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Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 24 March 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Members of the Durham branch of the Badlanders Motor Cycle Club spotted outside of The Westoe pub in South Shields.
They might look scary but they are all pretty much good guys.

PENTAX K100D 1/180 second F/5.6 ISO 200 67 mm (35mm equiv.)

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CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I think I've fought against this guy in "Call of Duty-Black Ops". Oh, sorry, it's a computer game, yeah, I know, I need to get out a bit more

24 Mar 2011 6:38am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Wow, brilliant composition, I love this

24 Mar 2011 7:19am

Fraucha from БІЛА ЦЕРКВА, Ukraine

Judge Dredd would be proud!

24 Mar 2011 7:37am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

yes ,excellente photo ,vive les motards!!

24 Mar 2011 8:03am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

24 Mar 2011 8:36am

rainboy from Nainital, India

Very nice shot ... love the shot! :D

24 Mar 2011 8:47am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

stunning shot and excellent processing

24 Mar 2011 8:48am

Florence from Paris, France

Wow, heavy metal and leather ! A nice process, a bit like a cartoon effect. Ready fr a ride ? ;)

24 Mar 2011 9:21am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Looks like Hollywood move shot...Great.

24 Mar 2011 9:34am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!!! Road,Leather and rock and Roll !!!!!

24 Mar 2011 9:45am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A marvellous portrait Curly. One of your best

24 Mar 2011 9:54am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Somalia

I love the buildup of bikers ... the spectacle of the bikes, the smell, color and warmth of these characters for the story. The mask is a wonder. Would have to compliment the wearer and which has been designed. A hug, Adela

24 Mar 2011 9:55am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fantastic did you throw in some HDR...phenomenal finish. a bit scary too but not as much as my snow ;)

24 Mar 2011 11:09am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nice street portrait Curly! ;-)

24 Mar 2011 11:29am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Yeah! Biker types like to put on a bit of a show trying to look bad, tuff, macho, or in this case dead! Great shot Curly.

24 Mar 2011 11:39am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I would be scared to see them at night ;) Great capture. Have a nice day Curly :)

24 Mar 2011 11:49am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great portrait!

24 Mar 2011 11:57am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

every kind of crazy people there are ..

24 Mar 2011 12:32pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Scary - Mad Max territory! I'll take your word for it that they're the good guys. Love the depth of field you get here.

24 Mar 2011 12:48pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Cool mask (or whatever it is)!

24 Mar 2011 1:29pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

yikes--nice guys or not, they are sending a chill down my spine!

24 Mar 2011 1:47pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow! great skeleton!
good luck!

24 Mar 2011 2:45pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

It rocks. Love that super crisp front against washed away backdrop. Time to crank some old Judas Priest! ;)

24 Mar 2011 3:40pm

Julie from Easton, United States

A great shot and find! Bikers are one of the greatest groups around! Big hearts under fooling clothing or on badass machines!

24 Mar 2011 3:40pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

fantastic compo , great B/W , very nice process , super mask !!!!

24 Mar 2011 4:02pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very nice :)

24 Mar 2011 4:41pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Superb metallic reflexions. I love this image!

24 Mar 2011 6:08pm

marc from Granby, Canada

yes very cool shot Curly nice D ...

24 Mar 2011 6:42pm

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

oh that's funny and scary ! great guys !!! Ii love brightness of leathers, good blur on the back !

24 Mar 2011 6:51pm

Williams from Nova Scotia, Canada

Great shot but what makes "nice guys" want to look so mean?

24 Mar 2011 7:16pm

Bernardo from Spain

Un buena toma con un edición genial.


24 Mar 2011 7:17pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Sons of Anarchy comes to South Shields!
Brilliant capture Curly!

24 Mar 2011 8:15pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Superb spot.
Thanks for the link to richard, really nice of you to promote and encourage others.

24 Mar 2011 8:20pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

I love the subject. Excellent frame and processing.

24 Mar 2011 8:32pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Wild and crazy shot. Love it.

24 Mar 2011 8:47pm

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Quite scary, great capture!

