Tinsley cooling towers near Sheffield – had stood for over 70 years and were a local landmark, loved by some and loathed by others! They were demolished in the early hours of 24th August 2008. This picture was taken at 7.30pm on 23rd August – probably the last picture taken of them from this position … I was escorted from the area by security guards!!


  • Geoffrey Wicking
    Geoffrey Wickingover 6 years ago

    So sad but so beautiful. Brilliant shot. something to treasure

  • Thanks Geoffrey – yeah, there’s something eerie knowing that they aren’t there any more!

    – David Robinson

  • Barssel
    Barsselover 6 years ago

    Great capture………………….

  • Thanks Barssel

    – David Robinson

  • chemis
    chemisover 6 years ago

    a beautiful shot
    the composition has much depth
    and it carries much feeling

  • Cheers chemis … glad you like it!

    – David Robinson

  • butchart
    butchartover 6 years ago

    beautiful light in this dave… wonderful composotion has well… you have created the ominous feeling of what i’m sure many people felt by these towers….. well done…………b

  • Thanks … I think it was definitely worth the effort!

    – David Robinson

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 6 years ago

    Wonderful capture, David, and so atmospheric. Aren’t you brave:)

  • Thanks Agnes … the security folks were very nice really … unusual for folks in that line of work!!

    – David Robinson

  • Susan Grissom
    Susan Grissomover 6 years ago

    I love this. beautifully composed, so glad you got it before they demolished it.

  • Thaks Susan … me too!

    – David Robinson

  • scottimages
    scottimagesover 6 years ago

    the light is so beautiful in this shot!
    And well done on going that extra mile for the good shot….. a security escort is testament to your dedication to your art!!

  • Thanks Rosemary … glad you like it!

    – David Robinson

  • TFFDavid
    TFFDavidover 6 years ago

    We do whatever it takes to get the shot, I’ve been chucked out off more places and been “escorted” off more places than I’ve had hot diners. LOL

    Excellent photograph David, very well done mate.

  • Thanks David .. I have to say this was a first time for me … I usually manage to escape undetected lol!!

    – David Robinson

  • Barbara Morrison
    Barbara Morrisonover 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot! Nice commando action!

  • Thanks Barbara!

    – David Robinson

  • Freya  Sykes
    Freya Sykesover 6 years ago

    Great picture..the colour and light is fantastic. Glad you went the extra mile dodging the security for this shot…it’s lovely. Well done on getting “the old boys” standing so proud! We’ll miss ’em!


  • Yeah … I still think it was a mistake to knock them down … I’m sure whatever they put in their place won’t have the same character

    – David Robinson

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