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Central Arcade #3

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 27 January 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Not quite sure what I think about this one, I was trying to get some selective focus on the elaborate decoration surrounding the Grey Street entrance to Newcastle's Central Arcade with a wider aperture. You will also see the little twist and turn that I alluded to yesterday.
I guess it did the job, but I'm not sure about the visual impact.

Typical Photomatix HDR processing for this shot.

PENTAX K100D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 800 18 mm

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clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

I really like the hyper-realism of the details in all of these HDR photos. I think your choice of subject matter is great

27 Jan 2012 5:10am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I think I prefer yesterdays shot which appeared to have more clarity, if I remember from the first one, these HDR shots were hand held, and yesterdays a single shot. A great composition and fascinating subject though

27 Jan 2012 6:10am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

I like the effect!

27 Jan 2012 6:12am

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

Hmm, this is tricky because so much is in or close to focus. I wonder about the BW version, but I guess that's harder to visually separate then...

27 Jan 2012 6:27am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing work..no need of Painter....5*

27 Jan 2012 6:31am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

you did right with you choice of focus - I like the effect.
great HDR processing.

27 Jan 2012 6:36am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

A good shot but i don't like it as much as the other two

27 Jan 2012 7:17am

Z from Shanghai, China

Dreamy effect !

27 Jan 2012 7:20am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbes couleurs

Bonne journée

27 Jan 2012 7:27am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Pretty details on the floor. I like the hdr feeling.

27 Jan 2012 7:29am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks surreal .........

27 Jan 2012 8:12am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect shot

27 Jan 2012 8:18am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5*****

27 Jan 2012 8:32am

Marie from FRESNES, France

très beau post traitement.

27 Jan 2012 8:47am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Think I also prefer yesterday's. Although there is no denying the unusual subject and processing. Well worth the effort.

27 Jan 2012 9:29am

Florence from Paris, France

I really love those places, their decoration, and the mood it delivers. Could have been a perfect setting for the last Scorcese's movie Hugo Cabret.

27 Jan 2012 9:32am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes, the ornate entrance is very worthy of your selective focus. At f/5.6, the depth of field looks just about spot on for what you set out to achieve. Terrific foreground interest as well with the tile pattern.

27 Jan 2012 9:45am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful capture of this very beautiful arcade. The selective focus works very well in this image and as I see it the focus is on the detail of the front of the entrance which is where you want it with all the beautiful detail. Beautifuly processed. Thank you for your comment and advise on the panning it is much appreciated.

27 Jan 2012 10:31am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Fantastic effect of treatment. Very nice work Curly.

27 Jan 2012 10:52am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great work Curly you can see the HDR . Yesterdays looked HDR but you can tell the difference at least I think.

27 Jan 2012 11:15am

STEED from D, France

Well,Well,Well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27 Jan 2012 11:21am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Is this place as old azs it looks? Maybe Victorian? Was it always a shopping centre?

27 Jan 2012 11:23am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I am not sure that this really works for me Curly! The foreground has a slightly contrived feel to it! A brave effort nonetheless! ;-)

27 Jan 2012 12:14pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

ça fait un effet HDR ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

27 Jan 2012 1:39pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Interesting, but not one of my favourite processing techniques. Love the POV though!

27 Jan 2012 2:01pm


great HDR shot
well done

27 Jan 2012 3:24pm

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

Great looking HDR processing. Neat POV Curly. Enjoy your weekend?

27 Jan 2012 3:44pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

good architecture and excellent view. treatment I think you did very good. and at times I doubt if it is a photo, a drawing or painting, but what if I'm seeing is the artist's creativity. very nice curly. a kiss. Alejandra

27 Jan 2012 4:23pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Fantastic. great composition. gorgeous scenery in the mall.

27 Jan 2012 4:32pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i just love this perspective and sharpness! the HDR is the final touch ...

27 Jan 2012 4:59pm

tataray from france, France

Belle profondeur et superbes couleurs, mais une petite préférence hier ...))

27 Jan 2012 5:50pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I really like this series

27 Jan 2012 6:45pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Victorian baroque, I like it.

27 Jan 2012 7:09pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A good read Curly! HDR and a fantastic ... I like the picture! Best regards, Adela

27 Jan 2012 7:12pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

A wonderful HDR image, great composition, and lovely colours
Well done Curly!!

27 Jan 2012 7:16pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

focus is good though...

27 Jan 2012 8:08pm

Olaf from Ganderkesee, Germany

I like the details and colors, great shot!

27 Jan 2012 9:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful HDR! I love the ornateness of the building. I like both images. I sort of like the POV of this one and the selective focus.

27 Jan 2012 9:29pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!

27 Jan 2012 9:46pm

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
man, i gotta get there... ill bring up some acid.... we could sit and stare for hours even before tryin to interact duderino...... nice.....

27 Jan 2012 10:04pm

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Wow, that really looks a great place! Good work.

27 Jan 2012 10:16pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Your processing does a beautiful job of highlighting the patterns captured throughout! From the archway, columns and flooring. A very inviting PoV!

27 Jan 2012 10:30pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

It works just fine for my eyes, Curly. There is so much lavish detail to take in.

28 Jan 2012 12:29am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent HDR !

28 Jan 2012 1:40pm

JKR from kitchener, Canada

Love you work! Esp HDR!

30 Jan 2012 5:30pm

Craig from Anna Maria Beach, Florida, United States

I just simply like it

2 Feb 2012 1:14pm

Dany Giard from Granby, Canada

Vraiment bien réussie!!! Cela crée une
atmosphère très cool!

5 Feb 2012 8:43pm

1/125 second
ISO 800
18 mm