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"Friends, Sanddancers, countrymen"

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 9 July 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Another well dressed character photographed during last Saturday's Cookson Parade in South Shields. The bowler hatted gentlemen was representing The Friends of the North and South Marine Parks, a voluntary organisation that promotes the virtues and values of our seafront parks and encourages their use and conservation.

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PENTAX K100D 1/1000 second F/6.7 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Cartoonish approach...very lovely details and colors

9 Jul 2010 5:45am

Becky from los angeles, United States

This is too much fun. Perfect processing for this fellow and scene. Captured SO well Really great job. Love it.

9 Jul 2010 5:46am

PAPOU from paris, France

impressionnant !

9 Jul 2010 6:08am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Whaow !!!!!!!! J'ADORE !!!

9 Jul 2010 7:08am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Your processing suits this character. Well done.

9 Jul 2010 7:08am

Cruz from exurbia, United States

the processing is interesting...you are forcing me to think about different ways to process my pix...thanks for the ideas Curly!

9 Jul 2010 7:13am

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

An illustration for the next Harry Potter ?

9 Jul 2010 7:41am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic..

9 Jul 2010 8:06am

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

looks more like an illustration than a photograph. amazing illustration!

9 Jul 2010 8:54am

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

Another OTT shot from you Curly..Very surreal !!

9 Jul 2010 10:32am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

good for him, we need more ppl like him

9 Jul 2010 10:51am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I'm surprised at you Curly, leaving that hair on his lapel :0 Nice point of view though and the treatment suits the character.

9 Jul 2010 10:55am

@grouser: Hair? I thought it was a small rabbit! Yes it does mess him up a bit, although it retains his authenticity.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nice treatment on this shot Curly! Gives it a nice retro feel..... ;-)

9 Jul 2010 12:00pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Strange processing, but imagine - I love this ! Such a super portrait !

9 Jul 2010 12:44pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

A well polished gentleman. To me, I think the processing is perfect. It creates a feeling of an illustration from a story...perhaps the only place I can imagine a man/character such as this!

9 Jul 2010 1:41pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, USA from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Nice catch, and processing works beautifully !! have a great weekend !!!

9 Jul 2010 1:54pm

@Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, USA: Half tempted with the idea of the Durham Miners Gala, although I'm told that up to 100,000 might attend (that could put me off.) We also have a spectacular late night parade on Saturday along the sea front in South Shields, so it could be a busy weekend.

Marc from Granby, Québec, Canada

nicely done this look like a painting nice post process.....

9 Jul 2010 1:57pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

Good HDR work. This character is incredibly photogenic

9 Jul 2010 2:03pm

@Bonvilston: Nope, it ain't HDR unless it carries the HDR tag.

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, this is right out of a book. You could write a story based on this character and this photograph. Fabulous portrait.

9 Jul 2010 2:24pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I like the perspective-how you chose to place your subject and the other people in this image. I think this is one of your most interesting people shots. Of course the processing is outstanding, as usual!

9 Jul 2010 2:25pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Looks like a painting, pefect!!

9 Jul 2010 2:41pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

wow, this looks great, and reminds me a lot of Matisse´s man with a hat... ;) The compo is extracool with the women framing that gentleman!

9 Jul 2010 4:22pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

9 Jul 2010 5:28pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Very nice effect. Well done!

9 Jul 2010 5:39pm

Veronica from Bucharest, Romania

i like the effect, looks like a grandfather !!!

9 Jul 2010 5:54pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very cool, this reminds me of Magritte paintings. The clouds add a bit surreal ambience.

9 Jul 2010 6:29pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Fabulous, Curly - and I love how the two women - one contemporary - the other dressed in period - frame him.

9 Jul 2010 6:36pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

love this one

9 Jul 2010 7:19pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

He sure looks such an interesting character

9 Jul 2010 7:53pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice processing I love it

9 Jul 2010 8:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The English gentleman for sure. I also think that older lady in her regalia is interesting, too. A very cool shot.

9 Jul 2010 9:01pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Good process

9 Jul 2010 9:31pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

this is very very cool Curly, its like a painting or a drawing, I Love it!!! very cutting edge!

10 Jul 2010 1:25am

Martin from North Platte, United States

5 stars buddie :)

10 Jul 2010 1:25am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful processing and light. And very dramatic cloud formations. Something definitely has captured everyone's attention.

10 Jul 2010 1:56am

Brett from McAllen, United States

Lovely shot. I really like the way you processed this shot. It is a great character shot with wonderful atmosphere.

10 Jul 2010 1:57am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this cartoon processing…

10 Jul 2010 4:50am

imran from dhaka, Bangladesh

hi curly,u r right about ,boy plucking chicken,its too bright.ill take care of it,thanks for ur comments,by the way i am a fan of ur talented post processing,luv all ur work,keep it up,bye.

10 Jul 2010 10:57am

Ali from Tehran, Iran

hi dear...nice portrait...i think the old man thinking about the end of life...i like this shot.

12 Jul 2010 7:10pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

what can i say, it's all been said, wonderful image...

13 Jul 2010 3:03am

Jim Mahan-Soto from Glendale, CA, United States

Great use of extreme HDR! You have transformed a street photo into a work of art!

13 Jul 2010 5:02pm

CElliottUK from United Kingdom

The main man is great, but I also love the very bustly(If there is such a word) lady on the left, and the funky hairstyle of the lady on the right

14 Jul 2010 8:29am

Fotodog from United States

I love the composition. It looks like an illustration for a poster rather than a portrait.

This is one of those shots that will stand out in either capacity. would love to see this without the extensive processing as well.

19 Jul 2010 4:24pm

PENTAX K100D
1/1000 second
F/6.7
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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