> march 23: battersea power station
march 23: battersea power station
20s f/6.3 at 20.0mm iso100 with Flash
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Stunning image, I used to live just over the river from here.
Superb tones and atmosphere. Voted.
wow .. point and shoot works then!
wowwww!!!! how did u find this place? too cool
Animals, night confrontation with blood and mystery
Thanks for adventure
You hoped for the best, and it seems you got the best. I'd love to capture this building and here's me being put off by the scaffolding that always seems to be there. If only I knew...
Reminds me of a Pink Floyd cover. Amazing lighting.
I like your argument/reasoning/whim, Ivor .. i had more to say but my head is just screaming "OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDd.. ROD STEWART COMMENTED ON NIALL'S PHOTO!" hehe
Very nice industrial shot!
Love it to death! Wicked orangish smog,decent accents of urban light bits,hell dark shadows and those ominous stacks.Welcome to Dread Blvd! Vote!!!
J. cool:-) For me its the contrasts - the train and the chimneys create more subtle contrasts. The shot feels moodier, spookier, more sinister as a result. The terrain is darker and thus less knowable, its riskier. I enjoy the arrangement of space in the darker shot too (its a bottom-left top-right thing). The train pulls my attention front-stage yet simultaneously my eye is drawn to the white columns on the horizon (Athens possibly?). The pale porcelain of the chimneys (which pleases me very much) renders the sky more vacuous/spacious - darker. Having said that the irony of a dead power station contrasted with a sky lit up by the lights of the city it once powered is not lost on me either:-) The darker space in front of the building also works for me - here we only get an impression of the size of the building; we have to imagine its reality - like the hulking bow of a decrepid rusting oil tanker looming suddnely out of a fog over your little row-boat - spooky. Also, with teh darker guy we're nto sure if anybody's home, whilst in teh brighter shot it looks like there is. I prefer not to know. I'm also quite preared to admit that as the colours in the darker shot are more "classical" that its in fact me who's the romantic (if there is at all)! I still vote for the darker guy: (1) contrasts, (2) yellow train, (3) porcelain.
What I like the most, is the orange cloud lit by the streetlights, almost a ghost of industriana gone by.
I would like to see a great plan of the chimneys, I think that he would become the surreal photograph still more.
"The other shot is so dream-like & surreal we're almost cajouled in to a nostalgia for the lovable friendly plant-eating dinosaurs with brains the size of peas.... etc etc ("bourgeois romanticism" anyone?). "
Ah, but Ivor.. I protest. I know nothing about .. well, generally everything. I didn't even know what this place was so no pre-concieved ideas were formed. Surreal - yes it's so, but hardly dreamlike and friendly.. more the monsterous kind of surreal that eats at you in nightmares.
So there.. :B
Battersea power station, a great landmark in SW London. Perfect the choice of night time.
for what its worth, i prefer the other (non-flash) one & here's the why(/whim) - realism and all its various slings'n'arrows. The other shot is so dream-like & surreal we're almost cajouled in to a nostalgia for the lovable friendly plant-eating dinosaurs with brains the size of peas.... etc etc ("bourgeois romanticism" anyone?). this was a POWER STATION baby; the nasty-yellow train-lights remind us of that as it passes, just like time, which brings us back to the building.... :-)
Falcone (and anyone else), this is in London. It's a pretty famous icon of apocolyptic, industrial modernity and has been used (as Asche and tt pointed out) in album covers for 40 years! It hasn't been active for many years and is a terrible state of disrepair. There have been many abortive plans to do something with it over the years but there seems to be a lot of activity there now. It's actually very difficult to get a good, unobstructed view of it (I had to extend the tripod to 7 feet and point it over a wall and hope for the best).
Great image. Where is this building?
excellent deep atmosphere.
reminds me a Pink Floyd CD cover...
VERY well done Niall
Actually, the difference here is not so much the flash as the white balance. I wacked it up to the red end of the spectrum. :)
The colors are really exceptional in this image. I love the composition. A very warm looking image. Very nice Niall.
a beautiful atmosphere !
this building amazed me before...and you took this one... awesome!
( the orb likes it too...:-) )
i'd never thought about using flash in this type of pics...i'll think about it :) it's really fantastic, i'm waiting for a ovni in that sky!! ;)
I agree with Jude... the flash significantly enhances this image. Superb shot.
AMAZING,,,both,, i like vry much this one, the light,,perfect.
Fabul;ous work Niall
Although I like both shots, the flash makes all the difference.. brings out the textures in the clouds - that night sky. The looming smokestacks, the perspective, and the intense lit sky all add to a very surreal feeling.
Spectacular .. in every sense..