Frosted Chambers

By woolybill1
A popular subject locally is the reflections in the exterior mirrored glass of the Eldon Square shopping mall. Here the building reflected is my favourite in all Newcastle, Emerson Chambers, with the cupola of monument Mall far left, recorded by the faithful Lumix on January 3rd this year. I have tweaked the image a bit by straightening and adding a slight filtration, Frosted Glass, which seemed appropriate for the weather.

55mm equivalent, 1/160th sec. @ f4, ISO 80.

Tags: Reflections Architecture Digitally manipulated Newcastle upon tyne Eldon square Emerson chambers

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bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
13 Jan 2009 9:11AM
like this a lot...great reflections...looks somehow painted!
very well observed


ollie Smile

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photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
13 Jan 2009 9:13AM
An excellent reflection, clever manip Bill
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
13 Jan 2009 9:48AM
Good reflection Bill. Like how it is seen through the ''bars'', to give it a strong linear quality.And yes,the frosted glass does seem appropriate.
Good one.
jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
13 Jan 2009 10:08AM
That frosted effect is ideal for this weather, works very well with that great reflection. Rather a grand looking building, a pity they don't build them like that these days, though I would think the costs now would be massive.
DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
13 Jan 2009 10:39AM
I really like the effect of this.
The frosted look makes you stop & look deeply at the image which is when you see lots of little things that would be lost with just a fleeting glance.
Cormy 10 3 England
13 Jan 2009 10:58AM
A finely worked image Bill.
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 11:33AM
Works well Bill, another of your best.
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
13 Jan 2009 11:40AM
Beautiful image with lovely colours and textures. Well seen and well modified.
tony64 13 204 9 England
13 Jan 2009 12:22PM
Hi Bill this really is a fine building! And what a reflection!!! I'm impressed with your treatment of it, but I would like to see it without the frosted effect as well. You can't beat a good reflection!
V2 possibly?
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 12:40PM
V2 added as requested.
13 Jan 2009 12:58PM
Both really work well, I seem to have hundreds of this particular image.
jonathanbp 9 99 Thailand
13 Jan 2009 1:07PM
V2 for me...V1 made me check to see if my reading glasses needed cleaning.... Smile - Jonathan
dark_lord Plus
13 2.0k 465 England
13 Jan 2009 1:14PM
V2 for me too Smile
danbrann 13 636 17
13 Jan 2009 3:34PM
V2 is the one we see and take most in the Northeast so V1 is a refreshing change for me and i like the post processing.
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
13 Jan 2009 3:38PM
prefer the one with the added detail Bill, fabulous work

wyatturp 12 2 England
13 Jan 2009 3:57PM
well done i like v1 has that arty touch to the picture, well spotted Bill

imagio 11 12 1 England
13 Jan 2009 4:03PM
It looks like a grid that some artists use for drawing, excellent work Bill

GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 4:23PM
Great subject but I think it's V2 for me
tony64 13 204 9 England
13 Jan 2009 5:00PM
V2 for me too Bill, thanks!
glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
13 Jan 2009 6:52PM
The emergency Lumix coping well Bill.

IainH 12 82
13 Jan 2009 7:54PM
They both work well
casson 11 3 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 8:32PM
Like the manipulation and the filter
Borzos 9
13 Jan 2009 9:20PM
Excellent reflections! Love both versions.
13 Jan 2009 10:33PM
v2 for me.
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 9:23PM
Nice reflection and lovely tones, V2 please,
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2009 11:59PM
Sorry Bill; it seems like it's going against your original intention for the shot but v2 for me and the glass itself seems to add its own bit of wobble. But great reflections and what a grand old building; I love the round towers coming out from the corners
Lucy_Locket 10 35 England
25 Jan 2009 6:19PM
I'm sure you realise by now I love reflections too Bill. Great shot!

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