The house of tides shot 2

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    I captured this shot of two old merchant houses on the Newcastle Quayside from an elevated position, on a set of stairs, at the Quayside pub run by JD Wetherspoon. The smaller black and white house on the left dates back to the 1500’s and until fairly recently was a pub called the cooperage. The larger merchant house to the right has been turned in to a fine dining restaurant called the House of Tides and is run by Kenny Atkinson. Thought this would be a really great shot to combine the famous high level bridge of Robert Stevenson, which dates back to the mid 1800’s, with the two merchants houses. I also had the good angle on the stairs to shoot from. I took the photograph and was fairly pleased with it until I enlarged it at home and saw the lamp post smack bang in the middle of my shot. I was going to forget about the shot but then as a challenge to myself I thought I would try and clone the lamp post out in Photoshop Elements and to be honest I think I did a pretty good job of it. The first shot I put on Flickr today is the original and the second with the lamp post missing is obviously the cloned version. I would be grateful for any comments and opinions on this second photograph. If you visit Newcastle upon Tyne, whether a tourist or a photographer, then I would highly recommend you visit the Quayside. Weekends are always good and there are some great places to eat and drink. There’s also a large Quayside Market on a Sunday. From a photography point of view there are some excellent viewpoints to shoot from such as the Tyne Bridge, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and the Sage Gateshead which is a live music venue and a work of art in itself. Have a look at some of the locations on the Quayside that I’ve shot from, I’ve geotagged quite a number of them on Flickr which will hopefully help you.
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Dedication (CC0)
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 4 years, 7 months ago
    Viewed: 445 times
    Picture Taken: 2018-11-02T14:49:55
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