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Wakefield Town Hall

By TrevBatWCC    
Following my previous fisheye upload of Wakefield's Old Town Hall, here is the current Town Hall. Dating back to the 1880s, this Grade I listed building has been used ever since the Old Town Hall was vacated.
The lead has again been converted to ultrawide-angle using the option in Nikon's Capture NX-D, with V1 as was shot with the fisheye lens.
In his comments on my previous upload, Leo was curious to know what the Old Town Hall fisheye would look like with my 'famous straightening filter' applied. So, just for you Leo, here it is in V2! 😃 When taking images with the fisheye, you have to consider the framing if you intend applying the straightening filter, as the software crops off a good amount each side, bottom and top (in the same way you lose part of the image when straightening converging verticals). This image was taken without that intention, so on straightening it's lost the left-hand end of the building! 😬
(images taken 05/09/2020)

Many thanks to Colleen and Ray (ThePixelator) for their User Awards on my previous upload, Old Town Hall , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, conversion to ultrawide-angle option in Capture NX-D, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Wakefield Architecture Fisheye lens Town hall

Voters: cats_123, mike9005, Sylviwhalley and 42 more

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cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
14 Sep 2020 11:32AM
Walked past a brand new town hall building yesterday...all shiny steel... always amazes me how easily councillors vote to spend our millions on building their ca change 😁
14 Sep 2020 11:47AM
Great captures, I like the architecture of the Old Town Hall best, the new one looks like a very imposing building, typical Victorian. I remember visiting Wakefield many years ago when I was about 17, when it was the headquarters of the old West Riding County Council and seeing the Town Hall.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2281 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2020 12:25PM
There is an excellent series available on the BBC iplayer, People's Palaces , on the history of civic architecture in Northern England. Wakefield came out of it rather well.
Joline Plus
14 30 58 United States
14 Sep 2020 12:30PM
The lead for me. They just don't make them like they used to! The new hall looks efficient and attractive in a very business-like way but it has no individuality.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.1k 68 Norway
14 Sep 2020 12:38PM
IS there someone buried in that tomb-like feature in front of the building, Trev?Wink
I do like that local stone, very decorative for building...
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
14 Sep 2020 1:28PM
a very fine set - top exposure
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
14 Sep 2020 1:57PM
Wonderful that these old buildings are in such good repair and still standing. History at it's best. An excellent set Trev.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2020 2:24PM
Beautiful building Trev. I like the details of the lead ...
Excellent images, Isabel GrinGrin
14 Sep 2020 4:30PM
I do appreciate how you remembered my curiosity about the straightening filter, Trev, and yes, exactly as you say, you have to allow extra space in advance of processing like i sometimes forget to do and later the image goes to waste because straightening verticals (that's what i do often) takes parts of the image out of frame..
p.s.and excellent camera work and processing for the other two shots
Not an easy subject to photograph how ever version one really fits the bill

JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2020 6:12PM
Terrific shots
Interesting captures and superb processing, Trev.

14 Sep 2020 8:42PM
Beautiful architectural set Trev, my fave is the lead, very interesting and informative versions .

Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2020 8:48PM
Superb processing as usual Trev.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2020 6:38AM
Three fine images. I love the fisheye version.
gpimages Plus
10 65 1 England
15 Sep 2020 7:16AM
Fantastic processing and interesting narrative as usual Trev. I always look forward to your uploads.
Graham Wink
15 Sep 2020 12:18PM
Fascinating write-up, Trev, and great photos to match it. Very informative read 👍🙂

Dave 🙂
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
15 Sep 2020 12:54PM
Excellent architectural captures Trev
15 Sep 2020 8:58PM
Great processing Trev excellent set..Lin
Fefe Plus
8 53 34 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 1:53PM
The lead for me Trev, love the stonework and those lovely worn flag stones in the foreground.
That would make a great day to night.........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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