These are the cooling towers at Ironbridge power station,Shropshire England.

The cooling towers were deliberately constructed using concrete to which a red pigment had been added, to blend with the colour of the local soil. This had cost £11,000 in the 1960s. The towers cannot be seen at all from the world famous landmark, The Iron Bridge. The station’s single 205 m (673 ft) high chimney is fifth tallest chimney in the UK. It is the tallest structure in Shropshire, as well as being taller than Blackpool Tower and London’s BT Tower.

Environmental group Friends of the Earth claim that as of 2006, the station is the second worst polluting power station in the United Kingdom per megawatt output.8 Ironbridge has been opted out of the Large Combustion Plants Directive, which means the station will only be allowed to operate for up to 20,000 hours after 1 January 2008, and must close by 31 December 2015

Shot using Nikon D60 with 18-55mm lens, Converted into 3 images at different exposures via lightroom and turned into HDR via Photomatix.

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  • Matt Sillence
    Matt Sillenceabout 4 years ago

    oooohhhh.. very cool, I need to get there.. never photographed that area really..

  • Cheers Matt, first time there with the camera, cant wait to go up there again on a brighter day. Everyone was pointing there cameras towards the bridge so I wanted to try something different and focus on the towers.

    – dan williams

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 4 years ago

    Great image,..What happens in 2015,..go back to the cave?

  • Cheers John, yeah not sure what happens after 2015, not to long to find out now:)

    – dan williams

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...about 4 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thank you very much mate.

    – dan williams

  • wolfcat
    wolfcatabout 4 years ago

    Love your cooling towers as well :-)

  • Thank you very much mate:)

    – dan williams

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • Cheers Trish.

    – dan williams

  • megzyzgem
    megzyzgemabout 4 years ago

  • WOW,thank you very much.

    – dan williams

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • Thanks for having me.

    – dan williams

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 4 years ago

  • A pleasure.

    – dan williams

  • Matt Roberts
    Matt Robertsabout 4 years ago

  • WOW, thanks so much Matt. Really pleased with the image so I am over the moon that it got some recognition.

    – dan williams

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature 14/01/11

  • Fantastic,thanks very much.

    – dan williams

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