Featured in Wide Angle Photography -13 Mar 2011

Featured in East Midlands Group – 20 Dec 2010

Old John Mug Tower.
Loughborough, England.

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, tamron 10-24 mm lens @ 10 mm with cirpol filter, f/6.3, 1/160, ISO 100, handheld.
single RAW file tone mapped in Photomatix.
adjustments in PS.


bradgate park, castle, black white, hdr, nature, landscape, old john, rocks, ruins, tower

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  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 3 years ago

  • Scottb1977
    Scottb1977over 3 years ago

    nice work mate

  • thanks Scott :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Maxoperandi
    Maxoperandiover 3 years ago

    Now this brings back so many wonderful memories….I was trained in Leicester many years ago…and I rembember doing a shoot for the Contour Fashion Students (Lingerie) in the park…what a wonderful day. Brilliant atmospheric images!

  • im happy it brought back those great memories, Max…cheers for the fave too :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Joni  Rae
    Joni Raeover 3 years ago

    Incredible image! Bravo!!!

  • many thanks Joni :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • procapture
    procaptureover 3 years ago

    Great work!

  • many thanks :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 3 years ago

    Fantastic image! :))

  • thanks Kylie :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    Stunning processing- gorgeous shot Yhun.

  • thanks Rosie ;)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Nice work .!!

  • thanks mate :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 3 years ago

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

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