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Marks and Spencer's Original Penny Bazaar

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 2 February 2010 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

Taken in Newcastle's Grainger Market and still trading today for Marks and Spencer.

An HDR produced from a single RAW file and tone mapped in Photomatix.

PENTAX K100D 1/30 second F/3.5 ISO 200 18 mm

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Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Great processing and nice choice of colors and grainy look of the floor....

2 Feb 2010 5:40am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Looks a great place

2 Feb 2010 6:23am

Francine from Buire le sec, France

The best M&S I know!

2 Feb 2010 6:26am

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States

Great coloration!

2 Feb 2010 7:04am

Gabriel Clemente from Albufeira, Portugal

very cool shot

2 Feb 2010 7:24am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Very nice HDR image!

2 Feb 2010 7:27am

Marie-France from Sceaux d, France

very nice...good processing...

2 Feb 2010 7:39am

Florence from Paris, France

HDR fits so well whith shops ! This one in the forground has an exquiste retro look. Very pretty.

2 Feb 2010 7:41am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~` amazing shot Curley ~~!!:)

2 Feb 2010 7:44am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Very beautiful ! your treatment is superb !

2 Feb 2010 9:34am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Great shot, interesting history. Can't stand M&S myself though!

2 Feb 2010 9:48am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot..

2 Feb 2010 9:58am

Charles B. from Mably, France

Beau traitement ! On dirait une gravure en sérigraphie ou en lithogravure des anciens magazines...

2 Feb 2010 9:59am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like the mood of this picture. I have to learn from you...

2 Feb 2010 10:01am

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Interesting processing, first I thought it to be an old drawing...

2 Feb 2010 10:21am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Looks like an advertising shot,it seems almost drawn !!

2 Feb 2010 10:27am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Really nice capture and processing :)

2 Feb 2010 10:44am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A fantastic HDR! I like the tones.

2 Feb 2010 11:00am

Erika Melisa from Singapore, Singapore

gorgeous! 5 stars!

2 Feb 2010 12:08pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

If only they knew what televisual advertising atrocities their latter day management would sanction, perhaps they'd have stayed as honest market traders? Regardless, it's lovely to see a big company remembering their heritage! Overworked HDR with added Curly Grain-O-Matic™ not ususally my thing, though for me it works really well here.

2 Feb 2010 1:02pm

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

beautiful work. You really have the HDR stuff figured out! Awesome!

2 Feb 2010 1:06pm

erfi anugrah from Singapore, Singapore

Awesome HDR shot. gotta learn from you

2 Feb 2010 1:22pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice subject for HDR.

2 Feb 2010 1:30pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

It almost has a visual novel feel to it. very atmospheric- like the reflection of the light on the floor as well.

2 Feb 2010 1:32pm

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

really interesting shot on the commercial center

2 Feb 2010 2:12pm

lili from Narbonne, France

wahou it's very beautiful ! HDR, tones all is perfect

2 Feb 2010 2:32pm

STEED from Gueret, France

Like very much.....................Very,very...

2 Feb 2010 2:35pm

shoti from somewhere in, China

good choice of converting into HDRi, made this scene look quite interesting

2 Feb 2010 2:35pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

I sent an e-mail to you.

2 Feb 2010 2:47pm

@Dilwenn: Thanks Dilwenn, translated and read.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

This you have done well! Seems a page from a fairytale!

2 Feb 2010 3:17pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful work!

2 Feb 2010 3:35pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superbly done!

2 Feb 2010 3:43pm

alex centrella from California, United States

....................... and bazaar colors as well..nice work !

2 Feb 2010 3:50pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautifully composed image . Lovely tones !

2 Feb 2010 4:03pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

This is a wonderful HDR... there's so much detail!

2 Feb 2010 5:21pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

This post work really adds to this image...love the old world feel!

2 Feb 2010 5:45pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent processing and colors great work

2 Feb 2010 5:45pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Jolie composition, comme une vieille image de publicité!

2 Feb 2010 6:07pm

Nilla from Östergötland, Sweden

oh!my god, you did it again....
That red color really draws me into this picture. Neatly with the repetitions of the window, ventilatios grilles and lights. This is my favourite today!

2 Feb 2010 6:32pm

Magali from Bordeaux, France

very original, I like it. Between a photo and a draw

2 Feb 2010 6:39pm

Peter Knoop from Antwerp, Belgium

I like your HDR processing but the composition is even better, Curly. Great shot!

2 Feb 2010 7:00pm

lydia from Paris, France

Very nice picture !

