I recently made the jump from my home town Leeds, West Yorkshire and moved to the North Yorkshire region. In the distance you can see the UK’s biggest power station Drax, from my window and over the past couple of months ive started to create a little portfolio of images.
My six year old nephew, Roman, visited not long after we moved house and he mentioned to his dad on the way home that he could see the ‘cloud maker’ in the distance from one of my bedroom windows. The power station is about 5/6 miles from my house and is quite small in the distance and the surrounding landscape. I could see from a child’s eye that they are essentially cloud makers and when its a cloudy day the power station really does look like it created the clouds.
On a late summers night with clear skies you can see the steam escaping into the skies and if its a beautiful sunset it really does show. However, on dark winter nights when the clouds are low and the visibility is clear it really does have a dramatic look on the landscape.
Ive been using a 80-200mm F2.8 lens along my new Nikon D810 body which has a 36mp sensor at 64 ISO which creates some wonderful images. On occasions ive been taking the images on a slow shutter speed which adds a blending effect to the clouds and the image as a whole. Ive added some of the images below and I hope you like them.