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Relieving the tedium

2012.07.27
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I had the most tedious journey I’ve ever experienced up to Yorkshire today – it took me over nine and a half hours to drive three hundred miles. When I reached yet another traffic jam near Nottingham this afternoon I decided to take avoiding action and headed east towards Newark to join a different road, figuring that even if I was moving slowly I was at least making progress towards my destination. As I drove east from Nottingham I noticed these enormous power station cooling towers and couldn’t resist taking a brief detour to take a photo. They really are vast structures – to give you an idea of scale, the building at their base is East Midlands Parkway railway station which isn’t exactly tiny itself! Given that it was pretty overcast a gritty monochrome conversion seemed the best option to bring out the detail in the clouds and the steam emerging from the top of the towers.
12 Comments
Lsample Hopefully someone is paying attention over there! Nice shot!
Lsample · 2012-07-27: 22:01
djnana That is a VERY cool shot, Helen! The use of b/w really produces a nice contrast and delineates the construction textures!
djnana · 2012-07-27: 22:33
lgnelson Very well presented, Helen!
lgnelson · 2012-07-27: 23:30
josy63 Really impressive ! The B&W here is wonderful to emphasize textures and sky
josy63 · 2012-07-28: 01:33
SM2012 Excellent mono treatment, Helen. Very impressive in more ways than one.
SM2012 · 2012-07-28: 03:00
photoneur Superbe B&W


I hope it's not nuclear power?

photoneur · 2012-07-28: 03:23
Annbramwell 9.5 hours... that sounds like fun... I hate traffic jams, they are such a waste of time, and sadly very frequent on this small overcrowded island we call home...
Annbramwell · 2012-07-28: 03:36
danrav Your effects really accent these monstrous towers well Helen. It was worth the detour. We have similar towers near our home. Also close to Three Mile Isalnd - yikes....
danrav · 2012-07-28: 06:04
mystic1 Nice detailed capture love the black and white
mystic1 · 2012-07-28: 10:42
yeargin simply great
yeargin · 2012-07-28: 19:05
Jarvo Super shot Helen, really stark looking. I've seen these several times and thought of photographing them. No need now, there's no way I'd top this.
Jarvo · 2012-07-28: 20:31
Ryana What is sight!!
Ryana · 2012-07-29: 13:51
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Category: Architecture
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Tagged: powerstation chimney tower architecture nottingham monochrome bw
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