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Silly Tuesday endings.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 13 September 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Found this one after the Mouth of the Tyne parade had ended, funny how I remember all about it.........and I'm still here!

Well, now that it's all ended we can move on to something else tomorrow.

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sunstonemaria from California, United States

great photograph, the end is coming :)

13 Sep 2011 5:13am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très sympa et bien vu le traitement

Bonne journée

13 Sep 2011 5:42am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Nicely done

13 Sep 2011 5:47am

PATRICK from miramas, France


13 Sep 2011 6:11am

Kristiina from Tampere, Finland

A fav to me this shot!

13 Sep 2011 6:24am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Fabulous creation....A++

13 Sep 2011 6:26am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Really, really like this, the loneliness of the poster, the friends togetherness and the tone, great processing.

13 Sep 2011 6:34am

Zora Zoé Schmidt from Greifswald (Gryphonwood), Germany

A smashing and wonderful work, Curly - I love this one! A ++ - I agree with Phrasant :-) Would you like to tell about the processing? It is sooo marvellous ***** WOW!

13 Sep 2011 6:52am

@Zora Zoé Schmidt: I had in mind that I wanted to create a dark but fun mood with this to combine the "end of the world" feel with the happiness of the group of youngsters. So first I picked a red colour from the poster and created a new layer, this layer was filled with the fore ground colour (red) and the blend mode set to overlay. Then, working on the base layer I used dodge and burning brushed to increase the contrast darkening some of the pavement but lightening the area around the teenagers. Next I introduced a texture on a new layer and also set its blend mode to overlay before applying a little sharpening to this texture, then I adjusted the opacity of these two layers until I was happy with the effect. Next I switched off the visibility of the base layer and merged the top two layers into one, this layer than had a mask applied. Now I switched the visibility back on the base layer and using a soft edged black brush (opacity 50%) I painted through the poster on the top layer to remove the texturing and some of the red. Finally I made a large oval selection then inverted the selection, hit ctrl and j to set it on a new layer and I used levels to darken it down to create the vignette. That was about it, time to flatten down and save.

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

The processing is excellent but the photograph in the first place is first rate.

13 Sep 2011 6:58am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - fabulous image, Curly. Your processing is a work of art. This image would itself make a cool HP7 poster!

13 Sep 2011 7:04am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Glad we all got past July 15th:) Happy ST

13 Sep 2011 7:37am

Stefan from Niederndorf, Austria

the best processing is worth nothing without the right photo to start from and the creativity in mind of the photographer when shooting it.
perfect work Curly - absolutely perfect.
I take my hat off to you.

13 Sep 2011 7:44am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Could well be they used the same processing on the poster ! Great image full of threat and doom.

13 Sep 2011 8:03am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

well, Silly Tuesday - our proxyserver played a trick on us once again.
the above comment from Stefan was originally from me.

13 Sep 2011 8:03am

@Roman: How very odd (or silly).

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Awesome work, Curly....love your processing of this image and it only enhances what was a good image to start!:)

13 Sep 2011 8:50am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition and splendid tones ! Happy ST !

13 Sep 2011 9:11am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, New York, Canada

Really great photo, nice to see some special effects, and the ad in the bus stop
is superb. Feeling of a wonderful paper photo.

13 Sep 2011 9:30am

masoud from tehran, Iran

superb shot

13 Sep 2011 9:41am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Fantastic image, great work. 5 *. Good day.

13 Sep 2011 9:42am

Fernando Machado from Lisbon, Portugal

Beutiful photo and PP work. Love this atmosphere from Mars. :)

13 Sep 2011 9:54am

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
nice processing
their smiles are kinda incongruous

13 Sep 2011 10:03am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

absolutely gorgeous - I love the feel of this photo, very intense - fabulous work!!

13 Sep 2011 10:04am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Superb original shot and inspired PP to enhance it. You are very good at these

13 Sep 2011 10:12am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

All things silly must come to an end!

13 Sep 2011 10:27am

Florence from Paris, France

You've achieved a great work here on textures and effects. Striking !

13 Sep 2011 11:08am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

nice result with your extensive processing...

13 Sep 2011 11:54am

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Beautiful processing and composition, Curly. A favorite!

13 Sep 2011 11:54am

Landy from Miami, United States

buen procesado un color soberbio lograstes un buen trabajo de procesado saludos

13 Sep 2011 12:12pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Terrific composition & colour. I like the light shadow that seems to be cast by these young people & wonder how they relate to the message of "IT ALL ENDS" part 2. Guess they couldn't get the whole thing ended in 1 part?

