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Old Mar 11, 2012, 3:43 PM   #1
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today saw a landmark familiar to all in the south east of england demolished. the Richborough Power Station had stood for 50 years, once supplying power to the national grid, finally closing in 1996. due to legal and environmental reasons, the cooling towers and main chimney remained in place ever since.

at 9am this morning, some 10000 people lined the coastline of Sandwich in Kent, to witness the demolition of all 3 large cooling towers and the chimney. it went without a hitch and took all of 30 seconds to bring it all down in a cloud of dust.

from my point of capture to the towers was about 3km away, so i opted for a HD video on my fz100, rather than just stills, but took some stills during the blast that i enhanced with a little pp just to tidy them up and reduce the noise caused by the fog that hovers constantly over the bay.

i'll post my video online somewhere and link it in for all to view should you wish to see it.

hope you like my snaps of what has been a very interesting experience.

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Old Mar 11, 2012, 4:01 PM   #2
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Great photo reportage of the event John!
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 5:00 PM   #3
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Thanks Alex, I'll keep you informed mate. Im becoming a bit of an amateur photo journalist lol covered a local football match today as well. Might post some of them later as well. Also went to a family picnic this afternoon and got some bird shots. Wow I've had a busy day lol
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Wow that is pretty amazing sequence!
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Quite a sequence - well captured.
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I'm so dead waiting for a video...
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Thanks Mick. They're not full detail unfortunately, as they were shot over the video i was filming. I think when you take stills whilst filming they are only 3mp or something like that. But glad i got a few shots off. Skyline looks strangely bare today
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ive added the video shot with my fz100, to my youtube account. i hope its ok to post it here as a matter of possible interest. those wishing not to take in the suspense please advance the clip to 1min and 34 seconds for the first detonation.

enjoy

http://youtu.be/fQ8Ii_z_Wtc

ps, apologies for the link produced by youtube for my video. the inapropriate lettering was not of my choosing and i hope not to cause controvesy or offense.

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