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Report - North Yorkshire tower crane.

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Saxofilis, May 18, 2007.

  1. Saxofilis

    Saxofilis 28DL Full Member
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    Oct 29, 2006
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    Been wanting to climb this crane since I first saw it months ago. It stands at 37.5M, so only a small one. However, it's a pretty flat area so there is a good view to be had, it is just my photography that is going to let this explore down, and I was at it for ages trying variations on every setting the camera offered.

    It was a Wolff crane, with a straight ladder to the top with side platforms where the sections join. It had a safety wire running adjacent to the ladder. We gave the crow's nest a miss. Would have loved it, but the idea of a couple of rungs of 12mm square bar welded on only one end seemed a bit like pushing my luck.

    Climbed with Mr Optimist, without who I would still be up there now trying to get the camera to take a better picture.

    Photo attempt at saddle jib;




    Some of this picture almost looks OK, but even so we have the nasty streaks of light accross the horizon


    No idea how long I perservered for, but this roundabout is usually busy with taxis all night.


    Again, it's all deserted down there. Only a group of girls making there way home could be heard, and seen, but not in this picture...


    This is the picture I wanted. But despite many shots, it is still way too dark, and increasing exposure time just made it streaky.
    The 'eye' big wheel can be seen between the cathedral. .


    If only I could have brightened the cathedral walls up a bit and pulled the 'eye' in a bit closer.

    Anyway, a really enjoyable explore all the same.

    Also, thanks for the advice members gave me earlier this year about this subject. The little tripod was a good buy.

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