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Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 8 April 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Dodgem car at the Ocean Beach Amusement Park, South Shields.

I thought it's metallic paintwork showed itself off quite nicely with this toned mono edit.

PENTAX K100D 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

J'aime beaucoup c'est superbe

Bonne journée

8 Apr 2010 5:43am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

I agree. The black n white gives it a look of days past. I like it.

8 Apr 2010 5:54am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That is delicious! That's the only word that comes to mind for this great tone. Excellent. So sharp and clean.

8 Apr 2010 6:22am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

yes it did, super shot

8 Apr 2010 6:34am

Steve from Atlanta, United States

Very cool! :o)

8 Apr 2010 7:51am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Grean point of view to frame the cars, beautifully done

8 Apr 2010 8:12am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Superb!! I love the processing. Beautiful tones.

8 Apr 2010 8:24am

Miti from kerman, Iran

hi curly!
very very nice

8 Apr 2010 8:46am

Florence from Paris, France

lovely texture, fitting so well here ! Echoeing the cars. Lovely mood. Great work.

8 Apr 2010 9:34am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes nice hard shot

8 Apr 2010 9:44am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent light, it has really come out very well..

8 Apr 2010 10:09am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nice pp treatment on this shot Curly! As for the bumper cars, they're not only found at the amusement park! ;-)

8 Apr 2010 11:47am

Magrat from Germany

Good choice of postprocessing, Curly, works great! Ah... yes, I remember these cars when I was a child (long ago... ;) ) Have a nice day! :)

8 Apr 2010 12:48pm

Photographs by M.E. from Pacific Grove, United States

you're creative! your pp skills is effective!

8 Apr 2010 1:30pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice - I do like the mono effect on this and it looks like fun!

8 Apr 2010 1:34pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Yesss! Free parking AND you get to hit everyone you see. hahah...bumber cars are so much fun. :) I agree with you on the tones--very nice work!

8 Apr 2010 1:49pm

Julie from United States

Great shot and processing!

8 Apr 2010 2:07pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

really mixed feelings about this one. The monotone really draws the eyes to the car and takes them away from any background distractions - and yet this particular subject matter is all about colour and vibrance, You have created a real tension in the image.

8 Apr 2010 3:09pm

@Bonvilston: As you can imagine, I've done something imaginative with a coloured version of these cars coming up shortly.

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

great great mono! Couldnt be better!

8 Apr 2010 3:51pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Tone is just right.

8 Apr 2010 3:52pm

metti from shiraz, Iran

Amazing shot and good job.

8 Apr 2010 4:33pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent metallic textures and good composition! Thanks for your explanation, Curly! Nice work!

8 Apr 2010 4:38pm

keith from killarney, Ireland

brave choice on the toning Curly but it grows on you and in truth realy works

8 Apr 2010 5:04pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West wales boy), Germany

A timeless shot,great composition.Very well done.

8 Apr 2010 6:09pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

We call them bumper cars by us since we bump each other in them. Great detail, love the pov here.

8 Apr 2010 6:50pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

fabulous tone & pov...your very best of the amusement park series!

8 Apr 2010 9:11pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Looks like good old fashioned bumper cars!!! cool shot Graham....haven't seen any of these in a long time...

8 Apr 2010 9:28pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

very cool, like the coloring, but more than that something iv come to admire about you, is your sense of humor.. adds so much to your work, :)

9 Apr 2010 12:23am

Sandy Weston from United States

An aged look to this Curly.....nice work!

9 Apr 2010 1:10am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Love the title and processing done here. We need to get you in that car! ;-)

9 Apr 2010 2:05am

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Beautiful tones and great compotision.
great eye

9 Apr 2010 7:36pm

Adam from Adelaide, Australia

Beautiful tones, and superb processing as always.

11 Apr 2010 5:08am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just amazing!!!!

11 Apr 2010 5:50am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely tones...come,s out great...

12 Apr 2010 3:35am

PENTAX K100D
1/60 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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