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Old Nov 7, 2009, 5:55 PM   #1
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I maintain fresh water treatment works in the Uk, this is the draw off from one of our Reservoirs.
The tunnel is about quarter of a mile long and goes under the res.

I put the camera on the tripod stepped down the F-stop and let aperture priority do its thing.

I was told at a club competition that it could do with a figure at the end but i decided to 'shop' a
shadow down there.

Was taken on my old D40 with the 18-55mm lens

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its a nice perspective with a good mood set by the dampness and the lighting.

i would like to see it without the "figure" myself. and maybe a nice black and white version for comparison.
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Nice bit of work Rob.
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its a nice perspective with a good mood set by the dampness and the lighting.

i would like to see it without the "figure" myself. and maybe a nice black and white version for comparison.
Ditto. This shot stands on its own and doesn't need any embellishment.

Good work!

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Thanks for the comments, i suppose the figure is a bit subjective, i quite like it.

It was part of a series i did for the lads who run the plant, these were the eight shots...

1 - All serene and peaceful on the surface..... yet


2 - Heading down


3 - Through the gate


4 - Bit further


5 - Bit further still


6 - Finally at the end


7 - Looking back down the tunnel


8 - And back to freedom
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Thanks for the tour Rob. Nice job on the WB. In pics 6 and 7 what are those thin stalactite like things hanging down from the roof like strands of spaghetti. Is that, in fact, water dripping you've caught over a long exposure?
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Cheers, they are stalactite's (do they hang down?), its very damp down there.

They keep the lights on permanently as the heat from the tubes keeps the light
fittings dry. Its cheaper than replacing every light fitting when you try to switch
them on.
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i really like "a bit further" nice set.
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I do like that shadow...reminds me of Count Dracula ...Nosferatu
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