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a view of this power station just before sunset, a lot of folk think these cooling towers are a blot on the landscape, personally i think differantly :)


a view of this power station just before sunset, a lot of folk think these cooling towers are a blot on the landscape, personally i think differantly :)

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  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Jun 2008, 00:38
cool Tim, very Kenna. mal
tim hitchins: cheers Mal, yes Ingrid sent me a link to this mans work which i loved, mono is something i should think about more and more but i am pants at it in ppinggrin
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 Jun 2008, 04:06
Very good Tim
tim hitchins: cheers Vintagesmile
  • A quiet corner of Utopia
  • 30 Jun 2008, 05:53
Funnily enough, I find beauty in a lot of forms that others petition against. I guess it would be different if they errected these in my back yard, so to speak! ha ha

This is a wonderful photograph, Tim. Superbly captured at just the right time to fantastic effect.
tim hitchins: haha yes a shot i wont to do is called "in the shadow" which is houses living practically under them at Ferrybridge will get round to doing it soon hopefully,cheers mateysmile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 30 Jun 2008, 06:30
Great shot. I like the silhouette with smoke concept.
tim hitchins: cheers Martinsmile really appreciated.
Terrific tim ... richard
tim hitchins: most appreciated Richardsmile
Cool colours - I think I saw a Kenna like this (BW if I don't remenber wrong) on the Photo festival I went to in May... smile
tim hitchins: cheers Askel, the colour in the sky was just this m8 didn't have to do owt with it,lucky ehgrin
Amazing shot Tim. The plumes are terrific!
tim hitchins: Thank you so much Richardsmile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Jun 2008, 09:02
I see my link to Michael Kenna inspired you! Great shot Tim, and in colour too.
tim hitchins: oh i would like to think so Ingrid, cheers and thanks again for the linksmile
Well you've certainly made them interesting here Tim
tim hitchins: i would like to think so Chris, its the shapes that i find so interesting and the obvious sense of power when your near to themsmile cheers Chris.
Very good
tim hitchins: most appreciated maqrollsmile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 30 Jun 2008, 12:21
very nice image Tim.
tim hitchins: cheers Aussie, wasn't sure how this would be recieved to be honest, i really liked it, looks like others do toosmile
Lovely image Tim. I am also led to believe that the smoke is just the same type of smoke from a boiling kettle, therefore, not pollutant.
tim hitchins: yep Nathan its just steam, but then they do say they produce acid rain but i am not sure on that one will have to look it up, cheers Nathan.
  • Padraig
  • Scotland
  • 30 Jun 2008, 15:33
This is a beauty Tim...me likey
tim hitchins: really happy you liked it so much Padraig, cheers mateysmile
Nice photo, very eye catching.

I'm with you. I think cooling towers are a very graceful shape and are not a blot on the landscape.
tim hitchins: yes thats what i like the most about them Sheila think the shape is so photogenicsmile cheers.
  • Radel
  • 30 Jun 2008, 17:11
I get a feeling of impending doom looking at this one. Great shot!
tim hitchins: ha well thats a perspective i didn't expect to hear Radel, but we all have our own views on images so thats fine with me m8smile cheers.
  • Karima
  • United States
  • 30 Jun 2008, 17:37
I'm trying to get in a few minutes at lunch of viewing Monday's images and one after another is just unbelievable. As is this one. Love the pp on this as it very effectively highlights that mesmerizing wind-led smoke.
tim hitchins: yes there are some great photographers on here Karima and it only inspires me to get better i hope you feel the samesmile cheers.
  • Gingeybaby
  • Wishing I was somewhere else
  • 30 Jun 2008, 18:49
Holy Smoke!
I guese your opinion of cooling towers depends on how close they are to your kitchen window! However in this picture they are a thing of beauty.
tim hitchins: lol yes very true Ginge, and thank you very muchsmile
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 30 Jun 2008, 19:50
I don't know why to say ???
Simply beautifull !!!
tim hitchins: that will do mateysmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Jun 2008, 20:03
Magic. You can even make smog look great (I know the cooling towers are only steam - but the other one ...)

tim hitchins: lol, cheers Louis really appreciated m8smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 30 Jun 2008, 20:07
Fabulous, fabulous, great tones, in the landscape it is alright but in my backyard.....I don't know what to think of that...
tim hitchins: ha me neither Astridsmile i suppose i would feel different if i lived in the shadow of these towers. Cheers Astridsmile
Good image Tim, the trails from the cooling towers against the evening sky are excellent.
tim hitchins: thank you so much Brian, makes the effort worthwhilesmile
Wonderful, wonderful image. Most of that's just water vapour. I love cooling towers!!!
tim hitchins: glad you liked it so much Nigelsmile cheers.
OK I admit it I am one of those who doesn't like cooling towers much! This is a good photograph nonetheless!
tim hitchins: lol no problem there Bill cheerssmile
  • kay
  • United States
  • 30 Jun 2008, 21:23
You are taking some wonderful photos, Tim. Seriously. They are amazing.
tim hitchins: Well i appreciate your view on that for sure Kay, your blog is full of great stuff so coming from you i am well happysmile
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 30 Jun 2008, 21:25
That's pretty damn awsome, Tim.
Kenna or not, what does it matter. It's yours and it's awsome.
tim hitchins: woah VZ coming from you i will take that compliment all day long with a big grin on my face, thank you very much Victorsmile
  • cathy
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2008, 02:30
I'm not quite sure what a cooling tower is, but they make for a pretty cool photo. Looks as if it should be a family reunion for locomotives and old grandad is leading the pack.lol
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2008, 23:20
They certainly have their place in modern society, Tim.. hopefully nowhere near me! Lovely colours to the sky and the long exposure has produced a pleasing image.
If you haven't already, I would suggest you get these images online with an agency that specialises in environmental images for sale. These ones of the power stations would be very well received - in my very humble opinion!
Cheers, Rob
Awesome, Tim! Great shot!
tim hitchins: your thoughts are extremely welcome Jose, knowing what a accomplished photographer you are i am well chuffed you feel thatsmile

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