Fiery Tower by Lori Deiter

The William Penn Memorial Fire Tower ~ built in 1939, this imposing stone and reinforced concrete tower is 120 feet tall and sits atop Mt. Penn, overlooking the City of Reading, Pennsylvania. The tower is situated along Skyline Drive, one mile from Reading’s landmark Pagoda. From the top of the tower there is a 60 mile panoramic view. The tower is 950 feet above 5th and Penn Street, the center of the city, and 1,015 feet above the Schuylkill River, and 1239 feet above sea level.

On 3/27/10 we took our grandson to football camp in Reading so it gave me a chance to explore new sights and scenery!! The original photo of the fire tower (see below) was nice but I thought a little boring. I used adobe photoshop to combine three layers of skies until I got the “fire in the sky” look. You can tell me if you like the original or the fiery version better ~ thanks for looking!!


  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work, dear Lori!

  • Thank you Bela!!!

    – Lori Deiter

    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you kindly!!!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • md19
    md19about 5 years ago

    I really like this!!!! This is a true work of art!!!!!! WELL DONE!!!!

  • Thank you Dan!!! Looks like you’re the decision-maker today!!!
    Did you get any great photos this week??

    – Lori Deiter

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful – - – love the mood you’ve created here!!!!! Wow!!

  • Thank you Lori!!!! I’ve been a little busy this week…. and hope to do some catching up today…. but it’s my mom’s birthday today too…. so I limited here!!!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • sewcrafty
    sewcraftyabout 5 years ago

    Oh, the fiery version for sure! Awesome image!

  • Thank you so much!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • KathleenRinker
    KathleenRinkerabout 5 years ago

    Magnificent image, love it!!

  • Thank you Kathleen!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowabout 5 years ago

    I like the fire in the sky look…. the other is shot with the greatest of care but this one just has the added dimension that you must have been looking for… great success here!!!! Love it!!!!

  • Thank you Brenda!!! I was hoping to create a better mood with the photoshop version!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Twisted01
    Twisted01about 5 years ago

    Love this one. Fantastic capture indeed. Hot stuff this :))

  • Thank you Jay!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    OH OH OH!!!! I LOOOOOOVE the fiery, dramatic version (the other is lovely, too, of course) … but WHAT FUN is your jazzed one pic!!!!! You are one clever, clever gal!!!!!! WHEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

  • Oh thank you Lois!!! You are my inspiration for creativity!!! When I added the third layer of sky I knew I was getting what I had in mind….and didn’t take much work.

    – Lori Deiter

  • md19
    md19about 5 years ago

    I love how you turned a “routine picture” into a TRUE WORK OF ART!! EXCELLENTLY DONE!

  • Thank you sooooo much Dan!!! I appreciate your comment and the feature!

    – Lori Deiter

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