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namestain

a couple of aerial shots from May 2001 / GSC Tower

While working on the GSC tower I built up a good relationship with the heliport across the river so that just before completion they were good enough to take me on a quick ride in one of their machines ( it was the red one !)

here's a couple of the photos I took - 24 May 2001.

they were taken with a conventional SLR and I just scanned them today. I tried to make a few adjustments to improve on the originals which were pretty washed out in the distance - particularly the Charing X one.

Hopefully these will be of some use to someone for reference. I have others of the area around GSC from other directions if anyone is interested.

Namestain

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wee minx

Good pics there namestain  
Alex Glass

Thanks for sharing these great photos namestain.

Hopefully you will post up the others as well. I am sure they will be of interest to most of us on here.

It will be good to see how the City has changed in such a short period of time.
namestain

2 more at more sensible file sizes.

Didn't try any adjustment in the far-off areas this time.

Can anyone out there help on ways of doing this without leaving the lines across the image ? TIA

namestain

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Stuball

It's interesting how the larger of the 3 graving docks is a different colour. This was before they knocked all but 1 of the buildings
namestain

Here's one of the graving docks frozen over

taken on Ne'erday morning 2001

the french guys who had set up the fireworks for the big event the previous evening wanted to work that day to strip their gear so they could get back to the warmth of their base in France and muggins here agreed to open the site for them.

Consolation prize was this view - taken from the cabin which had been installed on Boxing day.


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Stuball

nice.... you can see for miles
namestain

talking of seeing for miles, we used to stand at Coulport and on the rare clear days we could clearly see the Ailsa Craig.

Somebody worked out that it was 68 miles away.

( this was long before google earth so it probably took real effort to do it )

I wonder what the longest naked eye view in Scotland is ( obviously not including the moon etc. )
namestain

Here's another one from the same day - before the lift landing doors were installed in the cabin.

btw if anyone has special software to convert a banker's box of photos directly into jpegs then please advise, this is murder - I have never felt so grateful as I do now to all the guys that post lots of images !

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namestain

this is probably  my favourite of the images I took.

I was on the other side of the canting basin for some reason and the sun caught the aluminium with a dark sky behind. The cranes had even managed to assume nice poses !

late 2000, the cabin and mast weren't installed yet and you can still see temporary access platofrms in place at various levels ( red structures )


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namestain

scanner doesn't really do the first one justice - practice and RTFM probably required.



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cybers

Bet that baby rocked a bit  

Is it really that rusty or is it sheckt  
namestain

hi cybers

the temporary platforms were painted out in red oxide to prevent them getting rusty and the rust transferring onto the finished tower - I think thats what you're looking at ?

on a really windy day - if the tower wasn't turned into the wind for some reason - it could move about 600mm at the top - but you got used to it . . .
Doog Doog

Cracking pics,namestain.

I use the Dell picture it! programme to adjust my pics then save as J-peg by clicking on 'file' in the toolbar,then scroll to save as.. and click.
A window opens with the file name and below that where it says the type of file,open the drop-down menu,scroll to j-peg and click then save.Job done!
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