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The Armadillo

By digital_boi
Another Capture from the Dark Side of the River Clyde looking across to the light side (north) this time looking a little more down the water to the west and to incorporate the Clyde Auditorium more commonly known here as the armadillo due to its similarity to the animal of a similar name.
The building sits on reclaimed Queens Dock the design was by Foster and partners, the Auditorium seats 1,100 people.

The design has been compared with the Sydney opera house due to the similarity of shape but in fact is based on a design of interlocking ships hulls which is more appropriate to the history of the Clyde.

I loved the clouds in this capture again so once more I have tone mapped the image to enhance same.
Many thanks to all for their kind comments on the last upload it is much appreciated and special thanks goes to Andy (Andylea) for his valued UA.

Once again shot as a raw and developed in ACDC no changes other than tone mapping

Tags: Photo journalism General Architecture Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

Voters: widtink, conrad, Hermanus and 36 more

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widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
5 Sep 2013 11:39AM
Nice wan weegie boi SmileSmile Lovely sky and good info...............ships hulls eh . I like that SmileSmile


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conrad 13 10.9k 116
5 Sep 2013 11:43AM
I like this shot in many respects, but I would have preferred the life buoy to have been to the right of that crane, or in between the crane and the Armadillo.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
5 Sep 2013 11:43AM
Great info and a super image Graham !! I also think the sky is awesome here Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 11:52AM
Interesting info and image here Graham.

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
5 Sep 2013 12:36PM
Another fantastic and great image,Graham,very well done,
Ayoob 7 Australia
5 Sep 2013 12:44PM
An amazing capture , Graham......Grin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 1:04PM
great capture..
and interesting write up
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
5 Sep 2013 1:12PM
Something about this angle that I really like! Great image, PattiSmile
pink Plus
14 5.2k 7 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 1:28PM
i like the tones and clouds very much, I feel its a pity about hte position of the yellow post and life ring, they interfere with the background structure in my opinion
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 1:32PM
We have been lucky with good interesting skies this year this image shows but one of them and it makes such a difference to the final image, great composition
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 1:44PM
Fantastic sky to show off some of the highlights on the Clyde - lots of good information too Graham.
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
5 Sep 2013 1:52PM
An amazing capture, love the sky and great info
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Sep 2013 2:44PM
Very aptly name, Graham, and an excellent composition and capture. Carol
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
5 Sep 2013 5:37PM
Nice Image Graham!! I like it a lot!!
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 6:09PM
Like the shot and the processing Graham nice work.Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 Sep 2013 8:48PM
The ring is maybe a bit central, Graham, but the sky is a beauty, and very well processed.

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 11:28PM
A very interesting view for a southerner who has never seen the Clyde.Smile

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Sep 2013 11:47PM
well lined up, a fascinating composition. The building in the b/g is as intriguing as the cranes.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
9 Sep 2013 10:44PM
There are some great photo opportunities along the riverside now, and so different to what one might have captured 50 or 60 years back.
Guess Ian's comment carries weight and I'll issue a permit for you to invade the dark side once again so that you can repeat the performance.
But joking apart, and that apart, a fine image showing off these modern builds alongside the relic from from former days.
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