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Remembering better days

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 26 October 2009 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

It seems ages since the sun was shining and it was really warm, that glow seems to have gone now. These were found on South Shields Market on what was a busier Monday than today.

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John from Geneva, United States

You do Elvis impressions too?? You are a man of many talents! Including figuring how to make a shot of a pair of sunglasses look cool. Purple overtones give it a good warmth.

26 Oct 2009 5:16am

Amir from Tehran, Iran

nice idea, warm and vivid colors it has, I like this shot, tanx

26 Oct 2009 5:26am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Stunning!! Great comp and tones. I like the reflection!

26 Oct 2009 6:17am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very cool idea, nice one

26 Oct 2009 6:36am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Interesting capture!

26 Oct 2009 7:39am

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

No trucks today lol ?? btw nice reflections n colors on this one, cool idea

26 Oct 2009 7:58am

bahar from tehran, Iran

The best thing in you pics,is the color of them! so nice

26 Oct 2009 8:00am

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Thank you for yuor visit.I must say that your photo is much better than mine! Is really great! Congratulations

26 Oct 2009 8:05am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Amazing what the Curly treatment does to a pair of specs ! Very nice :-)

26 Oct 2009 8:07am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

COOL shot Curly, great reflections

26 Oct 2009 8:13am

Zora Zoé from Berlin, Germany

Perfect shot, absolutely nice, Curly! The idea ist really ingenious :))

26 Oct 2009 8:14am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Very creative shot, i love the colors, very warm!

26 Oct 2009 8:28am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

An image with multiple reflections! superb shot with beautiful colors!

26 Oct 2009 8:30am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

I can see you in the reflections!!!!

26 Oct 2009 8:37am

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Great shot - is that your daughter in the reflection beside you or just a curious onlooker?

26 Oct 2009 9:23am

@Blackdog: Yes, that's her!

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Great shot with wonderful colours! Your last few pictures have inspired me to invest in HDR software so I've been busy all week end having fun!

26 Oct 2009 10:02am

@MrsAmber: I've found Photomatix to be great fun, instructive, and helps you to think first about what you want to achieve.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice here now Curly and for the rest of the week apparently. If you haven't got it yet I think its coming your way. I'm looking to put my shorts on shortly. Interesting self portrait. I like the colour palette

26 Oct 2009 10:35am

Pepe Cabrera from Philippines

Lovely colors!

26 Oct 2009 11:14am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great self-portrait! Looks like others had their eyes on these spectacles as well. Love the color.

26 Oct 2009 12:10pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice crisp reflection here.

26 Oct 2009 12:46pm

The Big Guy from Regina, Canada

I hadn't seen the HDR series however it is quite spectacular. It's amazing what we can now do in the digital world. Keep them coming.

26 Oct 2009 1:37pm

@The Big Guy: It's time to have a few pictures without the HDR treatment, a change is as good as a rest!

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

completely stunning!

26 Oct 2009 1:40pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Excellent idea and capture!

26 Oct 2009 1:49pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very cool reflections. Strange; I thought the UK had the same kind of weather as do the Bahamas.

26 Oct 2009 4:18pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

when i see these types of sunnies -- i just think: IBIZA. :)

26 Oct 2009 4:27pm

Bill from Pacific Northwest, United States

Cool shot! A self portrait, perhaps? Curly?

26 Oct 2009 4:54pm

@Bill: Yup, I'm in there.

Reza Abbasi from tehran, Iran

i got a comment from you about the way us build bricks on the walls

so i have to tell you that this image has been taken in a village in the middle of the desert

right on the middle desert

when i saw the place in the picture

it was full of bricks with that situation and i think

it have to be forwarded to the person who put them like that

it was exotic form of putting bricks like this for me

26 Oct 2009 5:45pm

@Reza Abbasi: Thanks for that Reza it did look quite puzzling.

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

nicely shot... the color/tonal wash you put over this is very appealing and fitting for a summer day .. .. good composition also. (and i hear ya about them long gone sunny days.. been weeks since i last saw the sun here.)

26 Oct 2009 5:45pm

mascha from kootstertille, Netherlands

Nice colours and beautiful reflections in the glasses!!

26 Oct 2009 5:59pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Nice reflection!!! Interestin angle!

26 Oct 2009 6:53pm

empar bessó from valencia, Spain

nice shot !

26 Oct 2009 7:16pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

The King would be proud to sport these. I love those purples.

26 Oct 2009 7:32pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Great shot, has a nice retro moody feel to it.

26 Oct 2009 7:45pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

I would like to write some persian word on this photo :)
خیلی باحال شده
Means: It is so cool Curly
Good luck

26 Oct 2009 8:02pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A self-portrait - and SO much more. A really creative capture here, Curly - well done.

26 Oct 2009 8:11pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Cool shot and neat reflections.

26 Oct 2009 8:14pm

TammyWarren-CRicket from Somewhere, United States

I love these soft reflective colors in this image. Very nice.

26 Oct 2009 8:29pm

Philipp from Munich, Germany

Thats a lush shot curly, well impressed!

26 Oct 2009 9:13pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Great shot! Ahh, sunshine...how I miss it. And it's nice to get a glimpse of Curly in there! :)

26 Oct 2009 9:20pm

Michael from Shell village, United Kingdom

I love the abstract quality and colours of this shot, and who knows what has been seen through these glasses.

26 Oct 2009 10:59pm

Paul from Singapore, Singapore

i like the burst of sunlight in the glasses :)
nice shot!

26 Oct 2009 11:29pm

Richard from Twickenham, United Kingdom

Cool shot. Very nicely processed.

26 Oct 2009 11:49pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Awesome shot! Great colors, processing and subject...

27 Oct 2009 2:44am

lydia from Paris, France

Nice to meet you in your glasses !! Great shot !

27 Oct 2009 2:45am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

There's a lot to be seen in those glasses, really cool!

27 Oct 2009 3:26am

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Interesting reflection on the glass...I will be glad to know the technique behind the shot..

27 Oct 2009 3:53am

k@ from Paris, France

Very evocative and i Like that (and the terrific tones) !

27 Oct 2009 10:59am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

love the retro feel

27 Oct 2009 2:57pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Nice. I like it a lot

27 Oct 2009 8:46pm

mirela from brighton, United States

dude, you rock! I mean it! you ROCK!

27 Oct 2009 10:38pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

I like your whole idea for a photo....nice title and image.....we all look back quite a lot ;)

27 Oct 2009 11:26pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

We have had our share of gray days too... thanks for the reminder that the sun shines!

28 Oct 2009 4:16am

Toomaj from Tehran, Iran

Stylish and nice shot, tone is very great,,,

28 Oct 2009 7:16pm

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

all the photos are impressive !!

28 Oct 2009 7:33pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

This is an excellent shot. Will pass us an advertising photo for the product.

28 Oct 2009 7:45pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

I mean *as* not us. :)

28 Oct 2009 7:45pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Cool capture....

1 Nov 2009 6:25am

nigel from rochester, United States

great toning on this one.

18 Feb 2010 12:24am

1/350 second
ISO 200
82 mm (35mm equiv.)