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Report - Willington Cooling Towers July 2016

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by DiMskiG, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. DiMskiG

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    Definitely not one of the most interesting visits in the world compared to some of the fantastic reports on this site but as my first one I think it went pretty well.

    So first of all Hi everyone,

    I am a Derbyshire based Photographer / Videographer and I have always had an eye for Urbex I have never really known where to start though.

    As this site was fairly local I thought I would give it a go...

    So to start off with the weather wasn't great I didn't really know how we were going to get in but I guess that is half the fun.

    We parked nearby and the took a little walk up to see if there was any entrance via the field to the right,

    I initially sent my drone up as well to see if we could see any gaps in the fence (this ended up being quite successful and got a decent photo)

    I know this has been reported on many a time so I won't but background info but please see photos below - Let me know what you think of the HDR I think I went overboard on a few photos but would be good to get some feedback,

    in terms of what site is next - I went to the Milford Mills but car wash was closed so going back next week and I also got into the Flo Selecta but it was pretty deep from all the rain so we are also going back next week - anyone got any recommendations as to where I can go near to Derby (happy to drive further)

    Finally... Photos -

    Here is the Drone shot I mentioned - Fairly happy with this - did some minor editing and increased shadows / midtones
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    Crazy how tall these are, you get a real sense of vertigo looking up
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    It was difficult to fit all the towers in (I was using a 16-35mm
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    The iconic shot, dont know if the graffiti compliments this or...
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    Anyone know what these are they were scattered around each tower
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    All in all for my first time I think this was alright... some of the shots did feel rushed due to the fact we were sure someone had seen us going in (me and one other)

    as I say if anyone does have any recommendations as to where I can go next that would be great,

    Cheers!
     
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    I'm always happy to see these on the forum, nice easy explore with rewarding results.
    You've got some nice snaps, some shots I've not seen before either :thumb
    Nicely done :thumb
     
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    Good to see you enjoyed yourself, another aspect with the drone, great to see.
    You missed a perfect opportunity with the wash closed, you could have safely had it to yourself.
     
  4. DiMskiG

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    Thanks man - with the wash closed though I would have to hop the fence with quite a few people going past seeing as it is on the main road - is that the only entrance or is there an alternate way?
     
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    Thanks - More to come for sure :)
     
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    Plan A will be over in a few seconds, there is a plan B. A bit of a scramble, not worth the trouble, but a way out if needed.
     
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    We went on the side road which leads up past the primary school I have to admit I was very tempted to go down and the bank and hop someones fence but seem a little too bait.
     
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