Uphill roads: Crossgate

Uphill roads are very convenient for photographing architecture because they allow the photographer’s eye to be level with the centre of the buildings’ facades and ensure a correct perspective.

Durham is not flat so several roads lend themselves quite well to photograph buildings without perspective distortion. In Durham,  I really like Crossgate, and North Road is not so bad either. Crossgate goes downhill towards the city centre. Photographing from these roads the buildings allow just a minor perspective correction in photoshop.

"Our Lady Of Mercy & St Godric Church" from an elevated part of Durham City (Castle Chare), with the usual and typical sold-grey sky, unforgivingly constantly hovering over England...
“Our Lady Of Mercy & St Godric Church” from an elevated part of Durham City (Castle Chare), with the usual and typical sold-grey sky, unforgivingly constantly hovering over England…
December 2012: North Road is a busy and central street of this city of Northeastern England. Plenty of popular shops, all belonging to chains, populate this street: The Money Shop, Iceland, Leeds, Kwik Tan, Boots, Nobles Amusements, Scope. Scan from Provia 100F
December 2012: North Road is a busy and central street of this city of Northeastern England. Plenty of popular shops, all belonging to chains, populate this street: The Money Shop, Iceland, Leeds, Kwik Tan, Boots, Nobles Amusements, Scope. Scan from Provia 100F
From Crossgate, Durham, England; January 1st, 2012
From Crossgate, Durham, England; January 1st, 2012. Nikon D40 together with the zoom kit lens 18-55mm
From Crossgate. Three vertical road signs on a typically English brick building background. Black drainpipes visually merge with black sign posts.
From Crossgate. Three vertical road signs on a typically English brick building background. Black drainpipes visually merge with black sign posts. Nikon D40 together with the zoom kit lens 18-55mm
January 2012: A busy North Road, with the background of the iconic castle, shows a large variety of commercial activities and shops, most typically English. Most signs are readable, including Mason Owen, Knight Frank, Nobles Amusements, Tesco, Bradley Hall. A striking contrast between modern and ancient is presented here
January 2012: A busy North Road, with the background of the iconic castle, shows a large variety of commercial activities and shops, most typically English. Most signs are readable, including Mason Owen, Knight Frank, Nobles Amusements, Tesco, Bradley Hall. A striking contrast between modern and ancient is presented here
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