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Best Of 2017

(January-December 2017)

Andrew Bodrov

Tallinn Christmas Market

Robert Bilsland

And Then There Were Three

Rose Bank Gardens, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England, UK

December 23, 2017, 15:45 UTC (15:45 local time)

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2012 was a fantastic year for the UK with both the Queens Diamond Jubilee and London hosting the Olympic and the Paralympic games. It was also the year that I submitted to the World Wide Panorama a view of a new sculpture that had been commissioned to commemorate the Queen's Jubilee as my "Best Of 2012".

Now 5 years on and another amazing galvanised steel sculpture has been erected in Malvern called “Lark Ascending”, again created by the artist Walenty Pytel. As the name suggests it's still on the theme of birds but where previously the subject was a couple of soaring buzzards this time it's a single skylark flying above a leafy branch. It's situated further into Rose Bank Gardens, past the buzzards (if you spin around so you're looking away from the Skylark you can see the buzzards in the distance by the benches). It is hoped that this newer sculpture will encourage people to explore further into the gardens and not just as far as the first sculpture.

The gardens themselves are one of those little tucked away gems that are so easily missed when visiting Malvern. The main road sweeps past providing only a couple access points, but once inside panoramic views of the Priory, the centre of Malvern and the valley itself are there to be enjoyed. On a summer's day it's a fantastic place to while away the hours and maybe spend a little time enjoying the two sculptures.

Walenty Pytel
Rose Bank Gardens



Taken with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G fisheye lens. Mounted on a Nodal Ninja 5 panorama head atop a 3 meter long, alminumum painters pole with a Pole Pixie adaptor. Shots taken at 8 positions 45° apart, tilted 45° down and tilted 45° up. Raw files then processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 before being stitched together using PTGui Pro 10.0.17 and converted using Pano2VR 4.5.3.

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