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South Shields Town Hall centenary #4

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 5 November 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

South Shields "new" Town Hall in Westoe Road celebrated its centenary on October 19th, with live entertainment, pop and rock bands, drummers, pipers, and fireworks. It was opened in 1910 as the town expanded towards Westoe Village and is considered one of the grandest public buildings in the north of England.

Tone mapped in Photomatix, I'm not that impressed.

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Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful !

5 Nov 2010 5:53am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Un beau spectacle

Bonne journée

5 Nov 2010 6:28am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

must have been a great party
beautiful fireworks shot

5 Nov 2010 6:38am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

Was it the movement that made the tone mapping difficult? It still looks good to me!

5 Nov 2010 7:24am

@Fraucha: No, I guess it's the way that the smoke has been emphasised that spoils it a little for me.

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Spectacular and really well captured.

5 Nov 2010 7:28am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great capture of the fireworks - smoke and fire! Looks wonderful framed behind the lighted building like that. A fitting finale!

5 Nov 2010 7:55am

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

Yeah, excellent done !!

5 Nov 2010 8:15am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow - fabulous - I can just dream of taking a shot like this. Great work Curly:))

5 Nov 2010 8:55am

Claus Petersen from Herfølge, Denmark

Explosively beautiful! :-)

5 Nov 2010 9:54am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

This is beautiful! So well captured!

5 Nov 2010 9:58am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Fire in the Sky !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woooooooooooooopeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!

5 Nov 2010 10:11am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A fantastic capture... the colors and the lights are really beautiful !

5 Nov 2010 10:13am

Gary from Doylestown, United States

Fantastic shot. Great exposure and I love the explosion of colors.

5 Nov 2010 11:01am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Fireworks are so difficult to get right, but you've done it! A tripod, I assume, or do you have the hands of a Ninja?!

5 Nov 2010 12:29pm

@CElliottUK: Certainly a tripod this time, exposure was around 1.5 seconds at f8.

Will from Gainesville, United States

great fireworks shot!

5 Nov 2010 1:09pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

I'm impressed, this is my favourite of the series:-)

5 Nov 2010 4:32pm

@Marleen: I still have a few more to show.

Julie from Easton, United States

Really nice! All of those colors and the fireworks are cool!

5 Nov 2010 5:01pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

excellent image . love these tones.

5 Nov 2010 5:18pm

Tulip from Iran

very nice!

5 Nov 2010 5:32pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great lively shot, superb !

5 Nov 2010 7:09pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful capture, beautiful colors

5 Nov 2010 8:26pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

I actually think it works well if a little noisy, but that in itself is probably more to do with the light display emphasising the smoke?

5 Nov 2010 8:42pm

Mici from Toronto, Canada

Amazing show there. well captured with the people's heads looking up

5 Nov 2010 9:28pm

Alfredo Jimenez Casimiro from Burgos, Spain


5 Nov 2010 9:47pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice one Curly

5 Nov 2010 10:33pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Great display, but I can't help thinking - 'There goes the council Tax' :0

5 Nov 2010 10:43pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow ! Great dynamic shot ! I can hear the sound.

5 Nov 2010 10:43pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I don't know Curly, I think it is pretty good! The colors and the fireworks are spectacular!

6 Nov 2010 12:59am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Wonderful night capture! Very nice light and colors! Great POV!!!!

6 Nov 2010 3:10am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, what a stunning shot! I love it! The colors and light capture are just fantastic!

6 Nov 2010 4:41am

tvm from Unna, Germany

GREAT shot , Curly !

6 Nov 2010 2:35pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Really nice colors and moment caught. Well done

6 Nov 2010 9:23pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Stunning image

7 Nov 2010 9:19am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great light effect...

7 Nov 2010 10:28am

Laurent from near Lyon, France

just superb!

7 Nov 2010 9:06pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I think this is a spectacular shot, with the fireworks, the lit up building and I like the light on the spaectataors.

8 Nov 2010 10:32am

Bagindra Erick Prasetya from Lampung, Indonesia

ah..fireworks, beautiful...

8 Nov 2010 5:16pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

amazing colours

10 Nov 2010 12:51am

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

WOW again .... this series has extreme appeal.

12 Nov 2010 6:38pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Your series is lovely...a superb shot...so colorful and clear

15 Nov 2010 3:34am