The Chalk Tower


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Shot with the K-3 and the mighty 12-24 lens, this is the original lighthouse at Flamborough, the 'Chalk Tower', built in the 1600's.

It is an impressive structure but the odd thing is where it is built. It is quite a way inland from the Headland, I'm unsure as to the reason for this.

For me, this is what the 12-24 lens is all about, exaggerating perspectives and rendering the finest of details.
12/08/2014 - 00:15davidstorm
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/400
Aperturef/7.1
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length12mm

dcweather

Link Posted 12/08/2014 - 00:41
Great exposure and tonal range throughout. in fact I thought it was HDR at first.
Dave

drobbia

Link Posted 12/08/2014 - 03:52
It looks like HDR to me. V.V. nice and execution is superb.
dcweather wrote:
Great exposure and tonal range throughout. in fact I thought it was HDR at first.
Dave


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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 12/08/2014 - 06:39
A highly dramatic shot, David. You don't seem to use this rather specialist lens much.
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Stridey

Link Posted 12/08/2014 - 08:19
The tower seems to jump out of the picture - very dramatic. I would never have guessed it used to be a lighthouse - looks more like a folly. As you say, the detail is fantastic.

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davidstorm

Link Posted 12/08/2014 - 10:26
Thanks all, it's not HDR, it's a single shot. The sun was shining gently on the tower which helps the effect, as does the Polariser used.

bwlchmawr wrote:
A highly dramatic shot, David. You don't seem to use this rather specialist lens much.

It's not really a walkaround lens Andrew, but it's great for certain types of shot. I use it a fair bit, but haven't had much opportunity of late to do landscape shots.

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paulb531

Link Posted 12/08/2014 - 13:40
dcweather wrote:
Great exposure and tonal range throughout. in fact I thought it was HDR at first.
Dave

I agree with that. I'm loving my 12-24, great lens.

Regards

Paul
Last Edited by paulb531 on 12/08/2014 - 13:41

GIULIO57

Link Posted 12/08/2014 - 16:16
Well seen and well caught
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autumnlight

Link Posted 12/08/2014 - 16:27
The tower really stands out against that brilliant sky, superb shot!
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 12/08/2014 - 19:47
Very nice David... strong, dramatic compo...

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Teaka53

Link Posted 12/08/2014 - 21:44
Shows the weathering of the tower splendidly
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