Out of Gas..... by Nigel Bangert

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An old petrol pump at Orford Ness Island, Suffolk, UK.

A HDR image created from one RAW file. Five conversions were used, then processed with CS3.
Nikon D60 with Sigma 10-20 Zoom.

Orford Ness Island is a site of Special Scientific Interest. It is a 16km long shingle spit, that is now a wildlife reserve. A large part of The Ness was acquired by The War Department in 1913. The Central Flying School’s Experimental Flying Section was based here in 1915 which began a 70 year period of intense military experimentation leaving scars on the landscape as well as giving the island a mystique of secrecy.
Radar was developed here from 1935 until 1937 and later the development of the atomic bomb was
carried out on this site during the 1950’s, one of only a few places in the world used for such experiments.
It is now open to the public, but there are specifically marked trails due to the danger of unexploded ordnance still being present.
It is a great place for photography with a very unusual mixture of buildings and a fascinating history, as well as some diverse wildlife.

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My main interests are landscape, wildlife and sports events.
I use a Nikon D40X, a Nikon D60 and a Nikon D3100.
The lenses are either Nikkor or Sigma or a Tamron 60mm Macro. I also have a small collection of vintage cameras.
I hope you enjoy my photography and keep coming back for more, as I am constantly working to increase my portfolio.
You can visit my website at nigdaw.co.uk

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  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsover 4 years ago

    Dont look to busy to me Nigel , no wonder , with current petrol prices as they are , lol

  • Lol, I know what you mean, it’s criminal.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 4 years ago

    Wow!!! Love the light coming through the clouds, and the resulting shadow!! This is awesome! Love it!!

  • Thank you. This is on an island where they used to test bombs. It is a really eerie place but great for photography.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • J J  Everson
    J J Eversonalmost 4 years ago

  • Wow, I am really pleased, thanks to everyone who voted for me. The other work in this challengs was of a really high standard so I didn’t think I would win.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • J J  Everson
    J J Eversonalmost 4 years ago

    Nice one Nigel! Great shot and very atmospheric. I love it! :o)

  • Thanks very much, Orford Ness is a great place for photography.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Lisa Baumeler
    Lisa Baumeleralmost 4 years ago

    Cool photo and congrats on your win!

  • Thank you very much, I am really pleased.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresseralmost 4 years ago

    Great moody image Nigel. Congrats on your win


  • Thanks a lot, much appreciated.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 3 years ago


  • Lol, thank you very much.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandalmost 3 years ago

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my Fire On High… mostly because it brought me over to your gallery of fabulous work!!!
    Love this one along with the interesting history… and the creative HDR work as well…
    Well done!!!!

  • Thank you very much, I really appreciate you looking at my work and commenting.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    This is an amazingly cool image!

  • Thank you very much. This place was a bit creepy, but a gift to photographers.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 3 years ago

    terrific shot beautifully processed, and what an amazing history of that place!

  • Thank you very much. This was an eerie place to visit, considering what went on there and the fact that they told you to keep to marked paths as there could still be live ordnance lying around!

    – Nigel Bangert

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