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No more ice cream

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 3 November 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Minchella's ice cream kiosk at the foot of Redwell Bank, Marsden, South Shields, caught at the beginning of autumn as rains still pour on the north east coast. The summer season is over, the old kiosk will lie dormant until spring and some of the world's best ice creams will only be savoured at a few town centre outlets over the winter months.

Fives shots tripod mounted to make this HDR in Photomatix Pro 4, followed by some dodging and burning in Photoshop.

PENTAX K100D 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

Wow! Curly. A great dream scene. Nicely over the top.

3 Nov 2011 5:07am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Great dramatic effect.

3 Nov 2011 6:09am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic shot, I like very much the composition and processing

3 Nov 2011 6:17am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

a lot of work but the result is defiantly worth it...

3 Nov 2011 7:10am

PATRICK from miramas, France


3 Nov 2011 7:15am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

At first I didn't like this, it made me think of the tardis and the kiosk was about to take off, but the more I looked I changed my mind, you have captured a spectacular sky over the sea and the processing is first class

3 Nov 2011 7:31am

STEED from D, France

Clear !!!!! Hot wine and toasted chestnuts,better....

3 Nov 2011 7:54am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

marvellous HDR work Curly.
you got fantastic colours and textures out of the 5 shots.

3 Nov 2011 8:16am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Your processing has made a good shot into a very dramatic almost dream scene, nice one

3 Nov 2011 8:18am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The processing had transformed the scene in to something very special !

3 Nov 2011 8:28am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent processing to bring out the details.. amzing

3 Nov 2011 8:28am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great processing as usuall

3 Nov 2011 8:35am

jafadabret from Annonay, France

Une ambiance à couper au couteau !
Superbe !

3 Nov 2011 8:42am

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

I wonder if this company related to Anthony Minghella's family who have ice cream shops all over the Isle of Wight

3 Nov 2011 9:23am

@Zorilla: I don't think so, but I'll ask next time I see the owner.

Florence from Paris, France

A very powerful one ! Impressive work on tonal range dear !
I really love this little shpt, full of charm. A very unique setting in a striking moody sky.

An funny indeed, as I also have ice creams too on my shot today.
Great minds... :-)

3 Nov 2011 9:28am

keith from killarney, Ireland

a scene we can all relate with made powerful

3 Nov 2011 9:53am

mohammad from ilam, Iran

very very nice shot...perfect!

3 Nov 2011 10:02am

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

I'm speechless!!!

3 Nov 2011 10:09am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Super HDR!

3 Nov 2011 10:27am

Charles from best, Netherlands

WANT ONE!!!!!!

3 Nov 2011 10:51am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Fantastic creation, I like !!!!!!!!!!! 5 *. Good day.

3 Nov 2011 10:51am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Very dramatic stuff. Very Hammer Horror movies

3 Nov 2011 10:53am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

GREAT !!....beautiful treatment...5*

3 Nov 2011 10:54am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

impressive hdr - the light and sky make this so very dramatic

3 Nov 2011 11:13am

valenttin from Navodari, Romania

I repeat: I wish to know at least 10% from your HDR knowledge... ;)

3 Nov 2011 11:14am

Peter from Västerås, Sweden

Beautiful HDR. So many different colors in this image that makes everything interesting. Great work in Photshop as well!

3 Nov 2011 11:14am

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

wow! lovely skies ..plenty of drama in this image ...

3 Nov 2011 11:26am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent post processing !

3 Nov 2011 11:40am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The treatment here makes it look as though it's just landed from outer space. Perhaps it has :)

3 Nov 2011 11:44am

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Wow! Beautiful, Curly! Excellent processing. Looks almost surreal.

3 Nov 2011 11:45am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

You the Yoda of HDR! This is incredible!
My hat's off to the master...5*****stars!

PS: I found another person from the UK that does HDR, here's the LINK to his gallery if interested.

3 Nov 2011 11:47am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Wow! Fantastic!

3 Nov 2011 12:02pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wow....what a wonderfully dramatic shot Curly! Definitely a 5-star contribution!!! Bravo! ;-)

3 Nov 2011 12:21pm

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran, Iran

what a cool HDR image
I like it very much
very neat and crisp ;)
5*****s from me

3 Nov 2011 12:40pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Tremendously theatrical, who knew there could be so much drama in ice cream? Great processing Curly.

