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photoblog image The Beauty and the Beast.

The Beauty and the Beast.

the result of another early wake up call this time wondering around Drax power station and what a beautiful sight it was, for me anyway:)

The Beauty and the Beast.

the result of another early wake up call this time wondering around Drax power station and what a beautiful sight it was, for me anyway:)

comments (22)

  • The library of my contented soul
  • 19 Nov 2008, 05:12
This is incredible, Tim!

Utterly spectacular, breathtakingly beautiful, such dreamy silhouettes and colours. Simply brilliant smile
tim hitchins: your too kind with your praise Paul but i shall take it all day long matey lolgrin. Most appreciated Paul and have a nice day m8.
The title says it all Tim. Cracking picture.
tim hitchins: yes it does Bill, enjoy your day mateysmile
Really beautiful for me too.
tim hitchins: yes its strange how a ugly Grey polluting power station can look it Sheila but i think so and i appreciate you think so toosmile
  • KenC
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Nov 2008, 09:27
Excellent Tim.1st class.
tim hitchins: most appreciated Ken matey and have a nice daysmile
  • Aussie
  • A Wet & Stormy Brisbane
  • 19 Nov 2008, 09:52
Wow Tim, great image.
tim hitchins: well thank you Aussie, glad you think sosmile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 19 Nov 2008, 10:25
I agree with Floog this is an excellent photo
tim hitchins: most appreciated vintage and have a nice day mateysmile
Great early morning shot Tim, you really have made the most of this with the composition.
tim hitchins: so glad you thought so Briansmile
Absolutely brilliant shot Tim. The composition, colours, silhouettes, clouds, so much drama.

Safe to say that Global warming is going to be with us for a while smile
tim hitchins: ha well yes thats for sure, how much is man made against just a natural progression of our earth/climate i am not sure but yes we will not be getting rid of these things for a long time. Most appreciated.smile
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands UK
  • 19 Nov 2008, 11:16
It a beautiful sight to me as well Tim. Thanks for getting out of your pit and taking this top shotsmile
tim hitchins: just me the camera and this beautiful sight Tracy, what more can one want out of life lol, enjoy your day Tracysmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Nov 2008, 13:44
I saw a similar view (sundown instead of -up) yesterday but it was an eerie shade of pink. It was really a shame I didn't have the camera with me. But same type of cloud formations and available silhouetting objects.

This is an excellent picture - you can even make industry look great.
tim hitchins: it really does pay to carry ones camera around Louis, i too have missed some cracking opportunities with it been at home,and really appreciate you think i can mateysmile
Superb and impressive Tim. Great title!
tim hitchins: thank you Richard appreciate that you think so matesmile
Great title for this. It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful power plants and other industrial sites can look as the sun rises and sets. We have an area nicknamed Refinery Row on the east side of the city that looks quite spectacular at nigt. Great shot Tim.
tim hitchins: well get ones camera and get down there Dawn and lets have a looksmile Most appreciated Dawn.
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 19 Nov 2008, 19:19
Wonderful contrast between the natural beauty and "the beast" as you call!
Another nice shot, Tim.
tim hitchins: yes Fabrice, mother nature at her best and our need for power spewing out her pollution, yes its some contrast for sure. Enjoy your daysmile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 19 Nov 2008, 23:30
Wooh! Nice, very nice
tim hitchins: thank you Ellie, yes it was a great sight for suresmile
A great sky Tim, and I like the way the cables frame the power station as well.
tim hitchins: cheers Les it was a stunning sight mate, the steam actually went pink at one point, worth the early rise for me anywaysmile
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Nov 2008, 20:48
Wow! Great sunrise.
tim hitchins: yes Harv, i enjoyed every minute of it matey. Most appreciated.
  • mikedi
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2008, 10:13
It's a cracker!! It was worth getting up for this one. You must (as I would) be so pleased with this superb shot.
tim hitchins: i sure was mikedi, it was raining when i set off so too get this sunrise was a great bonus m8smile cheers.
Spectacular, tim! Great silhouettes and what a sky! (:o)
tim hitchins: yes Rosalyn it was a beautiful sight, it was a gamble to go there that morning as it was raining when i set off from Leeds, was i chuffed to see it clearing as i was driving alone the 62.
Super. I imagine you have a few more from these minutes tucked away. Have a good weekend chap.
tim hitchins: yes Darren i love the challenge of a sunrise/sunset as you know that light/color isnt going to last and you have to make good use of it, which usually means running round like a headless chicken lol. Cheers Darrensmile
Very nice image. The lighting is not optimal (range was too big; there are too light and dark parts) though it still has a wow factor.
tim hitchins: yes Paul your quite right, should really have exposed for the sky as well but like a numbty i forgot. Still happy and if i take more time with the post processing will get it right. Cheers Paul.
awesome Tim, what a contrast but it works well and that sky
tim hitchins: it certainly is Derek and it was great to see, most appreciated smile
una bonita foto de cosas muy feas. el título lo dice todo.
tim hitchins: well i hope that means you liked it smile excuse my ignorance of other languages. Most appreciated smile i hopesmile

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