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Industrial Photographs

If you like your industrial photography you should check this out

©Uwe Niggemeier

http://stahlseite.de/index.htm

There are some great pictures of steel works and forges on this site. Most are from France and Germany, many of them are in the style of Bernd and Hilla Becher who were pioneers of art industrial photography with their pictures of cooling towers, gas holders blast furnaces, coal mines etc which detail their design and compare the forms of each type.
yokerbrian

Reminds me of my visit to the integrated Steel Mills at Scunthorpe when I worked with Corus - sadly we were told strictly no camera's or we'd be thrown off site.
dmk

interesting link
thanks for sharing =]
Lone Groover


06.30 light crane by Dave Trott, on Flickr


06.30 crane duet by Dave Trott, on Flickr

If you are able to view the flickr page the crane shots stand up to being seen in the original size.
Beano


Industrial Cambuslang by Ben.Allison36, on Flickr


Industrial Cambuslang by Ben.Allison36, on Flickr


Industrial Cambuslang by Ben.Allison36, on Flickr


Industrial Cambuslang by Ben.Allison36, on Flickr
katimac

Great shots Ben  
cybers

might as well park this in here.


Industrial Disease by David C Laurie, on Flickr
Beano

Cybers...love that mate, was thinking of going there for a few photos myself, any idea's for industry near our around Glasgow area      
cybers

Problem is as a country we outsourced almost everything to the third world or emerging nations and now we sit in a manufacturing wasteland whilst these countries economies expand. That and the added pressure of being seen to be green means sites like Dalziel in Motherwell or BP etc at Grangemouth are now counted almost in single figures in Scotland.

It's the legacy we will leave as a generation and shows our expertise at nothing when we outsource even call centre work to places that cannot understand basic English as the spoken word.

My next one on the to do list is St Fergus at Peterhead but it has the highest Police presence known to man with armed response units on site as its the mainland natural gas holding and processing plant and accounts for 25% of all gas production in the UK.
Doog Doog

  Those are stunning,Beano & Cybers
Beano

Thanks Doog Doog  

Cybers ....yon Norit plant in Cambuslang looks interesting, might take
some night shots there for this thread.
cybers

What about the inside of a bakery with a pancake lens  
Beano

cybers wrote:
What about the inside of a bakery with a pancake lens  

 well I've done the outside....


Greggs Bakery by Ben.Allison36, on Flickr
cybers

I loved the Irony of this.
Fossil fuel remains of the Barony "A" frame with the advanced Carbon Fibre Wind Turbine.
Before Closure Barony mainly supplied coal to Longannet Power Station for the generation of Electricity. The turbine can now do this at source without the black diamonds.


Fossil To Wind by David C Laurie, on Flickr
cybers

Some might have seen the faked version i did of this for a pal ... well i took this one tonight...


Gypsy Caravan by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Wheeltappers by David C Laurie, on Flickr
Doog Doog

   Those are excellent Cybers
kev

cybers wrote:
Problem is as a country we outsourced almost everything to the third world or emerging nations and now we sit in a manufacturing wasteland whilst these countries economies expand. That and the added pressure of being seen to be green means sites like Dalziel in Motherwell or BP etc at Grangemouth are now counted almost in single figures in Scotland.

It's the legacy we will leave as a generation and shows our expertise at nothing when we outsource even call centre work to places that cannot understand basic English as the spoken word.

My next one on the to do list is St Fergus at Peterhead but it has the highest Police presence known to man with armed response units on site as its the mainland natural gas holding and processing plant and accounts for 25% of all gas production in the UK.


Cybs....just came across your post.
Watch what your doing if your up there photographing as you might get arrested.They seriously dont like photographers.
I work on the refinery at Grangemouth and it has lots of old abandoned buildings and railway lines dating from the early twentith century when the old Scottish oils refinery was in operation..Its a photographers dream.Anyway I approched the head of security and asked would it be permissable to photograph on site and was refused point blank.

Here are some pics taken 10 years ago of the Hoover dam on my first digy camera a nikon coolpix...bought a 512mb  memory card for the trip that cost about £90














cybers

I wrote to St Fergus as a matter of course as I know how tight security is up there outlined my plan for an external shot even sent a copy of the Grangemouth one I had done and was flatly refused I wrote merely not to cause alarm as a suspected terrorist as it would be done from the public road.

It will be done regardless but its a bit tight to get the shot seeing as the overlooking hill is also a government listening and early warning post...

