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  • Mow Cop Castle

    An image I've seen for years on the horizon as I grew up in Stoke but until now had never got close enough for an image.



    Here's a more traditional view.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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    Hi Phil, I like the first image best, a very dramatic shot and the bird adds to the effect.
    Conor.
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    • #3
      Re: Mow Cop Castle

      I like the second shot Phil, great detail in the castle
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      • #4
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        It's actually a folly. I went there as a child but never went back to photograph it. You can see it from considerable distances.
        It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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        • #5
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          No 1 is really impacting and I agree the bird helps....not very far from me.....I must go up there sometime it's a site crying out for dramatic tone treatment I think
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          • #6
            Re: Mow Cop Castle

            Thanks everyone.
            Yes indeed it is a folly. Here is a link with quite a bit more info.

            http://www.mowcop.info/htm/industry/castle.htm
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            • #7
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              The traditional view is good, but it's the silhouette against the dramatic sky that has the "Wow" factor! The bird is perfectly placed and finishes it of nicely.
              John

              "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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              • #8
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                Another vote for the first, very striking. The Buzzard (??) is a great touch.
                John

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                • #9
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                  The bird definitely gives it atmosphere!
                  Stephen

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                  • #10
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                    What an eerie place Phil .. your opening shot would make a great Hitchcock location. Well done.
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                    • #11
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                      Thanks guys, I was definitely aiming for the eerie spooky look to just do something a bit different with it. I was quite chuffed that bird flew across just as I'd thought about the shot, it's definitely better than the ones I got without it. The positioning was more a bit of pot luck though really.
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