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Hexham Abbey

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 26 June 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Another shot taken outside of South Shields, I made this HDR of Hexham Abbey from The Steele Park that surrounds its rear. It kind of dawned on me that this is where I really could do with a shorter lens. Time to start saving!

PENTAX K100D 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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foto forté from Phoenix, United States

Cool pov, Curly! Love your framing here and the gravestones within the courtyard

26 Jun 2011 5:41am

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Strong sensation of midday intense heat over these grand stone buildings. Great work!

26 Jun 2011 7:23am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Lovely stonework, like the POV and processing

26 Jun 2011 7:40am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Superb perspective. And great HDR as usual.

26 Jun 2011 8:06am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice bit of natural framing Curly but a bit of a lean to the left methinks. One too many at lunchtime perhaps:)

26 Jun 2011 8:08am

PATRICK from miramas, France


26 Jun 2011 8:08am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

trés belle batisse.

26 Jun 2011 8:09am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Ah, the random event that most people would ignore-but in our minds the thought "that would be better with an XX lens" Goes from fleeting thought to fully justified plan with cost justification in 2.3 nano-seconds. The evolution of the photogs superior brain!

26 Jun 2011 8:13am

@CElliottUK: Yes, a 10 or 12mm lens would have been ideal, but at this stage I can only drool and hope.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

You're a great artist with an excellent command of the technique of HDR! A quiet and peaceful composition. Good fresh hot flashes that come from Africa ... Excellent! A hug, Adela

26 Jun 2011 8:42am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Beautiful perspective and framing

26 Jun 2011 9:11am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very beautiful, like how you framed the abbey with this rounded oppening in the wall.

26 Jun 2011 10:13am

Florence from Paris, France

Great find for this natural windows and crop. Tone mapping suits so well old stones !

26 Jun 2011 10:13am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe abbaye

Bonne journée

26 Jun 2011 10:17am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Superb perspective, colors and light !

26 Jun 2011 10:21am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb in every respect, Curly

26 Jun 2011 10:22am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

excellencomposition from this point of view.
stunning HDR work.
I play with thought of a shorter lens since 3 or 4 month - the Tokina 11 - 16 is my dream ;-)

26 Jun 2011 11:13am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I love the tones in this shot - really, really nice

26 Jun 2011 11:16am

vaFA from tehran, Iran

great shot,very good Curly

26 Jun 2011 11:42am

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

awesome capture and HDR rendering .. ! I liked the secondary framing too. . !

26 Jun 2011 11:57am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Fantastic shot

26 Jun 2011 11:58am

Anne from 新加坡, Singapore

An awesome view and perspective, superb HDR - Curly is the best !!

26 Jun 2011 12:41pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great framing and HDR!

26 Jun 2011 1:37pm

CheekyMummy from Prescott, United States

Beautiful framing. It must be wonderful and a bit daunting to be surrounded by that much magnificent history.

26 Jun 2011 2:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice HDR. This should make a fine BW conversion

26 Jun 2011 2:48pm

John from St Louis, United States

Wonderful photo. Love the colors and the angle

26 Jun 2011 4:16pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Very purdy place

26 Jun 2011 4:17pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from TY, China

Great! The front gate is reality and the things behind are legends! Very nciely sepreated prcessing!

26 Jun 2011 5:13pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Wow, so beautiful, it looks like a drawing, almost a fairytale!

26 Jun 2011 5:35pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

loving that brickwork and framing Curly.

26 Jun 2011 5:48pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Hexham seems a special place...magnificent old buildings....what treasure. Thanks for sharing them with us !!

26 Jun 2011 5:49pm

Peter Martin Jorgensen from Denmark

Absolutely stunning use of HDR. And the door/frame is spot on. Amazing shot(s)

26 Jun 2011 6:16pm

Stefanie from France

Wonderful framing.

26 Jun 2011 6:54pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully calm feel to this shot Curly! Well done! ;-)

26 Jun 2011 8:47pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

An excellent image Curly, you have this hdr stuff down to a fine art !

26 Jun 2011 9:04pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

A very beautiful work!
It brings to light well the old stones of this abbey.

26 Jun 2011 9:47pm

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Great point of view ! :)

26 Jun 2011 10:17pm

MataHari from Toronto, Canada

Excellent POV!

26 Jun 2011 10:58pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

This is awesome!!! The angle, framing, interplay of light, tone and textures... so beautifully compelling! Marvelous work, as always!:-)

27 Jun 2011 12:27am

dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

I agree. Tight on top, but good framing.

27 Jun 2011 12:29am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A wonderful HDR image ... but the tower is tipping a little. ;(

27 Jun 2011 1:38am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great framing & POV...

27 Jun 2011 10:25am

Maria Draper from California, United States

beautiful framing...and light

28 Jun 2011 2:47am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


28 Jun 2011 9:13pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely shot through the arch...very nice colors tones...

29 Jun 2011 6:01pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A beautiful composition!

29 Jun 2011 9:24pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

The archway makes a lovely frame here but it is a little tight. Quite a few options in the 10mm range Curly and none are truly bad. Having used both Sigma 10-20 and Pentax 12-24 I'd say go as wide as possible, those extra couple of mm make a huge difference.

30 Jun 2011 12:09pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

a beautifully framed view....lovely light, colours & dynamic visual range.

15 Aug 2011 6:28am

1/250 second
ISO 200
18 mm