Laing Square

Posted by Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 30 March 2015 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

I recently spent a day up in Newcastle with "Junior" and his girlfriend and decided to shoot some frames with the intention of making HDRs. Many of the scenes are "revisits" but Photomatix is so good at ghost masking now that I decided to get some shots with people in them. The process for masking out "ghost movements" is so simple and so good that you simply cannot be afraid of including moving people in your three frames now.

This is Laing Square with the old Oxford Assembly Rooms in the foreground, the Laing Art Gallery with its greenish glass is just about in the centre.

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe vue sur cette place

Bonne journée

30 Mar 2015 5:10am

@PascalXLD: Merci.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb city view Curly. Does the name of the square and art gallery have anything to do with the construction company ?

30 Mar 2015 6:05am

@Doug: No, I don't think there's any connection at all Doug.

Devi from Chennai, India

Old and new....wonderful view...
The parking lot in the foreground and that tree adds charm to this image:)

30 Mar 2015 10:49am

@Devi: Ah yes....the's the entrance to an hotel :-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, we often see the combination of old and new...

30 Mar 2015 11:57am

mohkum from Kochi (Cochin), India

Beautiful image! I like the soft colour tones and the lovely processing!

30 Mar 2015 12:00pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Beautiful dynamic realization

30 Mar 2015 1:51pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I like how you framed this very much.

30 Mar 2015 3:27pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The blues of this composition really stand out beautifully here!!
Great HDR processing as well.

30 Mar 2015 6:26pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like how the curve in the road captured my eye

30 Mar 2015 6:42pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice HDR processing.

30 Mar 2015 7:19pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, perspective, colors, lighting, shadows & textures!
A M A Z I N G !

30 Mar 2015 7:50pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! I love it Curly!

30 Mar 2015 10:19pm


Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR
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ISO 100
5 mm


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