The Tower, Locke Park #2

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The Tower Locke Park, Barnsley, UK

3 exposures, merged together in Photomatix Pro and processed LR4. ISO100, 14mm @ f11. Canon 7d with a EFs 10-22mm lens

The original land for Locke Park was donated to Barnsley in 1861 by Phoebe, widow of the renowned railway engineer Joseph Locke (1805-1860), educated at Barnsley Grammar School, apprentice of George Stephenson, and engineer to the Grand Junction Railway. In 1874 Phoebe Locke's sister, Sarah McCreery, donated a further 20 acres in memory of her sister, who had died in 1866. She also commissioned Richard Phené Spiers to design a tower combining a memorial and pleasure observatory, the land and tower costing over £11,000. Spiers was a leading architectural teacher in the later C19, being Master of Architecture at the Royal Academy Schools, and a respected scholar. Work of excavating the tower foundations began in 1875; the contractors were Messrs Robinson and Son of Barnsley. A contemporary account describes the foundations as 9ft deep and 41 ft diameter, of solid concrete interlaced with rows of strong pit wire. The tower of approximately 70ft (21m) had a weather vane at the apex of the lantern with Sarah McCreery's monogram.

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Comments (58)

Carlos A. N. Amorim on May 13, 2013

Bela composição. Lk 23.

stuart murphy on May 13, 2013

Thanks Carlos

Michael LI on May 13, 2013

Very nice picture for its composition and light capture!
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Best wishes, Michael

stuart murphy on May 16, 2013

Thanks Michael

Miguel Bortfeldt on May 19, 2013

Nice shot, light and composition. Like. Greetings, Miguel.

C haydeé on May 27, 2013

¡Qué bella imagen!


Saludos cordiales desde Argentina, _Chaydeé _

zaro1965 on May 30, 2013

Impressive picture!


Greetings from Bulgaria, Zaro

N E V E R M I N D ☺ on June 3, 2013


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stuart murphy on June 3, 2013

Thanks zaro1965

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on June 5, 2013

Super . Hello my friend. Really great photo..,,Like!..,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

stuart murphy on June 5, 2013

Thanks Ijaz.

Cluke on June 12, 2013

A beautiful capture and excellent processing - very impressive! L&F



stuart murphy on June 12, 2013

Thanks Cluke

zhsv on June 14, 2013

| Nice ! ! !
Regards from Minsk ! zhsv

stuart murphy on June 14, 2013

Thanks zhsv

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stuart murphy on August 6, 2013

Thanks Mher

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 18, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by stuart murphy
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2013/02/16 08:41:27
    • Exposure: 0.167s (1/6)
    • Focal Length: 14.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • No flash