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    Longannet Power Station

    Up and about early (5:30am) this morning. Weather was awful, but then started to clear and was dry by the time I got down to the village of Culross in Fife, which is just along the road from one of the country's largest power station (EDIT - Just read that it's actually the 3rd largest in Europe)

    As always, your thoughts are welcomed.

    Longannet Power Station
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    Last edited by Donald; 24th September 2011 at 07:05 PM. Reason: See 1st para above

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    Well, other than more lovely...however, and this is just one of those "I wonder's," but earlier today, Willie posted a rework of an image of three girls on the beach and gave them more top space which really added to the overall viewing impact.

    Does the original shot include more top space? I can see this having a bit more top space to really give that smoke and stack a place to rise above the norm...though, again, I would hang this piece as is in a heartbeat. Very nicely accomplished.

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    Cor; this is really good as is. It has everything.

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    I went on Google Maps to see your location and to see if I could figure out where you shot from...did you shoot from Preston Island on Station Path Road, Facing about due west?

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    A stunning image Donald. Like Chris, I think a touch more height is needed as I get the impression that the image is being restricted somewhat.

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    I like it as-is.

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    I went on Google Maps to see your location and to see if I could figure out where you shot from...did you shoot from Preston Island on Station Path Road, Facing about due west?
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    According to Google Earth, I was at 56° 3'16.52"N 3°37'55.05"W and, as you say, looking west. And thanks for the PM. That's the one I missed. For everyone else wondering what we're on about - Look right in the top left corner. There's a dust bunny.

    And thank you everyone else for you comments.
    Last edited by Donald; 24th September 2011 at 09:59 PM.

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    bunny bunny bunny ....just clean the camera will ya.

    I had a look on streetview and it looks like Leicestershire, lovely place and has more buses than we do as well. Good stuff.

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    This one really works for me as it is Donald. Terrific stuff in your own unique style.

    The rising steam adds a lot of interest.

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    Another masterpiece!

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    Hi Donald, the image is stunning!
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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    Steve, Dave, Dave & Frank. Thanks for commenting.

    Steve - The annoying thing is that I just got it cleaned recently. I really need to stop changing lenses in the middle of fields!

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    It doesn't matter where you change your lenses unless it is a NASA cleanroom. There is dust everywhere.

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    Great picture. The dynamic of the clouds and the steam or smoke with the big steady power station really work for me.

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Hi Donald, the image is stunning!
    Ditto

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    Re: Longannet Power Station

    Robert, Bobo - Thank you for your comments.

    On that plume of steam - I saw it as providing balance to the chimney. What I couldn't be 100% sure about was how it would turn out after a 74 second exposure. However, I think the gentle breeze was very kind and gave it a nice curve for me.

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