The Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree

This is the panopticon known as the Singing Ringing Tree. It is not lit up at all at night, a crying shame really, so I decided to do it myself, with the help of a trusty friend of course.

It was just after sunset when we got up there. It was freezing cold and windy too. My friend just wanted to go to the pub but I managed to persuade him otherwise so he put his big coat on and we set off, armed with two flashguns and a floodlight! I was able to set up the tripod providing that I kept it low down and I fired off a few test shots and used the floodlight. It was trial and error really. The flashguns weren't much use, not powerful enough, a red one and a blue one, but when the floodlight was on they weren't noticeable. I was pleased with the floodlight but after about 15 minutes it started to go dim, as did what little was left of the daylight. This was the best of about a dozen shots that I took. Unfortunately 'the red flasher' appeared in the final picture because he didn't keep moving like I told him to - he said, "you can always clone me out afterwards" which is what I did!
We came away with numb fingers but retired to a nice warm pub nearby!

Taken 22/09/2008
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Location:
Crown Point, Burnley, Lancashire
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch