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Looking Up

By LynneJoyce  
15 images of one of my favourite subjects. The title arises out of the fact that it was while I was looking up from watching TV that I noticed the effect of the sunlight on these Victorian beauties. The opener, V6 and V8 were taken in Leeds, a city well worth a visit with the camera if only to take the vast variety of chimney pots. The rest were taken on my street.

I never cease to be amazed at the beauty in the prosaic and this post is devoted to precisely that. I also think that the majority of people miss out on lots of fascinating sights because they rarely look up.

As ever the exif applies only to the opener. That and V's 6 & 8 were taken with my old camera, the rest with the Canon 5D Mk IV. All were taken with the Canon 100-400 lens.

Thank you for viewing and I hope that you enjoy at least some of these images.

Tags: Light West yorkshire Architecture Victoriana Chimney pots


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franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2018 8:38AM
Different and very good.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2018 9:00AM
Looking up has its photographic benefits.
26 Sep 2018 9:09AM

Quote: I also think that the majority of people miss out on lots of fascinating sights because they rarely look up.

I absolutely agree, Lynne ........... I wonder if there would be a market for a 'looking up' app for mobile phones!!

An excellent collection, superbly photographed and presented.

I bet some of those wonderful 'pots' are worth a fortune!

RichardSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2018 9:33AM
I like those old Victorian chimney pots Lynne, got on in the garden sadly not as ornate as those you have captured so well, a great setSmileSmile

Cliff
debu 11 India
26 Sep 2018 10:03AM
Excellent set of images.
Debu
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2018 11:19AM
A very beautiful set of chimney pots Lynne.
Some quite regal here with crown shape!
KateGrin
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
26 Sep 2018 1:04PM
The chimney pots in Edinborough and Glasgow fascinated me. I had never seen them before, and I spent a good deal of time looking upSmile
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
26 Sep 2018 1:16PM

Quote:
Quote: I also think that the majority of people miss out on lots of fascinating sights because they rarely look up.

I absolutely agree, Lynne ........... I wonder if there would be a market for a 'looking up' app for mobile phones!!

An excellent collection, superbly photographed and presented.

I bet some of those wonderful 'pots' are worth a fortune!

RichardSmile



I have to agree, Lynne. An excellent set, all are quality images.
26 Sep 2018 1:29PM
Excellent set of images
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
26 Sep 2018 2:54PM
Wonderful set of images Lynne, lovely work.

Joe Smile
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2018 3:08PM
Lovely old 'pots' well presented too.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
26 Sep 2018 3:45PM
It certainly does pay to look up, Lynne Smile The best chimney pots I've seen are the ones in Vicar's Close, Wells, Somerset . You can hardly miss seeing those! Wink
I love that one in the lead and V8 with the face! Smile
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
26 Sep 2018 8:01PM
A stunning collection-- of something that still fascinates me--- nothing like this in my neighborhood!, tho there is a small tree growing out of a chimney of the stone house next door. (18th century stone house)
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
26 Sep 2018 9:33PM
The ones in Portugal are fascinating, as are these .
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2211 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2018 6:54PM
A fine collection, I often marvel at their diversity and the work in some of them.

I found this on the internet:-
"To our forebears (the super-rich variety), these conduits for the discharge of domestic smoke became an opportunity to show off inventive fantasy and wealth."
and
"At East Barsham Manor, Norfolk, Sir Henry Fermor not only had a brick gatehouse, ribbed, turreted and emblazoned with his coat of arms, but a grand exuberance of chimneys, clustered together in double banks of five, each individual stack to a different design.
Chimneys of this kind were a medium for virtuoso display, a rival to the pinnacle, whose decorative value overwhelmed their function, causing some owners to erect chimneys that were manifestly false: sticking up over a window like a middle finger raised in the face of poorer neighbours."
29 Sep 2018 9:00PM
What a great set, Lynne, and a wonderful subject to photograph. My neighbours have some rhubarb growing inside one very like v.10. Really like the light in these.

Dave 🦋
capto Plus
8 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2018 3:20PM
A great interesting set.......love the face in your lead image.Smile
ivor
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
30 Sep 2018 4:12PM
A lovely work.

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