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Kick Down

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 17 May 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

A fairground ride in the Ocean Beach Amusement Park down at the "big beach" in South Shields.

Tripod mounted to shoot the three RAWS required to make this HDR in Photomatix. A little further work in Topaz and Noiseware to finish it off.

PENTAX K100D 1/180 second F/8.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

It is almost a dramatic picture! Great!

17 May 2010 7:06am

Vinod from Bangalore, India

Wow so nice colors.. Loved the sky and colors of fair ground.. Lovely HDR

17 May 2010 7:23am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb.. love the colours.. great work.

17 May 2010 7:55am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

like this colorful shot..it's really interestin' !!so so so nice!!

17 May 2010 8:18am

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

very cool HDR

17 May 2010 8:28am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Colorful shot, great processing.

17 May 2010 9:30am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, an amazing sky above the great colors and detail of the fair.

17 May 2010 9:57am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Amazing colors!

17 May 2010 10:00am

Charles B. from Mably, France

Jolie image qui restitue bien l'ambiance irréelle d'une fête foraine, même sans personnage...

17 May 2010 10:01am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

très beau rendu !!

17 May 2010 10:06am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Electric light in more than one sense :)

17 May 2010 10:19am

Florence from Paris, France

As always, you great PP adds a lot here !

17 May 2010 10:53am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great HDR ! It must be fun to visit there with kids.

17 May 2010 11:29am

B◊nΛng∠e from Paris, France

humm, not for me ! I prefer to take a photo like you ;-)

17 May 2010 11:31am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A splash of colour against those threatening clouds! Well done Curly! ;-)

17 May 2010 11:45am

Val37 from Tours, France

une explosion de couleurs pour des sensations fortes !

17 May 2010 11:51am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Perfect subject and skies for the Curly treatment. That said I think I'd like to see this subject in action with a longer shutter speed for an added dynamic element - of course, it'd make a 3-shot HDR tricky!

17 May 2010 12:00pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great photo! The colors are great and those clouds are wonderful!

17 May 2010 1:00pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What great colors and processing, particularly against the stormy-looking sky.

17 May 2010 2:00pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

That ominous sky makes this ride look even scarier! :)

17 May 2010 2:17pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Psychedelic sky for more manege's sensation. Good

17 May 2010 2:49pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Those colors are to die for!

17 May 2010 3:31pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Nice one graham.....wicked clouds just add to the drama!!!

17 May 2010 3:50pm

Vahid from Tabriz, Iran

Nice shot

17 May 2010 4:21pm

Jim Wilson from Malvern, United States

The HDR sure makes for vivid colors. Nicely done.

17 May 2010 6:11pm

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

You do great work with your HDR images, like the colors and details, and your choice of motifs, it makes the images so alive!

17 May 2010 7:56pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

What a sky and fabulous processing, Curly.

17 May 2010 8:15pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Looming, dark sky. Rich, saturated color. Great job. Larry Elkins http://elkinsphotos-bisbee.blogspot.com

17 May 2010 8:46pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Fascinating! The powerful clouds and the 'machine‘ which matched so well! Sure that was a very funny afternoon, wasn't it! OR maybe a morning!^_0

17 May 2010 10:00pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Very vibrant and colourful:)

17 May 2010 10:23pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

This is amazingly beautiful! Love the colours and tones!

17 May 2010 11:01pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

What do you do about the moving clouds when you shoot for HDR?

18 May 2010 12:10am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

looks some mean ride!!:)

18 May 2010 12:12am

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Very nice impact!

18 May 2010 12:50am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wonderful shot, love the composition and processing ! This sure looks like a scary ride.

18 May 2010 2:01am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I like those colors especially the blues. Nice stuff!

18 May 2010 2:45am

Twinklestamper ☮ ❤ from Oklahoma, United States

Lots of energy here! Great image!

18 May 2010 2:52am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Exceptional processing here! Beautiful.

I think we were on the same wavelength as you might see over at my page about an hour from now.

18 May 2010 4:18am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Stunning!!! I simply love the vibrant colors. And of course ... fantastic processing.

18 May 2010 4:18am

Vagalume from Barcelona, Spain

Me gustan el resalte de los colores sobre el gris del cielo... enhorabuena.

18 May 2010 4:36am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

what wonderful colours! Great shot

18 May 2010 5:28am

Christian from Stockholm, Sweden

Tremendous colours, great!

18 May 2010 8:43am

Silvia Ganora Photography from Messina, Italy

Simply amazing!

18 May 2010 10:18am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
colors !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i love it !!!!!!!!!!

18 May 2010 1:24pm

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

como siempre!! colores y perspectiva increibles!
salut

18 May 2010 5:09pm

Jane from Malaysia

so cool! full of all kind of colours!

19 May 2010 1:45am

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Very cool shot of this crazy ride :)

19 May 2010 2:17am

PENTAX K100D
1/180 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
18 mm

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