Rugeley Power Station shrouded in low cloud.
Wonderful shot.. like the framing and presentation!!
22 Oct 2009 10:56am
@Sarito: Thanks Sarito.
Ghostly like silhouettes... how different from yesterday !
22 Oct 2009 11:07am
@zOOm: I've never managed a decent shot of this place in nice weather so I went the other extreme and photographed it on one of the most miserable days of the year. Between yesterday's photo and today's, I know where I'd sooner be.
Nice juxtaposition of nature and man. Cool shot.
22 Oct 2009 11:22am
@John: Thanks John.
Great picture, I like the fog which gives a scary effect ;) Well done !
22 Oct 2009 11:49am
Very dreamy, I like a lot!
22 Oct 2009 12:35pm
How to make a power station look romantic ...............Nice one (again!) :-)
22 Oct 2009 12:41pm
Very, very good. I like it!
22 Oct 2009 12:53pm
I looove the thick fog. I'm always surprised to see livestock near factories/industrial areas. Forced adaptation I guess.
22 Oct 2009 12:56pm
superb fog shot
22 Oct 2009 1:59pm
love that ethereal fog -- what an atmosphere!
22 Oct 2009 2:30pm
Love this pic... the chimneys appearing like ghosts in the mist of the industrial past! :)
22 Oct 2009 4:16pm
Ooo, very ominous. Really lovely capture.
22 Oct 2009 4:43pm
I like the industrial look.
22 Oct 2009 4:44pm
Hi, good I like it
22 Oct 2009 4:56pm
great capture there
22 Oct 2009 5:18pm
Mysterious pic!! love it! wonderful capture. : )
22 Oct 2009 6:43pm
22 Oct 2009 6:51pm
Good evening Mike,
the way you present the recording, I like that. Best regards Christel
22 Oct 2009 7:09pm
Outstanding. Low clouds and fog almost always give a mystical feeling.
22 Oct 2009 7:17pm
Its like a spooky version of a Pink Floyd album cover.
22 Oct 2009 8:09pm
The fog and low cloud really add to the mood of this shot! Excellent work!
As if they were provoking that fog !
Love the B&W here
22 Oct 2009 8:10pm
Ah Rugeley the second best power station in the UK ;o) Lovely atmosperic shot Mike - strange not to see the cooling towers for once.
PS Ferrybridge is my #3 ;o)
22 Oct 2009 9:44pm
Terrific! I like the fact that it's B&W. It has a great mood. Very well done
22 Oct 2009 10:41pm
Simply stunning Mike, this shot gets its strength from its simplicity, quite beautiful.
22 Oct 2009 10:44pm
Great b/w picture, I like the fog.
23 Oct 2009 7:52am
Superbe N&B ! magnifique contraste entre la campagne et le monde industriel (Brume ou fumée d'usine ?)
23 Oct 2009 9:02am
@E.B: Merci pour votre commentaire. Il est le brouillard entourant une centrale électrique.
Lovely subtle tones
23 Oct 2009 9:48am
Great picture, lovely silhouettes...terrific b&w.
I like that fog.
Very well done
23 Oct 2009 10:06am
Looks hauntingly lovely in the mist. An illusion, no doubt.
23 Oct 2009 10:50am
such a nice shot!great b&w shot....i like it
23 Oct 2009 11:44am
Love how you put in play the nature and the industry world.
That kind of contrast works 100%
Have a nice day
23 Oct 2009 11:49am
Super atmospheric shot - love this ethereal fog !!
23 Oct 2009 2:02pm
Love all the comments and enthusiasm. I'll be my usual miserable self and say something like 'sometimes more is more'. There isn't quite enough for me to latch onto here - lots of hints, but something not quite there. The bit I currently like best is that hint of bridge, that has just enough info. But the balance between foreground and background doesn't feel right - the decision on what the real subject is and how the viewer is lead through the image isn't there. I've found that trees with leaves on are difficult to photograph in fog - drop the leaves off that foreground tree and the whole image would be easier to work on. Leaved trees become awkward dark blobs, though they must have their uses. For me, there are currently problems to solve here, but whether these can be solved without a reshoot - I'm not sure. Certainly worth a play in pp. Meanwhile, fog is by far the best condition for photography. I saw some photos of Newcastle yesterday and it suddenly struck me that in the three years I lived there I didn't take a single fog photo, or rainy mist. Unforgivable.
23 Oct 2009 2:09pm
@John Leech: Cheers John. I'm in agreement with you. It's always nice to get an honest opinion. I think there is a good shot to be had there in these sort of lousy conditions but it's going to involve a bit of trespassing. I'm convinced that if I get down to water level on the right hand side and concentrate on using the bridge as the focal point I can get a reasonable image.
Thought I had commented on this but no I had not, I had to go away and think about it a bit. It is an interesting composition that makes me want to look further into the image but I can't due to obscurity of the cloud but that is ok because then I have to use my imagination, not too much though because I know where it is
23 Oct 2009 4:35pm
A wonderful foggy composition...superb tone too!
24 Oct 2009 10:09am
24 Oct 2009 10:36am
Picture with a feeling that I like so mutch....
24 Oct 2009 12:47pm
Hi Mike... regarding the dark foreground as mentioned above, I believe this is correctly presented. Fog is per definition a dark gloomy substance allowing little light to penetrate down, the trees are dark sure, but probably this is how they were !
24 Oct 2009 11:19pm
@Mike: Hi Mike, I purposely darkend the foreground a little as I liked the contrast between light and dark areas. I felt the original image was lacking something. I think it works well. The composition isn't the best though, that definitely needs working on.
There is an excellent crop within this. Post it on flickr and I'll box it, far easier than this description: - it really needs a reshoot at about 150mm, but a tall crop taking in the left chimney, the bridge, trees and cows plus river. Not sure if it needs to be full to the left border, but centering the base building of the chimney.
25 Oct 2009 8:38am
Great mood here!! Love the fog!
25 Oct 2009 10:10pm
Mysterious increase when the environment is foggy, which will turn your imagination;)
Great work Mike!
26 Oct 2009 8:10am
excellent work Mike!
26 Oct 2009 8:33am
Wow, wonderful mood!
26 Oct 2009 1:50pm
Wow what a mood. I'm glad that is fog. Excellent shot.
26 Oct 2009 10:53pm
lots of mood !!!!
27 Oct 2009 7:20am
wow, interesting image - and a strong message for global warming?!
27 Oct 2009 2:48pm
cracking shot, love the moody feel
27 Oct 2009 6:29pm
I could almost feel the dampness. Like how the tower on the right is almost faded completely out in the middle it adds interest to the shot.
28 Oct 2009 2:03am
Nice B&W shot Mike
28 Oct 2009 11:34am
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