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Corn Exchange, Leeds

By JudeC  
Hi - not been on site for a few days due to catching the Winter Vomitting Bug (which lives up to its name) - the only up-side is I have lost the 5 pounds I put on over Christmas.

This is a shot I took with my first digital camera - a Konica KD-500Z. It is the inside of the Corn Exchange, Leeds, which boasts some of the most spectacular architecture in Leeds.

There is a lot of controversy at the moment as Leeds City Council have given notice to all the shops in the exchange and have plans to turn it into an eatery.

Will catch up with you all asap - Jude.

Tags: Architecture Leeds Corn exchange Landscape and travel

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Comments


6 Jan 2008 2:56PM
Excellent architectural shot, like the composition,
Fred.
TRimages 14 1 England
6 Jan 2008 3:08PM
I agree with Fred, excellent architectural shot.
Terry
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 3:08PM
Lovely building.
Well composed shot
Helen
Silverzone 13 2 England
6 Jan 2008 3:12PM
Lovely curving lines, nice shot, Silverzone
PaulaLey 14 31 England
6 Jan 2008 3:16PM
This is fantastic - love the architecture and the lighting is spot on. Hope you are feeling better!

Paula
mickrick 16 17 2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 3:18PM
Love the lines
Birdseye 13 7 1 England
6 Jan 2008 3:21PM
Nice symmetry with due respect to providing the majority of the view to the roof - very nice balance ! What focal length is your wide angle lens as a matter of interest?
Pete
JudeC 14 6 3 England
6 Jan 2008 3:23PM
Hi - will try and find the manual and will PM you with the spec - I love this camera! - Jude. PS it is just a point and shoot.
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
6 Jan 2008 3:24PM
Great architectural hot. Impressive
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 3:37PM
Great lines and detail
Mavis
Ian G W 17 398 3 England
6 Jan 2008 3:45PM
I like how much of the roof you've got into this. There is a lot of detail lost in the shadow which you could probably bring out using the "shadow/highlight" tool in Photoshop if you've got it.

I keep meaning to go in there again myself and get a shot at the roof - when I took this image I forgot to look up!

Ian.
JudeC 14 6 3 England
6 Jan 2008 3:53PM
Hi - thanks for the suggestion - will go into PS and try to bring out - there was nothing in the well of the building today - and half the shops were closed - very sad - Jude.
Ian G W 17 398 3 England
6 Jan 2008 4:03PM

Quote:Hi - thanks for the suggestion - will go into PS and try to bring out - there was nothing in the well of the building today - and half the shops were closed - very sad - Jude.


I look forward to seeing the results! edit....that was quick!

Shame about the Corn Exchange....let's hope the character of the place is maintained in whatever form the council is intending for it.
proz 16 205 United States
6 Jan 2008 4:13PM
great shot Jude, excellent job with the shadows too.
Cormy 13 3 England
6 Jan 2008 4:38PM
Nice one Jude,lovely shapes abound.
Cheers
Alan
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 77 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 4:42PM
Hope you're feeling a bit better now, Jude.
This is my favourite building in Leeds, so you've hit me with some bad news: what was so great about it socially was that you could just wander in and stare at the architecture - that isn't going to continue, is it? Better get down there for a last fond look, I suppose.
This is a super image, almost precisely symmetrical, and #2 is even better.
Regards
Bill
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
6 Jan 2008 4:44PM
A great shot Jude, but so glad you went & used the shadow/highlight tool, it brings out so much more of the image.
Version 2 for me.
Hilary
wenphoto 13 17
6 Jan 2008 4:49PM
have been there and it is a great place.hope the council don't turn it into an eatery!!
I prefer version 1, gets rid of the rubbish in the bottom and somehow gives it more definition.
wendy
6 Jan 2008 4:54PM
nicely done Jude.

John Smile
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 5:01PM
Excellent capture- version 2 for me!

