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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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Taken on March 9, 2012