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Walking by the Watchtower
Walking by the Watchtower

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Challenge: Historic Landmark -- The Old & The Beautified (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: My favourites
Camera: Leica M240
Lens: Carl Zeiss 28mm f/2.8 ZM Biogon
Date: Jun 29, 2014
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1500
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2014

From Wikipedia

Broadway Tower is a folly located on Broadway Hill, near the village of Broadway, in the English county of Worcestershire, at the second highest point of the Cotswolds after Cleeve Hill. Broadway Tower's base is 1,024 feet (312 metres) above sea level. The tower itself stands 65 feet (20 metres) high.

The "Saxon" tower was the brainchild of Capability Brown and designed by James Wyatt in 1794 in the form of a castle, and built for Lady Coventry in 1798-99. The tower was built on a "beacon" hill, where beacons were lit on special occasions. Lady Coventry wondered if a beacon on this hill could be seen from her house in Worcester approximately 22 miles (35 km) away and sponsored the construction of the folly to find out. The beacon could be seen clearly.

Over the years, the tower was home to the printing press of Sir Thomas Phillipps, and served as a country retreat for artists including William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones who rented it together in the 1880s. William Morris was so inspired by Broadway Tower and other ancient buildings that he founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in 1877.

Place: 5 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.8608
Avg (commenters): 7.9091
Avg (participants): 6.6889
Avg (non-participants): 7.0882
Views since voting: 993
Views during voting: 176
Votes: 79
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/07/2014 05:00:01 AM
Great congrats on the HM
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07/07/2014 01:16:11 AM
Originally posted by JohnFord:

consider sizing to 600 max on vertical side so that it all fits on the screen without scrolling

Consider viewing images with a screen compatible with modern life. Even my phone handles this image. I believe you shoot with a Nikon D800, perhaps this is an ironic comment!!?

Message edited by author 2014-07-07 01:19:03.
07/07/2014 12:10:05 AM
Bless you!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2014 11:54:30 PM
Love this photo! Very nice B&W image. Sharp and clean.
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07/06/2014 07:39:27 AM
Maybe the processing of the sky is a tat too much, but it makes a great photograph. I also like the walker with the dogs, really helps to get an idea of the height of the tower. Well done!
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07/06/2014 05:41:11 AM
Nice Photo. Are those little piglets walking with the girl?
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07/06/2014 01:01:27 AM
I thought this is one of the best B/W shots I have seen for quite a while
areal moody photo
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07/05/2014 08:57:03 PM
One of my favorites.
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07/05/2014 07:31:51 PM
This is stellar. A shocking, beautiful image with great graytones and beautifully captured sky.. and yet, even though the sky and the tower look so magnificent, what really takes the cake here is the child and dogs.

Fabulous shot.
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07/05/2014 07:36:30 AM
To paraphrase Mr. Dyson, just the proper amount of structure.
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07/04/2014 01:56:08 PM
that woman and her dogs give this a great perspective. One of the better images in the challenge. The sky for me is just a bit too dark, as the dramatic sky competes with the dramatic building for attention.
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07/01/2014 10:37:06 AM
This looks too good to be real, I LOVE IT!!!

The clouds, the high contrast, the proportions, just wonderful, in my top 3.
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07/01/2014 08:35:40 AM
consider sizing to 600 max on vertical side so that it all fits on the screen without scrolling
06/30/2014 12:16:41 AM
Great conversion to b&W, love the composition
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