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Acts of Remembrance #7

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 20 November 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

A short series of pictures recording and documenting a few events in South Shields during the period of remembrance surrounding Armistice Day 2011. All with a common theme showing mainly mono with some hand picked detail in colour, this will likely be red to signify the spilling of blood and selfless sacrifice as represented by the Flanders poppy.

The 15th. South Shields Company of the Boys Brigade, I just loved how this young lad was caught fully engaging with my lens.

Event: Remembrance Sunday
Where: Westoe Cenotaph, South Shields
When: Sunday 13th. November 2011

PENTAX K100D 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sunstonemaria from California, United States

Fantastic processing, Curly! beautiful light !

20 Nov 2011 5:04am

@sunstonemaria: Nik Color Efex to thank for that Maria.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Various face expressions ! Interesting capture.

20 Nov 2011 5:33am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

I also like the different faces.

20 Nov 2011 5:37am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

nice to see the different expressions

20 Nov 2011 5:52am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

It's nice to see that children participate to this Remembrance day…

20 Nov 2011 6:12am

@Calusarus: I think it's wonderful, a true lesson for them. Especially as they get to see and/or meet some of the people who participated in these great horrible conflicts, and to hear their stories.

Mandar from Kudal, India

Perfect Ambiance...Well Spotted....

20 Nov 2011 6:15am

PATRICK from miramas, France


20 Nov 2011 7:43am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This 'Acts of Remembrance' series is quite lovely and powerful. Each one has a different thrust, but all hold together with the common theme of a monochrome treatment with the selective color. Just some very beautiful shots, Curly. This one showcases great portraits of these boys.

20 Nov 2011 7:55am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Like mixed Expressions....

20 Nov 2011 8:20am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great shot

20 Nov 2011 9:27am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

This photo is fun, I love the different expressions on the faces. Well done Curly.

20 Nov 2011 9:55am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Right down the lens, with a cap and a hoodie on it could appear intimidating.
Nice shot, good on the BB always there.

20 Nov 2011 10:01am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent series. I like the way you have emphasised the boy with the direct look here.

20 Nov 2011 10:11am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Yeah, he was giving your lens the eye! Hope they never have to go through what the men went through

20 Nov 2011 11:13am

@J.R.: I have the same hopes, but I'm very worried about political developments on the European continent right now. Economic problems were one of the major factors in the build up to World War ll.

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Superb shot! Like from out of this world tone! BEAUTIFUL!!!

20 Nov 2011 11:40am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb portrait of the young Brgade ! He looks very serious in this important ceremony .

20 Nov 2011 11:51am

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

Great work on the selective colors. Looks like a poster you would see in the london tube stations.

20 Nov 2011 11:54am

@Jerry - a moment in time [...]: Wish I could agree, I haven't been to London for about 20 years!

Z from Shanghai, China

Interesting capture. I like the different facial reactions

20 Nov 2011 12:02pm

@Z: Thank you very much. You've just made the 37,000th. comment in this photoblog. Unfortunately I have no mystery prizes to hand out, but your visit is very much appreciated.

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great portraits and amazing processing - you had much work with your colour spots ;-)

20 Nov 2011 12:06pm

Florence from Paris, France

Great to see that young people participate to this kind of tribute/remembrance. Love your hint here and the selective color, it nicely spots on the red puppies on their berets.

20 Nov 2011 12:09pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

la couleur me fait penser à la couleur de la mort et ces petiots avec leur uniforme me font penser aux soldats...donc à la guerre

20 Nov 2011 1:03pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I am always pleasantly surprised to see that cubs, boys brigade, scouts, guides etc still exist. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they do, but given the 100's of different activities available to "Yuuuff" the attractions of these organisations have stiff competition

20 Nov 2011 1:14pm

@CElliottUK: I bet they all had a 3G enabled mobile phone in their pockets though :-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image of young people with nice capture of emotions. Great. Love it. :)

20 Nov 2011 1:41pm

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

Wonderful faces and only one was zero'd in on you ... I guess that may be a good thing. ;D

20 Nov 2011 1:51pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Hope he doesn't realise that I was zeroed in on him!

