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Toys for big boys.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 13 April 2011 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

All little lads love the big yellow destruction toys, we all needed a Tonka!

Still making use of archived images whilst I'm working on new material, this was taken as old industrial buildings were torn down along the riverside in South Shields. Sometime in the near future new housing and retail developments will spring up in their place.

Back to the fog tomorrow folks.

PENTAX K100D 1/750 second F/9.5 ISO 200 34 mm (35mm equiv.)

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marci from in, Morocco

cool processing - cartoonish almost

13 Apr 2011 5:41am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

Lucis processing in perfection!
Fantastic shot!

13 Apr 2011 6:02am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I never had a Tonka, maybe that's why I've turned out the way I am! Great shot and PP

13 Apr 2011 6:19am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Nicely processed Curly

13 Apr 2011 6:22am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

A huge Tonka, nice processing and framing

13 Apr 2011 6:24am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Nice, PP is awesome

13 Apr 2011 8:15am

Smitha from Paris, France

Awesome processing! We're back in the world of the Simpsons!

13 Apr 2011 9:07am

Florence from Paris, France

Brilliant title indeed and your process too, it delivers a cartoon mood to your shot ! Colors are stunning, as always.
Thanks for your com of the day dear !

13 Apr 2011 9:22am

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice processing. Excellent title. :)

13 Apr 2011 9:32am

Jessica from United States

the way you have processed the image the machine seems very toy like ;)

13 Apr 2011 9:50am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Eyeball popping colour Curly.

13 Apr 2011 9:52am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot and processing - some of those Tonka toys were nearly as big as this one!

13 Apr 2011 10:16am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Superb shot! Excellent processing and colours....

13 Apr 2011 10:22am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Processing which i like it. Nice frame and colours.

13 Apr 2011 10:33am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

excellent traitement ,j'adore le résultat!!

13 Apr 2011 10:40am

Thomas from Paris, France

wow nice processing. it looks so unreal. I wanna play with this toy too ;)

13 Apr 2011 10:40am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Great ... I like the image processing and how they have been the colors ...

13 Apr 2011 11:22am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great shot & processing. It seems these big toys are always hungry & need to be fed.

13 Apr 2011 1:55pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh Curly, all I can say is that I LOve this...this is really great. MArvelous and masterful job here, sir! :-)

13 Apr 2011 2:36pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Yes! a true Curly-HDR photo! nice! I like the title :-)

13 Apr 2011 2:37pm

@❀ Yvonne Simons ❀: HDR Yvonne? What HDR? Have a look at the tags to the right of the picture, this is an interesting plug in that I've had a couple of years worth of fun with.

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excellent color treatment. Really nice photography.

13 Apr 2011 2:40pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great with this processing, splendid composition. Good day.

13 Apr 2011 3:37pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

The processing makes an interesting image, riveting. As a builder myself, I must confess, my favorite part of a job is the demolition.

13 Apr 2011 3:53pm

Avishyaa from Manama, Bahrain

Great shot! Love the concept. x
Just one question. What effect have you added to this picture. Thank you!

13 Apr 2011 4:16pm

@Avishyaa: I've used the Lucis Art plug in for Photoshop, if you click on the tag to the right of the picture, or on the "archive" page you can view all of my Lucis Art shots.

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

tres belle photo, bravo

13 Apr 2011 4:24pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5***

13 Apr 2011 4:46pm

STEED from D, France

Exactly ...

13 Apr 2011 4:55pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is terrific processing ... one I HAVE to share w/my grandson! ;D

13 Apr 2011 5:02pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

perfect process for that kind of workers!

13 Apr 2011 5:23pm

Annette from Brielle, Netherlands

My kind of thing! Nice and the colours are spectacular!

13 Apr 2011 6:18pm

Phil Morris from Canada

The high HDR of your picture here has made this worker look like he is surrounded
by wires and glass in his perch being electrocuted beautifully in a maze of colors.
Beautiful work.

13 Apr 2011 6:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine big Tonka Toy! Super colors,

13 Apr 2011 6:51pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wouldn't we all love to be paid to do this !

13 Apr 2011 7:52pm

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

Nice shot ! and it s fun to stay a big boy during all the life :-)))

13 Apr 2011 8:45pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Ah yes, HDR processing the way I love it! Great colors that contrast nicely with each other.

14 Apr 2011 1:04am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The processing makes this feel like it's on the verge of becoming an animation. Very cool.

14 Apr 2011 3:11am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

makes me think of the start of Hitchhikers Guide where they are demolishing the planet (and a house)

14 Apr 2011 4:54pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

perfect for hdr

14 Apr 2011 8:17pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Whoa, what a colour flash! That's quite a statement! :-)
"Tonka" brings back great memories, I had one of their lorries, too!

14 Apr 2011 9:52pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Just the right processing for this Tonka Treasure.

14 Apr 2011 11:46pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

If I had HDR capability (sigh) I'd like to try it out on this one.

16 Apr 2011 12:53am

@Skyriani: Yes, I thought when I looked at it that it would look good tone mapped.

Ddo from Verdun, France

Love your treatment for this one !

16 Apr 2011 7:21am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Bring back memories....nice colors and detaisl

17 Apr 2011 5:36am

Naeem from Abbottabad, Pakistan

lovely work curly!!!

17 Apr 2011 3:59pm

PENTAX K100D
1/750 second
F/9.5
ISO 200
34 mm (35mm equiv.)

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south-shields
demolition
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