Beginnings of an idea... 1

Posted by theSubtleSensor (Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom) on 21 April 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Spring showed its head for a few days last week, some blue skies and fluffy white clouds passed us by anyway. This is such a rare sight that I went out and grabbed some pictures of local landmarks set against these nice skies.

This one is of a monument to Earl Grey (yes, as in the tea) in our city center.
It got me thinking of a project. I might do a photographic tour of my home town. This will be a lengthy project probably taking many months in order to get the best shots for each lcation (we have 6 bridges, two of which are allegedly world famous, and lots of cool modern architecture as well as old, listed buildings).

Is anybody interested in seeing these? If it sounds too dull let me know because it will be a big project to take on!

I'm not really postimg much on here these days. I only intend to post my personal projects or experimental work as this is what I need feedback on - so please do leave a constructive comment or a star rating.

These days I post more regularly to the blog on my website, so skate on over there to see what I've been up to recently: Freelance Photographer in Newcastle upon Tyne | Subtle Sensor Photography

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Thanks for dropping by!

Saeed from ahwaz, Iran

nice shot,great sky, lovely colours...
waiting for next one...

21 Apr 2008 6:36am

@Saeed: Thanks Saeed. x

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Love how you took it Fan, it's phenomenal...and YES that's why I started on Aminus3 to see other towns and countries and habits and slices of life :)

21 Apr 2008 8:17am

@Lorraine: Thank you kindly Lorraine. I will be starting work on my 'tour' soon, as the weather has improved, but it will be a while before I start posting them here.

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

very unique shot - almost looks likes a bizarre movie set - perhaps a modern remake of 'simon of the desert'? if you can continue to make intriguing vignettes of your home town (as this one is) - then i guess the project is surely justified!

21 Apr 2008 8:17am

@djedfre: Thankyou very much Val =D)

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Nice shot! And I would love to see more!

21 Apr 2008 10:30am

@Betty: Thank you. x

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

You have a really nice shot; your copyright flag intrudes a bit much; perhaps at the bottom or top, and smaller? Just a suggestion.

21 Apr 2008 12:04pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks viewey =D)

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

That's a very nice place you've capture here. I'd be very interested in seeing more.

21 Apr 2008 12:12pm

@MadScientist: Thanks, I'll get to work on that new series soon.

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

This is a tantalizing start and I would love to see more. I think not only would it be interesting for us, it would probably be so for you as well. I always find that these kind of "projects" are a fun way to work on certain problems in photography and yet provide some disciplined frame in which to work on them. I agree with Viewfinder that the copyright is a little too intrusive.

21 Apr 2008 1:31pm

@GJC: Yes, I think it would be a good excercise for me, I rarely photograph my hometown, I'm usually in the city center without my camera for one reason or another.

bm from Budapest, Hungary

Great colors - and looking forward to the rest of the tour!

21 Apr 2008 2:37pm

@bm: Thank you for the compliment. =D)

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Wow! I love this Dan, the architecture is stunning!
And yes please, I definatly would like to see more, it would be very interesting.

21 Apr 2008 3:44pm

@MaryB: Thank you Mary. x

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

Very cool shot Dan.

21 Apr 2008 4:16pm

@Observing: Thank you Mike. =D)

Chris from South Jersey, United States

I would love to see more of your hometown - include the ordinary as well as the "famous"...
Great lighting and colors in this image. There appears to be some distortion in the image (maybe from the lens you were using?) I don't know if you could "straighten" it or not....

21 Apr 2008 6:45pm

@Chris: Hi Chris, thanks for the encouragement =D) I do intend to photograph the little nooks and cranny's as well as the landmarks. There was considerable distortion in this picture because of the 10mm lens, I spent ages trying to get it to look natural but the column still looks weird! I gave up lol!

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

What a lovely picture, and yes a series of your home town would be great. It puts things into perspective, when you are on the other side of the planet.

21 Apr 2008 8:08pm

@Graham Russon: Thanks Graham, it'll be a while til I get round to posting them but its good to know in advance that people are interested!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

great detail and color. well composed too. and a beautiful sky.

21 Apr 2008 10:19pm

@danthro: Thank you kindly!

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Cool pov on this Dan!! Love it!! But to whom is it dedicated? And yes, count me in to see your home town.... or maybe we just want to see you work your butt off... LOL!!!

22 Apr 2008 6:17pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Crap... colour me stupid... It's to Earl Grey. Note to self: get new glasses.

22 Apr 2008 6:17pm

@amy: Ha ha! No worries stoopid =Dp Glad you like the shot.


Peter from Antwerp, Belgium

Wonderful sky. Makes the statue look very impressive. Nice work!

23 Apr 2008 6:38pm

@Peter: Thanks for the compliment Peter!

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