Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station #1

Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station #1

Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station #1

I do know that these coal powered power stations are really putting a strain on nature and our carbon footprint, but I do love the shapes of those cooling towers.
I had brought some Neutral Density filters and aimed to get the an exposure time between 6 and 15 seconds. I had previously experimented with longer exposure times for ADOX CHS 25 and found that this film doesn’t need correcting for reciprocity failure for exposures up to 30 seconds. Not as good as Fuji Acros, but a hell of a lot better than most of the other films around. The cold ari did make the steam very visible, unfortunately the blue sky didn’t appear to make the perfect contrast.

Film: ADOX CHS 25 ART at EI 25, presoaked film for 3 minutes, developed in APH 09 1:80 for 12 minutes.

2 comments on “Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station #1
  1. Wow…this is just excellent! Love the contrast of the smoke against the smoke stacks.

    • Thanks bluechameleon , I worked with a slightly longer exposure time but with film that can get complex with exposures longer than a few seconds because of the reciprocity failure. This ADOX film does hold up fine until 30 seconds or so.

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