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When the music has to stop

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 27 December 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A rather wintry view of the Victorian bandstand in the West Park, South Shields, all paths frozen solid and a light dusting of snow.

A HDR processed from three RAW files in Photomatix.

PENTAX K100D 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 200 18 mm

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kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

`` a lovely view it is too ~~!!
hope you have your winter boots on!!

27 Dec 2009 6:22am

Daniel from Perpignan, France

Superbe travail !!!

27 Dec 2009 8:29am

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

So peacefull !!

27 Dec 2009 10:19am

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines


27 Dec 2009 11:12am

AG from London, United Kingdom

It has a tinted postcard effect which really goes with the subject, somehow. Amazing how the weather transforms places like this.

27 Dec 2009 12:40pm

Kaushal from Groningen, Netherlands

very nice composition!

27 Dec 2009 12:45pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice composition, I like how the pathway draws the eye to the empty bandstand.

27 Dec 2009 12:54pm

zOOm from Paris, France

A nice HDR post processing ! Suits so well winter settings.

27 Dec 2009 1:24pm

Mackenzie from Salem, Oregon, United States

This is peaceful, and snow seans are so hard to capture. Nicely done!

27 Dec 2009 2:07pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely done Curly! You have made the scene appealing rather than fridgid..... ;-)

27 Dec 2009 3:06pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Very pretty! I like how the colors show through.

27 Dec 2009 4:10pm

madagasca from Singapore

i like the "softness" effect of this pic. Very nice!

27 Dec 2009 4:21pm

Lillee from -, United States

A very pretty picture, light dusting of snow makes the scene so soft and inviting to take a walk.

27 Dec 2009 4:38pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Is good shot

27 Dec 2009 5:31pm

eva from Rouen, France

lovely picture

27 Dec 2009 5:37pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Curly,
the snowy landscape and the delicate colors I really liked it. I wish you a pleasant evening.
Dear greetings Christel

27 Dec 2009 6:56pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful place, and beautifully processed....you do the hdr crowd proud!!!

27 Dec 2009 8:11pm

Frames from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

I am not expert in RAW format but I really like what you did with colors.

27 Dec 2009 8:16pm

alex centrella from California, United States

this is great Curly...I can look at this image all day ...

27 Dec 2009 8:23pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

Lovely view!

27 Dec 2009 11:14pm

Vikram from Chandler, United States

Very nice composition! And like the HDRish colours!

27 Dec 2009 11:18pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Very dreamy! Hope I was there. Lucky you for watching such a scene

27 Dec 2009 11:34pm

Ajay from Pune, India

This , indeed, is a musical shot.

28 Dec 2009 1:27am

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Like from a movie! Composition ... photo ... music. So much One.

28 Dec 2009 4:57am

Krishna Muroor from Bangalore, India

One more success!

28 Dec 2009 11:34am

Jacques from Nantes, France

You says about you, that you have a "very modest equipment" but you have all understand of HDR files and Photomatix. Your imagination do the rest, and you create splendid images.

28 Dec 2009 2:19pm

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

beautiful, it looks like a Victorian postcard

28 Dec 2009 4:43pm

Stephanie from Milwaukee, United States

I love this winter landscape! the colors help to move away the typical isolate cold depress feel! :D

28 Dec 2009 10:15pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

What a poetric and romantic place !
So beautiful.. !
Love it !!

28 Dec 2009 11:54pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Wow a bandstand...picturing some carolers and people with Christmas packages.....Very lovely shot Curly :)

29 Dec 2009 4:27am

Alan from Manila, Philippines

Here's another postcard-worthy work of yours.

30 Dec 2009 6:50pm

Sheila from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is my view from my front room, when its been snowing it looks magical and reminds me of C.S. Lewis' fantasy world of Narnia from 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' a portal to a snow-covered forest with a street light post in the center.

30 Dec 2009 11:12pm

1/60 second
ISO 200
18 mm