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Good morning from a cold cape Town brrrrr
We are finally home after 32 days on the go,5planes,8 trains,10 hop on buses,8 different beds and 60 taxi rides...and I haven't counted how many images I capturedBlush No wonder i feel I need a holiday.

A big thank you to Herman for his UA for my Blown away flower

Today's image is one of the places I visited with Angela Seager in Manchester...The Royal exchange is a grade 2 listed building built between 1914 - 1921. The site was used for commodities exchange primarily but not exclusively for cotton and textiles. It has 3 beautiful glazed domes which I show you in the lead image. The building was designed in the Classical style and they used a lot of Portland stone. I just loved the icecream colours they used on the walls. I have included an image of the old trading board which is still there today. It now houses a theatre.
Have a nice day....

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Aug 2013 - 2:04 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Royal exchange
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:8 Aug 2013 - 6:45 AM
Tags:Architecture, Royal exchange Manchester
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HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 4276 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
8 Aug 2013 - 6:49 AM

I love both images. That was a wonderful trip Colleen and you managed to get so much into it. Who planned it.
We are the early birds on this site. Herman, you and Netta. Africa and farm life gets us up early even when in my case I have been away for years.
Beautful colours in the Royal Exchange.
Now go and see old scarface for me.

Harriet

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 21067 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 6:54 AM

Great set of images, V1 being my favourite.
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CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 7:00 AM

Amazing images, Colleen, I love the pastel colours in V's 4, 5 & 6, they make great abstracts. Carol

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8 Aug 2013 - 7:05 AM

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 7:11 AM

Great work v1 and v3 are best.

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 7:25 AM

Need a holiday ha ha. Lovely images Colleen.

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AngelaSeager
8 Aug 2013 - 7:25 AM

Good Morning Colleen, your architectural detail is outstanding...I've visited this building numerous times and you have brought something fresh and exciting with the interior! Definitely abstract images to adorn any home, office or businesses for sure!!! Good Luck with it!!
Looking forward to seeing images of your home-town with fresh eyes, as you put it.......Angela

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8 Aug 2013 - 7:28 AM

Some very attractive interior details.Smile

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 7:53 AM

A Great interior images and I do like the colours.
You've had a great time I'd say,Smilebut I bet you will be glad to be back in your own bedSmile
NettaSmile

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 7:53 AM

Beautiful set Colleen
I really like the way you have captured the light with the architecture
Lillian
thought you would show us one of Angela?

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
8 Aug 2013 - 7:55 AM

Good morning Colleen ! Still raining and cold here - 7 C this morning, so a bit better than yesterday Smile This is one amazing place !! I love the photos - excellently taken !!

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 8:14 AM

Beautiful work Smile V3 is my fave lovely composition .

Rod

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barbarahirst
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8 Aug 2013 - 8:17 AM

Glad you are home safe and sound!!!!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
8 Aug 2013 - 8:18 AM

Super set Colleen, V3 my favourite,
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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 8:19 AM

Stunning pictures Colleen, you must be exhausted after your long holiday WinkWinkWink oh dear all that laundry to catch up withSadSadSad
Ali

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johnlw  8 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 8:43 AM

A lovely set of images.
Regards John.

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ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 9:09 AM

Ali...luckily I have a housekeeper who has already unpacked the suitcases and is doing the washing and ironing....she is a dear and cannot live without her, have spoilt her with lots of presents from overseas.GrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 9:20 AM

Excellent use of curves and colour - V1 and V3 stand out for me.
Joan.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51261 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 9:34 AM

Your view points and angles are excellent, Colleen, superb architectural and detailed images.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 10:20 AM

Great architectural images Colleen, V1 is my favoriteSmile


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DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 10:54 AM

Six superb images taken from a range of interesting pov, Colleen.
The colours you have captured are so beautiful.

Richard

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Lynniesefforts
8 Aug 2013 - 12:10 PM

Loving those ceilings Colleen, beautiful colourings, wonderful series..GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 12:20 PM

A set of wonderful captures Colleen. V1 and 3 my favourites GrinGrin

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NDODS Plus Member 43921 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 12:27 PM

A wonderful set of interior images captures the best of the geometrical architectural details in this magnificent building Coleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 12:53 PM

I have included an image of the old trading board which is still there today................ Actually Colleen, Manchester Police believe it is now on its way to South Africa and have issued a warrant, I'd lay low if I was you GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Fantastic portrayal of the architecture and yes, the Ice Cream colours do it justice; unusual for its time period.

Shoes off, slippers on, and chill.


Tish

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digital_boi
8 Aug 2013 - 2:26 PM

like your composition here Colleen nice work

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kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
8 Aug 2013 - 2:55 PM

Just like Barbs,safe and sound is the best thing! ---- Wonderful architectural photography, V1 , V2 , V3 are my favourites! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ----- Jukka.

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TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 4:59 PM

A lovely set, Colleen, love those wonderful pastel colours Smile
Have a good long rest now...and hope you soon get acclimatised to the cold,weather! Wink
Trev Smile

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anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
8 Aug 2013 - 5:02 PM

V1 for me Colleen the light and shade are fantastic

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Maiwand
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8 Aug 2013 - 7:44 PM

Beautiful series.GrinGrinGrinGrin
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8 Aug 2013 - 7:52 PM

Lovely series Colleen.

Jenny Smile

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Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 10:15 PM

These would make great abstracts - love V3 especially.
Glad you're safely home. Take time to pull yourself together.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 - 10:42 PM

Great set Colleen. That was some trip! Cathy

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Potra Plus Member 2Potra vcard Venezuela
8 Aug 2013 - 10:52 PM

Splendid compositions Colleen, I am quite impressed with all the odd numbered ones.
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abeeror2  2 Spain
8 Aug 2013 - 11:43 PM

Awesome! The colours very beautiful!SmileSmile

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AnnJ  3 Scotland
10 Aug 2013 - 3:36 PM

This is a wonderful image and you have captured and handled the varying light and dark areas so well. Ann.

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