Darwen Tower in late summer

Shaun Whiteman

Preston, United Kingdom

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Taken with a Canon 50D, Sigma 17-70 lens at 17mm, F11, shutter speed 1/125 second, ISO200, processed in Photoshop

Last week I walked up to Darwen Tower as the sun was slowly setting to try and get some sunset shot of the Tower and the beautiful heather moorland that is currently in purple bloom that surrounds it. Just before I got this point the sun disappeared behind a big cloud and was never seen again for the rest of the night!!!! Last night I decided to try again, this time with more favourable results!!

Taken from Wikipedia…

The octagonal Jubilee Tower (sometimes called Darwen Tower) at grid reference 53°41’22.75"N 2°29’16.72"W on Beacon Hill overlooking the town of Darwen in Lancashire, England, UK, was completed in 1898 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and also to celebrate the victory of the local people for the right to access the moor. It was opened to the public on 22 September 1898.

85 feet (25.9 m) in height, walkers can climb to the top via the internal staircase to admire the views of North Yorkshire, Morecambe Bay, Blackpool Tower, Cumbria, the Isle of Man, North Wales, Derbyshire elsewhere in Lancashire, and surrounding moorland.

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