The Martello Tower of Sutton

Picture by jre313

  • Dublin, Ireland

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  • July 03, 2017
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  • Canon eos 6d
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03 Jul 08:00

Martello towers, sometimes known simply as Martellos, are small defensive forts that were built across the British Empire during the 19th century, from the time of the French Revolutionary Wars onwards. Most were coastal forts. They stand up to 40 feet (12 m) high (with two floors) and typically had a garrison of one officer and 15–25 men. Their round structure and thick walls of solid masonry made them resistant to cannon fire, while their height made them an ideal platform for a single heavy artillery piece, mounted on the flat roof and able to traverse, and hence fire over, a complete 360° circle. A few towers had moats or other batteries and works attached for extra defence. The Martello towers were used during the first half of the 19th century, but became obsolete with the introduction of powerful rifled artillery. Many have survived to the present day, often preserved as historic monuments. Equipment=Canon 6D Lens Used=Tokina 17-35mm Lens Exposures=7 Location=Dublin, Ireland Workflow=Rapid Blend IF Adobe Lightroom 5, Nik Color Efex=Sunlight, Brilliance/Warmth(Cold and Warm) and Pro Contrast Topaz Adjust 5=Mild Color Pop OnOne Photo 10=Landscape Pop(Green)

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