image Paul
have another award
NaturesHaven 9 283 6 England
11 Jun 2012 11:39AM
Well deserving of ALL the awards........WinkWinkWink Beautiful work..........
marktc Plus
10 101 15 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 11:49AM
Poor me... left with nothing to say! Absolutely terrific image Dave, deserves everyone of those awards and more.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
11 Jun 2012 12:15PM
Just got in from buying some rust proof nails for my Ark... gobsmacked... amazing response... thankyou.

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
11 Jun 2012 12:29PM
A splendid image and a splendid collection of awards! WOW!
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
11 Jun 2012 12:43PM
Excellent work Dave.......Congrats on all the accolades...

accipiter 11 61 England
11 Jun 2012 12:58PM
An outstanding low light capture Dave -all the awards well deserved. A
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
11 Jun 2012 1:12PM
Yes Dave,excellent clarity in this one.
Super colours too.
Great shot.
mex 13 27 3 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 1:39PM
Cracking image dave.
cheers phil.
canonfan 10 7 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 1:51PM
What can I add to the comments on this stunning image Dave except that I agree wholeheartilly with them all. Congratulations on all those well deserved awards
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 1:57PM
All those awards and so well deserved - this is an amazing image, well captured!
User_Removed 11 48 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 2:02PM
WOW, that is one brilliant image Dave.
11 10 10 England
11 Jun 2012 2:49PM
At a loss for words - this is a brilliant image.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
11 Jun 2012 4:33PM
Fabulous shot. A stunner.
HELANA 11 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 5:10PM
I think every body has all ready said how brilliant the image is. Uno more word--Fenomenal--.
P.S. Forgot to tell you that the title of Rio de Oro, was very good. Well diserved the awards.
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
11 Jun 2012 5:16PM
beautiful exposure. congrats on all the awards. i wonder about cropping the spikes off the bottom of the pic.lesley
11 Jun 2012 5:30PM
What a stunning shot Dave,well worth all the awards,well done..Lin
xwang 11 56 8
11 Jun 2012 5:53PM
Beautiful light control.. excelelnt clarity.. I'm surprised that F5.6 gave you such great detail on the background..Great image.Very well done, Dave.
PaulMillar 9 83 2 Scotland
11 Jun 2012 5:54PM
Dave, very very nice, words don't seem enough, all I will say is fantastic and that the is now my fav of yours...................

pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 5:54PM
nice little sunburst with great light on the chimneys making the most of their architectural appearance
rgg 9 11 United States
11 Jun 2012 6:24PM
It's a wow image greatwork.
LexEquine 14 1 19 United States
11 Jun 2012 6:29PM
{5 STARs *****} ~ LEx
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
11 Jun 2012 6:44PM
This is a fantastic low light shot. I really like the comp. as well -- with the foreground stuff over on the right.
Thanks for including your technical info. One always wonders how something like this is done.
LesF 14 182 9
11 Jun 2012 6:46PM
Think it's all been said, terrific image deserving all the awards

11 Jun 2012 7:19PM
Great capture!
carper123 Plus
9 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 7:29PM
Hi Dave, you are one incredible quality image maker, fantastic and all those awards and well deserved.
Well done Dave.
moiral 10 12 Scotland
11 Jun 2012 7:29PM
Didn't see all these awards before I added mine. Congrats on them all, and so well deserved Dave.
A tremendous shot. Must be one of your best.
Don't take shots of those rustproof nails - MickBee won't like them WinkGrin
clintQB 9 51 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 7:39PM and beautiful
hasslebladuk 11 1 6 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 8:00PM
WOW What a shot the awards speak for themselves
yos 10 1 Israel
11 Jun 2012 8:32PM
fantastic night shot
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
11 Jun 2012 8:49PM
Top notch

Moj_o 13 10 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 8:56PM
It's a 'WOW' from me. SmileSmile

Cor 12 Belgium
11 Jun 2012 8:59PM
You broke all the records TOP*****
pdcche 10 4 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 9:28PM
Stunning Dave, Peter..
Growmore 12 4 3 England
11 Jun 2012 9:43PM
Outstanding image Dave top marks for this one, congrats on the awards. Smile Smile Smile

Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
11 Jun 2012 9:48PM
I think you're gonna need a new trophy cabinet, Dave m8.
zapar40 11 66 5 Wales
11 Jun 2012 10:12PM
congrats on all the awards, comments, and votes Dave.
oh yeah... the image is good too. Smile
tony64 17 204 9 England
11 Jun 2012 10:50PM
My picture of the day...... and I can see a lot of other peoples too! Grin
Stunning in every way,
well done,
fazzer 11 54 7 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 10:57PM
Hi Dave really great exposure control ,worthy of all the awards
Ayoob 9 Australia
12 Jun 2012 12:40AM
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
12 Jun 2012 5:38AM
Totally stunning! Many, many congratulations on all those wonderful and so well deserved awards! Had thought, before seeing so many, to offer my own UA but reckon you're running out of space Tongue

posty57 13 6 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 5:59AM
Blimey Dave, you've excelled yourself here my friend...the clarity and the detail are stunning. Boris would do well to have this on his office wall.....Wink Superb !!!

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 6:24AM
WOW! 17 User Awards and a Guest Editor Award!
Congratulations! All well deserved for this smashing image!
Bravo again! IB
danbrann 16 640 17
12 Jun 2012 7:20AM
You have got more awards than I get votes. An outststanding image well deserving all of these accolades.
12 Jun 2012 10:37AM
Yes, it's an outstanding composition and beautiful colors Dave! Great job my friend. Smile

BarbaraR 14 982 1 England
12 Jun 2012 11:38AM
Truly top notch.
Many congrats on the mass of awards.
Love it.

Looking at all the awards you have for this outstanding capture there is only one for it


tmann 16 4 2 United States
12 Jun 2012 2:01PM
wow, perfectly composed night shot
stunning detail and exposure!
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
12 Jun 2012 5:56PM
INCREDIBLY well taken, Dave. Bravo.

I noticed all the awards and I'm thinking your image is deserving of AT LEAST those.

pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2211 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 7:24PM
Wow, others obviously like it as much as I do, so good to see so many awards on this.
Came a bit late to this one, but it has the WOW factor... Totally brilliant in all aspects.. Love it!!I can only echo all the above Wink
NobbytheNobster 11 33 5 England
12 Jun 2012 9:48PM
Wow! what an amazing capture of this beautiful building.
I used to play on the rail tracks where they used to deliver the coal when i was a kid!
This holds some great childhood memories for me Smile
Top work.
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 10:22PM
Coming to this late and not surprised to see just how many clicks and awards this image has collected Dave. It has class written all over it. The composition is creative and very effective. I really cannot find fault.
Big_Beavis 16 5 2 England
13 Jun 2012 11:03AM
A cracker !


Congratulations on all the well deserved awards.
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
13 Jun 2012 3:15PM
Superb night shot.

13 Jun 2012 4:38PM
Amazing night photo .
Kim Walton 17 145 30 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 7:25PM
More medals than Kenny Everet Smile

A well exposed , sharp image. All thats missing is the flying pig!
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 7:53PM
Wow the lighting so dramatic on this shot. Paul
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 11:19PM
a stunner..... brilliant work

evelen 16 5 England
14 Jun 2012 6:08PM
wonderful capture .
UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2012 7:59PM
I was about to give this an award but it won;t let me for some reason ???

Absolutely stunning htough.............. breathtakingly so.

swanseamale47 13 124 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 11:32AM
Super shot, I'm old enough to remember the fair that used to be behind the power station. Lovely colours and I really like the forground "spikes".
15 Jun 2012 8:14PM
Fantastic detail stunning light
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
16 Jun 2012 3:35PM
A great image.
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 7:40PM
Truly excellent image Dave
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
23 Jun 2012 9:43PM
A fantastic night shot congratulations on all the accolades this one has received
27 Jun 2012 12:57PM
Wow! Excellent shot.

Sorry to digress, but where’s the Pink Floyd Pig from the 'Animals' album?
Humblebee 8 1 England
19 Jul 2012 7:49PM
A sensational capture, I have never seen it look that good, but like a magician you have pulled it out of the bag ... you deserved every award and I am sorry I cannot leave one now as I have used my one for the week.

So you have the nails, I have some wood, who has the time? Sorry Leon stole your line ... Wink Grin
20 Jul 2012 4:26PM
Where’s the flying pig? Wink
I love this part of London... Awesome shot!!!
Tibetan 8 3 England
21 Jul 2012 9:00AM
I remember that as a snotty nosed kid lol. always had a cold! Mum said it was a power station! not that I believed her no trains! and that was seventy odd years ago never looked that good to me either, what a cracking job you did on it hope you get paid well!, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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