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Breakfast on the run.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 12 January 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Taken under the Old Town Hall in South Shields Market Place.
He's here every market day (Monday, Friday, and Saturday) serving up heart attack breakfasts to the market traders and the public.

I was actually attracted by the light above the burger van, the light source was behind the Old Town Hall, and the suns rays were being reflected back on to its stonework by the windows of the buildings behind me.

Processed using Tonal Contrast in Nik Color Efex.

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

beautiful processed! great image!

12 Jan 2011 5:25am

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Nice processing as always. Love the name of the shop.

12 Jan 2011 5:35am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

12 Jan 2011 7:01am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Excellent photo and processing Curly

12 Jan 2011 7:42am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Firstly, great shot and PP. I really like it!
Now, onto big breakfasts. I used to have a client who would only meet with me in a cafe on the A1. We had to eat "Belly Busters"-and then we could do business.
Great food
He died of a heart attack......

12 Jan 2011 7:50am

@CElliottUK: I have to admit I've cut them out of my diet too since the first heart attack.

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

beautiful light and colours and great processing indeed

12 Jan 2011 8:24am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Well processed and interesting name for this place ^^

12 Jan 2011 8:33am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nicely done Curly!

12 Jan 2011 9:20am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Great shot and very good processing ... Greetings

12 Jan 2011 9:20am

philedmond from Angers, France

Nice processing

12 Jan 2011 9:32am

rem_la from Villiers, France

un bien joli traitement !

12 Jan 2011 10:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I can see the attraction of the light - great treatment you give it here. Excellent framing as well!

12 Jan 2011 10:52am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice lighting, beautifully done !

12 Jan 2011 11:09am

Franz from Baden, Austria

another of your superb HDR images and treatments! this one has everything going for it - light, frame, details, info, ... you name it! one thing puzzles me, and i beg for clarification - what exactly is a "stottie"?

12 Jan 2011 11:10am

@Franz: OK Franz, a "stottie cake" is part of our staple diet here in the north-east of England. We "Geordies" have been accustomed to stotties for centuries. It is a round white flat bread, about 250mm diameter and about 25mm depth. It is more than a medium weight bread with a good even consistency, perhaps a bit chewy and rubbery to some. It is very filling and is usually cut into two even sized circles (top and bottom half) to make enormous sandwiches, you can fill a "stotty" with almost anything you like! If you eat a full stotty sandwich, you probably won't want to eat again for the rest of the day.

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Spectacular light!

12 Jan 2011 11:18am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très sympa

Bonne journée

12 Jan 2011 1:02pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I can feel the arteries constricting already! Beautiful processing on this shot Curly! The colours really pop! ;-)

12 Jan 2011 1:50pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

simply superb!

12 Jan 2011 2:37pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful street capture

12 Jan 2011 2:59pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

This is one of the things I miss about the UK,a market "Burger van" When I´m back home in Wales a visit to "Carew Sunday market" is always on the cards.. A portion of Cockles on the way in and a Burger or sausage and bacon roll (all with onions please) on the way out.
You just can´t beat the Burgers these places serve up !! So very different from all the US style "Mc Wendyking" products.
This photo is a wonderful tribute to the British mobile food industry !!!

12 Jan 2011 3:03pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The sunlight does a great job of warming up this HDprocessed imaged. Great textures in the cobblestone and building's facade.

12 Jan 2011 3:04pm

Monterey John from Carmel, CA, United States

What great processing! You've got this down to a science, Curly.

12 Jan 2011 3:12pm

Behr@NG from Lahijan, Iran

great image

12 Jan 2011 4:13pm

Julie from Easton, United States

The building behind it is awesome! Really nice processing! Now my question is... what is a stottie??? lol

12 Jan 2011 4:28pm

@Julie: Julie, I'll have to point you to the reply I gave to Franz above.

MyTime Photography from Philadelphia, United States

Great eye for the details + Great processing = Fantastic pictures
Great Image Curly

12 Jan 2011 5:21pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

I'm getting hungry........... great shot Curly and i love the processing!

12 Jan 2011 5:43pm

JB from Lyon, France

A hard but pleasant HDR.
I like the result, even if it's surreal.

12 Jan 2011 6:06pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The vivid and deft application of HDR is well-suited to a nice bit of surrealist imagery, what with that burger van adopting a pseudo-portal posture in the frame, as though it is the unofficial entrance to that lovely building. Basically, the photo rocks!

12 Jan 2011 6:47pm

saleh from tehran, Iran

Excellent shot and perfect HDR processing Curly

12 Jan 2011 6:49pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Electric light!!!!

12 Jan 2011 7:01pm

tataray from france, France

Belle lumière et superbe traitement.))

12 Jan 2011 7:28pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

good processing, i like the result

12 Jan 2011 8:49pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

I love the processing - your trademark :) Superb detail and textures. You have captured the mood wonderfully.

12 Jan 2011 9:58pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot. Great detail.

12 Jan 2011 10:37pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Wonderful processing.5*.Super photo.

13 Jan 2011 12:26am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Wonderful composition and color, details! An interesting shot with spot on processing!!!

13 Jan 2011 1:15am

Charles from Somewhere in California, United States

Cool HDR, that's really well done.

13 Jan 2011 4:45am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Great work!

13 Jan 2011 9:09am

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

At first I thought it was one building! Now I see the breakfast stand in front...I'll take one of everything please!

13 Jan 2011 1:54pm

Cherished Keepsake Photography from Chapmanville, United States

excellent work

13 Jan 2011 10:10pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another Curly classic.

13 Jan 2011 11:32pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the texture in the bricks, both the road and the building.

14 Jan 2011 1:48am

Zora Zoé Schmidt - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

I can really smell the fish and chips on this wonderful HDR... Long time ago I had this... great processing, excellent done!

15 Jan 2011 4:58pm

Corisel from Sydney, Australia

This is excellent. You've inspired me to start experimenting.

16 Jan 2011 5:52am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

*lol* I hope the meal is better than their name suggests... :-)

17 Jan 2011 3:31pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Awesome processing again! Thanks for explaining about the stottie.....so instructive to view pics on Am3;-)))

17 Jan 2011 9:09pm

Maria Draper from California, United States

absolutely stunning!

22 Jan 2011 6:00pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Incredible details and such a unique stand..we have very few of those...most are closed in now..

23 Jan 2011 3:51pm

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