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The Sage, Gateshead

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 22 February 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

A long exposure photo of the Sage building in Gateshead on the banks of the River Tyne.

NIKON D700 2409/10 second F/11.0 ISO 200 17 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

The reflection off the building does create some great effects in this long exposure!

22 Feb 2012 7:39am

@Hans ter Horst: Thanks Hans!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

As usual this is a photo smart and well built in a beautiful black and white

22 Feb 2012 8:41am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

L'Angevine from Angers, France

au ciel,je suis impressionnée par les rayons

22 Feb 2012 8:51am

@L'Angevine: Thanks L'Angevine!....'les rayons' - they are a result of the movement of the clouds in the sky during the 4 minutes that the camera shutter was left open to record this photo.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Got to hand it to you, you come all the way from Manchester and manage to make the best pictures I've seen of some of our landmarks up here!

22 Feb 2012 9:24am

@Curly: That's very kind of you Curly - I would have loved to have been able to spend a bit more time in Newcastle/Gateshead along the river in particular. It's such a dramatic setting and a lovely city.

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, great shot. The composition is excellent, Which side of the river were you? I've only ever taken it from the north side. If you are ever in Newcastle again would be great to meet up.

22 Feb 2012 10:37am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Amazing capture! Well done.

22 Feb 2012 1:33pm

Mehran from Khiav, Iran

realy amaing capture

22 Feb 2012 1:44pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

expressive processing, like an art-work in bw! superb!

22 Feb 2012 1:45pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What exceptional (almost surreal) atmosphere! Brilliant framing and wonderful long exposure effect! Masterful work Ian, as always!

22 Feb 2012 2:11pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany


22 Feb 2012 2:23pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Stunning as always.

22 Feb 2012 4:20pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


22 Feb 2012 8:59pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great image!

22 Feb 2012 11:48pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition and exposure! this looks like a flying saucer going towards me at speed - fantastic effect!

23 Feb 2012 2:51am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great presentation...Great work.

23 Feb 2012 9:59am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Wow...that's all I can say...what an extraordinary building; what goes on in there? 5stars. :OD

23 Feb 2012 11:35pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A unique building deserves an unusual composition...most original, with that wonderful negative space made more compelling with your long exposure. Great shot Ian:)

24 Feb 2012 4:46am

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Wow !!!

24 Feb 2012 5:45am

Stefanie from Paris, France


24 Feb 2012 3:52pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Great Shot

25 Feb 2012 8:21am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Wonderful shot..! The long exposure with the clouds create a lovely effect with this one esp with the shape of the building. Would love to see a larger version of this one..!

25 Feb 2012 5:17pm

Dhaval from Princeton, United States

This truly is a Sage with magnificent light rays and aura immersing around its head. Wonderful imagination and excellent shot :)

27 Feb 2012 2:55am

Coyote Five from United States

Was actually taken aback by the power of this image the moment it came up on my screen. Surreal, most definitely.

9 Mar 2012 6:02am

fereshteh from tehran, Iran

very good

22 Apr 2012 11:26am

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2409/10 second
ISO 200
17 mm (35mm equiv.)