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Morning Everyone! Thankyou for all recent C&CGrin I am Pleased as punch this morning, I have been awarded with a blue badgeGrinGrinGrinGrin, Thankyou!
I have been uploading the series "Town Hall and Peace Gardens for a good two weeks now I think, and way overdue is a brief history of this tremendous building.......
This is Sheffield Town Hall and it was built ( completed) and opened in 1897, taking over from another rather attractive (well it must have been at one time) building a short distance away.
On the site of the Peace gardens, to the left of this image there used to be a large church called St Paul's and this was demolished in the 1930's to make way for the Peace Garden's. The Peace Gardens have changed considerabley over the years and also the area next to them. In 1975 a new section of the town hall was built, a hideous modern monstrosity, that was nicknamed "The Egg Box". This section didn't stand the test of time and was demolished also some years ago, and replaced with a large hotel called St Pauls.
At the same time the Peace Gardens were completely revamped with the addition of the fountains, and the "Winter Gardens" to the side of the hotel. The whole project took several years to complete as I remember. Looking at the area now, I think it works well, and it is a very pleasant part of Sheffield.
Thank you for looking, still few more to go yetWink

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Feb 2012 - 3:03 PM
Focal Length:9.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/340sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:64
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Peace Gardens and Town Hall With a Brief History
Username:Fefe Fefe
Uploaded:27 Feb 2012 - 10:37 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, General, History, Peace Gardens, Sheffield, Town hall
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 10:44 AM

Another stunning and great mono shot,very well done,
saeid

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luceombra
luceombra  227 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 10:56 AM

beautifully toned mono shot
Al

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SueDemetriou
27 Feb 2012 - 11:15 AM

Great tone and composition on this shot!

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achieverswales
27 Feb 2012 - 11:22 AM

Looks great in mono Diane, but no true blacks and whites, lots of grey tones! It is not far off being sepia toned, congratulations on the blue badge, but not sure what that is explanation please.

Regards

Trev.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 11:26 AM

This is the best of the series, I think. Interesting history as well.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 11:27 AM

Well composed and captured, Diane, but I too am in the dark about the 'blue badge', do please explain Smile Carol

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gloccy
gloccy  3 Scotland
27 Feb 2012 - 11:28 AM

Nice mono image.

Craig

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 11:41 AM

If it's the Blue Badge I know it will open up more opportunities for your photography Diane. Good conversion on this one, clarity and great side-lighting. And good bit of local history too.

Dave

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 11:46 AM


Quote: Looks great in mono Diane, but no true blacks and whites, lots of grey tones! It is not far off being sepia toned, congratulations on the blue badge, but not sure what that is explanation please.

Regards

Trev.

I have been marked as constructive critique......... I have a blue badge by my union jackSmile

In todays image I have added just a tiny hint of red and blue after turning it to B&W (only teeny weeny bit mind) hence the slight tingeWink
Diane

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 11:48 AM


Quote: This is the best of the series, I think. Interesting history as well.

Thankyou!Smile
Diane

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tanmoy_d
tanmoy_d  3
27 Feb 2012 - 11:58 AM

nice mono with interesting color tone.......Smiletanmoy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 12:21 PM

I also think it is the best of the series
and keep tose crits coming so you will move up to a gold Wink

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 2:38 PM

Love the clarity of the shot, and the history is remarkable. Smile Just out of interest, are the verticals vertical, or do I need my eyes testing ?

Barry

Last Modified By posty57 at 27 Feb 2012 - 2:39 PM

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 3:23 PM

Full of detail and interest, well done Diane.

B.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1022 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 4:45 PM

A nice hint of the atmosphere of my favourite part of Sheffield, a city that we've only started exploring in the last year or so.
Moira

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 - 6:10 PM

Wonderfully composed, great tones and beautiful light.

P.

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twelvemegs
27 Feb 2012 - 6:32 PM

Another good shot Diane.
Lovely light and looks good with the toning

David

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 7:06 PM

Good light, good lines and if you can just straighten hem up a bit it will be a cracker.

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