13 Sep 2011 12:45pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful perspective on the end of the world Curly! Happy ST! ;-))

13 Sep 2011 12:51pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Cool shot, great atmosphere, nice processing and colors, very good.

13 Sep 2011 12:55pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very cool shot!

13 Sep 2011 1:50pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A most dramatic mood to this excellent street shot. Bravo, Curly.

13 Sep 2011 2:26pm

Zora Zoé Schmidt from Greifswald (Gryphonwood), Germany

Curly, thank you so so so soooo very much for the description of your great processing :-) :-) :-)
ミ★(^_^)v Thanks!!★彡

13 Sep 2011 2:42pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Una edición extremadamente atractiva. Cartel y realidad unidos en el espacio... Muy atractiva... y algo inquietante

13 Sep 2011 4:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely processing in this cool shot.

13 Sep 2011 4:13pm

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

Thanks for your kind comment. You have the answer in your mailbox...../Nilla
Nice to see some well-behaved young people on the picture! I think they should go home together, do not leave a girl all alone like that:)

13 Sep 2011 4:46pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Really eye-catching processing that you've created here.

13 Sep 2011 4:50pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like the processing, and the framing, here.

13 Sep 2011 5:10pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Félicitations pour ce post-traitement très élaboré, le résultat est splendide! 5*

13 Sep 2011 5:36pm

THeoF from Emden, Germany

dangerous atmosphere? - no, people are lighthearted :-) really great image, very well done

13 Sep 2011 5:44pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

you did really a lot to process this compo ... and ... YEAH GREAT!

13 Sep 2011 5:48pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A wonderful image, interesting composition, and then your processing...which mimics the effects in the poster. Great idea, beautifully executed. (Nice of you to describe your process in detail, though I don't know how you can remember all those steps you took.) Bravo.

13 Sep 2011 5:51pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great image, fantastic processing

13 Sep 2011 6:19pm

Christel from Kön, Germany

Good evening Curly,
I like the theme including the color scheme. A photo with a lively flair. Well done Curly. 5 stars *****
I admire your style in different photos. Have a nice time, all the best and health. Dear greetings from Christel

13 Sep 2011 6:22pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Very intensive processing of the street scene. I like it.

13 Sep 2011 6:50pm

The#1AcePhotog from Portland, OR, United States

Well done! Typically, I don't like pix of signs but you've added quite a bit to it so it really works very well.

13 Sep 2011 7:02pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

cracking series fella!

13 Sep 2011 7:05pm

Jackdaw from Darlington, United Kingdom

I love this ... I am suitably inspired to try the effects !!!

13 Sep 2011 7:22pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Fantastic mood and framing

13 Sep 2011 7:35pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Superb !

13 Sep 2011 8:45pm

Bart from Nijmegen, Netherlands

well you wished you could make my macro's...I really wish i could do this. amazing

13 Sep 2011 9:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


13 Sep 2011 9:40pm

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

I like this processing Curly....It reminds me of a book cover!

13 Sep 2011 10:02pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Happy ST! What a very interesting pp!

13 Sep 2011 10:50pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Excellent processing Curly, it has a dramatic appearance.

13 Sep 2011 11:18pm

Peter from Västerås, Sweden

Really nice picture! Wonderfully processed!

13 Sep 2011 11:49pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful processing. A wonderful end to a great series! Happy ST!

14 Sep 2011 12:30am

SILV3R WOLF from Iran

i like HP ! ;)
great processing...

14 Sep 2011 1:57am

DIXX from xiamen, China

Excellent composition & processing!!Cheers!!

14 Sep 2011 2:22am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Nicely done Curly. The processing works well.

14 Sep 2011 2:29am

Keith from Llangollen, United Kingdom

hi curly thanks for welcome and comment , love this shot , regards keith

14 Sep 2011 9:16am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

A beautiful mood !!

14 Sep 2011 11:18am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

It may be an end of parade image, but it evokes a story of a family having just seen the last HP film! Well done.

14 Sep 2011 11:56am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautifully done..Curly...all is perfect in this scene....

14 Sep 2011 4:36pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

A 4star-er, curly! ^)^

15 Sep 2011 9:42am

Reinald Van De Walle from Vigo, Spain

Me gustan muchas de tus fotografías pero esta me llamó especialmente la atención por los colores y la fuerza del anuncio de la izquierda. Ya leí la explicación de trabajaste la foto. Voy a tener que intentarlo algun dia. Gracias.

17 Sep 2011 8:18pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

lovely capture and rendering ... as if the charecters have just emerged from the nearby 'IT ALL ENDS '

18 Sep 2011 6:40am

1/60 second
ISO 1600
42 mm (35mm equiv.)