2 Feb 2010 7:02pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I like the processing, it gives 'olde worlde' charm to the shop front even though it appears to be in a modern mall.

2 Feb 2010 7:29pm

@kiwisa: This area of Newcastle was built by Richard Grainer between 1824 and 1841, to be exact, so almost 200 years old now.

Yvon from Orleans, France

I remerber this great shop

2 Feb 2010 8:05pm

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

me encanta el tratamiento que les has dado. Parece un cómic antiguo.
Muy buena!

2 Feb 2010 8:15pm

Burdigala ecosse from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Impressive processing

2 Feb 2010 8:19pm

mike from viols le fort, France

Extra!! J'aime beaucoup

2 Feb 2010 8:46pm

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

very nicely done - looks a bit like a candy wrapper!

2 Feb 2010 8:50pm

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

you should sell this to Marks and Spencer!

2 Feb 2010 9:24pm

Elseneur from Montréal, Canada

Beautiful old-fashioned colours for a timeless picture !

2 Feb 2010 9:37pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

I really like this processing. Nicely done.

2 Feb 2010 10:03pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Admission free?? let's go! :) Perfect processing for this charming location.

2 Feb 2010 10:33pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Perfect processing !!! Love it !

2 Feb 2010 10:38pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

a gallery of never-ending stretch in color and light. It's excellent, one gets the impression that it is a vision without end.

2 Feb 2010 11:01pm

@Alivia: Well.......it might end after tomorrow (well at least the stream of HDRs)

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

The treatment makes stronger the feeling of the 60th period of that Bazaar.

2 Feb 2010 11:15pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

Curly, you have been hitting home run one after another lately, whats the secret????You Da Man!!!O and the road rage one, one of my all time favs,, and I mean ALLTIME!!!

2 Feb 2010 11:36pm

@Martin: Dedicated to the cause Martin :-)

Nance E from Cary, United States

WOW! Great shot, looks like an ad drawn print. Been playing a bit with HDR too, but still very new at it myself. Interesting place too.

3 Feb 2010 1:20am

Julie from Easton, United States

Quite interesting markets you have there! Very nice coloration on this one!

3 Feb 2010 1:35am

Adam from Adelaide, Australia


3 Feb 2010 1:36am

Craig from Gainesville, United States

Great tones Curly.

3 Feb 2010 1:44am

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

You processing is always unique!

3 Feb 2010 2:01am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

cud mistake this for an engraving, i enjoyed this

3 Feb 2010 2:13am

Ajay from Pune, India

in one word... surreal.

3 Feb 2010 2:24am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Another great job of processing in HDR, coupled with this nice perspective.

3 Feb 2010 4:50am

Erika from Finland

Amazing, peaceful colors. I like it!

3 Feb 2010 8:29am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The processing makes the shot extremely interesting, it immediately attracts the eye!

3 Feb 2010 11:04am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

To say it once more - beautiful processing! The angle and subject are brilliant.
the way you work hdrs is great, I´d love to try this too some day.

3 Feb 2010 12:25pm

Jean-Michel from Herstal, Belgium

Once again, you give us a nice change on this image. I'm a supporter :)

3 Feb 2010 4:27pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Perfectly processed HDR Curly

3 Feb 2010 5:50pm

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

I love this shot. Processed to perfection....I will try this too one day!

4 Feb 2010 9:18am

Vinman from Essex, United Kingdom

Nice, shiny and modern but somehow it still has a retro feel. It reminds me of hand tinted postcards, I like the effect.

4 Feb 2010 8:28pm

Carla from Netherlands

Amazing, great picture.

5 Feb 2010 11:40am

Maeva from Tahiti, French Polynesia

well done again !!!

5 Feb 2010 10:32pm

Ras from Plano, United States

the processing makes it feel like its made out of candy. Nice work.

5 Feb 2010 10:41pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Beautiful color tones. I'm goning back to the 50's Great work.

6 Feb 2010 6:59am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Wonderful colour in the photo, a piece of history

7 Feb 2010 10:57am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Excellent! I like the desaturated colors.

7 Feb 2010 9:07pm

Craig from Tampa, United States

I'm really impressed with the HDR effects you get from a single raw file...
I put off doing HDR because I always thought you needed bracketed images...and i hate carrying a tripod..
thanks for opening my eyes to the possibilites

26 Feb 2010 2:21am

josm from san jose, Costa Rica

wonderful shot ... love the HDR effect you got ... I lived at NCL for 3 months ...and I loved to go to grainger ... regards

26 Mar 2010 8:15pm

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