#239 – Crane Tank at Foxfield Colliery – Part 3

Night photography tends to mean long exposures, but that presupposes everything is going to be static. Even in strong winds, buildings don’t tend to move a great deal, and neither do steam locomotives if they’ve got their brakes on. However, the crane tank was an exception as it had it’s jib extended and a coal…

#238 – Crane Tank at Foxfield Colliery – Part 2

Much as I enjoy photo charters, they’re something of a double edged sword from a creative perspective – on the one hand you get multiple runpasts, in the best locations, in the best light if it’s available. On the other hand, you tend to move from location to location with the rest of the group,…

#237 – Crane Tank at Foxfield Colliery – Part 1

Colliery headstocks were once a common site in the many mining areas of the country, but with the decline of the industry, these industrial landmarks are now virtually extinct. Colliery closures tend to result in a rapid demolition, witness to that is the speedy clearance of Welbeck colliery that I photographed in 2008. Even those…

#236 – Best of 2011 Part 2

Misty paraboloids The further I drove into Yorkshire, the foggier it became. In fact, I couldn’t even see the cooling towers until I was right next to them, and this was the site I was met with when I entered the site. Eerie. Three Kings, Thorpe Marsh As the fog cleared, the sun made an…

#235 – Best of 2011 Part 1

In an idea shamelessly ripped off from Martin Creese’s excellent blog, I’ve decided to post up some of my favourite photos from the past year. Regular readers will probably recognise these pictures, but I’m halfway through writing half a dozen posts currently, so this seemed like a quick and easy way to fill in the…