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The blazing Diamond Jubilee Beacon at Stoodley Pike, June 2012

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(View the unlit beacon and a glorious sunset from 40 minutes earlier by clicking here)

As part of the Diamond Jubilee, celebrating 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II asceding to the throne, a series of celebratory beacons were lit across the United Kingdom. Checking the list, I discovered the nearest Jubilee beacon would be at Stoodley Pike, a favourite vantage point overlooking the Calder Valley. By 8pm the evening sun was glorious - a perfect example of the photographer's golden hour  - and I decided it'd be well worth a drive and climb to capture a couple of my 360° panoramas as the beacon was set alight.

Read the full post and see more photos on my blog here.  

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A: The unlit Diamond Jubilee Beacon at Stoodley Pike, June 2012

by Joby Catto, less than 10 meters away

(View the unlit beacon and a glorious sunset from 40 minutes earlier by clicking here)As part of the ...

The unlit Diamond Jubilee Beacon at Stoodley Pike, June 2012

B: Releasing the pigeons for the bicentennial of Stoodley Pike monument

by Joby Catto, 10 meters away

Celebrating the bicentenary of the monument on Stoodley Pike, overlooking Todmorden. The original mon...

Releasing the pigeons for the bicentennial of Stoodley Pike monument

C: A selfie sideways glance from Stoodley Pike monument

by Joby Catto, 10 meters away

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A selfie sideways glance from Stoodley Pike monument

D: A carpet of wild garlic (ramsons) at Lumbutts Clough near Todmorden

by Joby Catto, 2.1 km away

Taking advantage of some welcome sunshine and very little breeze early on a Sunday morning, I made it...

A carpet of wild garlic (ramsons) at Lumbutts Clough near Todmorden

G: Lantern Parade at the Lamplighter Festival, Todmorden

by Joby Catto, 3.7 km away

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Lantern Parade at the Lamplighter Festival, Todmorden

H: Lantern Parade at the Lamplighter Festival, Todmorden

by Joby Catto, 3.7 km away

(Like this view? Check out the rest of the set from the evening!)After the overwhelming enthusiasm an...

Lantern Parade at the Lamplighter Festival, Todmorden

I: Lantern Parade at the Lamplighter Festival, Todmorden

by Joby Catto, 3.7 km away

(Like this view? Check out the rest of the set from the evening!)After the overwhelming enthusiasm an...

Lantern Parade at the Lamplighter Festival, Todmorden

J: Main Square by Night, Hebden Bridge

by Imran Azam, 3.7 km away

The main square deserted close to midnight. The air still...time was standing.

Main Square by Night, Hebden Bridge

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