24 Mar 2011 8:57pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Awesome capture!

24 Mar 2011 10:03pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia


25 Mar 2011 12:20am

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Great capture !!

25 Mar 2011 1:24am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fantastic shot! The tones are just gorgeous. Bikers are some of the nicest people I've met.

25 Mar 2011 2:51am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


25 Mar 2011 2:57am

k@ from Paris, France

Oooh my, this is very impressive - super full frame !

25 Mar 2011 8:42am

Franz from Baden, Austria

could be my mates and me on our bikes! ;-)) no, really, we do wear leather, but not those infantile "skull" things of badges! cool capture, and i'm sure they didn't mind ...

25 Mar 2011 4:21pm

max from Verneuil sur Seine, France

Hi Curly,
Congratulations for the spotlight.
This picture is not my preferate but in regards of all your work on aminus, I'm happy for you.

26 Mar 2011 8:29am

@max: Thanks Max, I must admit that I'm pretty surprised that this was deemed good enough to be considered a "Spotlight" image.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Congratulations on this well deserved spotlight Curly ! Well done. Have a nice weekend :)

26 Mar 2011 9:23am

@Tamara: Thank you Tamara

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great job...Congratulations for the spotlight !!

26 Mar 2011 9:53am

@PRASHANT: Thank you Prashant

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats for the "Spotlight". Great shot. Good day.

26 Mar 2011 10:42am

@Tede: Thanks Tede

Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

Right! I shot a photo of one of these guys in London and couldn't find out what they were.

26 Mar 2011 10:54am

@Hoshisato: Yours looks quite comical in that helmet :-)

Florence from Paris, France

Well done for the Spolight ! :-)

26 Mar 2011 11:12am

@Florence: Thank you Florence

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impressive meeting

26 Mar 2011 11:13am

@Calusarus: Thank you Fred.

Franz from Baden, Austria

congrats on the spotlight, curly! ;-))

26 Mar 2011 1:25pm

@Franz: Thank you Franz.

Chris from Haute-Loire, France

Hououou, I'm scared ! Awesome picture.... Congrats for the "Spotlight" !

26 Mar 2011 1:26pm

@Chris: Thanks very much Chris.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

What an awesome shot...impressive suit up...great effect here...very nice...

26 Mar 2011 2:37pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you Marcel.

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Cool! Congratulations!

26 Mar 2011 3:20pm

@flyingwind风飞扬: Thank you.

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Congrats on this cool image for Spotlight!!!!!! Love it!

26 Mar 2011 4:02pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thanks very much Pam.

cristoF from montbéliard, France

bravo pour le spotlight!

26 Mar 2011 4:21pm

@cristoF: Merci cristoF

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Ahh Curly you never fail to surprise us with your brilliant captures. this one is one of your best! Simple wonderful subject and mood. Like what we see in the movies. Congrats on the spotlight. Have a great weekend. Cheers!

26 Mar 2011 4:35pm

@Nitin: Thank you very much

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Hi Curly !! Congrats for this spotlight, a superb one indeed !!! I'm happy for you ! Really and awesome capture, so insolite ! Very well seen, composed, captured and processed ! 5 * + 5* ! lol

26 Mar 2011 6:54pm

@Marie-Jezaria: Thank you very much for your recent visits and comments.

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

I did not comment on this originally because I found it too scary. It appears I
was very wrong ! Congratulations on your well deserved spotlight award.

26 Mar 2011 8:26pm

@Phil David Morris: Don't worry, I'm sure his bark is worse than his bite.

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

congratulation for this really good shot and for the spotlight curly !!!!
i m happy for you, and it s a pleasure to receive a good feedback like that
have a nice evening ☺

26 Mar 2011 9:43pm

@☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼: Thank you Eric

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

I'm sure I've seen him somewhere before... but then again, working near Camden Town I've become quite accustom to the walking dead :-)
Well seen and captured, and congrats on the Spotlight!

27 Mar 2011 12:00am

@Ian Smith: Thank you very much Ian.

Ryan from Tucson, United States

Nice job, Curly! Always a pleasure to see your work as well as read your nice comments.

