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Silly Tuesday scrappers

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 31 August 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Gladiatorial battle at the Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields.

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Chris Anderson from New york, United States

Really interesting photo, Love the lighting.

31 Aug 2010 5:07am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5******

31 Aug 2010 5:49am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très sympa avec ce traitement
Bonne journée

31 Aug 2010 6:15am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I am Sparticus! Great shot and post!

31 Aug 2010 6:53am

STEED from Somewhere, France

An other Ridley Scott's Production ???

31 Aug 2010 7:10am

trilliana from Munich, Germany

excellent composition and dof. i don't know why you decided to process it like that (besides i know you are a very creative man full of phantasy and willing to experiment), but you changes the rusty steel helmet into a golden one. i love that. and believe me (because the medieval age literatur is my professon) tristan, parzival, erec and iwein would love that, too :-)

31 Aug 2010 7:56am

@trilliana: Perhaps I dreamt that I was Ridley Scott for a day :-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb work.. Excellent processing.

31 Aug 2010 9:11am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

I dont find it silly at all....its just an amazing composition!

31 Aug 2010 10:05am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Such a fantástic shot! A great composition and beautiful processed!

31 Aug 2010 10:41am

max from Verneuil sur Seine, France

Love it. Just an amazing picture from another time, great.

31 Aug 2010 10:42am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice bit of time travel

31 Aug 2010 10:51am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Brilliant idea ! It's just as if we've jumped back in time. The treatment also adds a lot to the atmosphere. Great work Curly, have a nice day :)

31 Aug 2010 11:14am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great...Beautiful work , look's like painting.

31 Aug 2010 12:05pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully composed shot Curly! It's like a take from an old movie... Well done! ;-)

31 Aug 2010 12:19pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Haha ! This is perfect for Tuesday ! I like both the composition and the colors.

31 Aug 2010 12:49pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

THis looks like it is right out of a gladiator movie....I could never quite understand the need for reenactments...here they have civil war reenactments ...interesting...love your use of colors and light

31 Aug 2010 2:25pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars. The mood (and the processing) are fantastic

31 Aug 2010 4:13pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

amazing work Curly! Congrats on the light and the exciting angle!!!

31 Aug 2010 5:10pm

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

You are amazing with your various photos! I did´nt know that I would end up in the middle of a fight when I surfed into your website !!!:) This photo have you worked a lot with and it have been absolutely wonderful!

31 Aug 2010 5:18pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beautiful compo, nice work !! Good job !!!

31 Aug 2010 5:18pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States


31 Aug 2010 5:23pm

Mici from Tg Mures, Romania

Wow, this looks like a really old picture, great

31 Aug 2010 5:54pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Agreed. Great composition!

31 Aug 2010 6:03pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great photo! That looks like something out of a movie!

31 Aug 2010 6:35pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Love everything about this image from the placement of the helmet and men to the colours! Just wonderful!

31 Aug 2010 6:49pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Fabulous !

31 Aug 2010 6:59pm

Richard from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Nice angle and some great processing!! Well Done!!

31 Aug 2010 7:04pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very nice Curly

31 Aug 2010 8:29pm

Laurent from Lyon, France

very clever idea of point of view!!!

31 Aug 2010 8:32pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Is that Russell Crow I glimpse there?

31 Aug 2010 9:01pm

Steve from Sonoma, United States

Very clever. Looks like a poster for Sunday's Games.

31 Aug 2010 10:19pm

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

you are too funny!!! :) Happy ST to you too.

31 Aug 2010 11:04pm

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

Simply too funny for words!!! What a great image!!! You rock !!!!

31 Aug 2010 11:07pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great photo with interesting filter used here. I love the reflections seen in the helmet. LOL to the "disclaimer" in your narrative!

31 Aug 2010 11:50pm

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States


1 Sep 2010 2:13am

Punit from Wanderer, India

Nice composition and interesting treatment on the over-all lighting..

1 Sep 2010 10:45am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Nicely done! Love the processing!

1 Sep 2010 1:58pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

the processing is really excellent ... between photography and drawing. Love it

1 Sep 2010 4:39pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Hahaha! REMARKABLE! Excellent choice with the helmet in the foreground, it plays the angle well!

2 Sep 2010 6:58am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

excellent composition and POV! Very well done

2 Sep 2010 3:37pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Very nice composition, really well done. I like it a lot

5 Sep 2010 5:09pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Wow! Now that looks so cool!

6 Sep 2010 3:43am

dec casas from Las Pinas, Philippines

great composition!

10 Dec 2010 5:38pm

1/1500 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)