Newcastle Waterfront

December 30, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

A daughter heading to live in new places has taken me to Newcastle for the first time. Connecting with an old school friend with a shared passion for photography led to a morning out in the city. The Waterfront on a Sunday morning is a bustling place but a grey September day didn't help to bring out the best in the many bridges and architecture. Here are some of the best shots. Also available in my personal gallery if you want to view them in full size without the commentary.
 

I like this as a picture that promises what is to come with the arches, domes and curves coming into view.

 

Some classic shots of the multiple bridges. Tried to capture the flatness of the sky in post processing, without the ND filter that my friend Phil had - so much better to do it camera though.

 

The colours in the buildings and market were really important to me. The bridges appear like ends of rainbows where the city comes to life.

 

This is probably my favourite of the day. The Sage Building defies the weather and appears in brilliant contrast to the museum next door and the delicate arch of the Millenium Bridge, which for once is not the centre of attention.

 

Just didn't quite get the horizon right on this one so had to lose slightly too much at the top when straightening - never crop too much in the frame!

 

Playing a bit now with the latest masks in Lightroom. So easy to select the background function to select everything except the central window (which it thinks is a person) so I can then apply the b&w filter. If I was taking this further I'd straighten the vertical too.

Always been a fan of the square print since experimenting with old camera apps on an iPhone in 2010. Shame Instagram lost that format. Makes you think so much harder about the composition. I can't decide if the original or square format works better for this one. Or the different black and white treatments of this old pier below the High Level Bridge.

 

 

The curves inside the Sage Building connecting with the road bridge give an interesting perspective.

New York or Newcastle?

 

A couple of miscellaneous shots I liked from the day.

The heavens didn't open but luckily the bridge did. A difficult shot to line up with so much distracting in the foreground and water, The sky contrasts well with the clean lines of the bridge.

Finally a couple of shots that bring us back to the weather through some candid images.

 


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