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Once again great processing. We can only pray that their blood won't someday be spilled, unlikely but hope springs eternal.

20 Nov 2011 2:27pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

Superb, best choice, once again !! The blue is right on. I like the blonde boys haunted look, and
the wonderful colour of the poppies left in. Beautiful photo.

20 Nov 2011 2:56pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

nice to see those teenager portrait. great captured !

20 Nov 2011 5:37pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

the expression far right is the headline for me...some intent in that expression, hope he didn't go through with it for everyone's sake!):-

20 Nov 2011 5:53pm

@Ted: Does look as though he "has it in for someone" lol.

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Excellent, Curly! That child's expression is so intense and concerned, right into the lens! Brilliant!

20 Nov 2011 7:04pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Nice composition. But always when I see children in uniform I have a lot of doubts.

20 Nov 2011 8:54pm

@Tomek: Don't worry, the Boys Brigade is more slanted towards teaching religious lifestyle rather than military lifestyle.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great capture and expression on the young man occupied with your lens, beautiful colors!

20 Nov 2011 9:06pm

dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

Wonderfully random expressions.

20 Nov 2011 9:19pm

STEED from D, France

A rich palet of expressions......And an excellent picture....

20 Nov 2011 9:26pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat. he looks concerned

20 Nov 2011 9:39pm

@john4jack: Probably worrying over what his mother might think!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A perfect edition of light and color. A work of art. The faces of the guys are right ... Best regards, Adela

20 Nov 2011 10:14pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Hi Curly, This is wonderful. They all have different expressions on their faces. I like the young man on the right. I love your processing. I wish you gave lessons!

20 Nov 2011 10:55pm

@Elaine Hancock: Keep popping in, you will see a tutorial every now and then Elaine.

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

love the color treatment

20 Nov 2011 11:46pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

these expressions are priceless - really wonderful! Love the pp

21 Nov 2011 12:01am

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

I like your use of color

21 Nov 2011 12:20am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent portrait of these young men, Curly - I like how you processed this to bring attention to the boy who's locked his eyes on the camera.

21 Nov 2011 2:21am

Steve from Atlanta, United States

An excellent capture and processing!

21 Nov 2011 2:40am

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

It would be interesting to ask them what they perceive/understand about the event. I wonder about the different answers you'd get.

21 Nov 2011 4:21am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I love the expressions you captured

21 Nov 2011 7:28am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Superb shot Curly

21 Nov 2011 7:41am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great capture! Love the expression on the boy's face.

21 Nov 2011 11:54am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Congratulations for the spotlight

21 Nov 2011 4:56pm

@Calusarus: Thanks Fred, came as a BIG surprise!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Awesome shot in a very good series : congratulations for the Spotlight, Curly!

21 Nov 2011 5:03pm

@Rick: Thanks Rick, oddly I don't consider this to be that good.

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the "Spotlight"!!!!!!!!!!! Good evening.

21 Nov 2011 5:40pm

@Tede: Thank you I'm a bit taken aback, it's not my favourite in this series.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Excellent text and a superb compositiona s always, Curly! Bravo to you sir - and thank you!!

21 Nov 2011 5:42pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh sorry - also meant to say "Congratulations!" :-)

21 Nov 2011 5:42pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks very much Denny, it always comes as a bit of a surprise when these awards are handed out.

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Impressive shot. Great choice in your selective work in full accordance with the symbol of this remembrance event.

21 Nov 2011 6:37pm

@Philou04: Thank you very much.

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Congratulations for the spotlight

21 Nov 2011 8:05pm

@Othersideblue: Thank you very much.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Congratulation Curly... this is a well deserved spotlight ! Have a lovely evening :)

21 Nov 2011 8:27pm

@Tamara: Thanks Tamara, it came as a great surprise.

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Brilliant shot - congratulations on Spotlight:)

21 Nov 2011 8:52pm

@kiwisa: Thank you very much.

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Congratulation Curly!!!

21 Nov 2011 11:18pm

@Dokmateo: Thank you so much.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Wonderful touching and emotional photo.

