Ratcliffe-On-Soar Power Station

Yhun Suarez

Joined January 2010

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CHALLENGE WINNER of the Power Stations Challenge in Architecture – The British Isles – 16 Sept 2011

Featured in East Midlands Group – 15 Nov 2010

Featured in Industrial Landscapes – 5 Oct 2010

Nottinghamshire, England.

The view from East Midlands Parkway train station.

Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station is a coal-fired power station operated by E.ON UK at Ratcliffe-on-Soar in Nottinghamshire, England. Commissioned in 1968 by the then Central Electricity Generating Board, the station has a capacity of 2000 MW.

The coal power station occupies a prominent position close to junction 24 of the M1, the River Trent and the Midland Main Line and dominates the skyline for many miles around with its eight cooling towers and 300 m (980 ft) tall chimney. It has four coal-fired boilers made by Babcock and Wilcox, each of which drive a 500 megawatt (MW) Parsons generator set. This gives the station a total generating capacity of 2,000 MW, which is enough electricity to meet the needs of approximately 2 million people. (Info Source: Wikipedia).

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Nikon D60, tamron 10-24 mm lens @ 11 mm with circular polarizing filter, f/8, 1/250, ISO 100, no flash, handheld.
single file converted to 3 exposures in PS (-1, 0, 1).
tone mapped in Photomatix.
adjustments in PS.

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