Heublein Tower

By: Biffy's Photography

Oct 27 2011

Category: Fall

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Aperture:f/16
Focal Length:17mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/20 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Great hike to the top of Heublein Tower on on top of Talcott Mountain. You can climb to the top see a wonderful panoramic view. Unfortunatly, the observation deck was enclosed and my pics have a  glass reflection. Processed this photo with Photomatix Pro and Photoshop.  Here is some information about the tower;  The familiar Farmington River Valley landmark of Heublein Tower sits atop Talcott Mountain, a long, precipitous wooded ledge named after the Talcott family. The 165-foot structure was built as a summer home in 1914 by Gilbert Heublein. In the early fifties, two future presidents were guests of the Hartford Times, then General Dwight D. Eisenhower (who was asked to run for office there) and Ronald Reagan, then president of the Screen Actors’ Guild.  Following a period of ownership of the property by the Hartford Times during WWII and the early 1950’s, it was slated for residential development by a private corporation when the 557 acres of Talcott Mountain came under public ownership in 1965 through the cooperative efforts of private conservationists and state and federal governments.

Canon 5 D Mark II

17 – 40 mm Canon L Lens

17 mm

f/16

ISO 100

 

 

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