21 Nov 2011 11:31pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your spotlight selection Curly! ;-)

21 Nov 2011 11:43pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent image. Congratulations on the Spotlight!

22 Nov 2011 12:17am

@Steve Rice: Thanks very much Steve.

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

Congratulations, Curly ... a magnificent shot ... and series!

22 Nov 2011 3:10am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks a bunch Judy, not many left now, this series will be over by the end of the week.

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

Congratulations on the spotlight Curly!!

22 Nov 2011 3:50am

@Julie DiCarlo: Thank you Julie.

myky from Ontario, Canada


22 Nov 2011 5:50am

@myky: Thank you very much.

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

... yes, and you got your well deserved Spotlight - congratulations Curly!

22 Nov 2011 6:37am

@Roman: Thank you Roman.

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Congratulations for the well deserved spotlight.

22 Nov 2011 7:20am

@Mirjam: Thank you very much, I thought this was just a boring run of the mill shot! Just shows that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

Congratulations Curly. You made it!!!

22 Nov 2011 7:24am

@Jerry - a moment in time [...]: Thanks Jerry

Fraucha from Біла Церква, Ukraine

Gratz on the Spotlight, I was about to comment that this was my favorite :-)

22 Nov 2011 7:34am

@Fraucha: Cheers, thank you very much John.

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

GREAT!!....Congratulations on your Spotlight....Cheers.

22 Nov 2011 7:39am

@PRASHANT: Thank you very much.

franz from Baden, Austria

congratulations on yet another spotlight! i like this almost monochrome image with the flashes of bright red ...

22 Nov 2011 8:23am

@franz: Thanks Franz, sometimes the choices continue to surprise me.

Florence from Paris, France

Congrats for the spotlight dear ! :-)

22 Nov 2011 10:01am

@Florence: Thank you Florence, isn't it amazing that pictures that you consider to be pretty "ordinary" turn out to be the ones that impress other people the most.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on your Spotlight, Curly! Fascinating to see these expressions and the blue tones with the red create a very striking image.

22 Nov 2011 10:18am

@Stephen: Thanks Stephen, you know if I ever win that big lottery prize I'll be heading "down under" to have a photoshoot with you and Peter perhaps.

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Congratulations for the *Spotlights*
Fantastic! The emotions and the expressions~
:) Aly

22 Nov 2011 2:10pm

@Aly: Thank you very much

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Congrats on your Spotlight! Brillo news!

22 Nov 2011 3:44pm

@CElliottUK: Thanks Chris, nobody was more surprised than me!

Graciel.la (Vic, Catalonia) from Vic (Catalonia), Poland

We hope in the future.

22 Nov 2011 4:15pm

@Graciel.la (Vic, Catalonia): Thanks, of course we do :-)

Mark from Rock Springs, United States

nice tones

22 Nov 2011 6:05pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Absolutely outstanding shot !

23 Nov 2011 12:47am

@Rafael: Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it.

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

congrats on the spotlight Curly

23 Nov 2011 8:40am

@Adrian: Thanks Adrian.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight! Fantastic image with great post processing

23 Nov 2011 5:41pm

@Magda: Thanks, glad you like it.

Zora Zoé Schmidt from Greifswald (Gryphonwood), Germany

Congratulations on the spotlight, dear Curly :-) Superb shot and fantastic seen - excellent work :-)

23 Nov 2011 9:38pm

@Zora Zoé Schmidt: Thanks very much, the young lad has a special sort of look don't you think?

Marie from FRESNES, France

un petit air d'autrefois, jolie photo.

24 Nov 2011 9:14pm

@Marie: Glad you like it Marie.

Dan Stevens from Reading, United Kingdom

I like the use of colour here. Nice job!

25 Nov 2011 9:19am

@Dan Stevens: Thanks Dan

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

great shot, and a spotligth, bravo curly ☺

27 Nov 2011 9:31am

@☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼: Thanks very much Eric.

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

Always a pleasure to back track through your stuff. nice one.

27 Nov 2011 4:51pm

Nima from tehran, Iran

amazing eye contact ...

28 Nov 2011 7:42pm

1/250 second
ISO 1600
82 mm (35mm equiv.)