Ken
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2396 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 5:05PM
Lovely composition using vertical format to full advantage to give a sense of the height of that wonderful roof. And #2 is a big improvement.
BUT horrible news - we haven't been to Leeds for a while and hadn't heard of the plans. I love this place for its architecture but also for the wonderfully quirky, alternative little shops. Tell Leeds City Council that's two visitors they risk losing!
Moira
derekv 13 3 England
6 Jan 2008 5:30PM
Wonderful architecture, Jude , captured so well. great shots.
Derek
paulvo 14 2 United States
6 Jan 2008 5:50PM
Beautiful picture.
akw 13 341 3 England
6 Jan 2008 6:04PM
Great composition, nice lines in the roof
Sweep 15 43 England
6 Jan 2008 6:18PM
Just great
barry
6 Jan 2008 6:30PM
hope you are doing better now. really like this image. a lovely looking building. lovely architecture/interior. well captured.
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 6:34PM
A great piece of architecture, and a great shot. Yes, #2 brings it out,
Johanna
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
6 Jan 2008 6:38PM
great shot ...glad to give you a RC
Strobe 13 1.3k United States
6 Jan 2008 7:05PM
Great image, love the patterns and detil
Marc
MandsH 14 England
6 Jan 2008 7:09PM
Superb, great shot of the corn exchange Jude
mandy
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
6 Jan 2008 7:19PM
An excellent architectural shot - I like that you lightened it in v2 so we could see more of the interior detail.
Anne
rmr 13 1 Wales
6 Jan 2008 7:47PM
super angles and lines,glad you"r better
mark
ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
6 Jan 2008 8:01PM
must go cvheck it out now they've got the scaffolding down

looks bright, what happened to the plane though Smile

did you use a tripod, they can get snotty about those sort of things in Leeds :-(
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 8:32PM
Excellent shot Jude..so much wonderful detail.
Di
imagio 14 12 1 England
6 Jan 2008 8:33PM
Excellent architectural shot Jude, no 2 has more detail, hope your feeling better..

Bernie
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
6 Jan 2008 9:07PM
Strange effect when you scroll up the screen, the roof just seems to get bigger, great shot, well taken.

Nicky
Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
6 Jan 2008 9:57PM
Great image Jude

Dave
block119er 17 8
6 Jan 2008 10:36PM
Yes a great shot of a great iconic Leeds building. I heard they are not going to turn it into the Food Mall, but are looking at leaving it as is??

It looks better now it's cleaned up and the lights added to the roof, than it did in the early days, just love the building and I'm from Sheffield Smile

Gets my vote as well.
JudeC 14 6 3 England
7 Jan 2008 6:43AM
Hi - thanks for all your votes and comments - good news that the Council have changed their minds - the Yorkshire Post and Radio Leeds have been campaigning hard to save this wonderful building - Jude.
glyndwr 13 87 10 Wales
7 Jan 2008 8:49AM
Great work Jude, I prefer V2.

Robert
leons29 13 South Africa
7 Jan 2008 8:54AM
Lovely images
Leon
JudeC 14 6 3 England
7 Jan 2008 9:46AM

Quote:Must go cvheck it out now they've got the scaffolding down

looks bright, what happened to the plane though

did you use a tripod, they can get snotty about those sort of things in Leeds :-(



Hi - I used my point and shoot so no tripod needed - very upset to find that I took better shots with the Konika than the Nikon on Sunday - I need to get a grip and start to use the Nikon properly! - Jude.
davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 11:11AM
Fine architectural, Jude. Have no 50 on me.
Dave
SKavanagh 13 312 5 England
7 Jan 2008 5:32PM
Superb shot no 2 for me
Steve
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
7 Jan 2008 8:49PM
Nice composition. Great shot. V2 for me.
Andy
MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
7 Jan 2008 8:59PM
Good architectural shot Jude

Malcolm
AndyCRevitt 13 12 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 9:13PM
great detail and composition. Prefer version 2.
Andy
Pegon 15 78 1 England
7 Jan 2008 9:24PM
Hi Jude, A cracking shot, No2 is the better one in my opinion. Hope you are feeling better now.
All The Best for 2008.
Pete.
Possum 14 148 England
7 Jan 2008 10:11PM
Great transformation 1 to 2, and the perspective is superb showing off that amazing architecture. Hope you're feeling lots better Smile
Allie
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
8 Jan 2008 4:35AM
Belated best wishes for 2008 Jude, hope you're over the bug by this time. This is a wonderful shot of a beautiful building, cannot choose between the versions!
Rgds., Jim
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 6:05AM
excellent work, great shot
chris
Rock 18 10 2 England
8 Jan 2008 9:30AM
This is so good !

Rock
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
9 Jan 2008 4:28PM
I think I'll go for #2. Just more detail. Nice and sharp and great description.

Patrick
TonyFrith 14 3 6 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 1:39PM
No 2 is superb
Tony
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
13 Jan 2008 9:43PM
A fine shot of this grand building, the architectural detail is most impressive. No2 is the best IMHO
12 Feb 2008 2:26AM
Excellent shot. Jude. Love it.
Mac
samsalt1 14 34 4
11 Mar 2008 7:57PM
Version #2 is great Jude, don't know how I missed it in the gallery though...good job I sneak round your pf when you are not looking lol.


Sam

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