Newcastle Triptych
One from the archive. This is the view from the fourth floor of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. As part of the regeneration of this area this former flour mill was turned into a museum and this magnificent viewpoint was created. Three major visitor attraction are visible in the three separate window frames: on the left The Sage, a £70 million centre for live music designed by Norman Foster; in the middle the steel arch of the Tyne Bridge, which was opened in 1928 by King George V and Queen Mary; and on the right the white arch of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, otherwise known as the Blinking Eye (it tilts when it opens, resembling a slow motion wink.)

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Sat Jul 29, '06 04:53AM
Uploaded By: Ruud van Ruitenbeek  


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Media ID 20110826215631940  
Date Sat Jul 29, '06 04:53AM
Comments 3
Views 1255
Uploaded By Ruud van Ruitenbeek
Aperture Value f//13
Date/Time Sat Jul 29, '06 05:53AM
Exposure Bias -1.33 EV
Flash No Flash
Focal Length 24 mm
IPTC: Keywords booksmart2006
ISO 125
Make Canon
Metering Mode Pattern
Model Canon EOS 5D
Shutter Speed Value 1/200 sec
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I like how you have used the natural window panes to create the triplet effect. On the technical side, the image looks to have a bit of pin cushion distortion. See below.

Newcastle Triptych by Ruud van Ruitenbeek

In this I used the Lens Correction tool and the Distortion tool in Adobe Photoshop CS5 to straighten out the lines. You can click the image to see the larger version.

Edited on Tuesday, August 30 2011 @ 03:18 PM EDT by Walter

Thanks Walter it looks a bit straighter, but a bit 'softer' too. I was at the extreme end of the 24-105mm lens, which caused the distortion. 


 I've just sold another 25x55 print of this. It seems popular with people who have connenctions with Newcastle.

Edited on Tuesday, August 30 2011 @ 05:33 PM EDT by rvanr

I agree, it is softer. I don't know if the original would have suffered as much given it has more data for Photoshop to work with, but I'm sure the "stretching and pulling" has drastic effects since it is merely moving pixels around and cannot detect "objects" in the picture to reposition.

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