March 1, 2012

The Tower


 

A shot from the archives for today.

I had forgotten about this old Nikon 300mm lens I bought on eBay a few years ago. It is old, clunky and slow. No auto-focus or electronics, so there is no record of the aperture. But it is great for shooting something from a rooftop all the way across town.

The tower at the top of the hill is the Lawrence High Service Water Tower. It was built in the late 19th century and designed to not look like a water tower.

Here is a shot looking from the top of the tower across the city.

On another note:
I am working on an image for either tomorrow or Monday’s post (probably Monday, at this point). It is a Black and White panorama from the top of Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina. As panorama’s go, it is quite inconsequential, except for the fact that the the trees are completely bare, exposing the maze of hiking trails normally hidden below the foliage. It is an image to explore in full resolution (over 14,000 px wide), so I am trying to figure out the best way to present it.

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