Being Old (and hot) :-(

By SlowSong
This area was very red, as you can probably see. In here you can sit and listen to a commentary about getting old. I just snapped and ran. Don't need any reminding. Grin The ladies in V4 were getting a bit fed up as they were trying to listen intently to every word and a stream of children and itinerant snappers kept coming in and disturbing them. Wink
Quite tricky to get a decent pic of the inside as the red light is just so strong.

Cheers, Chris

Each tank has a height of 7 metres and a diameter of 30 metres. Built to hold the fuel that powered the turbines that generated electricity for a large chunk of the capital (London), and to withstand the risk of explosion, they are thick-walled and capacious, a trefoil of inside-out towers, or a castle in negative.

Tags: Photo journalism General Low light Interiors Portraits and people

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helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 8:06AM
V2 for me today Chris
I like the view beyond the red room, with the frozen and moving figures- well composed with the detail from the red room framing the room beyond SmileSmile

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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Aug 2012 8:09AM
Thank Helen. I agree, I like that one best too. Smile
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
19 Aug 2012 8:16AM
Some fascinating unusual captures here. Like Helen I favour No. 2.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Aug 2012 8:40AM
V.2 for me, too, ChrisSmile. I can't understand why people with tiny tots in pushchairs, and just walking infants what to visit a place like that, they must get bored to tears, and then start screaming and upsetting those who are interested Sad Carol
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Aug 2012 8:46AM
I think V2 is the better picture too but the trouble with documentary photography is placement order. I put V1 up first because it sort of sets the scene, then I looked at things from different angles, then with various people. I think I should have left V1 out really but I quite liked the eye contact from the girl, not that you can see much with all the blur. Grin
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
19 Aug 2012 8:57AM
Clearly technically difficult...light isn't light at all Smile...and each has their own merits, like V3 for the movement Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 9:16AM
Another interesting set.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 9:29AM
V3 for me - the cool grey plus the motion blur, a hint of someone walking past.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 9:58AM
Its v2 for me as well Chris, I do like these images of yours.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 9:59AM
Excellent set (and series), Chris.
V3 for me: in/out, warm/cold contrast comes over best; but all are very involving.
BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
19 Aug 2012 10:26AM
V5 for me, just for contrariness. I like the little chap spread-eagled out on the seat.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 11:14AM
v4 for me just to add something to the mix! I like the intensity of the two ladies taking it all in...! That's not to say I don't like the other versions Chris, cos I do!! Smile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 12:08PM
I like V2 on the inside ready to escape. I don't think I would want to sit and listen to a commentary about getting old, staying young might be more appropriateWink
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
19 Aug 2012 12:47PM
I don't need reminding about getting old either! Wink Great set, and rather like V2 as my fave, for the way the people are framed Smile
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Aug 2012 1:59PM
very red!

I would run too!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Aug 2012 2:27PM
They do work well as a set, but v2 also is strong enough to stand alone. Coloured lighting is a nightmare to capture. The Harry potter Studio set was bathed in a deep blue light!

xwang 9 56 8
19 Aug 2012 5:22PM
Quite interesting set, Chris. Amazing RED, it made the photos surreal.. and getting old is surreal as wellGrinGrin.. but when I can't remember things...
I think that you did remarkablelly well. It looks very dark, and handheld 1/4sec is quite difficult, the images look very clean at such high ISO..
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
19 Aug 2012 5:29PM
Brilliant photojournalism, Chris Smile

At first V3 was my favourite 'cos of the movement of the humans and the composition. Then I saw V5 and it just killed me. Look at that little one all splayed out as if hit by the heat of the desert! GrinGrinGrin

RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 5:36PM
Yes, I like v5 too. How nice to be there sprawling on the bench, being able to ignore all that claptrap about getting old 'cos it'll probably never happen. Well, that's what we thought, wasn't it?

19 Aug 2012 5:59PM
An interesting place. But don't understand why inside an iron cage?
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Aug 2012 6:14PM

Quote:Yes, I like v5 too. How nice to be there sprawling on the bench, being able to ignore all that claptrap about getting old 'cos it'll probably never happen. Well, that's what we thought, wasn't it? David
How would I know? Tongue
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
20 Aug 2012 6:46PM
intriguing, again...
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
27 Aug 2012 12:15AM
you have changed my ideas about a red light district completely.
well taken in this really tricky situation.

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