Three Towers by shannejw

Three Towers

The town where I live is known for the three towers along the High Street on a ridge, that can be seen from some distance. Reading left to right and south to north:
The Water Tower - built in brick to provide clean water in 1872,
The CofE Church Tower, built in pale stone which was completed in 1909, the final part of the church to be built
The Civic District Council Offices, built in 1990 of concrete and yellow London brick (and currently being considered for redevelopment).

This is in response for this week's Get Pushed 340 challenge, where @kymmisue asked me to:
For your get pushed this week, I see some black and whites, and some landscapes, and even some fun shots with one of those wooden mannequins. And I noticed in your profile that you like telling stories... I'd like to push you to try a shot of something from a part of your daily routine and use a sepia processing on it.

I am also using this as part of the Flash of Red February, because sepia is a form of monochrome and I did score good lighting on all of these although it doesn't show so well on the Water Tower.

I am not a great fan of sepia, and couldn't think of much I do that would gain from a sepia processing, possibly baking, but that was going to be a lot of setting up, so the original plan was to take pictures of the pub I was hoping to be in last night with another online group, but my daughter wasn't well enough to leave, which I knew when I took some of these pictures.

Three good things:
1. I wrote up all the gluten-free recipes I've been trialling as blog entries and suddenly got followers;
2. Lots of cutting out and sorting leading to my daughter making much of a patchwork quilt (log cabin, fabric I gave her for Christmas);
3. The pavements had cleared enough for my daughter to go out.
@kymmisue - Get Pushed result
February 3rd, 2019  
Nailed your challenge the collage is lovely and compliments your sepia processing
February 3rd, 2019  
As Jackie says!
February 3rd, 2019  
Very vintage :)
February 3rd, 2019  
I’m fairly guilty of a lot of sepia coming from my baking. I’ve had a chaotic week. Hoping to get my pics in tomorrow!
February 4th, 2019  
Love your processing with this collage. So interesting to read the history of each of them and how they affect your town.
Well done!
February 4th, 2019  
Beautiful edited!
February 4th, 2019  
Love your subject and the way you've laid them out here.
February 5th, 2019  
Interesting to compare the architecture. I'd have guessed the church was older than 1909 but I suppose their style hasn't change much until recently.
February 5th, 2019  
@humphreyhippo it's one of the last churches designed by George Frederick Bodley (1827-1907), a student of Gilbert Scott and a founder of Watts and Co - he supervised the rebuild from 1889-1892, but started designing church buildings in 1854, so yes, it feels much older. The tower was the last thing to be built as the money was raised and different parts were added.
February 5th, 2019  
Great shots
February 8th, 2019  
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