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Pontefract Town Hall Clock Tower
Another in my series of clock towers and one that I wasn't too sure about. After refurbishment the whole tower was covered in fine mesh and spiky strip along all ledges to keep the pigeons at bay, which it does remarkably well, unfortunately it is not very photogenic! :-(
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Album name:Silversnapper / Monochromes
Keywords:Clock Tower Pontefract Town Hall
Lens:Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Editing Performed:Converted from RAW, selective brightness, contrast and saturation adjustments, sharpened, converted to mono, cropped slightly.
File Size:396 KB
Date added:Feb 02, 2014
Dimensions:699 x 1000 pixels
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Date Time:2014:02:02 11:46:12
DateTime Original:2014:02:02 08:55:07
DateTime digitized:2014:02:02 08:55:07
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Focal length:75 mm
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alanuk  [Feb 02, 2014 at 04:10 PM]
No you're right about the netting. A shame but I guess it prevents pigeon poop everywhere. The clock tower looks good and the strong breeze makes the Union flag fly boldly. The flag is up the right way, too. With regard to the spiky strips, I saw a rook impaled on one when I was in Richmond; not a pretty sight.
SteveT  [Feb 02, 2014 at 04:31 PM]
Good and interesting B&W shot, I wonder if it had a bell above the clock under the dome?, Look forward to see more clock images
George  [Feb 02, 2014 at 06:22 PM]
Flying rats that misguided people feed cause all sorts of damage to our fine architecture, and it's unfortunate we have to resort to this type of thing to keep the damn thing off.
However with a slight squint it is possible to ignore netting and spikes (only joking ) and enjoy the fine building and clock tower.
Another smashing mono conversion, lovely tones, pin sharp but what makes it for me is to quote Alan "the strong breeze makes the Union flag fly boldly" finishes it off nicely, well done.

Ohhhh nearly forgot to mention the Capital surmounted by Lintel and Pediment with Dentil Moulding. Sorry couldn't resist
Silversnapper  [Feb 03, 2014 at 08:06 AM]
George said "Flying rats that misguided people feed cause all sorts of damage to our fine architecture".

You are so right George. St Giles church, which is just a hundred yards from here, has just had a major refurbishment and I have seen some of the stones which have had to be replaced due to the immense damage caused by pigeon droppings, whereas stones a couple of feet away and not subject to droppings have only minimal environmental damage.
Beermonsta  [Feb 04, 2014 at 07:07 PM]
You have a great range of tones and very good detail in this image Keith, It is a pity about the netting but as said above , it does help to keep the pigeons at bay
Mazda_Man  [Feb 05, 2014 at 02:29 PM]
Well whatever the comments one thing I am very pleased to see is the Union flag flying instead of those drab blue things with gold stars on created by an unelected and unwanted cabal of foreigners.