3 Nov 2011 1:03pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - sweet little kiosk and absolutely stunning work on the HDR!

3 Nov 2011 1:22pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lots of work, lots of drama in this shot.

3 Nov 2011 1:49pm

Visualaccent from somewhere in the, United States

It came out so dramatic... very strong HDR.

3 Nov 2011 3:35pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Dr. Who should expand his home to this, it looks like it was placed there and just
appeared out of nowhere. I love the sky brewing up trouble and the rain that appears
just further on. Beautiful colours and a picture that gives the dramatics a push, so
that it just astonishes you from the beginning !~

3 Nov 2011 3:40pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

Fantastic effect...looks like a futuristic scene.

3 Nov 2011 3:42pm

Adela Fonts from Spain

An exquisite picture ... I love it. A stunning HDR ... Best regards, Adela

3 Nov 2011 3:51pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Well worth your HDR method efforts Curly, lovely detail

3 Nov 2011 4:02pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Splendid HDR image! Wonderful effect.

3 Nov 2011 4:03pm

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

Amazing HDR photograph! Really adds to the scene.

3 Nov 2011 4:26pm

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

I think I will taste one of these ice creams. The processing is nice with gentle of dodging and the shiny aspalt is gorgeous !!

3 Nov 2011 4:42pm

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Closed in automn !! Fantastic effect !

3 Nov 2011 4:54pm

Jac from Alfena, Portugal

just fabulous!!!

3 Nov 2011 4:54pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

a unique image - great processing, scenery and solors

3 Nov 2011 5:03pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a creative processing, here

3 Nov 2011 5:10pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

for the love of god, really good futbol. a hug. alejandra

3 Nov 2011 5:41pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful processing to reveal excellent colors and textures! I love those crepuscular rays of sunshine!

3 Nov 2011 6:04pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Splendid and gorgeous treatment. Thumbs up.

3 Nov 2011 6:24pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
well done

3 Nov 2011 6:26pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Nice framing and incredible processing.

3 Nov 2011 6:27pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Wow ! it was Amzing scene.....great captured !

3 Nov 2011 6:34pm

catherine from quelque part en france, France

beautiful treatment ,beautiful colors ! well done Curly !

3 Nov 2011 7:29pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

this is the image that says 'autumn has quickly turned into winter!' Nice job Curly!

3 Nov 2011 7:58pm

THeoF from Emden, Germany

great dramatic picture, excellent processing

3 Nov 2011 8:11pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat. i like seeing the rain

3 Nov 2011 8:27pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastico proceso curly, bravo

3 Nov 2011 8:55pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

elle est ou la pistache !

3 Nov 2011 9:03pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

superb processing

3 Nov 2011 9:04pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! Fantastic processing! The colors are amazing. I love those clouds and the rain!

3 Nov 2011 11:38pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A very surreal scene, the kiosk almost looks as if it doesn't belong there. Superb work.

4 Nov 2011 4:00am

janina from Australia

Apart from a few tweaks, removals really, a superb image...I've experienced skies like that!! stars. :O)

4 Nov 2011 12:26pm

Craig from Anna Maria Beach, Florida, United States

Great HDR....very Dramatic...I wish I had more patience to carry a tripod....for some HDR...

4 Nov 2011 1:30pm

Michelle from Elverson, United States


4 Nov 2011 1:50pm

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

5 STARS!!! Great photo and editing!

4 Nov 2011 5:23pm

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
man, looks like a bad acid induced cartoon
sheesh... thats kinda freakazoid

4 Nov 2011 10:01pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Wow! Superb HDR. A sky that makes me jealous ;), and the foreground rocks. Excellent light.

4 Nov 2011 10:57pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Vanilla and chocolate for me :-)

6 Nov 2011 1:28pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

If there is something that is bound to get, it is ice cream.

6 Nov 2011 8:00pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

excellent work

8 Nov 2011 2:31am

christiansaboya from mataro, Spain

Masterpiece of HDR!!!

8 Nov 2011 2:41pm

Justine from Nantes, France

On dirait un jour d'apocalypse. Rien de tel qu'une petite glace pour se remonter le moral. Très joli.

17 Nov 2011 2:34pm

Paldino from Fort Myers, United States

***** Stars!!! Love the picture and processing!

22 Nov 2011 5:33pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
18 mm