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Amalfi in the shade

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 16 January 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

I'm pretty short of new material at the moment, also pretty short of inspiration and motivation to go out and get it (I'm going through another of those blue periods.)

So for the next few days I'll be taking some time out, perhaps tramping around with my camera, if the legs and hips don't give up. I'll be posting some stuff from last year's archives which I wasn't able to squeeze in at the time, I'll try and get around a few of your blogs as and when I can but I will thank you generously here and now for all of your generous comments and words of encouragement.

This is a three shot HDR made in Photomatix 3 and shows a small older side street in Sunderland, behind the Minster and leading down towards the Empire Theatre.

PENTAX K100D 1/3030 second F/5.6 ISO 200 38 mm

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Craig from Bradenton Beach, Florida, United States

I continue to enjoy your HDR work....its adds nice interest to the scene buts not gaudy....as so much HDR is...
well done...

16 Jan 2011 5:23am

Corisel from Sydney, Australia

This looks amazing.

16 Jan 2011 5:50am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of nature Canada &, United Kingdom

Oh that shadow play is exquisite, Curly. HDR lends itself so well to a frame such as this, with details coming alive from those pixels. Superbly processed.

16 Jan 2011 6:06am

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

The shadow works great here curly. Almost gives the building a different shape. Great colors.

16 Jan 2011 6:13am

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Beautiful colors! Very nice job!

16 Jan 2011 6:57am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Stonking colours brought out by your HDR work

16 Jan 2011 7:19am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. I love the shadows against the buildings on the right.
Glad to hear I'm not the only one lacking some inspiration as of late.

16 Jan 2011 7:20am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Nice HDR effect.

16 Jan 2011 7:55am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

16 Jan 2011 7:58am

Raul from Elmhurst, New York, United States

Outstanding HDR work as usual! I hear you, sometimes a break is good to clear your mind and start fresh!

16 Jan 2011 9:19am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

J'aime beaucoup la vue sur cette rue

Bonne journée

16 Jan 2011 9:56am

Franz from Baden, Austria

i really like the graphic element in your processing, curly! here, i'm particularly taken with the absence of people! a wonderful frame!

16 Jan 2011 10:38am

Behnam from Esfahan, Iran

The colors are very beautiful and also the shadow, It looks like a bird is sitting on the building whose shadow is on Amalfi

16 Jan 2011 1:50pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nicely cooked fella!

16 Jan 2011 2:26pm

carla from leeuwarden, Netherlands

Woh great,.......nice colors.

16 Jan 2011 2:32pm

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

yes yes yes! it is this kind of photos you are so good at. I like your photos on the streets, shops, restaurants and hot-dog stands. Good that you look in your archives:) The stone wall is gorgeous in hdr!

16 Jan 2011 3:38pm

ghetu from Mumbai, India

is hdr the new big thing in photography? your photos say yes they are

16 Jan 2011 5:28pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

A++ nice shot

16 Jan 2011 5:45pm

zecarlos from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantastic street scene. Very well done. Congrats.

16 Jan 2011 6:10pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Stunning work!

16 Jan 2011 6:23pm

Phil David Morris from Canada

I'm not always fond of HDR, but here it works beautifully. The gold tones
in the buildings are wonderful.

16 Jan 2011 6:41pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Great capture ! Shadow is perfect !

16 Jan 2011 7:12pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

great street capture

16 Jan 2011 7:15pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

keep your spirits up - its probably the wet weather at the moment!

16 Jan 2011 7:23pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

16 Jan 2011 8:24pm

Emma from Menorca, Spain

Tiene unos colores fantasticos!

16 Jan 2011 8:49pm

Nige Bowsher from United Kingdom


16 Jan 2011 8:52pm

saleh from tehran, Iran

Superb colours and Magical Processing.

16 Jan 2011 9:01pm

saleh from tehran, Iran

And Green colors as always trouble maker, in HDR pocessing.

16 Jan 2011 9:05pm

@saleh: I don't see them being a problem at all in this case, the sunlight is falling obliquely across the evergreen tree on the left and the cupola of the building in the background. This light is seen by the eye and reflected in the under exposed frame used in the HDR production, in a normal frame it would be insignificant, but because HDR and Photomatix work to develop the whole gamut of colours and light found in the three exposures it naturally shows in the end product, closely reflecting what the eye saw.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Looks kind of magical. Good luck with your wanderings - It is a tough time of the year to maintain motivation.

16 Jan 2011 9:52pm

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

un procesado atrevido, pero a mi me gusta!!

16 Jan 2011 11:00pm

Julie from Easton, United States

I myself have been in a downward mood. The winter and not being able to enjoy the cold weather has me suffering cabin fever! I am hoping an upswing in a couple of months and will hope for you also! This really is a cool shot and the colors are just outstanding!

17 Jan 2011 3:42am

parisa from shiraz, Iran

wonderful color,sky and way Bravo

17 Jan 2011 4:21am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful perspective. I like the shadow!

17 Jan 2011 1:11pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


17 Jan 2011 2:57pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very nice architecture, especially that building in the background. I like these bold colours!

17 Jan 2011 3:22pm

Janine Kelly from kitchener, Canada

Your talent is mind-blowing! Your work does not warrant a glance, but many moments, so much to see in your pictures! You are a very inspiring artist!

17 Jan 2011 4:11pm

Lucie Kalvodova from Mannheim, Germany

I like the depth of the perspective, caught my eye on the thumbnail. And "very HDR" ! The shadow is perfect, too.

17 Jan 2011 10:37pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like this one very much. Especially blue shadows on the wall.

18 Jan 2011 9:09am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Well...it might be just AFTER THE PEOPLE! (the documentary) I like the way you managed the HDR here...there are many people who overdo it...

23 Jan 2011 7:03am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Just like old part of Quebec...historical area...beautiful scene and work...

23 Jan 2011 3:54pm

Gildas from Montreuil-sous-Bois, France

Une très belle composition.

24 Jan 2011 2:25pm

1/3030 second
ISO 200
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