Relieving the tedium

by Helen Hooker July. 27, 2012 5853 views

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.

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Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 3 months ago

What is sight!!

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Jarvo J 7 years, 3 months ago

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.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Yeargin 7 years, 3 months ago

simply great

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Tom 7 years, 3 months ago

Nice detailed capture love the black and white

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Ann Garratty 7 years, 3 months ago

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...

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Geowi 7 years, 3 months ago

Superbe B&W

I hope it's not nuclear power?

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S&M 7 years, 3 months ago

Excellent mono treatment, Helen. Very impressive in more ways than one.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Josy 7 years, 3 months ago

Really impressive ! The B&W here is wonderful to emphasize textures and sky

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Larry Nelson 7 years, 3 months ago

Very well presented, Helen!

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Brenda Nelson 7 years, 3 months ago

That is a VERY cool shot, Helen! The use of b/w really produces a nice contrast and delineates the construction textures!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 7 years, 3 months ago

Hopefully someone is paying attention over there! Nice shot!

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