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Fairtrade Gold II

By James_C
Hi All,

Many thanks for all your kind c+c on my last upload. I seem to have struck a cord with it so here's some more. This time showing the weathercock in situ. Because the wind was blowing up the steeplejacks were keen to complete the job a bit earlier than planned. As it happens, what they did achieve was job done on time.
The weathercock was wrapped up to protect it from damage as ideally the resin/varnish, onto which the guilding is applied, should have been left a little longer to set.
V2 Having climbed the 205 steps to the base of the spire, the steeplejacks are then faced with a 146ft external ladder to the top. A total of 277ft.
V3 Unwrapping the weathercock.
V4 Detail (a little over done but not cropped for here).
V5 The press and onlookers.

I hope you enjoy.

All the best,


Tags: Photo journalism General Architecture Portraits and people

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susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2012 7:16PM
A good set of images, rather them than me!


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17 Feb 2012 7:34PM
Yep, I guessed that was where it was going James Smile

John Smile
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2012 8:51PM
Well documented James.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2012 9:07PM
Excellent reportage. You only get one chance with something like this...
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Feb 2012 9:58PM
A scary assignment for those who climbed up there! good reportage!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 2:20PM
Dramatic images James - Carole
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 4:24PM
Wonderful to see it being installed James, great shots!
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
19 Feb 2012 5:46PM
The Dean must have been very proud, James. It's not everyone who gets to uncover their new **** on TV!Grin
Very good journalistic set (and the previous upload).

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
20 Feb 2012 2:26PM
An interesting and well captured set, James. As someone who suffers so badly from vertigo, I can't even watch anyone else on a step ladder, I am more than impressed by the height others work at. Being a great fan of shadows, V5 is very pleasing too.

Cor 9 Belgium
29 Feb 2012 3:06PM
Beautyful serie *****Smile

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