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The Sage, Gateshead

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 3 May 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

As I said yesterday, the afternoon away from South Shields was profitable!

This is The Sage, a pretty fantastic piece of architecture which houses two auditoriums and is the premiere venue in these parts for orchestral concerts and other arts.

This HDR was made from five RAWS in Photomatix with minimal tweaks in Photoshop.

PENTAX K100D 1/30 second F/8.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This is a great structure for Hdr work! I like your composition on this also!

3 May 2010 5:11am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Une architecture que tu as bien mis en valeur

Bonne journée

3 May 2010 5:26am

Vinod from Bangalore, India

Wow amazing patterns.. Love POV

3 May 2010 5:51am

Zahra Z. E. from kerman, Iran

ow amazing lights!perfect angle!

3 May 2010 6:04am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Excellent Work....

3 May 2010 6:10am

Mohammad from Bandar abbas, Iran


3 May 2010 7:27am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Stunning !

3 May 2010 8:19am

Paolo Agati from Udine, Italy

great image. I like compo and PP work. bravo

3 May 2010 8:20am

Florence from Paris, France

I really prefer this PP. It enhances this modern archictecture and this thrilling moody sky.

3 May 2010 8:37am

trilliana from Munich, Germany

perfectly balanced hdr effect. well done.

3 May 2010 8:53am

tataray from St Laurs, France

Etonnante architecture.. Belle compo.

3 May 2010 8:54am

Charles B. from Mably, France

Waow ! Quelle puissance !

3 May 2010 9:28am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

I love how the colors and the textures are kept separated in this image. The shot seems very well balanced.

3 May 2010 9:48am

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

Lovely shot. Probably your best for some time on here

3 May 2010 10:18am

Adam from Adelaide, Australia

Another outstanding job on the processing Curly - just the right degree of HDR effect makes it all the more effective. Well done!

3 May 2010 10:29am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very impressive architecture!

3 May 2010 10:33am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! I like this! Superb processing. I like the POV and the lines here.

3 May 2010 11:27am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A remarkable structure Curly! You have presented it beautifully! Bravo! ;-)

3 May 2010 11:47am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

good POV for this fine architecture

3 May 2010 11:55am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Great processing here, and so beautiful soft tones!
No offence but yesterday´s pic in itself is a great shot but the processing makes my eyes go flurry oO X)
btw - did you geta manual lens on the weekend?!

3 May 2010 11:59am

@daniela scharnowski: No didn't find one, too busy looking for a power supply unit for a dead desktop!

Bettina from United States

Wow, I love this one. Beautiful composition from your low angle. All those fantastic angles. I love the sky and the bright shot of blue on the right.

3 May 2010 1:03pm

@Bettina: It is the most unusually deep shade of blue. It's a glass fence!

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Very futuristic! I love the composition and lines.

3 May 2010 1:47pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Just beautiful! The colors are amazing, nice work!

3 May 2010 3:11pm

dang from Atlanta, United States

Every thing I could say has already been said. Great shot!

3 May 2010 4:08pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars for this unbelievable shot

3 May 2010 4:31pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

Goor perspective and worck. Thanks to share it. Congrat

3 May 2010 5:15pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very good capture.
Thank you.

3 May 2010 5:27pm

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Lovely processing and colours.

3 May 2010 5:41pm

@MrsAmber: Thanks for all of your comments folks, just a note to let you all know that I'm currently offline with a broken desktop PC. Hope to have it fixed soon, so no new picture tomorrow. I'll be back as fast as I can.

Majo from Mumbai, India

nice composition, i liked the blue on the right

3 May 2010 6:40pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

as a cloud person, i like your sky. cool contrast of geometric shape. my eye is drawn to the curvature of building :) what a fun photo :)

3 May 2010 7:53pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Sciences-fiction look!!! gREAT!

3 May 2010 7:58pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Magnificent use of these architectural elements against that dramatic sky. Great composition.

3 May 2010 8:47pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

what a great spot for the hdr treatment!!! great sky for it too....nicely done graham....wonder how it would look with only 3 images?? (since that's all i can get, without a bunch of extra work!!)

3 May 2010 9:54pm

@Susan: Can you not use the exposure compensation button/wheel Susan? One stop under, two stops under, one normal, one stop over, and two stops over? Just set up the tripod, use manual focus at your selected aperture then take your first normal shot, then adjust for the four subsequent shots.

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

Impresive processing stunning result!

4 May 2010 2:15am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent shot

4 May 2010 9:53am

josm from san jose, Costa Rica

amazing architecture shot!!

4 May 2010 5:59pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

very beautiful architecture, forgive sp plz :) I'm Lazy that way, but the point is, you bring it to life, your point of view, your presentation just gives it life, as only you can do!!

4 May 2010 6:48pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

graham......maybe this weekend, i will give it a try that way.....right now, i just use the auto bracketing, and i guess i could just change the bracketing after the first 3, and do 3 more at the halfway points......I will give it a try next time i'm out shooting....... i'll let ya know !!

4 May 2010 10:13pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


5 May 2010 12:44am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Absolutely incredible. I love the impact of the colbalt blue glass panels on the right. Stunning perspective.

5 May 2010 2:09am

drphoto from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Loving the low viewpoint =D)


7 May 2010 2:18pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Love the play with all the lines and the unusual point of view.
The vivid colors are a nice touch too.
A real winner.

10 May 2010 1:04am

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States

Outstanding composition!

16 May 2010 3:00pm

1/30 second
ISO 200
18 mm