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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.

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Re: Mow Cop Castle

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

I like the second shot Phil, great detail in the castle
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Re: Mow Cop Castle

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.
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Re: Mow Cop Castle

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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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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Re: Mow Cop Castle

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.
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Re: Mow Cop Castle

Another vote for the first, very striking. The Buzzard (??) is a great touch.
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Re: Mow Cop Castle

The bird definitely gives it atmosphere!
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Re: Mow Cop Castle

What an eerie place Phil .. your opening shot would make a great Hitchcock location. Well done.
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Re: Mow Cop Castle

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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