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Downhill racers

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 5 December 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Get your sledges out the snow is here!

Of course any South Shields retailer who had a few sledges in the back shop quickly brought them to the front! This was the scene last Sunday at Gypsies Green on The Leas as South Shields kids (young and old) rediscovered the fun of winter time!

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Spright from Small Town, South Africa

Looks like great fun! Wonderful depth in the composition.

5 Dec 2010 6:42am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic image, I like the depth and light, very good.

5 Dec 2010 7:12am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Wonderful panorama of fun and activity, amazing sky

5 Dec 2010 7:16am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Great shot of this winterful Curly!

5 Dec 2010 7:59am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautifully done Curly, particularly love the sky

5 Dec 2010 8:32am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

thanks for your visit curly
excellent blog full of beautiful creative photo's and fine processing.
If you don't mind my opinion, keep on, but avoid to use this digital sharpening , totaly unneeded in the great majority of your shots.
I'm convinced the visual impact will be stronger and more appealing without.
Not ment as critic, just sharing my honest opinion because I think youe excellent captures deserve it.

5 Dec 2010 8:39am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Oh Curly, this is one of your best! Bloody brillo shot!

5 Dec 2010 9:18am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Fantastic image and composition. Brillant !

5 Dec 2010 9:55am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Fantastique ce point de vu !! la perspective est soutenu et bien marquée par la forme des nuages et les les nombreux touristes, bien vu et bravo !!
Bon dimanche

5 Dec 2010 9:55am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

5 Dec 2010 10:02am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

C'est sympa la neige

Bonne journée

5 Dec 2010 10:14am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Such a strong 3D feeling here. The light is spectacular. It looks like a lot of fun!

5 Dec 2010 11:31am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What wonderful scene through your lens!!! Such dramatic sky, beautiful placement, fabulous play of light and shadows... amazing mood... almost surreal!:-) Marvelous work Curly!

5 Dec 2010 12:41pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

the joys of winter, beautifully observed and captured! what a nice hill for sledging, even though the run is not very long! and those clouds ... out of this world!

5 Dec 2010 1:14pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

you've captured a great looking sporting event Curly and the PP is stunning!
(been a great series)

5 Dec 2010 1:15pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful landcape

5 Dec 2010 1:45pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The composition could not be better. You had a great sky for this one and handled the contrast range superbly, as usual. Another hand-held HDR shot?

5 Dec 2010 2:13pm

@Julie Brown: Sorry Julie, this is not HDR, just the one shot treated with the Lucis Arts plug-in.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! What a fantastic scene! I love the sky and how the photo/scene seems to go in forever! Bravo! Bravo!

5 Dec 2010 2:18pm

Julie from Easton, United States

That sky is just amazing!!!! What a nice capture you have here!

5 Dec 2010 2:20pm

Helena from San Sebastian, Spain

Beautiful scene showing a wide dynamic range and a perfect framing work... Wonderful!!

5 Dec 2010 2:38pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely shot. The explosion of cloud the finishing touch

5 Dec 2010 2:46pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

Great shot- this one more than any other really captures what winter is all about.

5 Dec 2010 2:46pm

So from Avignon, France

Superbe cette impression d'infini entre la neige et les nuages ! magnifique photo =)

5 Dec 2010 3:33pm

Bear from Cambridge, United Kingdom

Incredible sky. (And lovely subject too!) I think Cambs is the only bit of the UK without snow...

5 Dec 2010 3:37pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

good depth by including the two characters in foreground

5 Dec 2010 3:46pm

marc from Granby, Canada

very nice Curly love the clouds,nice perspective in this shot.....

5 Dec 2010 3:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful family scene Curly! The ominous clouds in the background do nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the participants! Well done! ;-)

5 Dec 2010 3:52pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

One of my all time favorites from your prolific portfolio, Curly. This is splendid. From that magnificent sky in the back - to the iconic child being guided towards launch at the fore' - this image just holds the eye.

5 Dec 2010 4:21pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Lovely family shot.Nice composition. Interesting light and shadows.

5 Dec 2010 5:32pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful effect here. The scene has such depth and presence. It seems to be of mythic proportions.
The large low sky and that sidelight are very remarkable. Over all, a rather stunning image !! BRAVO.

5 Dec 2010 6:25pm

Mici from Toronto, Canada

This is fun, great shot

5 Dec 2010 6:36pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Wow! Your processing really makes the colors "pop". Beautiful image.

5 Dec 2010 6:41pm

PANAMEPHOTOS from Champigny Sur Marne, France

Alors chez vous aussi il y a de la neige ,au moins votre photo respire la joie de vivre et le ciel est très beau

5 Dec 2010 7:35pm

Pascale from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

superb photo with a nice sensation of space,and with a wonderful sky!Colors and light are splendid!

5 Dec 2010 7:41pm

Florence from Paris, France

An impressive cold... wave... Amazing HDR PP as always.

5 Dec 2010 7:44pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

Hey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice playground ...

5 Dec 2010 8:11pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I heard about your weather. Looks pretty wild. Stay warm.

5 Dec 2010 8:17pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid scene, the depth of the image is great and the dance of clouds in the sky is fantastic. Magnificent shot. Good day.

5 Dec 2010 8:43pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Wow, surprisingly view! Very exciting time to go out for somehting! Europe's winter is amazing!

5 Dec 2010 8:43pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice composition. My eye is looking everywhere in this shot

5 Dec 2010 9:37pm

Enzo Giorgio Ros from Lausanne, Switzerland

Une très belle image: angle de prise de vue, lumière, de magnifiques nuages... j'aime beaucoup

5 Dec 2010 11:05pm

hesam from mashhad, Iran

i love this pic....
very nice

6 Dec 2010 10:30am

Pedro Callealta from Cádiz, Spain

Very correct exposure. And a good frame.

6 Dec 2010 10:34am

pixator from kerman, Iran

OH my god !!
Great !!

6 Dec 2010 12:45pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Snowy ground with snowy skies! Now where did I put my sled? :)

6 Dec 2010 3:56pm

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Spectacular! Viva the snow!

7 Dec 2010 7:42am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Fun fun !! Nice place to play sledges, I envy you.

7 Dec 2010 12:24pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing wide angel shot...Enjoyable moment.

7 Dec 2010 12:58pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

I remember very good moments looking at it, when I was young, and then with my daughters. What a life here ! And what amazing sky and light !

7 Dec 2010 3:05pm

Reed from St. Louis, Missouri, United States

That plug-in added some to this image, but I really like the composition and that great big wild cloud in the background. Very very nice.



7 Dec 2010 3:29pm

Dave Hill from Nether Langwith, United Kingdom

Nice shot. Good use with the rule of thirds in the foreground and the cloud detail is superb.

7 Dec 2010 7:18pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Whoa! What a fantastic sky you captured here and all the activity going on in the field!

8 Dec 2010 10:14am

MNC from Montpellier, France

Excellent! Great sky! Snow, light, composition, just perfect!

8 Dec 2010 8:38pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Just wonderful!

8 Dec 2010 8:41pm

Estelle from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nice portrait of winter life and lovely sky

11 Dec 2010 10:01am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Absolutely fantastic comp and winter scene...great cloudscape..nice to see all those folks...superb Curly...bravo

14 Dec 2010 7:08pm

1/90 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)