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"dirty old town" ~ {Explore}

Inspired by the Industrial heartland that is Grangemouth Refinery, in Scotland. And naturally sung by The Pogues!


Explore #70 3rd December 2011


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I've been waiting so long to do this shot and song. Tis my favourite song of all time, I even used to be able to play part of it on the harmonica many years ago! Long since forgotten! This genre (get me!) is an area I really want to explore more of, I love these industrial monsters and the thought of combining them with long exposures really excites me.


I was very pleased with my recce of Grangemouth and quite surprised at how close I got, a police car even went past me as I took this image! So expect to see more of these industrial monos. I snapped my cable release this night so could only manage a 30 second exposure which just worked - ideally needed a tad longer! (It took me another 24 hours to work out how to select the D80 menu to operate with my remote release!).


Anyhow enjoy the view and have a great weekend!




"I met my love by the gas works wall

Dreamed a dream by the old canal

I Kissed my girl by the factory wall

Dirty old town

Dirty old town


Clouds are drifting across the moon

Cats are prowling on their beat

Spring's a girl from the streets at night

Dirty old town

Dirty old town"




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Taken on November 29, 2011