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British beachlife?

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 26 July 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Seaburn beach, Sunderland, is just outside of the southern boundary of South Shields, and this picture was taken on Saturday 24th July 2010. I have to say that it was the traditional flat caps which caught my eye, perhaps fashions are changing again.

So why were so many people on the beach?

Find out tomorrow.

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Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

It perfectly evokes something very British. Great shot

26 Jul 2010 5:06am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wow, with a crowd like this, i rather stay home n look at beach photos

26 Jul 2010 5:29am

rem_la from Villiers, France

whou, c'est noir de monde !

26 Jul 2010 5:38am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, this is so great. So busy, so colorful! Amazing how much denser and denser it gets toward the back.

26 Jul 2010 5:53am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Worf !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The 5'Oclock Ferry is late,no ???

26 Jul 2010 6:05am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

WOW...............can't wait !

26 Jul 2010 6:43am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Muy buena la foto y el proceso posterior...

26 Jul 2010 6:49am

Nathanael from Paris, France

Son of the beach...

26 Jul 2010 7:26am

Mici from Tg Mures, Romania

What's happenning, everybody has a sad face

26 Jul 2010 8:15am

Florence from Paris, France

Wow, definitely, utterly crowdy. A very "Martin Parr" photograph indeed. Attending a surf contest ? So many people... truly amazing.

26 Jul 2010 8:50am

@Florence: Martin Parr? I'll have to look him up Florence.

Philip from JoBurg, South Africa

Maybe they were told by the weather man that the Sun would come out today :)

26 Jul 2010 9:45am

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wow!! This is a little too crowded on the beach for me! I can't wait to see what is going on! Perfect capture! : )

26 Jul 2010 10:20am

Azadeh from Tehran, Japan

so many people! nice shot.

26 Jul 2010 11:12am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

I won't spoil the suspense but your image is a mirror of our beach for the same reason
and we had a mutual visitor:-)

26 Jul 2010 12:13pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I love those hats, and am happy to see them back in style. Too many people at this beach for me...I like room to spread out a towel, chair, and umbrella. Although, this scene is perfect for people watching. :)

26 Jul 2010 2:10pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh dear... I love the beach but such a crowd scares me off ! The details in this shot are really amazing, all these different expressions are so interesting ! Well done Curly :)

26 Jul 2010 2:33pm

@Tamara: You should have seen the promenade and the road, it was even more packed!

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Wow! Thats crowded!

26 Jul 2010 2:40pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Amazing scene...great colors!

26 Jul 2010 3:14pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Surely they are supposed to be worn by blokes with a whippet on a piece of string :)

26 Jul 2010 3:22pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Holy cow I dont even know if that many people live here lol

26 Jul 2010 3:41pm

Bear from Cambridge, United Kingdom

Excellent shot. As Richard says, there's something so very 'British' about it....

26 Jul 2010 3:50pm

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

This beach is just a tad too packed for my taste but it makes for a great shot..

26 Jul 2010 3:55pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Yeah, you'd struggle to get an extra deck chair in there.

Landy from Miami, United States

woo que manera de haver gente, jajaajaaj muy buena foto, grande he, saludos

26 Jul 2010 5:37pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

And almost no one has a bathing suit? :) Great shot!!

26 Jul 2010 5:42pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

you know Curley, I love the way you have taken your british society and made it into your own art form from your processing, its unique and come to be all yours,, you could have your own showing my friend.

26 Jul 2010 6:17pm

@Martin: I must admit, I enjoy producing these Martin.

♏arleen from Netherlands

An ordinary day on the beach in England...a little cloudy, but who cares..:-)
I guess they awaite the return of cpt. Cook?????
Great shot, so much to see, well done, Curly!

26 Jul 2010 6:24pm

@♏arleen: Ah, now he belonged a few more miles down the coast!

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Holly cow! I've never seen soooo many people at the beach!!!!

26 Jul 2010 6:44pm

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Forgot to say...EXCELLENT shot!

26 Jul 2010 6:44pm

k@ from Paris, France

Geez now this is a crowded beach ! Seems a seating ;) Surprising to say the least, Curly !

26 Jul 2010 6:46pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Interesting beach crowd. Very different from the Florida beach types we typically see around here.

26 Jul 2010 6:57pm

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26 Jul 2010 7:21pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impressive crowded beach…

26 Jul 2010 7:39pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

so British in many ways...but why the glum expressions?

26 Jul 2010 8:14pm

@Ted: I think it's a "girl thing" Ted.

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Nice beach sceen!

26 Jul 2010 8:27pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

ooh controversial!!

26 Jul 2010 9:01pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

wow so many people were on the beach. This is a fabulous shot

26 Jul 2010 9:37pm

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

Nice processing.......must have been something interesting going on there, to bring all these folks out !!!!

26 Jul 2010 10:43pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

You are so bad making us wait until tomorrow. That's a lot of folks! Love the shot and the treatment.

26 Jul 2010 11:31pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

So great! In such a crowd of people holding a camera need great courage,isn't it! Big vote!

26 Jul 2010 11:53pm

Zoltan from Toronto, Canada

wow, what detail. great

27 Jul 2010 1:09am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

un pos-procesado de mucha categoria, excelente!!

27 Jul 2010 2:03am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wow, that's a huge crowd ! Now, I am curious to find out what was happening :)
Great capture !

27 Jul 2010 3:13am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

excellent HDR

27 Jul 2010 3:31am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Quite a large amount of people you've captured here, and I love the detail of the front row of people and how the rows seem to be going on continuously in the background. Another thing that I noticed is that everyone seems to have the same type of lounge chair. Here in the States, it's quite varied as to the types of lounge chairs people own. The type shown here seem to have been popular in the 1970's here and were probably the most comfortable.

27 Jul 2010 3:41am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

This is great - could be alternately titled "The Sea of Humanity" - a really fun yet dramatic scene.

27 Jul 2010 4:32am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Life space is very restricted !!! Magnificent tcolours treatment for this beautiful holiday scene

27 Jul 2010 7:56am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

great one, Curly...but it doesn't make me wish it were summer here...crowded beaches are not my cup of tea!

27 Jul 2010 8:18am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Oh,no!!!! Really? ...and I thought beaches in Japan ARE crowded!

1 Aug 2010 6:54am

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

Was there that many people in the sea ? I guess not, water too cold ! lol

1 Aug 2010 1:46pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Awesome details and colors..that is a big crowd on that beach...

4 Aug 2010 5:21am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Great shot and treatment! A lot of things going on and I like that the woman in sunglasses have contact with the camera... It makes her pop out from the crowd.

4 Aug 2010 7:23am

1/250 second
ISO 200
30 mm (35mm equiv.)