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(June 18-22, 2008)

Carlos Chegado

Sesimbra Castle

Joby Catto

The Singing Ringing Tree: a Panopticon for Burnley

Crown Point, Nr Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK

June 22, 2008 - 19:05 UTC (20:05 local time)

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© 2008 Joby Catto, All Rights Reserved.

Looking at the magnificent Panopticon on Crown Point, high above Burnley. This spot offers a superb panorama to the viewer, from the Cliviger Gap in the south-east to Pendle hill in the north-west. The blurred grass in the midground only hints at how strong the wind was: there had been gales across the hills for the previous 24 hours, and I was lucky to capture this shot between fierce showers and gusts. This piece of public art channels the wind through its steel pipework and plays an undulating, harmonic tune to provide a background soundtrack to the wildness of the view.

"The design selected for Burnley’s Panopticon was ‘Singing, Ringing Tree’ by architects Tonkin Liu Ltd. It was selected in early 2005 through a public consultation exercise. Designs by three different architects were exhibited in six venues around Burnley and 'Singing Ringing Tree' was unanimously selected by the public and steering group to go forward for development.

Perhaps the most playful and innovative of all the Panopticons designs, this unique musical sculpture overlooks Burnley from its position high above the town on Crown Point. Making the most of the prevailing westerly winds, ‘Singing, Ringing Tree’ makes an intriguing, tuneful sound, audible only at relatively close range."

from http://www.panopticons.uk.net/burnley_story.html

Europe / UK-England

Lat: 53° 45' 26.34" N
Long: 3° 14' 55.5" W

Elevation: 380m

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Shot as bracketed RAWs with a Canon EOS400D and Sigma 8mm f3.5EX DG, mounted on a Nodal Ninja 3 panoramic head on a Manfrotto 190PROB tripod. Processed with Adode RAW as 16bit TIFFs, tonemapped with xFuse 0.5, and stitched with Realviz Stitcher 5.6.1. Final output with Pano2VR 2.0.2.

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