Weekly Photo – Stationary

One of the things I would like to work on in 2017 is my photography. I am joining in with Nana Cathy and Wild Daffodil’s weekly photo challenge.

This week’s one word prompt is Stationary.


I struggled with this week’s prompt.  As I went about my day to day life I looked around me for things that were not moving, things that remained still, and there were very few within the glorious Yorkshire springtime landscape.

Then my eye chanced upon the power stations.  The terrain where we live is so flat that on a clear day I can see 3 power stations, those at Eggborough, Drax and Ferrybridge, enormous, iconic buildings.

As a child growing up in Yorkshire I remember the huge towers grazing the sky serving as a landmark to tell us that home wasn’t far away and so to me they are most definitely stationary, rooted into the ground and unchanging for decades.

Although the times, they are a changing. One by one the mines have closed and the power stations are taking steps towards no longer burning coal.  The station in the photograph, Eggborough, is marked for demolition and if plans proceed as made a new gas fired station will sit on the site within 5 years.  It will take some getting used to such a change in the look of our area.

6 thoughts on “Weekly Photo – Stationary

    1. When I was very young we were traveling from our home at the time in Morpeth, Northumberland to France via a ferry crossing from Dover for a family holiday. We had been talking for weeks about what the ferry might be like and my 5 year old sister got giddy as the A1 passed Ferrybridge shouting “there’s the boat, there’s the boat!” She was so disappointed to learn how much further we had to travel but for many years we called that power station Mary’s boat 🙂


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