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Inflatable me does Battersea / London / eXplore #13

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Woke up with eXplore today, #13, frontpage and all that. Plus I made the SW London daily e-paper, scroll to the bottom. :) Thx for your visits, faves and comments people, much appreciated!

About this shot
So they didn't want to let me in over at Battersea Power Station!? But I really wanted to take some close-ups! That's when Inflatable Me (TM) came in handy...haHA!

After taking some shots of Battersea Power Station from the other side of the Thames (below) I crossed Chelsea Bridge to see how close I actually could get to the power station, walking around the site. Unfortunately the whole area was closed with quite high fences...

Pink Floyd
The reason I was interested in Battersea power station in the first place, is because I'm a huge fan of pop-art and I love the music of Pink Floyd. The Pink Floyd album 'Animals' (1977) featured Battersea power station on its cover with a giant inflatable pig 'Algie' flying in the middle of it. A unique concept which tickled me to go see the place for myself. :)

Pink Floyd - Animals
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Date: Taken on March 9, 2012 at 2.27pm CET

Exif data
Camera Nikon D700
Exposure 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture f/8.0
Focal Length 24 mm (Sigma 12-24mm DG HSM)
ISO Speed 200
Exposure Bias -2/3 EV

Date: Taken on April 6, 2012 at 18.13 CET

Exif data
Camera Nikon D700
Exposure 1/60
Aperture f/4.0
Focal Length 24 mm (Nikon 24mm f/2.8)
ISO Speed 400
Exposure Bias -1/3 EV

Processed with Photoshop CS5 and a plug-in for some extra contrast. It wasn't easy I must admit to get the light and shadows right. I took the selfie in my livingroom! Hehe.

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  1. Take55555 24 months ago | reply

    Great idea Rob and well executed. Extremely well done with Explore.

  2. Jan Hoogendoorn 24 months ago | reply

    Wat een serie heb je gemaakt! Deze is ook weer geweldig en origineel! Ik zou zelf Algie er nog even ingeshopped hebben ;-)
    Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

  3. wilsonaxpe 24 months ago | reply

    Mounting up..... That's a lot of views :)

  4. zzapback 24 months ago | reply

    Thx for your visits, faves and comments people, much appreciated! Thx a TON! :-)

    Hehe, thx Jan! ;-)
    Flickr frontpage always helps, hehe - not even close to anything related to 'New York' in combination with 'Tim Burton', LOL! ;-)

  5. Andrew James Howe 24 months ago | reply

    Amazing, if pigs could fly and all that, really done it justice, hats of to the cool Pink Floyd, and your stunning photography too, shine on.....:-)

  6. jeeeweee 22 months ago | reply

    Nogmaals een bezoekje Rob... deze is en blijft Numero Uno!.

    Hier heb je een ontzettend goeie compo... bewerking en perspectief neergezet.

    Ook jij nog bedankt voor je gastvrijheid... en blijf vooral je paarse schoen showen.

    Coole dude..;-)

  7. zzapback 22 months ago | reply

    Dank Jan! Dit is idd de origineelste en best gelukte, denk ik ook. Heel leuk je te hebben ontmoet, wat een giller. Vergeet niet je foto's te downloaden via de link die ik je heb gestuurd. Groeten uut 010! :)

  8. Tobymutz 18 months ago | reply

    that is one extraordinary montage image!
    seamlessly creative !!!

  9. zzapback 18 months ago | reply

    Thx! Appreciated! :)

  10. ingrid eulenfan 18 months ago | reply

    Perfekte Arbeit. LG. Ingrid!

  11. Pete Sturman 17 months ago | reply

    Good work, I've actually been inside it they had an exhibition on in there.

  12. neilrsmith 14 months ago | reply

    I like the creativity that Rob has devised here. The way we normally look at things is basic, camera to object. I will have to try some of this kind of stuff. Need to start thinking of good scene ideas.

  13. zzapback 14 months ago | reply

    Thx Neil - yeah, it's a cool thing to toy around with - glad to inspire as many others inspire me. Succes with your ideas, let me know when you've worked it out. Ta! :)

  14. cowlishaw 10 months ago | reply

    Outstanding Shots!

  15. gemini*jen 10 months ago | reply

    Very creative....love it! Great work....Congrats on Explore!

  16. BigNanos 6 months ago | reply

    wow amazing photo for London

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