27 Mar 2011 7:36am

@Ryan: Thank you for your visit and comment Ryan.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Curly, I missed your accolade! Congrats on your Spotlight

27 Mar 2011 8:39am

@CElliottUK: Thanks Chris.

guillaume from Paris, France

Impressive motorider !

27 Mar 2011 9:05am

@guillaume: Thank you Guillaume

Irene from L C, France

Very impressive ! Congratulations for your work !

27 Mar 2011 9:51am

@Irene: Thank you Irene.

GIPSY ELENA from Basauri, Spain

..love the treatment!the close-up too though.. ;-)

27 Mar 2011 11:37am

@GIPSY ELENA: Thank you very much.

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb portrait of tis "bad boy" !

27 Mar 2011 1:00pm

@Mhelene: Thank you

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wow, just regognized it.
congrats on the spotlight Curly!

27 Mar 2011 4:31pm

@Roman: Thanks Roman

Kate from Kyoto, Japan

Congrats for the spotlight, it's certainly a very striking image!

28 Mar 2011 1:22am

@Kate: Thank you Kate

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Congratulations on the Spotlight! Very well deserved - this is one terrific image.

28 Mar 2011 5:14am

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks Anina

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Very powerful shot!!! Congrats on the Spotlight:-)

28 Mar 2011 2:11pm

@Marleen: Thank you very much Marleen.

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

awesome spotlight! love the processing here!

28 Mar 2011 5:59pm

@Betsy Barron: Thank you Betsy.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Well done Curly !

28 Mar 2011 7:35pm

@Nigel: Thanks Nigel.

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

A signature image, Curly. Congratulations!

29 Mar 2011 6:39am

@Skyriani: Thank you very much.

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

hey Curly congrats on Spotlight...........!

29 Mar 2011 10:48pm

@Suzanne: Thank you Suzanne

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

A perfect treatment for hyper-realistic painting !
Congratulations for this spotlight !

30 Mar 2011 9:33am

@Christian Richer: Thank you for the compliment Christian

Paul from Cumbria, United Kingdom

Nice shot and interesting processing. I bet it's some old duffer under there!

30 Mar 2011 11:03am

@Paul: I'm sure they were ex-army Paul, they were there for the Remembrance Day parade. Thanks for your comment.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Actually, this guy looks very tidy with that shiny bike and immaculate set of leathers. Congratulations on the Spotlight!

30 Mar 2011 2:38pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks very much Steve.

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Love this guy! Great photo!
Congrats on the spotlight! Well done!

31 Mar 2011 12:20am

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don.

alex centrella from California, United States

great catch again..u are the mater when it comes to HJDR ..

31 Mar 2011 12:26am

@alex centrella: Thanks Alex, unfortunately there is no HDR processing with this one.

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic capture! congrats!!

31 Mar 2011 6:02pm

@Tomix: Thanks Tomix (and you know how it was done.)

Gerard from Dieren, Netherlands

More than fantastic and congratulations for the spotlight.

31 Mar 2011 7:47pm

@Gerard: Thanks for your visit and kind comment.

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

oh my, cool shot!!

2 Apr 2011 5:03pm

@Mj007: Glad you like it, thanks for the visit and comment.

Bruce from Lima, Peru

I like it!!

2 Apr 2011 11:56pm

@Bruce: Thanks very much for your comment and follow Bruce.

Fernand from Clabecq, Belgium

Nice shot

4 Apr 2011 9:01am

@Fernand: Thank you very much Fernand

Christoph from Dortmund, Germany

absolutely surreal. I really like it!

4 Apr 2011 7:07pm

@Christoph: Thanks very much for your comment Christoph

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

splendid shot....wonderful portrait with good sharpness & subject composure.......Congratz on the Spotlight

15 Apr 2011 3:44pm

Xavi Dom Buendia from Lewes, United Kingdom

Fantastic sharp shot, amazing detail and composition

8 May 2011 11:19pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

He's a scary dude...LOL...yes, I agree with you...my 'Charlie' and this guy have a lot in common! (Those bright shiny machines....dazzling!) Good pic, curly. ;OD

28 Feb 2012 11:09pm

1/180 second
ISO 200
67 mm (35mm equiv.)