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Theatrical introduction

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 29 March 2015 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

I recently spent a day up in Newcastle with "Junior" and his girlfriend and decided to shoot some frames with the intention of making HDRs. Many of the scenes are "revisits" but Photomatix is so good at ghost masking now that I decided to get some shots with people in them. The process for masking out "ghost movements" is so simple and so good that you simply cannot be afraid of including moving people in your three frames now.

This is the façade of the Theatre Royal in Grey Street, with my back pressed hard against a shop window!

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Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Stunning HDR ! And I like your way of framing. Majestic !

29 Mar 2015 7:45am

@Hiro: Yes, I think this one worked rather well Hiro, thank you.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great work in processing and composition Curly, I like the way you seem to mix the perspective with the slope of the hill.

29 Mar 2015 7:56am

@Doug: I didn't have a lot of choice Doug to be honest. I wanted to have the building fairly central with some space around it, so that I could straighten it up in Photoshop. However I found myself desperately short of space, and with a little bridge camera you cannot pick a shorter lens to stick on the front!

Devi from Chennai, India

An amazing outcome !!! Wonderful feel of a bygone era here !

29 Mar 2015 11:46am

@Devi: Yes, well the whole street is pretty grand architecture. Mr. Grainger made a cracking good job of it when it was built :-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificient! Great shot Curly!

29 Mar 2015 3:50pm

@Adela Fonts: Yes it is a very grand theatre Adela. I'd love to do an HDR of the interior, I wonder if they would allow me?

BiLL from Carrickfergus, United Kingdom

Great shot. You've really got the hang of HDR, Curly. I must give it a go.

29 Mar 2015 4:31pm

@BiLL: You really must Bill, it's terrific fun!

L'Angevine from Angers, France


30 Mar 2015 10:26am

@L'Angevine: Merci, je suis heureux que vous aimez ce HDR.

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, colors, lighting, details & shadows!
A M A Z I N G !!!

30 Mar 2015 7:50pm

@omid: So glad you like this one.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Ahhhh...this looks impressive and attractive,too!

1 Apr 2015 10:30am

1/85 second
ISO 100
5 mm