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Town Hall forecourt

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 9 January 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

South Shields Town Hall forecourt showing the statue of Queen Victoria and two of her attendants.

This is an HDR from three RAW files processed and tone mapped in Photomatix.

PENTAX K100D 1/125 second F/3.5 ISO 200 18 mm

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Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot !

9 Jan 2010 6:18am

Francine from Buire le sec, France

Perfection in composition, like it.

9 Jan 2010 8:42am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Super HDR !

9 Jan 2010 8:42am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Nice composition. I like the shadow in the foreground. The HDRing pulls out the details as it should: After a while I notice the open doors to the right, then the photo changed for me and became a bit mystic ("whats going on in there?").

9 Jan 2010 8:50am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

very nice.

9 Jan 2010 9:23am

kerfendal from Paris, France

very well composed, wonderful with all the shades

9 Jan 2010 9:47am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful architecture. Nice experiments with Photomatix HDR.

9 Jan 2010 12:47pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful composition, and shot, well done!

9 Jan 2010 12:49pm

Petra from Tilburg, Netherlands

I took your advise on the barbed wire, thanks

9 Jan 2010 12:53pm

Dave from Indianapolis, United States

I like, well done.

9 Jan 2010 1:13pm

John from New York, United States

Nice shot Culry, love the colors.

9 Jan 2010 1:44pm

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

I love the processing! Great picture!

9 Jan 2010 1:50pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Very nice processing on a very nice place! I love how you can see the swirls in the sidewalk! Very nice place to visit I am sure!

9 Jan 2010 2:10pm

Juan Pablo Verdesoto from Quito, Ecuador

Nice HDR I wish I can get done the processing so smooth... nice one

9 Jan 2010 2:15pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

This is simply a great work! I love the beautiful tones here, particularly the walls

9 Jan 2010 2:16pm

Jennifer from GM, United Kingdom

Very vibrant shot! Nice HDR.

9 Jan 2010 2:47pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I like the texture that the shadows lend to this composition.

9 Jan 2010 2:51pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

One of the best HDR images i have seen ~ congratulations Curly

9 Jan 2010 2:56pm

Ken from United States

Terrific processing Curly!

9 Jan 2010 3:06pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

I'd love to see the original shots!

9 Jan 2010 3:20pm

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

excellent shot

9 Jan 2010 3:26pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting HDR processing. It looks like an illustration.

9 Jan 2010 3:50pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

Nie one. I think this is just the sort of shot that HDR was invented for

9 Jan 2010 3:52pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Great processing in this interesting photo!

9 Jan 2010 3:57pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent. Well done.

9 Jan 2010 4:03pm

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

lovely looks like a great painting

9 Jan 2010 4:04pm

Erika Melisa from Singapore, Singapore

Love this. I am addicted to HDR shots thanks to you!=)

9 Jan 2010 4:35pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

excellent compostion, like a painting

9 Jan 2010 4:37pm

alex centrella from California, United States

beautiful processing !

9 Jan 2010 5:08pm

Nilla from Östergötland, Sweden

Really nice light here, It became soooooo good in Photomatix. Love this photo with so many datails.

9 Jan 2010 5:16pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Nice shot and very nice processing.

9 Jan 2010 5:20pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Impresive and nice picture. I like it

9 Jan 2010 5:48pm

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

Extraordinary HDR Image...
Great Details, Lovely Composition

9 Jan 2010 6:09pm

hgmartins photography from Ontario, GTA, Canada

Exelent HDR, I have become a fan of hdr because of great photos like this one !

9 Jan 2010 6:50pm

Gianny from Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia

First time I saw this photo, I guess this was Photomatix... And - it was. :)) I like this.

9 Jan 2010 7:01pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely done Curly! ;-)

9 Jan 2010 7:10pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I like the long shadows - particularly at the bottom of the picture. You have a great eye for these pictures.

9 Jan 2010 7:18pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Curly,
yes, that is to my taste. The colors are more than just great. The long shadows are perfectly reproduced. The door is an eye catcher, in the building. The entire recording like that.
<<The answer to your question, I will now give. It's still cold and it snowed today until the afternoon. I enjoy the warm apartment. But soon, everything is over and spring is coming ......... I wish you a pleasant Saturday
evening and thank you for your comment on my web page. Dear greetings Christel

9 Jan 2010 7:39pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

incredible amount of detail Curly!

9 Jan 2010 8:18pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

A wonderful HDR and a beautiful composition !

9 Jan 2010 9:35pm

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States


9 Jan 2010 10:08pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nicely processed and cropped HDR. As always the building comes out great but in particular I like the statues. The ones either side of Victoria almost 'gleam'.

9 Jan 2010 10:22pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

You are really good at this processing Curly! Nice shot.

9 Jan 2010 10:32pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautifully done Curly.......wish we had buildings like that around here!!!

10 Jan 2010 12:23am

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

A very fine Town Hall... nicely processed.

10 Jan 2010 12:32am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Did the artist have a bit of tongue-in-cheek when he envisioned these 'attendants' for hefty Queen Mum? Excellent production Curly. (I too, try to have my images up about a week or more ahead but grossly underestimated what my moving would involve)

10 Jan 2010 12:55am

Mike from California, United States

A striking image from the use of HDR...nice !

10 Jan 2010 12:56am

Ajay from Pune, India

They way you process them in vivid colours... they look like shots from some fantasy land.

10 Jan 2010 3:57am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

looks like you have been having fun

10 Jan 2010 8:39am

madagasca from Singapore

you are truely master of HDR :)

10 Jan 2010 12:40pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Très joli traitement pour cette belle architecture !

10 Jan 2010 1:10pm

ishm from dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fantastic processing! kinda look like a painting :)

10 Jan 2010 7:07pm

sakshi from Boston, United States

Wonderful architecture

12 Jan 2010 3:11pm

Lemi from Istanbul, Turkey

HDR Rulez.. ;-) Very nice photo...

14 Jan 2010 8:13pm

1/125 second
ISO 200
18 mm