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Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 27 June 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The clock tower of South Shields Town Hall at 10:30 yesterday morning.

I'd been in the town centre for the Armed Forces Day Parade but found myself in the wrong place at the wrong time, I really ought to have been at St. Michael's church, so I was a bit red faced.

However the bonus was these strange clouds drifting over towards the sea, and I thought a three shot hand held HDR would really help to show the grandeur of the Georgian architecture - I still believe it is one of the best public buildings in the north of England.

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très joli bâtiment Bravo

Bonne journée

27 Jun 2010 5:29am

rem_la from Villiers, France

magnifique traitement !

27 Jun 2010 5:46am

CElliottUK from United Kingdom

HDR was MADE for clouds like these-great shot

27 Jun 2010 6:52am

@CElliottUK: It was quite an amazing sight to be honest.

Cheished Keepsake Photography from Chapmanville, United States

wow this is amazing work

27 Jun 2010 7:59am

@Cheished Keepsake Photography: I'm glad you like it.

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Great title, love the clouds!

27 Jun 2010 8:33am

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

this is just fantastic HDR - the clouds look great...

27 Jun 2010 8:38am

@prarthana: Just reviewing this and thinking that it was a shame that the fountain at the front wasn't working.

keith from killarney, Ireland

sublime Curly, true art

27 Jun 2010 9:07am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Magnificent !

27 Jun 2010 9:26am

Julie from Hillerød, Denmark

Stunning picture, the clouds are amazing.

27 Jun 2010 9:36am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Very impressive clouds!

27 Jun 2010 9:40am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fantastic work and those clouds are pretty amazing.

27 Jun 2010 9:43am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

You're right, a great building and a great shot.

27 Jun 2010 9:56am

Azadeh from Tehran, Japan

wow, look at the clouds!

27 Jun 2010 10:20am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Lovely post-processing Curly, very impressive :)

27 Jun 2010 10:54am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

fantastic shot n processing

27 Jun 2010 10:57am

iren from tehran, Iran

wow!!!!!!!!!great clouds & wonderful sky!

27 Jun 2010 11:04am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful capture, nice sky

27 Jun 2010 11:58am

frederique from Nancy, France

amazing !

27 Jun 2010 12:17pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You found the really nice scene. I like both the clouds and the architecture.

27 Jun 2010 12:31pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

This is a peace of art. Congratulations

27 Jun 2010 12:51pm

ali from tehran, Iran

very good edit

27 Jun 2010 1:45pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Wow,realy lovely sky

27 Jun 2010 1:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful sky!

27 Jun 2010 1:47pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The clouds are so interesting! Interesting architecture and I like how you framed the building.

27 Jun 2010 2:05pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

With the processing - the clouds appear as silver tapestry. Beautiful.

27 Jun 2010 2:06pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Nice shot Graham....do i detect a bit of Lucis art here too????

27 Jun 2010 2:51pm

@Susan: No, I haven't used it here Susan, straightforward in Photomatix then I ran that polarising action!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Eye boggling and great architectural detail

27 Jun 2010 2:53pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

A photograph that leaps from my screen. Neat processing shines through, and those clouds are simply amazing.

27 Jun 2010 4:31pm

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

You captured some great tones here and the sky is just wonderful. In my humble opinion, with your camera in hand, it's not possible to be in the wrong place at the wrong time!

27 Jun 2010 8:57pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

awesome clouds!

27 Jun 2010 9:06pm

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

nice HDR treatment ... very impressive

27 Jun 2010 10:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A dramatic building and sky. Nicely done.

27 Jun 2010 10:48pm

Jurgen from Sydney, Australia

Great use of the clouds, beautiful building

27 Jun 2010 11:45pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

FABULOUS! SO well done. Lovin' it!

28 Jun 2010 12:22am

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great sky Curly

28 Jun 2010 1:36am

Julie from Easton, United States

As soon as I opened this photo up all I could say was WOW!!!!

28 Jun 2010 3:45am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

You managed something quite special here!!! The sky looks great and the building...most impressive!

28 Jun 2010 7:16am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Breathtaking cloudscape..an amazing capture ..superb colors

28 Jun 2010 3:03pm

Wenche from Oslo, Norway

Amazing picture. Love it. Really love it - feel inspired to write a type Harry Potter book looking at this; witches flying out of the top windows! 8-)

29 Jun 2010 8:18pm

Bhavin from Mississauga, Canada

One of my favourite HDRs!

2 Jul 2010 5:21am

Stottie from United Kingdom

Weather forcast .....Is that "mackeral sky, mackeral sky, never long wet and never long dry"

3 Jul 2010 4:16pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Hardcore HDR. Very cool!

24 Jul 2010 9:30am

1/500 second
ISO 400
18 mm