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Ye Olde Chymist Shoppe

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 26 September 2013 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

So old in fact that they claim it is the oldest in England. This chemist is still trading (but more like a confectioner) in Knaresborough Market Place in North Yorkshire.

Something went terribly wrong with the colour temperature in Photomatix as I processed this HDR, I struggled to try and get some control again but eventually gave up. Instead I turned to Nik Color Efex to bring in these tones and add to the aged atmosphere inside the shop.

I think I ought to have corrected the colour temperatures in Adobe Camera RAW before importing them into Photomatix. Normally the camera gets it right more or less first time so I don't need to make any temperature alterations in RAW.

Pass the word around, Leslie from Norwich is back posting.

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PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent compo

26 Sep 2013 5:09am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très sympa et beau traitement

Bonne journée

26 Sep 2013 5:13am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

We here in Finland we say in such a situation ever, "nou hätä". It means that there is not a very large problem. It is supposed to be a little bit of English and Finnish languages ​​mixed up. Minor color problems, despite the picture brings out the fact that we are in a store, the atmosphere is very old-fashioned.

26 Sep 2013 5:40am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well, I don't understand all that about Efex but I like what I see - it creates a kinda time-shift within and without.

26 Sep 2013 5:56am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I really like the composition and the colour tone adds to it

26 Sep 2013 6:40am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Excellent composition and fabulous colors

26 Sep 2013 6:59am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great treatment for this olde worlde shoppe:)

26 Sep 2013 7:17am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition and great tones .

26 Sep 2013 7:29am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Beautiful place. I would love to see it in a normal way !

26 Sep 2013 7:30am

@Veronique: Coming up tomorrow, just for you :-)

Sylvie SLG - capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire (Loire Valley), France

excellent compo !

26 Sep 2013 7:39am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I like the vintage atmosphere you create here.

26 Sep 2013 7:46am

MNC from Montpellier, France

Well, this colour is matching well with the shop and the "old" ambiant...
If the characters was not there, it could be an image from old time...

26 Sep 2013 7:49am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Un splendide cadrage agrémenté d'un superbe traitement. Magnifique composition. Bonne journée.

26 Sep 2013 8:49am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

If you wish, I'm still up for doing a bit of a training session on non-destructive editing in Photoshop. Anyway, I love the result regardless of whether you meant to get here or not.

26 Sep 2013 9:19am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Curly, I am so sorry, I had brain fade when I wrote the comment above, and thought I was talking to Christine. There's nothing I could teach you! Please don't think that this was some form of implied insult!!!!

26 Sep 2013 9:21am

@CElliottUK: Hey don't worry, it happens. I think the problem here was the mix of three different light sources, incandescent, fluorescent, and ambient, no decent median for the camera to choose.

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

I like the result;) Great PP

26 Sep 2013 10:07am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

proper packaging and presentation. Bring in tax breaks for the independent retailer financed by hitting the large corporations I say. Let's get our towns individuality back

26 Sep 2013 10:17am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful composition, colors & treatment!

26 Sep 2013 10:27am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Good treatment to make the shop as old as it is! It must be an interesting place with many things to discover! I'd love to be inside there....

26 Sep 2013 10:43am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific! like it dear Curly! A hug, Adela

26 Sep 2013 11:08am

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

Super location and processing !!

26 Sep 2013 11:24am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent hdr !

26 Sep 2013 11:36am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

love these time shifted shops - good treatment despite the colour temp issues

26 Sep 2013 11:53am

Gaffey Photography from Massachusetts, United States

A real nice one here Curly. My husband is from Salford in the UK, and just loved this one. I read your comment about Photomatix, which I also use, I also have Cyber link, but think Photomatix, is better but Cyber link has a few tools that I like.

26 Sep 2013 12:02pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Amazing place. Nice frame and processing.

26 Sep 2013 12:31pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful composition here Curly! An interesting juxtaposition! ;-)

26 Sep 2013 12:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The toning does make the place look old indeed. The contrast with the outside is rather dramatic. It's good to see that I'm not the only one to have trouble getting just what I want out of Photmatix on occasion. In may case, it's probably not the program but the operator whose out of whack.

26 Sep 2013 1:17pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent framing, great place to spend time, nice processing !

26 Sep 2013 1:56pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful composition and nice colors. Cool shot of the shop. Have a nice day. :)

26 Sep 2013 2:24pm

Céline from New York, United States

Nice shot and processing!

26 Sep 2013 2:37pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The unusual color shift has given the picture a antique look that fits the subject rather well. I llike it.

26 Sep 2013 2:41pm

franz from Baden, Austria

you could have fooled me into thinking this effect was deliberate! and why not? i think it looks very "interesting" (in the true sense of the word!)

26 Sep 2013 3:00pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

I like the final product here...even though this was not what you first envisioned...you got real success in the end!

26 Sep 2013 3:48pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

A wonderful presentation Curly, really putting across well your Ye olde feel :)

26 Sep 2013 3:55pm

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Excellent framing and superb treatment which gives an old side at this photo. A magnificent picture, I like a lot.
Have a good day.

26 Sep 2013 3:58pm

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

A great atmosphere with a nice vintage effect ! Nicely done !

26 Sep 2013 4:03pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You have captured a vintage atmosphere - but something is a bit too intense for my eye.

26 Sep 2013 4:43pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

It feels like two different worlds to me ... inside the shop i have gone back 50yrs.

26 Sep 2013 5:03pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Like the processing , goes with the image

26 Sep 2013 5:09pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Looks like an interesting place to visit.

26 Sep 2013 5:34pm

Coul &Tradi from France

superbe !!

26 Sep 2013 5:41pm

David from Avranches, France

I love all these old style boxes. Not my era but I just love it.

26 Sep 2013 6:50pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Superb achievement: the colors are beautiful.

26 Sep 2013 8:01pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Very good!

26 Sep 2013 8:11pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Good angle.

26 Sep 2013 8:13pm

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

I love it ... and now after reading all of the comments and your replies, I will look forward to seeing tomorrow's post. I love comparisons! ;D

26 Sep 2013 8:15pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Cool image, I like the effect, great feel to it

26 Sep 2013 9:07pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

What an interesting old shop. I like the processing! Gives it that ageless look.

26 Sep 2013 9:35pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Oh my word, this is exactly what I thought an olden day shop there would be. I'd love to be there in person! Superb image! It's super retro and thanks for sharing!

26 Sep 2013 11:02pm

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Excellent "old feeling" emerging from the colors of this beautiful shot.

27 Sep 2013 4:35am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Very interesting ! I like it, I could spend day in this place ! A fine capture Curly ! Have a very nice weekend !!

28 Sep 2013 1:12am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Always nice to find old places still going...lovely

13 Oct 2013 3:43pm

FinePix HS30EXR
1/100 second
ISO 400
5 mm