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Scrabo Tower near Newtownards, County Down


Quote: Scrabo Tower is located to the west of Newtownards in County Down, Northern Ireland.
The landmark, which is visible from most of north Down, was built on a volcanic plug above the town in 1857 as a memorial to Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry who was one of the Duke of Wellington's generals during the Napoleonic Wars. The 3rd Marquis, or "Warring Charlie" as he was also known, inherited the title and family seat of Mount Stewart after his brother, the 2nd Marquis, committed suicide. The 2nd Marquis is better known as Viscount Castlereagh who served a term as Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

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Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D60 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-70mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Scrabo Tower
Username:cats_123 cats_123
Uploaded:27 Feb 2011 - 10:04 AM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel, Marquess of Londonderry, Memorial, Monument, Newtownards, Photo journalism, Scrabo, Scrabo tower
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kencbr
kencbr  8 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2011 - 10:07 AM

like the angle really stands out well against the broken sky. well taken

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davey_griffo
27 Feb 2011 - 10:46 AM

A very impressive building, very well shot.

I had a bit of a play. Since you'd allowed mods, it seemed rude not to. Smile

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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2011 - 10:53 AM

I think this is definitely a candidate for mono conversion, i liked the two done davey, so had a different play with it:-

1) Brightened and increased the contrast, vibrance of the color version
2) Converted to mono and gave it a bit of a sepia tone to the whole thing

Hope you like it Smile

Cheers

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achieverswales
27 Feb 2011 - 10:57 AM

Excellent detail in the tower, the exposure is spot on, I do prefer the colour version to any of the mods.

Regards

Trev.

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AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2011 - 4:13 PM

What a wonderful, quirky building. It's like something out of a fairy tale - Rapunzel, maybe (though, of course, her tower only had the one window Wink). Very well photographed against a marvellous sky.

Theresa

Last Modified By AshTree at 27 Feb 2011 - 4:14 PM

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104025 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2011 - 4:54 PM


Quote: What a wonderful, quirky building. It's like something out of a fairy tale - Rapunzel, maybe (though, of course, her tower only had the one window Wink). Very well photographed against a marvellous sky.

Theresa

We always call it the Rapunzel tower Smile It stands proud on the hilltop but this was the first time that we had climbed up to see it at close quarters. On a Sunday you can climb the 192 steps inside (so I'm told!) Smile

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NobbytheNobster

Good shot of this excellent tower and great write up too Smile
Rick

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TraceyPaper
16 Oct 2011 - 5:26 PM

Great angle, lovely detail and love the vibrant colours. Grin

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monkeytravels
24 Nov 2011 - 6:30 PM

GREAT!

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photomf
photomf  5 Italy
20 Jan 2013 - 12:03 PM

great shot

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
18 May 2013 - 11:41 AM

Lovely old tower well seen and photographed!SmileSmileSmile
Don

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RobMacormac
RobMacormac e2 Member 9RobMacormac vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 10:28 AM

Now thats a tower and a half. Who's doing the leaning you or the tower?

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silverfoxey
12 May 2014 - 6:49 PM

Super Captured Structure, and have to agree with others comments of a tower from perhaps 'The Brothers Grimm' Fairy tale fables. Who lives in House like This?

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