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Westoe Village, late spring

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 30 April 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Westoe Village in South Shields is a little hidden gem. It contains some of the largest properties in the area and in the past housed the great and good who fashioned the history of South Shields. Our first MP, former mayors and councillors, shipyard owners, industrialists, doctors and scholars, historians, cricketers, prime ministers - they all lived here.

This is a general view up the main street of the village, late spring before the buds had burst.

Three shot HDR made in Photomatix

PENTAX K100D 1/1000 second F/6.7 ISO 200 21 mm

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PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

30 Apr 2012 5:16am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great work!

30 Apr 2012 5:37am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

The sky has really beautiful shade of blue.

30 Apr 2012 6:05am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Une rue bien paisible

Bonne journée

30 Apr 2012 6:16am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image Curly, it looks a nice place

30 Apr 2012 6:34am

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Très belle perspectivement joliment cadrée avec une grande harmonie des façades.

30 Apr 2012 6:35am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Amused by the inclusion of cricketers in your list of people classed as "great and good".

30 Apr 2012 6:42am

@Jules: Sorry, I ought to have added that Andrew Stoddart (1864 - 1915) was born here, he captained England in cricket and rugby.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

A picturesque street,nice.

30 Apr 2012 6:44am

STEED from D, France

Westoe Village is a Little Paradise,so well restitued by your pictures.....Excellent,Curly ....

30 Apr 2012 7:08am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The Victorian's and Edwardian's knew how to do great architecture

30 Apr 2012 7:19am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

I can see each and every details....great work.

30 Apr 2012 7:35am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Beautiful architecture of these houses, magnificent shot. Good day.

30 Apr 2012 7:42am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such a fine sense of scale and proportion here . . the quiet confidence of a bygone age. Where did it all go ?

30 Apr 2012 8:41am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely scene

30 Apr 2012 9:29am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente composicion urbana, bonito tono y detalle!

30 Apr 2012 10:25am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a nice HDR-photoshop
Beautifull is this image and so English !

30 Apr 2012 10:35am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

beautiful scene.

30 Apr 2012 10:37am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Looks like a lovely place to live. It's cool seeing places like this through other people's eyes. Nice job on the processing, Curly.

30 Apr 2012 10:47am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse perspective et cadrage superbe compo quelle couleur, géanil.
Belle journée

30 Apr 2012 10:52am

Elsabe from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

What a beautiful village - some interesting info.
Well captured !!!

30 Apr 2012 11:26am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful old houses and it looks like a great place to live with those lanes of trees. Great HDR!

30 Apr 2012 11:52am

Z from Shanghai, China

I love the film-like blue colors here!

30 Apr 2012 12:15pm

Bron from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic shot Curly!

30 Apr 2012 12:15pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice traditional architecture.

30 Apr 2012 1:09pm

Victoria from Sweden

Wow, very very nice picture and colors.

30 Apr 2012 1:12pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

very old world look about this photo Curly, nice work.

30 Apr 2012 1:15pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Very well chosen view and frame. Interesting intensity of color, and time of day I think, which creates shallow depth. I enjoy hearing about the history of images. What an lovely place. It is so interesting to see dwellings close together. San Francisco is like this except very hilly. Picture this on a roller coaster.

30 Apr 2012 2:49pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful image the way the curves of the road meet the lines of the streetscape.

30 Apr 2012 2:56pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

very nice curly

30 Apr 2012 3:04pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gute Verarbeitung.

30 Apr 2012 3:45pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Superb HDR Curly! Good reading to accompany the picture ... thank you very much... ! Best regards, Adela

30 Apr 2012 4:10pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice HDR shot.

30 Apr 2012 4:19pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Great HDR Curly, your specialty!

30 Apr 2012 4:42pm

daniel Gutiez from Montvalent, France

great shot and HDR!!!!!

30 Apr 2012 4:49pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Beautiful architecture of these houses. HDR technique well done. You are a specialist Curly!

30 Apr 2012 4:52pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

A nicely composed pic

30 Apr 2012 5:25pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Another great example of how the architecture addresses the street frontage! The green grass really stands out nicely here.

30 Apr 2012 5:51pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful to imagine its earlier life. What charm. So glad to 'see' it before the leaves obscured it.

30 Apr 2012 6:23pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful roads

30 Apr 2012 6:24pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Lovely shot

30 Apr 2012 6:38pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Charming street and brick architecture, fantastic image!

30 Apr 2012 7:04pm

franz from Baden, Austria

charming place, striking treatment ...

30 Apr 2012 8:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Some stately houses there befitting the rich and powerful. A pretty place indeed.

30 Apr 2012 8:07pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful processing! This looks like it would be a lovely place to live.

30 Apr 2012 8:57pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful scene and beautiful houses !!! Seems a lovely and peaceful place ...

30 Apr 2012 10:03pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Beautiful HDR processing, you are the master in that !

30 Apr 2012 10:44pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A very effective HDR image Curly! Well done! ;-)

1 May 2012 12:18am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Suburban paradise!

1 May 2012 12:49am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I like this row of houses - looks like a very pleasant place to live, work, and play.

1 May 2012 12:56am

Dave from Southbridge, United States

Excellent HDR, Perfect color and image

1 May 2012 4:28am

krishna bhat from India

as usual, perfect processing

1 May 2012 12:12pm

Maria from California, United States

late Spring and no leaves on the trees yet?

4 May 2012 9:58pm

Olivier rault from Bayeux, France

Fantastique cliché et traitement avec une lumière extraordinaire, j'aime beaucoup !

10 May 2012 7:38am

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

I like here especially the HDR process (not easy to use)

19 Jun 2012 10:32am

PENTAX K100D
1/1000 second
F/6.7
ISO 200
21 mm

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