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Latecomer's party.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 2 July 2010 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

I attended a great event on Sunday in the Bents Park, South Shields organised by Hells Angels and other motorcyclists to raise money for "Support the Troops" and "Helping our Heroes", two charities dedicated to helping the families of servicemen in Afghanistan and elsewhere. I've written more about the event here.

Suffice to say, it threw up some great photo opportunities, so I'll be featuring more shots from this motor rally for the rest of this week, the difficult part will be deciding which pictures to leave out!

This was one of the 1940s styled military displays (you might spot the little joke in the title), again this was a three shot HDR made in Photomatix, it was then taken into Photoshop and a gradient mask adjustment layer was added using a black to foreground transparent gradient. This top layer than add it's opacity reduced to slightly desaturate the picture.

Finally an apology folks, I haven't been able to get around and view your pictures or pass comments yesterday, and probably today and tomorrow either, we are busy fitting a new kitchen here and my internet time has been severely limited. I hope you all understand - things ought to get back to normal next week.

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Bhavin from Mississauga, Canada

I love this photo! You had a great eye! Totally cool, you can't do everything at once, one step at a time!

2 Jul 2010 5:20am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Un joli bric-à-brac

Bonne journée

2 Jul 2010 5:34am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Really nice picture, feelings!

2 Jul 2010 6:30am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Super shot, great feel, great tones

2 Jul 2010 6:33am

prarthana from singapore, Singapore


2 Jul 2010 7:59am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful processing Curly!

2 Jul 2010 8:04am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Back in time, this picture shows the atmosphere of past weather

2 Jul 2010 8:06am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Really nice processing.

2 Jul 2010 8:15am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Very 40's feeling! The tones are excellent.

2 Jul 2010 8:52am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Looks like an interesting event and I do like the processing with its muted colours. Happy kitchen fitting :)

2 Jul 2010 9:12am

Florence from Paris, France

Your PP really suits the subject of course. A nice tribute and remembrance from the past, and it depicts a great solidarity as well.

2 Jul 2010 10:28am

MyTime Photography from Philadelphia, United States

I like the vintage feel to this.
If you get a chance check out the photo I up-loaded today.
I think you'll like it

2 Jul 2010 11:34am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

I didn't know hells angles liked baking!

2 Jul 2010 1:24pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

The Hell's Angels organized it? Maybe I have them all wrong. :) The tones are perfect for this image. And good luck with the kitchen--they can be alot of work, but well worth the effort!

2 Jul 2010 2:01pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

A perfect photo for we in the US as we celebrate the 234th birthday of our independence.
Having been a child in the 40's, some of these items look pretty routine to me. :D
A new kitchen makes for a happy wife!

2 Jul 2010 2:15pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

I love the feel! Very nice!

2 Jul 2010 3:18pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

a fine collection he got there

2 Jul 2010 4:25pm

k@ from Paris, France

This is very cinematic too, i picture nurses and military wounded guys they come & take care of. I especially like the very very nice muted tones.

2 Jul 2010 4:34pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

A cracking shot, Curly, demonstarting perfectly your prowess with both camera and lens, and with your processing skills. A gem.

2 Jul 2010 4:59pm

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

This is a great scene with bang on processing.It´s a very worthy cause and as an Ex-Seviceman myself I also support "Help for Heroes" !!

2 Jul 2010 5:00pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Good job capturing the 'old world' feeling-loving the colors and shading

2 Jul 2010 5:18pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Perfect shot - great job!

2 Jul 2010 5:49pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

cracking saturation Curly.

2 Jul 2010 7:39pm

Majid from Tehran, Iran

Excellent ... Thank You Curly . ... Good Job .

2 Jul 2010 8:50pm

Merilee from Tn, United States

fantastic shots.

2 Jul 2010 9:22pm

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Beautiful color treatment and excellent casual setup!

2 Jul 2010 9:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It truly looks like something from out of the 1940's.

3 Jul 2010 1:40am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful composition and a timely one for those of us in the States. Great job on the processing and I look forward to seeing some HDR's of your kitchen. ;-)

3 Jul 2010 2:40am

Mithun from palakkad, kerela/Bangalore, India

Good one, well captured

3 Jul 2010 3:21am

frederique from Nancy, France

american way of Life ...............
good post-processing ......

3 Jul 2010 8:54am

Mici from Tg Mures, Romania

Very cool shot , i like the colours

3 Jul 2010 11:12am

ghost11 from Iceland

Hey CurLY wirly what that american flag doing in the UK? ;)

3 Jul 2010 8:18pm

Ana from Madrid, Spain

Nice!!! I like the processing.

4 Jul 2010 10:30pm

Cheished Keepsake Photography from Chapmanville, United States

5* + if they had more to give

5 Jul 2010 4:21am

Martin from North Platte, United States

really well done here Curly, I have a question, these hell's Angels, are they British? or Americans living in England?

5 Jul 2010 3:27pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Very nice shot..nice display accentuated

9 Jul 2010 5:39am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Absolutely love the grittiness of this composition and the color with the flag as a backdrop.

10 Jul 2010 5:13am

sarah from Provo, United States

very interesting, nice photo

15 Jul 2010 7:15pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Great to see that you are very active Curly. As usual you have a lot of new nice shots. This one I really love. Very cool processing and motive.

24 Jul 2010 9:29am

1/250 second
ISO 200
18 mm