'All quiet on the Western front'

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Didcot power station seen yesterday from Streatley Hill. Not a puff of smoke in sight (nor a microwatt of energy) now that it has been 'mothballed' for political reasons !
15/04/2014 - 09:20PeterKR
CategoryPhoto Journalism
Shutter Speed1/400
Focal Length250mm


Link Posted 15/04/2014 - 14:30
Just seen this Peter, and it has a strange lonely atmosphere, perhaps appropriate considering the mothballing!

I like the bright heat-haze almost shimmering through the distance, and the high sun blue cast.
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Link Posted 15/04/2014 - 17:24
Many thanks, Nigel.

Having passed by here many many times in the past when the power station was in full use I felt quite saddened by this sight and just HAD to record it !

Out of interest the power station is over 10km away from where I took this shot and the Sigma 18-250mm was at full stretch (250mm). Even so I did an extensive crop to get the image as posted so I'm very pleased with the outcome, and this lens continues to be 'glued' to my K-r !

Best regards


Link Posted 18/04/2014 - 12:29
I like this, although I can't really explain why.

If it hadn't been for the clouds I might have thought crop the sky, but those clouds seem to work and give it another layer.

Like you I find the 18-250mm (Pentax version) very convenient. Often I'll return having lugged around a camera bag with other lenses all day, never to have taken off the 18-250mm.
Last Edited by WaypointCharlie on 18/04/2014 - 12:36


Link Posted 18/04/2014 - 15:39
I also like it


Link Posted 29/04/2014 - 12:05
Bet it would work in black & white too!

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