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1 - 4 Spanish Battery

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 29 April 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

As promised this week features a few pictures taken from the opposite bank of the River Tyne as I venture from South Shields to take a look at our neighbours in North Shields and Tynemouth.
Tynemouth is quite interesting with its haven featuring the castle and ruined abbey, as well as the statue to Admiral Lord Collingwood, who went on to triumph for the English fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar following the fall of Admiral Lord Nelson. His commemorative statue stands atop the Spanish Battery looking towards South Shields. It takes its name from the Spanish mercenaries who manned guns there in the 16th century to defend against invasion. It continued to be used in this way for naval guns until the early 1950s. It is now a popular vantage point for watching shipping traffic on the Tyne.

These buildings were originally used to house those tasked with guarding the mouth of the Tyne and I thought their original old redbrick would make an interesting HDR. I think this was three hand held shots, certainly I used Photomatix, but I don't recall taking a tripod over on the ferry, so they must have been a hand held burst.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Where before there was time to decorate the houses. Window decorations are great.

29 Apr 2013 5:23am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice texture in this HDR, it's a pity no one put a bit of thought into the age of the houses when they replaced the windows

29 Apr 2013 6:03am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe façade

Bonne journée

29 Apr 2013 6:08am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The process has worked well in peeling back Time and exposing more of the character and detail in the brickwork . .

29 Apr 2013 6:12am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I thought that Spanish Battery had been outlawed by the EU, along with excessive sexual frolics in Italy, and being a lifelong government Drachma counter in Greece!

29 Apr 2013 6:23am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I'm with Doug on the windows, can't bellieve they were allowed in such a great brick building

29 Apr 2013 6:30am

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

nice shot curly, all seems very flat perspective like that, well done ☺

29 Apr 2013 6:39am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Beautiful stonework and superb HDR

29 Apr 2013 7:18am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent compo 5*****

29 Apr 2013 7:34am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful windows. Have a nice day.

29 Apr 2013 7:49am

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Sharp, interesting HDR

29 Apr 2013 7:50am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe cadrage, cette façade en briques est splendide. Bonne journée.

29 Apr 2013 8:43am

David from Avranches, France

Superb processing Curly. Great stonework.

29 Apr 2013 8:45am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What steady hands you have then:) Nicely documented

29 Apr 2013 9:28am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Beautiful colour on the walls.

29 Apr 2013 9:34am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice old building, great history story

29 Apr 2013 9:58am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Really nice job, the brickwork is at perfect colour point and i love all the lines and the windows. Great job Curly.

29 Apr 2013 10:21am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Works beutifully with the HDR processing, Curly - the details really stand out.

29 Apr 2013 10:45am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely effect Curly...Love the brickwork here:-)

29 Apr 2013 11:00am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe !!!

29 Apr 2013 11:05am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

fantastic tones and details in the brickwork

29 Apr 2013 11:33am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!
so beautiful frame, colors & texture!

29 Apr 2013 11:46am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Great photo, and in over a hundred years more, hopefully it will remain the same !~

29 Apr 2013 11:54am

---------Photo-Spice---------- from Konstanz, Germany

Nice, love contrast-rich images.....

Cheers J

29 Apr 2013 12:18pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful red bricks. I like it.

29 Apr 2013 12:38pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Candy excellent facade as raspberry ... the little house in Hansel and Gretel???
Thanks for the information ... always very interesting!... A hug, Adela

29 Apr 2013 12:39pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful colours and textures in this shot Curly! Bravo! ;-)

29 Apr 2013 12:43pm

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

Well shot and processed, Curly ... mixture of eras here with that new glass.

29 Apr 2013 1:24pm

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

I enjoyed your story Curly, to this really nice piece of architecture.

29 Apr 2013 1:31pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The brick details come forth very nicely through your processing, Curly. An excellent crisp shot of these buildings.

29 Apr 2013 3:27pm

philmess from angouleme, France

Que de briques , jolie façade belle image

29 Apr 2013 4:24pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the graphics in this image - tight lines and angles. The bricks are also very appealing.

29 Apr 2013 5:29pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent capture with eye-catching graphism with the mortar joints that stand out beautifully! I love how you have filled the frame.

29 Apr 2013 5:39pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

A real cracker, love the colour of the brick

29 Apr 2013 5:43pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Das ist Fantastisch gemacht.

29 Apr 2013 5:52pm

Florence from Paris, France

Totally my kind ! Thanks for your sweet words dear G. :-)

29 Apr 2013 6:20pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

The pattern of the walls are amazing with the processing !!

29 Apr 2013 6:52pm

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

The geometry, the shapes, the uniformity of the pattern and the colours... everything is extremely gorgeous, well done!

29 Apr 2013 10:18pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful HDR processing! I love the brickwork and how they stand out!

29 Apr 2013 11:23pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great HDR shot.

29 Apr 2013 11:26pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

super cet effet graphique et la texture des briques

30 Apr 2013 7:11am

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

I am looking forward to this series, Curly...not surprising from someone living in Nelson NZ where we have a Trafalgar St, and a Collingwood St!

30 Apr 2013 9:49am

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

I am looking forward to this series, Curly...not surprising from someone living in Nelson NZ where we have a Trafalgar St, and a Collingwood St!

30 Apr 2013 9:50am

APP from Nevers, France

Graphique et joliment capturée , c'est trés réussi ... Bravo !

30 Apr 2013 10:18pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Looks like the right side of the brickwork got a cleaning that the left side didn't sometime in the past, judging from the irregular line running up the building.

1 May 2013 5:24pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

thought this was a fabulous, charming village with amongst the best fish and chips ever!

1 May 2013 9:23pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is brilliant, and reminds me very much of a naive painting - which i love very much !

2 May 2013 11:33am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great compo !

4 May 2013 2:29pm

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