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County Arcade

By TrevBatWCC    
Being a sunny day yesterday, thought I'd take the camera for its first outing since Christmas. I've not used it other than at our Camera Club worknight last month! So, had a trip to Leeds looking for inspiration, and walked first through first County Arcade, part of the Victoria Quarter shopping area with its upmarket shops. This 120 metre long Arcade was built around 1900 to the design of theatre architect Frank Matcham. It has to be one of the most beautiful arcades in the country, and as you wander through you should not only look in the shop windows but look up at its magnificent architecture. V2 was taken at a wider angle to show off its splendour.

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 5 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Architecture Leeds County arcade

Voters: ArtyArt, Mike_Young, Alison_S and 44 more

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ArtyArt 9 342 2 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2015 11:21AM
Like both these, superbly detailed throughout. Favourite though has to be V2 love the vertical format.
28 Feb 2015 11:28AM
I just love the processing of these fabulous images. Hence my award.

Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2015 11:29AM
Beautifully detailed images, full of interest. Smile
cabbie Plus
14 31 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2015 11:29AM
You've done well here Trev to avoid the over the top security guards stopping you from taking these fine images. Know a few who have been stopped,well done on both accounts

BrianSS 14 416 41 England
28 Feb 2015 11:34AM
Great shots and excellent processing! Grin Grin
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2015 11:38AM
V2 for me.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
28 Feb 2015 11:42AM
Two fine shots of the Arcade with good control of exposure: and I like that the verticals are precisely so, Trev.
Very good work.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2015 11:43AM
You really have captured its splendor so well
Great processing as well
Never seen it so empty
LesF 14 182 9
28 Feb 2015 11:56AM
V1 Trevor

Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
28 Feb 2015 12:05PM
They are both very amazing....I think that v2 shows it's size and grandeur better. The opulence of that space is just mind boggling....a cathedral to commercialism.
sable 12 9 7 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2015 12:11PM
Two extremely nice images well composed and captured xx
11 10 10 England
28 Feb 2015 12:46PM
Great vertical control in these two excellent images Trev.
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2015 1:04PM
It really is a magnificent arcade; you have done it proud!
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
28 Feb 2015 2:51PM
Well done! Full of interest, colour, tones, contrast 😆😆😆
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2015 3:40PM
A magnificent looking arcade Trev, you've really done it proud with these. Wonderful processing as usual.
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2015 4:02PM
An amazing picture with a great composition
28 Feb 2015 5:49PM
excellent detail and processing Trev

pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2201 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2015 6:47PM
That architecture of so photogenic, and it has to be V2 that rings my bellSmile!
NaturesHaven 9 283 6 England
28 Feb 2015 6:48PM
Thrilled to make it No 30..............thought it was Leeds, I didn't read your description beforehand............walked here many times............well you would having lived in Leeds. Great it.............GrinGrinGrinGrin
Mavis 18 143 2 England
2 Mar 2015 11:56AM
Both images are excellent. Wish I'd been with you . My dear friend Wilf took me through there . He bought me a glass painted mirror from one of the shops . I see it many times a day & still love it . So these two images bring back happy memories xx
Fefe Plus
9 54 35 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2015 7:33PM
Its a few days overdue.....but this is brilliant Trev.....
Gem for you to add to the collection!
JOKEN 11 3 10 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2015 8:36PM
Two wonderful shots, as always demonstrating your processing skills.
Two beautiful images, great colours and detail. superb photography. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
3 Mar 2015 10:50AM
Missed this yesterday Trevor...magnificent photography and great would have got my award as well
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
4 Mar 2015 3:59AM
Excellent shots of this arcaded location, architecturally fascinating: many congrats on all the well deserved awards and recognitions, Trev.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
9 Mar 2015 2:02PM
Beautiful architectural images Trevor, superb pp! Smile

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