Damned if I do and damned if I don't.
kev

Thats a hell of a jaunt to get up there just for some pics...assume you are not going to Peterhead on holiday  I worked on that site in the early 90s and the security searched our van every time we went on site even if we had just gone out the gate to pick a tool up from our container

What about the Ex,, xon mobil plant at Mossmorran ,plenty of good vantage points and cooling towers billowing out condensate for those long exposures
BTW I deliberatly changed the name of the site operator as everytime these big companies get a mention on the internet its flagged up on their security network and they check out whos talking about them

Couple of young apprentices got caught with their mobile phone on site up in Grangemouth....a big no no

The fannies were facebooking each other about what part of the site they were on and how they were doing no work and their gaffers were arseholes and how sh!t the job was. An Ine- os computer in switzerland picked it up and pinpointed their location and who they were  ...unbelivable ...... .... they got sacked
cell

Last time I was in the vicinity of St Fergus I noticed there is a permanent police presence on site and they were armed with sub machine guns! They are incredibly touchy about photographs up there, even more so than Grangemouth, due the importance of the site to the national infrastructure. If you do make the trip you should take in Peterhead power station which can be really photogenic if you catch it right.
cybers

Kev i spend quite a wee bit of time up on that coast as some of they towns are like time warps ... I worked at St Fergus in the admin building back in the early 90's replacing glass.

Moss in fife is a fecker as they burn the retinas out your eyes with the flare offs through the night also noticed a heavy plod mod up there last time I passed. Latest idea for this thread and i will put it out there for others anyway is i noticed the Tillicoutry Quarries site off the M74 looking rather majestic in the mornings half light. Also still to sort and post some of my E.U's largest woodchip powerstation at Stevens Croft, Lockerbie photos
Ex Lion Tamer

Godzilla V Blue Circle

gone daddy gone

No Prizes
Doog Doog

Nice shots,ExLT
norrie

Dont know how I missed this thread, I am a sucker for this type of photo
Like the Boulder Dams shots, kev
I should have some from Babcock Renfrew in my files, will post them if I find them
calamity

I think this is the new Police Office at the end of Main st Brigton or is that Shawfield, no sure.

norrie

Hi calamity, its on Colvend st, Reid st and French st, still Bridgeton
calamity

Thanks Norrie.. Id looked at a map of Brigton and it stopped at Newhall st , thats what made me wonder..
norrie

Hi calamity, well Yaffys was in Bridgeton wasn't it , as far as I am aware Bridgeton goes to the Clyde,  mind you I have been known to make mistakes
calamity

aye I thought the same Norrie that it stopped at the Clyde.... I wonder why the map said different..
calamity



BTJustice


Super scrap by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr


january cycle 2 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr


riverside visit 3 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr


leverage by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr
norrie

Hi BT justice, I like them
geordie1970


Dalzell Water Tower by Geordie1970, on Flickr
fastnet


Power up. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
norrie

Hi fastnet, what power station is that, Torness?
cybers

At a rough educated guess its Longannet in Fife

Torness is Nuclear therefore no need for the stack Norrie.
norrie

Hi Cybers, now I should have known, Babcocks were involved in that station and there were no flues or ducts in the steelwork, no smoke, no need
James

Defo Longannet.


James H
fastnet

Longannet it is.
kev

Some stuff I took while working there from 2009....Norrie, there's load of ducts in the station, they're used for blasting air into the boilers

Built in the 60s


Pipework which carries the crushed coal into the boilers


Looking inside one of the boilers during an outage


View along the turbine hall from one of the crane rails..it truly is an impressive structure








An alimac hoist to get workers up and down the station



In between the coal handling plant and the station



Massive water supply pies



The power of water can be seen here. Someone opened a valve a bit too much and this was the result




Wagons at the coal field



Aerial view at the start of construction

fastnet

Brilliant kev....
norrie

Hi Kev, me like photos like that
Was Babcocks involved in that Station?
sputnik

great to see the john brown name there.john brown engineering gas turbines ltd only went into liquidation on the 27th of june 2012.
cybers

Kev you need a good boot in the knackers old chum.
Why the hell are these only seeing the light of day now ? Got mer get thum posted  
kev

Hi Cybs
Aye...have a lot more and will post soon.
Working on an outage in Grangemouth just now and got permission to take a load of pics of some major equipment being lifted into place .took some good stuff around  the refinery as well. This was a couple of weeks ago before all the industrial action started.
Was asked not to post them on the web so they'll have to stay hidden for now
cybers

Grangemouth I can understand why they don't want those on the web  
norrie

Hi Kev, well done getting the shots, maybe someday you can post them
I worked for Clyde Structural, South st Scotstoun, we done a lot of work for Grangemouth in the late 60s
kev

Norrie the place is a photographers dream...lots of derelict infrastructure. old warning signs rusted through but still in place, old abandoned railway sidings and lots of old disused buildings and evidence of the old refinery (circa 1930s/50s)is all over the place in the form of concrete floors with stumps of steelwork columns sticking out
norrie

Well I hope you got it all
Hope this dispute is sorted,to everyone satisfaction
kev

Unfortunately Norrie there have been major pay offs not reported in the media...lots of scaffolders and the general labourers have already lost their jobs working for contracting firms. Babcock have let go some 100 employees as well and these are people who don't earn 70 odd thousand a year plus 35 grand  a year into their non contributary pension scheme paid for by I. neos .Lots of acrimony on the site as its the people with nothing to do with their dispute who are suffering
norrie

Hi kev, your right, I never heard any of that
Looks like if the worst does happen, it wont be just the refinery workers who lose jobs, what a mess
Doog Doog

Cracking pics Kev.
Beano

Untitled
cybers

Yer that was the image i was talking about a wee while back .... Cracking wee photo that is.
norrie

Is that the plant down at Jessie st?
Beano

Norrie...old shettleston road mate.
norrie

Hi beano, Ok, I seen one at Jessie st on Saturday and swithered about taking the shot, not like me I know
Marblez

norrie wrote:
Hi beano, Ok, I seen one at Jessie st on Saturday and swithered about taking the shot, not like me I know


Norrie ... If I had a pound ....
calamity

The Velodrome
cybers

Standing in the Hoffman Kiln

Kiln Time by David C Laurie, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Cybers, like that one, where is it?
fastnet

Prestongrange Norrie.

It tells you when you click on the picture.
norrie

Thanks fastnet
Bill_M

Old shale workings

Old Sale Workings
cybers

Cobbinshaw Bing ?
Bill_M

It's taken in Cobbinshaw, but I think that is Tarbrax Bing in the background.
cybers

Think work has now started to remove this bing for road fill. Not been out to Tarbrax for a while as we thought about buying a cottage there.
Bill_M

Here's a photo of Tarbrax Bing. There were lorries coming and going when I took this. The bing is enormous, but gradually disappearing.

Tarbrax Bing
cybers

Pumpherston Bing is almost completely gone as I used to use it for Motocross training they are supposed to be taking away the ones at Broxburn and Winchburgh too with Philpstoun and Niddry Castle already underway in getting cleared. The Five Sisters at West Calder has been given interim protected status under Heritage plans but no doubt will be levelled at some point.
Bill_M

Old Colliery Washery (i.e. for the coal, not the colliers!)

Woodmuir
cybers

Bill_M wrote:
Old Colliery Washery (i.e. for the coal, not the colliers!)

Woodmuir


Great sky in this one Bill
Bill_M

That's just the way the sky was. I think it would have better without the big white cloud at the top left of the building, but unfortunately it was there, and by the time it moved the rest of the sky was not so good.
calamity

I think its lovely.
calamity

fastnet

That Needs a haircut.....
norrie

Hi Bill_M, like that shot of the washerie
cybers

Bill_M wrote:
That's just the way the sky was. I think it would have better without the big white cloud at the top left of the building, but unfortunately it was there, and by the time it moved the rest of the sky was not so good.


I think the cloud adds a great deal of seperation and draws attention to the detail on the brick rather than detracts.
Doog Doog

spot-on Bill & Calamity.
sparkotronic

My new office
norrie

Hi Sparkotronic, is that an oil rig?
Hope its got wi fi

Good shot
sparkotronic

Hi Norrie,

Aye, it's a rig out in the North Sea.
Just started a new job as a service engineer to the oil sector
norrie

Hi sparkotronic, best of luck in the new job
Hawick_1987

Nice photo sparkotronic  
Doog Doog

Cracking pic and all the best in the new job.
Lone Groover

A little lunchtime photogogerry


Iron Arch by Dave Trott, on Flickr


Iron Arch Ammended by Dave Trott, on Flickr


Iron Arch Starkly by Dave Trott, on Flickr
sparkotronic

Thanks for the well wishes guys :)
calamity

Love them LG

Yaffys all gone in Bridgeton.



norrie

Hi lonegroover, like them, where was it taken?
Lone Groover

norrie wrote:
Hi lonegroover, like them, where was it taken?

Hi Norrie, James Watt dock, Greenock
Doog Doog

Excellent stuff LG & Calamity
Mark_09

Thanks for sharing awesome pics. I just love this industrial photography It reminds me of a construction site's midnight view that I had visited last month.


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Edited: removal of the hidden link

calamity

Bill_M

Good picture. Is that Greenock?
Marblez

Bill_M wrote:
Good picture. Is that Greenock?

Yes, it is
Dixon3

Very Nice! I must say that your photography impressed me a lot. I am also into industrial photography and love to capture every beautiful thing. These are rare and beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing.

cybers


Industrial Disease by David C Laurie, on Flickr
norrie

Hi cybers, thats a great shot
Open cast mine????
cybers

Cement Quarry at Barns Ness Dunbar.
Bill_M

Nice picture, this would have made a good "cloudscapes" too.
norrie

Hi Cybers thanks for the info
I agree with Bill_M, it is a good cloudscape shot
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