Ratcliffe-On-Soar Power Station

Posted on September 16, 2013


This Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a photographic exhibition at the Patchetts Art Centre just outside Nottingham. It was organised by Rob Knight on behalf of the Nottingham Flickr group and I had 3 images on display. It was a great day out and I got to meet some old friends and people that I have spoken with via the world of social media but never had the pleasure of meeting in the flesh. There was two great talks on the day given by Doug Chinnery and Pete Bridgwood. When the talks finished it was decided by the people I travelled up with, Tina, Tim and Terry (the 3 T’s) that we should go and try to capture Ratcliffe power station, although we had been warned it’s quite difficult to get anywhere near it without being pounced on by security or the police.

I have always had a vision in my head of how I would like to capture the chimneys of a power station so we set the sat nav to take us to the village of Ratcliffe-On-Soar and when we arrived I just followed a little country lane not knowing where it would lead us. It ended up leading us to a dead end but almost within touching distance of the station, and luckily there was a bank in front of us which obscured us from view, Perfect. We spent the good part of an hour and half there and I was really pleased with the results I came up with. We then jumped back in the car and headed off to the Peak District for a sunset shoot.

It was such a great day and I would like to thank Rob for organising such a great event and thank everyone that said hello and commented on my images on show. I would also like to thank Tina, Tim and Terry for a great time and great conversation.


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