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A few words of explanation about today's upload, once again taken yesterday at Herrington Country Park near Sunderland (the monument in the distance is Penshaw Monument, a very famous landmark in these parts!). As a V2 I thought I'd try and depict what this might look like at night!!:

On the central hill of the park is a stone circle with seven steel sighting boxes strung between the stones, one for each line of sight. Take a look through the square openings, or for smaller children, through the holes in the metal work to see each focus point. The name of each point is etched into a steel plate, on the boulders next to each sighting box, along with the distance you are away from it

(Taken from a PDF issued by Sunderland City Council)

Also, for those interested in yesterday's seat:

This seat (Sun), part of a group of seats based on the elements, were commissioned by Sunderland City Council and constructed by a group of artists named ‘strata’ ............................ other pieces from this group – rain, wind and snow.

Thanks for all your continued support!

Carol

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Oct 2012 - 3:40 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:110
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sighting Box
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:15 Oct 2012 - 5:41 PM
Tags:Herrington country park, Landscape / travel, Monument, Sighting box, Sunderland, View
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 5:43 PM

What a great idea, Carol, and a great way for young children to learn about their local landmarks. Well captured. Carol

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 5:44 PM

Fascinating!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 5:45 PM

After living in Northumberland and the North East for 35 years one still has many fond memories, as well as family and friends in the area. Penshaw Monument has over the years grown to be a landmark that we always look out for indicating that we are almost back to what I still think of as as being home, even-though I have lived in Kent for 15 years.

Regards Nathan

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1090 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 5:49 PM

That's the strangest view of the Penshaw Monument that I've ever seen. And definitely even stranger in moody b&w.
Moira

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 6:10 PM

brilliant colours and detail carol v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41110 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 6:20 PM

Great idea, and very captured. v1 shows it perfectly, Carol.

Dave

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 - 7:42 PM

Very well captured and lovely framing Carol
Jim

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 8:35 PM

Fascinating, both today's images and yesterdays plus the info!

Ann

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thedon1941
15 Oct 2012 - 9:47 PM

Lovely image Carol. V1 for me Don

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 - 9:51 PM

Very good image Carol, V1. nicely framing.
Elena

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 10:43 PM

What a great idea to have viewing boxes to focus on landmarks.
The image you've taken depicts the idea very well and frames
Penshaw Monument which I don't know at all.
It is very powerful in mono.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 11:21 PM

Everything lined up here nicely Carol !!
Well composed.
Good shots.
Mick.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 7:59 AM

Very unusual comp!! Well done.
Carole

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 9:48 AM

I think I prefer the mono here, although both are good.

Best Matt

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 2:27 PM

Seen that monument a few times, on my way up to Scotland on the coach Wink Well spotted, Carol (or should that be well sighted?!), like both versions Smile
Trev Smile

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 2:41 PM

You lined this up well to make a good composition, Carol and the mono works well for me due to the strong shapes.

Ray

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 4:03 PM

Thanks for sharing.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 4:20 PM

This is the second time I've seen this monument this week - and never before! Nice perspective Carole and thanks for the write up. Like the moody v2.
Ann

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 10:46 PM

Facinating. Interesting write up. paul

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 11:17 PM

V1 for me.
Matt

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 3:51 PM

most unusual Carol, well photographed
Lillian

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 7:38 PM

Mono version for me good info on it too Carol
Regards Richard

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
19 Oct 2012 - 9:30 PM

Great idea and captured well v1 for me

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 - 12:50 PM

superb capture carol,love the sky in v2,well done.ray

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BrianSS
BrianSS  8353 forum posts England35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 1:41 PM

Well spotted! I might have centered the Monument . . . . . just a thought. Smile

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