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Redcar's blast furnace at night.

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Comments (10)

GasGasL€X on July 8, 2012

Very Mad Max post apocalypse feeling to this industrial pic.. Interesting!, ~Lex

Derek Geer on July 8, 2012

What a contrast to the previous snow scene but beautiful in its own way. Fantastic night shot and great detail. Regards Derek

Yorkshire Sam on July 8, 2012

Cheers Lex I think anywhere industrial has that Mad Max feel but perhaps more so when illuminated at night with smoke blowing around. I like to give a bit of variety Derek :o) Many thanks ! Yes Ian, I have one using a longer lens that really pulls the scene in but it is too large for Panoramio to accept so I have had to settle for this, The benefit of this one is that I used a prime lens and it has produced those lovely starbursts that are more defined than the zoom lens version. Cheers mate !

Richard Gregory 48 on July 8, 2012

I spent three months working on the site Sam making and assembling new parts for the new converyor systems, it was enjoyable so it brings back happy memories, it's a lovely night capture when enlarged the lights sparkle like diamonds. Like Regards Richard

Yorkshire Sam on July 8, 2012

Hi Richard I knew you'd be interested in this one that includes the conveyer system since you had mentioned Babcock's previously ;O)

Many thanks !

Dean Matthews on July 8, 2012

Again - as on your other steel works pictures - there is something very special to those that grew up round them

I can even smell those childhood memories, hear the shift change claxon - and see the heavens glow with the tipping of the molten metal

Yorkshire Sam on July 8, 2012

Cheers Dean, I am hoping that one day when I'm there the train will move out and pour the slag from the crucibles which is a sight to see also.

Pleased to remind of good times.:o)

Dean Matthews on July 8, 2012

Yeah - think its that I meant - I know the whole sky over the works at Scunthorpe used to light almost like daylight :)

SMilanS - NO VIEWS !… on July 11, 2012

Fantastic industrial photo !!! Like. Greetings from Czech rep. :)

Yorkshire Sam on July 12, 2012

Thank you Fritzz/Milan, industry isn't to many people's liking but it provides variety and I like a bit of that,

regards, Sam :o)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 8, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2012/05/17 22:47:57
    • Exposure: 13.000s
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash