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Bowes Museum (take two)

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 13 September 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is the slightly wider and more colourful HDR of the shot I showed a few days ago, I so much liked both the black and white and the colour versions that I decided to show both. Which one do you prefer?

Three hand held shots processed in Photomatix and Noiseware to make this HDR.

PENTAX K100D 1/60 second F/6.7 ISO 200 18 mm

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe le bâtiment de ce musée

Bonne journée

13 Sep 2010 5:33am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Very Grand Curly, a monumental place, just one suggestion, I would have cloned out the person in the red top or perhaps you like it that way

13 Sep 2010 5:43am

Dimitrios, Welcome all from ATHENS, Greece

most impressive!

13 Sep 2010 5:56am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good HDR and beautiful place

13 Sep 2010 6:33am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I prefer this one, but both are good!

13 Sep 2010 6:37am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

I prefer this one. I love the colours and detail. Superb processing!

13 Sep 2010 7:00am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkov, Ukraine

Well it is a tough choice, it may depend on my mood which I pick, but, as beautiful as the color is I think the B&W. B&W brings out something sinister and creepy....hey, thats TODAY! Tomorrow who knows!

13 Sep 2010 7:07am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Hard to pick the best, but I prefer the colour version for the building itself and sky. However, in the B&W shot, the garden in the foreground looks special.

13 Sep 2010 7:18am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5******

13 Sep 2010 7:19am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


13 Sep 2010 7:33am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

The B&W is my favourite!

13 Sep 2010 7:43am

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Good HDR usage...excellent wide angle shot...

13 Sep 2010 8:53am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


13 Sep 2010 10:43am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I prefer the B/W. This is very nice but slightly overcooked for my taste

13 Sep 2010 10:56am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Picture book perfect Curly! Well done! ;-)

13 Sep 2010 12:09pm

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

This one. Nice!

13 Sep 2010 1:04pm

arneet from delhi, India

nice shot!

13 Sep 2010 1:25pm

missparis from PARIS, France


13 Sep 2010 1:45pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I like the wider view here, but still love the B&W version.

13 Sep 2010 2:46pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Oooooooh! Beautiful framing and processing here of this museum. I love the museum's order of windows, the landscaping and the active sky. And the processing really highlights the water nicely.

13 Sep 2010 3:32pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Mega Grand !

13 Sep 2010 3:47pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Excellent - and a very different feeling with the warm colours. Excellent, Curly.

13 Sep 2010 4:35pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice one Curly great processing

13 Sep 2010 5:05pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent colors, framing and processing

13 Sep 2010 6:00pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

I prefer the black and white version, because you can really appreciate the detail of the gardens and stonework without being overwhelmed by the colour. This is an impressive photo of an impressive building. Two steps to the left, though, and the POV might be a little stronger.

13 Sep 2010 6:28pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I don't know! It is hard decision. I like both but the black and white has a certain mood about it that I like!

13 Sep 2010 6:39pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

this one...just!

13 Sep 2010 7:41pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

You're really an artist

13 Sep 2010 8:18pm

Mici from Tg Mures, Romania

Wow, this looks amazing

13 Sep 2010 10:56pm

Jurgen from Sydney, Australia

hmmm difficult choice, but I think the b&w, both great shots though and both giving their own dramatic view to an impressive building

13 Sep 2010 11:13pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

as much as i loved the b&w......i guess I'm just partial to color.......nice job !!!

13 Sep 2010 11:53pm

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

Big and bold,the building and the processing !!

14 Sep 2010 8:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This is good, but I prefer BW version.

14 Sep 2010 11:26am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

superb :)

14 Sep 2010 3:04pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Very lovely building and grounds...lovely capture

14 Sep 2010 4:19pm

Henrik Herskind from Copenhagen, Denmark

I clearly prefer this one! Such a romantic place should only have its colors stolen by Alfred Hitchcock.

15 Sep 2010 5:29am

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Very beautiful HDR. Love it.

18 Sep 2010 11:27pm

1/60 second
ISO 200
18 mm