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Durham City market place

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 8 January 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Durham City is an ancient place, essentially Norman rebuilding over Saxon settlements, the current market place is of course rather newer than that, but still is pretty old in its architecture.

Processed in Lucis before the black and white conversion, you might also notice "Missy" is lurking in the foreground, she gets everywhere these days.

PENTAX K100D 1/350 second F/6.7 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Behr@NG from Lahijan, Iran

very nice shot & fantastic edit!

8 Jan 2012 7:29am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful work Curly

8 Jan 2012 7:41am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Beautiful shot and great looking place.

8 Jan 2012 7:51am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific image, stunning work Curly

8 Jan 2012 7:53am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super frame Curly

8 Jan 2012 8:21am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendide 5*****

8 Jan 2012 8:52am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb processing

8 Jan 2012 9:11am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Awesome architecture. Superb treatment.

8 Jan 2012 9:13am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb ! Life in the City Market's Day !

8 Jan 2012 9:29am

Monik from PARIS, France

Le temps s'est arrêté, rien n'a vraiment changé depuis une quarantaine d'années... J'aime le traitement de cette photo qui convient très bien à ce quartier ancien!

8 Jan 2012 9:49am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Great hdr for this amazing shot

8 Jan 2012 9:52am

@Nazzareno: No HDR here I'm afraid, just a straight shot.

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Nice & well made bw-treatment!

8 Jan 2012 9:58am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Il ya de la vie sur cette place

Bonne journée

8 Jan 2012 10:08am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Excellent work, curly...an etched feel to it, appropriate for the city's ancientness. Love that cloudy sky especially! 4stars. :OD

8 Jan 2012 10:21am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

the processing gives it a lovely period picture postcard feel

8 Jan 2012 10:29am

Fereshteh from Alessandria, Italy

Mmmm, perfect shot ! clever use of mono.... Lovely :)

8 Jan 2012 10:32am

Guido from Heusden-Zolder, Belgium

Great processing, perfect for this picture !

8 Jan 2012 10:43am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thanks for the picture presentation Curly! An excellent edition. An image to be read with ease. Exquisite!

8 Jan 2012 10:47am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Hi Missy, so what d'ya think about having to wait all the time whilst Curly fiddles with his camera? I hope you get a treat at the end

8 Jan 2012 11:29am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

what a fantastic b&w shot - the Lucis works perfectly here

8 Jan 2012 11:32am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent BW.

8 Jan 2012 11:43am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

nice result for your efforts Curly...

8 Jan 2012 11:45am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Excellent photoand process Curly. Captures exactly the history of the place

8 Jan 2012 1:30pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Details in this b&w photo is excellent!!

8 Jan 2012 1:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super processing here Curly! It really brings out the tones and textures of the building facades! Well done! ;-)

8 Jan 2012 1:55pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice image

8 Jan 2012 3:21pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely b&w...you are good at these peoples portraits in public..market places are nice meeting places to chat...of this and that..great buildings all around the place

8 Jan 2012 3:25pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Spectacular shot Curly. Lovely HDR effect. Love the town square feel. Wonderful!

8 Jan 2012 3:38pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice, have always meant to visit Durham as it looks very interesting.

8 Jan 2012 4:08pm

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

Perfect processed and great result with all stone materia.

8 Jan 2012 4:16pm

Karen Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I loce the concept of these old cities! Nice!

8 Jan 2012 4:25pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!

8 Jan 2012 4:49pm

Dan from Quartz Hill, United States

Well Done, as Always

8 Jan 2012 6:14pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

great scenery full of life and an extraordinary processing!

8 Jan 2012 6:25pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous b&w and detail! Great street scene and I love the architecture.

8 Jan 2012 6:29pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great post processing.

8 Jan 2012 6:41pm

STEED from D, France

As an old postard of 20th century.......EXCELLENT !!!

8 Jan 2012 6:50pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

fabulously busy scene, great detail Curly.

8 Jan 2012 6:54pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What a wonderful scene, filled with much to take in and admire, not the least of which being your processing. Fantastic, Curly.

8 Jan 2012 6:54pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is a very real picture from the place where a lot of people and a great environment historic houses. Picture resembles fine old-fashioned postcards. Appearance is subject to stunning effect.

8 Jan 2012 7:32pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is very cool processing.

8 Jan 2012 7:38pm

franz from Baden, Austria

magnificent effect! love the powerful graphic element!
how nice for missy to turn up so often now ... ;-))

8 Jan 2012 7:59pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice B&w

8 Jan 2012 8:06pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Wow ! Wonderful. was this a really shot ? it look like a famous painting. really really nice image....

8 Jan 2012 8:39pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

magnificent rendering and composition!

8 Jan 2012 8:42pm

Sylvie from Maine et Loire, France

Oh j'adore !

8 Jan 2012 9:09pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

excepcional curly

8 Jan 2012 9:24pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb composition and processing

8 Jan 2012 9:54pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

A very great picture, nice street photography!

8 Jan 2012 9:57pm

Sebastien from Geneva, Switzerland

the sky is terrific with that rendering!

8 Jan 2012 11:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I'm mesmerized by the exquisite detail here. I can look and look at this beautiful image.

8 Jan 2012 11:31pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I like the effect you used, very nice.

8 Jan 2012 11:34pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Well done, Curly. You have a unique view of the world!

9 Jan 2012 1:39am

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

EXCELLENT PROCESSING, Curly ... this is an image I'd like to see made into a poster! *****

9 Jan 2012 2:34am

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

great shot with great processing!wow!

9 Jan 2012 3:01am

Becky from los angeles, United States

fabulous - love the shot - and the pp.

9 Jan 2012 4:33am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Fantastic processing - the range of light to dark is absolutely perfect. And what detail!

9 Jan 2012 6:54am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great B&W treatment...

9 Jan 2012 7:34am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Dynamic processing and love the sense of movement. The people in the frame seem to arrange themselves perfectly to help you compose the scene!

9 Jan 2012 7:58am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That processing has the 'art' effect of absorbing more than is seen in the fractional moment, somehow . . there is a strong sense of 'lives' in this.

9 Jan 2012 9:29am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Nice details with LucisArt. Wonderful processing!

9 Jan 2012 3:00pm

Tom (Ash) Murdot from Paris, France

Nice B&W HDR process!

9 Jan 2012 3:21pm

Ragnar from Moss, Norway

The houses in the background looks like it could be a really really old photo, and the sky is really dramatic! Only the people in the foreground shows this is a modern setting, and it is a really nice contrast. Great picture, and a great job converting this to a BW.

9 Jan 2012 4:51pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

Hi, just replied to your question. I think you need blustery, cloudy days to get those streaky skies, I've not managed them. Thanks Mandy

9 Jan 2012 5:34pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is magnificent, Curly...a wonderful processing and a fabulous frame and composition!

9 Jan 2012 5:42pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Really like the framing DOF and processing

10 Jan 2012 7:45am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Great processing! Excellent black and white!

11 Jan 2012 10:07pm

Per from Central Florida, United States

Oh wow, I was just looking at your images using cooliris and this photograph really stood out. Love it! :-)

14 Jan 2012 2:27am

marie-france from Mesves sur Loire, France

ce traitement donne presque l'effet d'une gravure, l'ambiance est géniale !

15 Jan 2012 10:28am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

wow, this is my favourite shot from durham - great light and angle.

16 Jan 2012 9:58am

Mahmoodi from Kerman, Iran

Very nice shot and edited
well done

16 Jan 2012 10:22am

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Wahou superbe ! Le traitement est réussi !

16 Apr 2012 10:43am

1/350 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)