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Clock Tower on Ackworth School
One of my current projects is mono images of clock towers but just this once I decided I would post a colour version for those members who are not too keen on B&W. :)
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Album name:Silversnapper / Landscape
Keywords:Clock Tower Ackworth School
Lens:Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Editing Performed:Converted from RAW, selective brightness, contrast and saturation adjustments, sharpened and cropped slightly
File Size:210 KB
Date added:Jan 16, 2014
Dimensions:610 x 1000 pixels
Displayed:24 times
Color Space:sRGB
Components Configuration:YCbCr
Customer Render:0
Date Time:2014:01:16 12:39:39
DateTime Original:2014:01:16 10:54:07
DateTime digitized:2014:01:16 10:54:07
Exif Image Height:1000 pixels
Exif Image Width:610 pixels
Exif Interoperability Offset:1084
Exif Offset:308
Exif Version:version 2.21
Exposure Bias:0 EV
Exposure Mode:0
Exposure Program:Aperature Priority
Exposure Time:1/400 sec
FNumber:f 9
Flash:No Flash
Flash Pix Version:version 1
Focal length:130 mm
Max Aperture:f 4.6
Metering Mode:Multi-Segment
Model:Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
Resolution Unit:Inch
Scene Capture Mode:0
Software:Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
White Balance:0
X Resolution:72
Y Resolution:72
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SteveT  [Jan 16, 2014 at 02:11 PM]
Good image like the way you have captured the weather vain side-on showing the sheep to its best advantage, the exposure and sharpness look spot on:-D .
For reference the correct horological term for the small clock tower is a Cupola
George  [Jan 16, 2014 at 06:02 PM]
In architecture, a cupola /ˈkjuːpələ/ is a small, most often dome-like, structure on top of a building. Often used to provide a lookout or to admit light and air, it usually crowns a larger roof or dome.
Or so the dictionary on this Mac says
Anyway you say tomatoes and I say tomatoes:lol:
No getting into the colour/mono debate either, just say I like them both, when they're done correctly.
This is a smashing shot, another great pov, lovely textures in the stonework surrounding the round window. A lovely clock tower/cupola/bell cote and weather vane pin sharp against a gorgeous pastel blue sky.
Luv it and glad to see the time corresponds to the MkII.
BUT just gotta mention the South face of the clock tower which seems blown out to me, just takes the edge of an otherwise smashing shot.
Wonder what it would look like as a mono
JOHN  [Jan 16, 2014 at 07:00 PM]
At first glance I thought this was a colour version of the previous clock tower/cupola, but obviously now see it's a different one, but similar theme.
Summed up nicely by George, but personally I prefer to see colour in this sort of picture.
Well seen and taken.
Silversnapper  [Jan 16, 2014 at 07:23 PM]
Thanks guys but oh dear, this image has started a 'discussion' among some friends of mine too! Apparently, apart from also meaning a 'dome', it seems that cupola has to house something; a gun on a ship and in this case, a bell (I'm not sure what the thing next to the bell is ). According to one 'authority' this is: "A Square Clock Tower topped with a Peaked Cap Pediment, surmounted by a Cupola and Bell and topped with a Weather Vane". Flipping 'eck, I'll stick with clock tower

Er, it ain't blown out George cos there ain't no south-facing clock! If you drop the image into PS you will find that the south face reads about 248-250 which is a near as I like to get to pure white. On the tiff file the construction boards are just visible but the compression seems to have lost it here. Did I hear you say mono
alanuk  [Jan 17, 2014 at 11:43 AM]
Plenty of detail in this just as I would expect from the 5D in your expert hands. I thought the thing in the cupola next to the bell could be the hammer to strike the bell but it looks quite large for that. Now you best sit down for this... I think this may look even better in mono as the sunlit whites are just starting to look blown out and in mono this may be less evident. Still.. what do I know
George  [Jan 17, 2014 at 05:23 PM]
What South clock face? I sed, just gotta mention the South face of the clock tower which seems blown out to me, just takes the edge of an otherwise smashing shot".
Silversnapper  [Jan 18, 2014 at 02:09 PM]
Sorry George, I misread the line!