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Administrative centre

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 8 April 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

I've shot this BT building a few times, always using HDR, because the place fascinates me from a photographic perspective. The BT building near the Market Place in South Shields sits on the banks of the River Tyne and is the customer facing administrative unit that looks after all things for South Tyneside District Council and its residents.
Many people around here hate the building and its design calling it a "blot on the landscape", but for an HDR enthusiast it keeps offering up new opportunities with all of that coloured glass. The dirty bits in the sky are actually snow!

I've managed to shoot quite a few pictures in the past week as Mrs. Curly is feeling pretty well, despite her ongoing cancer treatment. She is having some difficulty in swallowing and eating, but in general she is quite cheerful.

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Des bâtiments qui se prêtent aux photos

Bonne journée

8 Apr 2013 5:21am

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

Big hug to Mrs Curly. Happy she is cheerful, and easier for her to be cheerful if you are cheerful, and, you know what I'm going to say next (taking pix is a good way to keep you cheerful).

Dare I request that you show us "the blot on the landscape" with no HDR?

Maybe I will photograph the Tasman District Council building on my next trip to town. It has recently been greatly expanded, and some think it is now a blot on the landscape!

8 Apr 2013 5:41am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

8 Apr 2013 6:01am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

It's got a grittiness and griminess (and grimness) that holds an odd fascination

8 Apr 2013 6:38am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I can see why it would hold your interest, but I also sympathise with the other view if you had to see it every day ! Great image though Curly

8 Apr 2013 7:20am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Excellent traitement, superbe shot. Bonne journée.

8 Apr 2013 7:36am

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant HDR once again - i guess i must look into this technique before long ...
glad to hear mrs. c. is feeling well !!!

8 Apr 2013 8:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent point of view - the curve in the corner of the road makes an interesting contrast to the geometry of the building.

8 Apr 2013 8:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Good to hear that update Curly. A vibrant treatment here that rather flatters the building I suspect :)

8 Apr 2013 10:15am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great news about your wife! A good spirit to keep going!
Your HDR are always excellent. I admire your work .... Curly friend a big hug for you and your wife... Adela

8 Apr 2013 10:41am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Glad to hear your wife is feeling better Curly! Once again you present us with a brilliant HDR image of this building! ;-)

8 Apr 2013 11:33am

JRs from Japan

Interesting model, got a few buildings around here the same they just make good subjects:)

8 Apr 2013 11:38am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Yes sir, I see its charms from your HDR perspective, and we have several just like it in Toronto that are also mostly despised. Nice shooting, Curly. Thank you for updating us about your wife, too.

8 Apr 2013 12:22pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Interesting result. I enjoyed it.

8 Apr 2013 12:36pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Another very good frame of this photogenic building

8 Apr 2013 1:03pm

Devi from Chennai, India

you are right Curl...this is a photographer's delight. All those coloured glass windows and the road below under the pale grey sky makes this shot beautiful:-)))

8 Apr 2013 2:57pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great processing.

8 Apr 2013 4:10pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Great colours and textures.

8 Apr 2013 5:08pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

As buildings go, i actually like it.
Hdr is a world of witchcraft to me.

8 Apr 2013 5:27pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of this building with great symmetry and geometric shapes!! I love the expansive amount of glass in the atrium area. Beautiful textures in the road as well.

8 Apr 2013 5:37pm

Yvonne Simons (:|:) from Tilburg, Netherlands

I love your HDR-pictures!!

8 Apr 2013 5:43pm

jean pierre from paris, France

joli résultat!! amitié

8 Apr 2013 6:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine graphics and colors

8 Apr 2013 10:25pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I like the colors of the windows, especially with the HDR processing.

9 Apr 2013 12:05am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

A wonderful architecture through your lens! The patterns, colours and forms are quite an appeal indeed!
Best regards to you and yours!

9 Apr 2013 12:33am

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

It makes a fabulous photo even if the locals don't like it!

9 Apr 2013 7:46am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant rendu

9 Apr 2013 2:04pm

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T├Ęcnica perfecta by Adela Fonts

FinePix HS30EXR
1/320 second
ISO 400
5 mm