Old John 'Mug' Tower by Yhun Suarez

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Loughborough, England.

Featured in PostCards-Destinations – 24 Jun 2010

Featured in Architecture – The British Isles – 11 Jun 2010

Old John is a folly atop the highest hill in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, England. It was built in 1784, by the Grey family of Groby, and was originally an observation tower built to give the ladies a view of a race course which circled the top of the hill. It is well known for its “mug-shape”, the ‘handle’ of which was added later, apparently in memory of a beer-loving family retainer.

In the past it has been used as a meeting place for hunters with their fox hounds, a luncheon house for shooting parties in the park, and an observation tower at the centre of a one-mile long practice horse gallop. Below the tower is the remains of a walled enclosure built into the rock face which was formerly a stable for the horses. (Source: Wikipedia)

Nikon D60, 18-55 mm lens, handheld, f/8, 1/250, ISO 100, exp 0 step, focal length 18 mm, no flash

single file converted to 3 exposures using PS (-1, 0, 1)
tone mapped in Photomatix
topaz adjust spicify in PS
contrast, brightness adjustments in PS

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  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 5 years ago

  • thanks Gina :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    magnificent work

  • thanks Kathy :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 5 years ago

    Great shot!

  • thanks Shulie :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Tyler Thomas
    Tyler Thomasalmost 5 years ago

    Beautifully peaceful.

  • thanks Tyler :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing work. Love those brooding clouds and the light.

  • cheers Don :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful scene and capture

  • thanks :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • jamesmhe
    jamesmhealmost 5 years ago

    fantastic shot, brilliant sky

  • cheers James :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Colin  Williams Photography
    Colin William...almost 5 years ago

    Superb, great sky !

  • thanks :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • retepk
    retepkalmost 5 years ago

    Superb capture.

  • thanks :)

    – Yhun Suarez

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