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The Whitby series #14

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 24 September 2010 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

aka - The fruit and veg van

Yep, 1940s fresh supplies at 1940s prices!

I liked the way that first the van was the genuine 1940s vintage, and secondly the baskets and containers were authentic, I loved the attention to detail.

This has been tone mapped in Photomatix to make a single image pseudo HDR.

PENTAX K100D 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 200 20 mm

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Marrant ce camion

Bonne journée

24 Sep 2010 5:24am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Fantastic vintage image... and vintage prices ;) Very good capture and great processing. Have a lovely day Curly :)

24 Sep 2010 9:56am

Gary from Doylestown, United States

Very nice tone. I like this one and man those are some big cabbage heads.

24 Sep 2010 10:07am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The shot really reminds me of our old currency £ S D. Somehow it seemed natural and easy to count in base 12 and base 20. I wonder how kids from the calculator generation would get on with it today? Lovely shot and processing!

24 Sep 2010 10:46am

@CElliottUK: They find it difficult to count in tens don't they?

Julie Dorbec from Hillerød, Denmark

Love this picture, the ambience is very special.

24 Sep 2010 10:56am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully recreated Curly! ;-)

24 Sep 2010 12:11pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

before i read your text i looked and looked at your photo and wondered why it looked like it did, Photomatix you say, will have to check it out. i really like that look, thanks...

24 Sep 2010 12:24pm

Fraucha from Bila Tserkov, Ukraine

Very unreal and yet ... home.

24 Sep 2010 12:52pm

Su from Singapore, Singapore

nice shot and great processing!

24 Sep 2010 1:21pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful find....

24 Sep 2010 1:27pm

David from Detroit, United States

This is definitely a scene from the past. Great attention to detail. The HDR treatment works well here, and actually adds to the nostalgic feeling.

24 Sep 2010 1:58pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Today we both have gone to the market. Very interesting pic.

24 Sep 2010 2:27pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

I am not quite sure what it is about this image, but WOW !

24 Sep 2010 2:48pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot!
Love the pov...

24 Sep 2010 2:51pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

what a dramatic scene! so lovely, very well seen:)))
happy weekend!

24 Sep 2010 3:17pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

I love this picture and I put 5 stars * and wish you a good evening

24 Sep 2010 3:35pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

my favorite place! nicely composed. i'll be visiting my veggie stand this afternoon!!

24 Sep 2010 3:44pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Excellent colors!

24 Sep 2010 4:09pm

Gerda from Zwolle, Netherlands

What a lovely photo is this.

I got there at laughed.

What have we the than luxury.

Fine weekend

24 Sep 2010 4:48pm

Julie from Easton, United States

I really like this shot! Nice processing, the flags caught my eye!

24 Sep 2010 4:56pm

Mici from Mississauga, Canada

That is one cool van, i love the display of veggies and all the rest as well, a great colourfull image

24 Sep 2010 5:19pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Magnificent - and perfectly produced (pun, intended). Sorry. This IS really fine work, Curly. I love the scale and weights. Splendid detail.

24 Sep 2010 6:18pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Magnificent - and perfectly produced (pun, intended). Sorry. This IS really fine work, Curly. I love the scale and weights. Splendid detail.

24 Sep 2010 6:18pm

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

Beautiful composition whit great details !!

24 Sep 2010 6:34pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nicely finished Curly!

24 Sep 2010 7:52pm


Great color and good perspective with 20 mm. lens. I like this pic.

24 Sep 2010 8:32pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I have to hand it to you on this one. The processing is delicious. Very nice work.

24 Sep 2010 10:28pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like the authentic scales. Thank you for sharing.

24 Sep 2010 10:48pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great colors Curly

24 Sep 2010 10:49pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great composition with beautiful colors and textures. Those cabbages are eye-catching with their veining.

25 Sep 2010 2:58am

Becky from los angeles, United States

wow - great shot and treatment!

25 Sep 2010 3:28am

Andrea from Regina, Canada

I really like this. Great toning and detail.

25 Sep 2010 4:53pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Just Brilliant !

27 Sep 2010 6:04pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Great shot of a once upon a time veggie and fruit vendor truck...beautiful work..great details..

5 Oct 2010 2:16pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

I love your well controlled tonemapping. Excellent!

6 Oct 2010 9:06am

1/60 second
ISO 200
20 mm