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An old mill on the Tyne

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 8 May 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Baltic Arts Centre on Gateshead Quays was formerly a flour mill belonging to the Rank Hovis company. Now its huge galleries play host to modern and contemporary artists from around the world.

This shot was taken from the Millennium Bridge, tripod mounted, and is an HDR produced from five RAWs.

PENTAX K100D 1/20 second F/8.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

I admire your hdrs a lot Curly, you're a master at it. You cant imagine how much I would like to visit this place, an ideal location to display contemporary art. And this water, it seems liquid copper . And the colors .....its incredible how sometimes we miss the wonders around us by not knowing how to look.

8 May 2010 5:59am

@Sonia Nansid: The large galleries inside are quite cavernous but they only show modern styled art installations, some is to my taste and some is not. There is a viewing platform at the top which you can see encased in glass. The views over the bridges of the River Tyne and over to Newcastle are ideal from there, but not good for photography having to shoot through thick plate glass! I'll show a much repaired picture in a few days.

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beahtiful ....like colour combination & work.

8 May 2010 6:32am

Jacques from Nantes, France

Nice picture Curly. I like the 2 red blocks, at the right place. I think it's the entrance, but not sure.

8 May 2010 7:07am

@Jacques: Yes the entrance is manufactured from mild steel which is rusted, it represents the plates of a ship's hull, evocative of the days when we used to build ships on the Tyne.

pascal from bollene, France

good job, as always........

8 May 2010 9:42am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe traitement qui va très bien ici

Bonne journée

8 May 2010 9:59am

Amir Taheri Kondar from Bandar Abbas, Iran

fantastic view !

8 May 2010 10:02am

Majo from Mumbai, India

nicely done, great colors as well

8 May 2010 11:02am

Julie from Hillerød, Denmark

So lovely colours and texture!

8 May 2010 11:34am

Florence from Paris, France

Nice idea to rehabilitate olf factories or mills... it's great to keep them standing up. They are beautiful witnesses of the past inductrial revolution of the ending XIX, early XXth century. Great colors.

8 May 2010 1:16pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Amazing tone and colours!

8 May 2010 1:30pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful treatment on this shot Curly! Brings the whole neighborhood to life! ;-)

8 May 2010 1:42pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

this is a fine compo. i like

8 May 2010 2:31pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

You're a master in processing…

8 May 2010 2:41pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

another beautifuly captured scene you have here, what an interesting place you must live.. seems like so much to see and do,, and you bring it to us in scenic prefection..

8 May 2010 2:42pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

amazing picture , fantastic HDR , and framing .

8 May 2010 2:53pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nicely done Curly...the strong colours and hdr works really well here!

8 May 2010 3:02pm

Sriraam Kalingarayar from India

Great work.... I m yet to learn the art of HDR.... The picture looks awesome

8 May 2010 3:47pm

Srujan Chennupati from Bangaluru, India

Super work. Love the composition, the lighting, the colors.

8 May 2010 4:05pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent HDR and POV. But I'm what I like most is the composition and point of view of the photographer!

8 May 2010 5:00pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot Graham.....going out later to try one of those 5-7 exposure shots.........
So who is Jenny Holzer?????

8 May 2010 5:32pm

@Susan: Ah, an American artist with an lefty anti war stance, her work included huge LED rolling displays which did nothing to spark my imagination.

Ryan from Tucson, United States

This is stunning! Great work!

8 May 2010 7:29pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful shot, beautiful colors, great work

8 May 2010 8:02pm

zecarlos from Lisboa, Portugal

What a great HDR job. Congratulations.

8 May 2010 8:08pm

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

Exquisite ! cool processing with lively colors.

8 May 2010 9:45pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Textures of clods are stunning. I like the compositions and colors, too.

8 May 2010 10:45pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

I love the HDR in this....the processing has brought great colors to an otherwise not so colorful area :)

9 May 2010 12:30am

Steve from Atlanta, United States

Very cool image!

9 May 2010 1:50am

Genevieve E. from Oakland, United States

Every photo you have posted is in the least worthy to be on a postcard, if not blown up and put in a gallery. I have no idea what HDR is, that is how amateur I am, but I am now going to look it up and try it. Thanks for a little inspiration today

9 May 2010 2:49am

Julie from Easton, United States

So well done Curly, very nice coloring!

9 May 2010 2:58am

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

It is a superb shot and hdr creation. One of these days, I will have to work with hdr too. Thanks for your inspiration! :)

10 May 2010 2:00am

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

fantastic colours and detail - and so much to see - splendid!

10 May 2010 6:47am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

The effects of doing HDR are quite effective. I like the unusual colors.

10 May 2010 9:24am

Roger from Bronx, United States

This one really catches my eye. I really like the contrast between the vibrantly colored foreground and the gray, cloudy sky. Keep up your awesome work!

12 May 2010 2:23am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Your rendering of details and colors is fascinating...lovely work...

3 Jun 2010 6:01am

1/20 second
ISO 200
18 mm