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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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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Fabulous mate..Only been here once when I wasn’t in to photography…
    Just love the heather here, well done mate…

  • Cheers mate, I have been trying to get this shot for a few weeks!!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...over 4 years ago

    Great shot Shaun

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    Amazing image Shaun.

  • Cheers Jacqui, it was lovely up there last night, should be good tonight too!!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    wonderfully taken shot,dawnx

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    great work…..

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Excellent Shaun, a great tower and the sky is wonderful …

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...over 4 years ago

    wonderful composition, excellent, love the tones

  • Alice Oates
    Alice Oatesover 4 years ago

    Beautiful. The heather looks like an ancient, natural red carpet leading to the tower!

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 4 years ago

    Wonderful colours, Shawn!

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