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03-08-2008 12:37 AM  10 years agoPost 1
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Hi all,

This was very much a spur of the moment thing ... A while back I spotted a Gothic Tower on one side of a motorway/highway/A-road that I use frequently, and today I noticed that there was a road on the other side, not directly accessible from the motorway ... After pondering a little, I figured I could get an interesting mast shot of the tower from that road ...

If you look HERE, you should be able to see what I'm waffling about On the right of centre is the Tower, and on the left of centre is the road I planned on shooting from.

I had to extend the mast the full 50ft to clear the trees properly, but managed to get an interesting view on the tower:

This shot puts it in context with the road and the trees that I was behind:

The Tower belongs to Painshill Park, and I'm still trying to get in touch with them about letting me take some Heli shots of it from within the Park ....

Originally I wanted to shoot the Tower whilst it was bathed in sunlight, but by the time I got to that road the sun had pretty much set However, as it started getting dark quickly, I figured I'd try to get a shot of the traffic on the road .... came out rather well I thought!

Anyway, just thought I'd share

Cheers,

David

PS. I wouldn't have felt comfortable taking these shots with anything other than the mast due to the proximity to the road ... not to mention I was using shutter speeds as slow as 1/4s

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03-08-2008 01:01 AM  10 years agoPost 2
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That's Great! Really good subject! It is one of those photo's that just says "England".

Wondering how that would look in B&W with the white bark on the trees.
Not bad for the slow shutter speed, better then I thought possible given the winds that are seeming to be present when I think photo!

"Vini, Vidi, Velcro"

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03-08-2008 01:09 AM  10 years agoPost 3
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Thanks Seablade!

Here's a B&W version:

Works very well, as you thought it might!

It has been pretty windy here recently, but fortunately by the time I was taking these photos, it was early evening and the wind had completely died down

Cheers

David

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03-08-2008 01:22 AM  10 years agoPost 4
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Hey thanks David!

I'll bet that traffic on the Motorway also says "England" too...lol!

"Vini, Vidi, Velcro"

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03-12-2008 10:05 AM  10 years agoPost 5
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Painshill Tower
Hey David
Never thought I'd get to see the A3 from that angle - nice shot! Any luck getting access for a heli shoot?

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03-12-2008 10:13 AM  10 years agoPost 6
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I could fly there with permission, but it's just too dangerous being so close to the A3 ....

David

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03-13-2008 03:10 AM  10 years agoPost 7
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Nice night shot, David...

But why did you feel the need to flop the image? The cars are all going the wrong way! :-)

-TC

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