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WWII Military Towers
« on: October 12, 2017, 12:03:51 PM »

This was taken about 10 days ago in the Medway/Thames Estuary in Kent, UK

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Re: WWII Military Towers
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 02:31:51 PM »

Well done. Right out of Star Wars!

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 04:00:15 PM »

Nice image!

BTW - Do you know how to correct converging lines?
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 05:54:35 PM »

I certainly do but it would not help this image.
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 06:38:40 PM »

I'm envious. How did you get out there?
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Re: WWII Military Towers
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 06:44:11 PM »

Nice. It certainly has an other worldly feel to it. I hope you notice there is white band around large parts of the oil rigs, as if you tried to remove fringing but it created more problems. That's the way may attempts to get rid of colour fringing go. Now, I import to Lightroom just to get rid of chromatic aberration.

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 08:14:52 PM »

I certainly do but it would not help this image.
You're right, correcting the converging verticals pushed the top of the nearest tower out of the image.
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 04:10:47 AM »

Nice. It certainly has an other worldly feel to it. I hope you notice there is white band around large parts of the oil rigs, as if you tried to remove fringing but it created more problems. That's the way may attempts to get rid of colour fringing go. Now, I import to Lightroom just to get rid of chromatic aberration.

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These are not oil rigs.  They were anti aircraft placements and radar posts.  British Troops lived on them.
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 04:38:48 AM »

These are not oil rigs.  They were anti aircraft placements and radar posts.  British Troops lived on them.

Thanks for the info, I couldn't imagine what they were used for. Now it makes perfect sense.
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Re: WWII Military Towers
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2017, 06:08:28 AM »

British Troops lived on them.

In not very good conditions I might add.
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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2017, 11:30:05 AM »

In not very good conditions I might add.

I was able to get on one for around 7 hours.  They are crumbling badly but have a lovely patina.  There is a charity that are trying to save at least one of them but the work is slow and difficult and unpaid.  In the 70's/80's, a pirate radio station used to broadcast from there.  They did have complete cooking, bathing, and washing areas long ago.  Originally they had walkways (as seen in the photo) between each tower so the men could socialise and work.
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