Strong contrast and a convoluted composition of the chimneys at Stanlow refinery near Warrington. These are sometimes known as “flair stacks” and are really giant Bunsen burners that are used to burn off accumulated vapours of some sort? It is am impressive sight to see them in operation, particularly after dark, though these burn offs are quite rare.
The refinery at Stanlow – I like the way this image creates an interesting rhythm in shapes and lines and also a pleasing colour harmony. It was taken from a moving vehicle, moving at speed and I also like the effects that have resulted from this.
Stanlow refinery is one of the longest running oil refineries in the UK and quite a striking sight at night as virtually everything has lights on it.
- Aperture: ƒ/8
- Focal length: 50mm
- ISO: 100
- Shutter speed: 1/45s