By Fefe
Unlike my upload yesterday that had virtually no faff , only tweaks....this is the exact opposite.....................Faff galore Wink Took me ages, I hope you like it Smile
Another day to night image. Please view large.

This is an old department store in Sheffield that is sadly no more. The building is still open but sort of split into different businesses.
In its hay day it was a very popular and quite grand department store in a busy area of the city.
It was the first shop in Sheffield to have escalators, they were wooden, they are possibly still there.
It opened in 1934 and closed as Banners in 1980. I will upload the original as a version. Took this from the passenger seat of the car while passing last week. So in the original you may see the odd rain drop on the windscreenWink

Thrilled to bits with the response yesterday..................THANK YOU!

Tags: Fantasy Moonlight Digitally manipulated Digital art Sheffield Day to night Faffing John Banners

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dales Plus
4 11 Australia
3 Jul 2020 1:49PM
Very impressive faffing Diane , don't mind the original either Smile
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
3 Jul 2020 2:02PM
That's extremely good faffing, Diane!! Love the transformation of day-to-night, especially how you have recreated the car's tail lights reflected on the damp road. The top of the building still looks rather grandiose with all those urns or whatever they are, they don't build 'em like that anymore!! My award is yours, I really like this.

peterkin 17 673 England
3 Jul 2020 2:08PM
Nicely done, Fefe. Mum used to take me to Sheffield shopping occasionally when I was a little 'un many years ago and there were trams still. It was quite an adventure. Smile

3 Jul 2020 2:14PM
Love what you've done! Excellent! Grin xxx
3 Jul 2020 2:15PM
a beautiful job for the lead image, dear Diane, and i admire the sheer size of that crescent moon, to mention just one
jacomes Plus
5 26 32 Portugal
3 Jul 2020 2:31PM
This is way beyond my current faffing abilities, so I can only admire your efforts. The superlarge crescent moon adds an air of unreality, and what's going on in the lit up rooms? Great image.
3 Jul 2020 2:37PM
Your hard worked paid off, Diane.
PhilT2 Plus
11 533 31 England
3 Jul 2020 2:39PM
Not sure about the moon and overall blue, but I do like how you have lit up the top corner windows which gives a great sense of occupation. Something for me to consider in my future destruction of perfectly good images. You have really captured the grandeur of the building though and impressive from a moving car.
A fine bit of Fefe faffing Grin
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 69 Norway
3 Jul 2020 2:46PM
A faffing good piece of faffing, I'd say. Well worth whatever length of time you used on it.
Well done smarty-pants!Tongue
Minty805 Plus
4 40 9 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2020 2:55PM
I like that the moon gives a sense of fable. Another one of your very clever conversions, with a great attention to detail - the apparent scene within the "lit" rooms is excellent.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2020 3:05PM
Impressive work, Diane.
3 Jul 2020 3:10PM
An excellent piece of work, Diane, great stuff...
However, a sad tale of grandeur past.

3 Jul 2020 4:07PM
Impressed DianeSmileSmileSmile, I wouldn't know where to start.SadSad
3 Jul 2020 4:51PM
Excellent work Diane, my wife is from Sheffield, she remembers Banner's,
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
3 Jul 2020 5:03PM
What a difference a lot of work makes. Great job on it. I love it.
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
3 Jul 2020 5:24PM
Outstanding Diane! You have worked miracles!
3 Jul 2020 5:36PM
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
3 Jul 2020 5:46PM
Worthy time spent--this is quite enchanting!
3 Jul 2020 6:55PM
If I could faff like that Iíd be well pleased, Diane. Wonderful work, and a fascinating write-up, too! Very well done 👍

Dave 🐈
3 Jul 2020 7:35PM
Fabulously faffed! 😀 👍
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2020 9:30PM
A great bit of faff DianeSmileSmile

3 Jul 2020 9:54PM
Excellent work Diane..Lin
capto Plus
8 6.5k 23 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2020 10:28PM
Beautifully faffed.....great fun and an excellent way to hone your skills.Smile
Alfie_P Plus
13 869 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2020 10:38PM
Excellent image and great work Diane ⭐😊

4 Jul 2020 12:09PM
I like both but especially the night scene.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
4 Jul 2020 12:34PM
Great bit of work, Diane! Though I have done a few of these 'day into night' workings before - 8 to be exact, on looking through my images, I was re-inspired by your earlier upload of these creations and started yesterday on working on one to upload, which wiil be my next. They do, as you say take ages, and currently, I'm up to about 10 layers in my PS Elements!
Your story too about the building is interesting. I was brought up in Leeds and on the Headrow was the department store, Lewis's, where you could get anything from on its 5 floors. My mum always took me there at Christmas time to see Santa! I used to love to shop there, but sadly several years ago it went the same way as your Banners, and is now several different shops and mini-stores, one of which is a Sainsbury's supermarket.

Trev 😀
A beautiful old building, two excellent images Diane.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2020 4:57PM
Stunning night shot !! Wonderful work
Isabel GrinGrin
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
6 Jul 2020 7:11AM

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