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Hell was full

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 17 September 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Great character, he was helping to raise funds for the "Help the Heroes" armed services charity, and also helping to look after lost children. Apparently almost 1/2 million people crowded on to the beach over the weekend.

Event: Sunderland International Air Show
Where: Seaburn Beach
When: 31st. July 2011

PENTAX K100D 1/350 second F/5.6 ISO 200 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is one hairy portrait. What fabulous texture and detail. Interesting to see it in black and white where you can really concentrate on all that wonderful texture without the distraction of color !

17 Sep 2011 7:05am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Terrific shot - the way you capture his defiant pose is excellent. Love the hellish patch on his jacket!

17 Sep 2011 8:07am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Hell was full : a nice sentence, and a beautiful portrait

17 Sep 2011 9:00am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Excellent portrait!

17 Sep 2011 9:04am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

You can't judge a book by it's cover that's for sure

17 Sep 2011 9:12am

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

That's one gnarly dude

17 Sep 2011 9:22am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

Love, love, love this character

17 Sep 2011 9:55am

Amerlina from Tehran, Iran

great portrait, curly. i truly love this image!

17 Sep 2011 10:19am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

fabulous portrait - although, I must say, if I ran into him on the street, I would be a little nervous - he looks like he could crush someone with that intense stare... well done!

17 Sep 2011 10:21am

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Impresive portrait.

17 Sep 2011 10:22am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe portrait

Bonne journée

17 Sep 2011 10:27am

Joelaindien from France

great picture !

17 Sep 2011 10:29am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

...so he decided to come back ;) incredible portrait and monochrome .

17 Sep 2011 10:54am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

The style is something that we can't explain !

17 Sep 2011 11:02am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

He looks really great ! Excellent portrait.

17 Sep 2011 11:07am

mohammad from kermanshah, Iran

Extraordinarily beautiful, with good editing on record was very interesting

17 Sep 2011 11:38am

Florence from Paris, France

Very powerful and almost grainy in the rendering... suits well this man.

17 Sep 2011 11:46am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Don't judge a book by its cover

17 Sep 2011 12:30pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love the feel of the shot Curly! However, I am not sure that people will be lining up to have him take care of their kids..... Well seen and captured! ;-))

17 Sep 2011 12:35pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

really great job, gorgeous, absolutly gorgeous

17 Sep 2011 12:58pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Impressive portrait!

17 Sep 2011 1:01pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

a character larger than life, effective processing...

17 Sep 2011 1:11pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

I don't dare say anything in case he comes lookin' for me...as I said, you DO find them! ^)^

17 Sep 2011 2:01pm

marc from Granby, Canada

Nice portrait Curly I like this pp that you but on your shot very cool...

17 Sep 2011 2:25pm

Landy from Miami, United States

buen retrato un procesado a gusto un buen trabajo en esta iamgen un saludo

17 Sep 2011 2:31pm

TheoJ from Emden, Germany

a really great portrait of a strong man, exquisite b&w work

17 Sep 2011 2:34pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A portrait with a lot of character ... awesome editing! A hug, Adela

17 Sep 2011 3:02pm

franz from Baden, Austria

ahhh, we mustn't judge from appearances ... ;-)) he's probably the gentlest of the gentle and only acting the tough guy ...
outstanding portrait and processing, once again!

17 Sep 2011 3:16pm

alex centrella from California, United States

wow..this is a cool shot...processing says it all ..

17 Sep 2011 3:18pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

perfect treatment

17 Sep 2011 3:29pm

Behr@NG from Lahijan, Iran

yes! great shot.

17 Sep 2011 4:27pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

yes, my master of Lucis - this is absolutely great processing.
but no processing works without the perfect shot - such as yours here.

17 Sep 2011 5:22pm

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

Hmmm, I guess he could scare any perpetrator into giving up a child ... glad to have him on the side of good!

17 Sep 2011 6:33pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

My kinda guy

17 Sep 2011 6:34pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


17 Sep 2011 6:55pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great catch Graham.....and love the processing !

17 Sep 2011 7:18pm

Uistnomad from North Uist, United Kingdom

Nice portrait - looks can be deceiving

17 Sep 2011 8:15pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Bad Ass. Big Heart.
Quality Curly, quality.

17 Sep 2011 8:18pm

Jean-Louis from France

Un excellent portrait et un superbe traitement !!!!!!!
J'aime bcp !!
Bon WE

17 Sep 2011 9:10pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Just superb. Excellent .5*.

17 Sep 2011 11:44pm

Peter from Västerås, Sweden

Really nice colors. Almost silver-style or something. Suitable for that kind of portrait.

17 Sep 2011 11:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! Great portrait. Wonderful processing. I like the emblems on his jacket.

18 Sep 2011 12:03am

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

I like the detail on his skin face ...makes the image stand out and demand viewing ....

18 Sep 2011 6:35am

Judith from Linz, Austria

Fascinating portrait!

18 Sep 2011 10:30am

k@ from Paris, France

Ooh geez, such a strong sharpening glorifies hairs ;))

18 Sep 2011 11:40am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Superb processing for this strong character.

18 Sep 2011 6:34pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Wow. Great portrait and title.

18 Sep 2011 7:23pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Interesting personality... nicely spotted.

19 Sep 2011 6:03am

BBM from United Kingdom

Life is hard! :)

19 Sep 2011 8:33am

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Great portrait! What a character.

19 Sep 2011 11:53am

MadScientist from Germany

Very intense portrait, really awesome!

19 Sep 2011 3:41pm

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

love your laughing eye :)

20 Sep 2011 3:14am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

W O W !

20 Sep 2011 5:26pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Great portrait and W&B HDR. I like the drawing-like appearance. quite incisive and with a strong visual impact.


20 Sep 2011 7:24pm

Irene from Melbourne, Australia

I like it!

21 Sep 2011 2:04am

Ralph from Overijssel, Netherlands

Like the tone!

26 Sep 2011 11:19am

1/350 second
ISO 200
82 mm (35mm equiv.)