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Man with a squeeze box

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 13 October 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

South Shields seems to be seeing a lot of these guys recently, we're a bit short of guitarists, violinists, flautists, and harmonica players. Accordions? Loads of them! This one was near the corner of the Market Place.

Pentax K100D, 75mm lens, 1/250 second, f6.7, iso 200

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P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

This is a cracker curly, hope you paid him, looks like Eli Wallach from the good the bad and the ugly

13 Oct 2009 5:18am

masoud from tehran, Iran

Hi curly , this shot and edit is very nice , cool shot !

13 Oct 2009 5:57am

Sockpuppet from Canberra, Australia

great post processing, particularly the colour treatment which really adds to the shot.

13 Oct 2009 6:42am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Beautiful processing!!!! I love the grid effect!

13 Oct 2009 6:52am

Rags from Plano, United States

Great image. I like it.

13 Oct 2009 6:53am

k@ from Paris, France

The treatment of the tones & his smiles play together a very soft melody ~ 

13 Oct 2009 7:01am

kaveh Sadeghi-Azad from TEHRAN, Iran


13 Oct 2009 7:10am

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

great processing and selective color! he looks like a cutout!

13 Oct 2009 7:22am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great selective colouring, nice portrait!

13 Oct 2009 7:27am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Un post-traitement de toute beauté sur cette très belle capture!! Réellement superbe!! Quel sourire énigmatique!!

13 Oct 2009 8:03am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very nice work.

13 Oct 2009 8:19am

ghetu from Mainly Mumbai, India

excellent colour. interesting objects.

13 Oct 2009 8:36am

Rand from Laie, United States

Great treatment.

13 Oct 2009 9:12am

Boas from Helsinki, Finland

Brilliant picture. The colors. the light, I like it very much

Thanks for comenting my picture

13 Oct 2009 9:26am

Francine from Buire le sec, France


13 Oct 2009 9:44am

Mohsen from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

wow, this is Very Cool edit and u could also manage to capture the sense of the situation... this is one sensational shot I would say

13 Oct 2009 9:46am

mascha from kootstertille, Netherlands

What a beautifull photo, suchs a wonderfull colours, and a great capture!!
Great work!! Bye Mascha

13 Oct 2009 10:04am

Anne from somewhere over the rainbow, France

So beautiful complicity here !!! and the processing is fabulous !!

13 Oct 2009 10:11am

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

WOW! Well suited processing and use of selective color! And you have to love his smirk. :)

13 Oct 2009 12:34pm

nasim from Brisbane, Australia

beautiful :)
he is cool! and his melody is like a silence!

13 Oct 2009 1:44pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Very cool processing! A great shot!

13 Oct 2009 1:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Beautifully processed.

13 Oct 2009 2:22pm

Sriram from Chennai, India

Interesting processing.. good colors..nice one!

13 Oct 2009 2:48pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Brilliant shot, Curly ! I love it the best from all shots I saw this morning !!!!

13 Oct 2009 3:07pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

COOL shot Curly .... love the colours

13 Oct 2009 3:18pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Beautiful processing. I love selective desaturation and the colours

13 Oct 2009 4:16pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

i like the texture & color processing!

13 Oct 2009 5:22pm

HOKO from Iran

Interesting one ...

13 Oct 2009 6:07pm

Karthik from Bangalore, India

Lovely processing.. Liked the colors

13 Oct 2009 7:18pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Great shot, colours are lovely. The processing is fascinating

13 Oct 2009 7:27pm

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Love the post processing and the color selection. What a happy looking fellow. Great picture.

13 Oct 2009 7:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A-ha! So that's what a squeeze box is! DOH! :-) A nice filter added to this capture that adds a little "punch." Great job on the selective coloring! Did you leave him some paper money? ;-)

13 Oct 2009 8:20pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

I like the color selection on this - well done!

13 Oct 2009 8:52pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Did you put anything in, cracking image

13 Oct 2009 9:36pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

why not too many coins in it... good combination of faded color and red color and texture!

13 Oct 2009 9:48pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Love the treatment!

14 Oct 2009 1:02am

Tkf15h from Recife, Brazil

beautiful, original post-processing and a picturesque subject.

14 Oct 2009 2:48am

Arconte from Madrid, Spain

You have done an incredible portrait and a great processing.
A professional work...
Wel done

14 Oct 2009 10:23am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Great processing and selective color! BRAVO .

14 Oct 2009 11:36am

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Very nice processing, lovely scene and picture!!

14 Oct 2009 11:50am

Matthew from Toronto, Canada

very cool processing. The selective colour really works nice here.

14 Oct 2009 3:39pm

'Paul from Minneapolis, United States

great! .. the texture overlay works well for me.

14 Oct 2009 4:40pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

magistral shoot, excellent ^^

14 Oct 2009 7:54pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Wonderful texture and tones here Curly! Beautiful composition.

15 Oct 2009 2:26am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

love that canvasing texture!

16 Oct 2009 2:14pm

Jim Mahan-Soto from Glendale, CA, United States

Love the use of selected color and texture. Well done!

16 Oct 2009 5:17pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Love it! Great street shot! And fabulous post editing

17 Oct 2009 4:54pm

Mags from Paris, France

Great framing !

17 Oct 2009 7:11pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

I really like this and the treatment you gave it with selective coloring and texture.
We have a growing number of street performers, no accordian players but much of the rest you listed.

18 Oct 2009 4:37am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice one Curly

18 Oct 2009 7:19am

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

Wonderful shot and great post processing. I like the old timey texture and selective coloration. Makes me want to get over San Francisco for some street photography! Why not?!

18 Oct 2009 6:50pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Your title makes me think of the line, "Momma's got a squeeze box, daddy never sleeps at night." The band escapes me.

18 Oct 2009 7:15pm

@Twelvebit: It was "The Who"

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

It's obvious you're having fun with PS and I like what you've created here. There's so much going on in the processing, but each effect really adds to the overall impact of the image. Good choices on your part. Wish I had the PS skills you have.

20 Oct 2009 12:55am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

An excellent capture...the dual tones works great here...very nice work

21 Oct 2009 1:12pm

Jen from Bartlett, United States

Creative post processing. It makes the shot.

6 Nov 2009 10:34pm