000000 191919 4F4F4F 868686 9F9F9F C1C1C1 DADADA FFFFFF

Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Revelling in the drizzle

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 23 December 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

A couple of early night revellers caught in the light rain and drizzle in King Street, South Shields, probably looking for a party atmosphere in one of our many pubs.

PENTAX K100D 1/15 second F/6.7 ISO 3200 57 mm (35mm equiv.)

Use control and your mouse scroll wheel to zoom the picture/page, then control and 0 to reset to normal size.

Even though I may not be able to visit or respond daily, I always welcome your comments or critiques.
You can also follow me on Twitter @Curly15 and Instagram @southshieldscurly

Read my views in Curly's Corner Shop, to find out a little more about my home town South Shields.

Creative Commons all rights reserved. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial, No Derivatives 3.0 Unported License strictly for Non Commercial use. If you would like to licence or purchase one of my images for commercial purposes please get in touch using the contact button at the foot of the page.

If you like this site please vote for me at Cool Photoblogs

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful b&w

23 Dec 2011 5:26am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good night shot, I like the solitary effect and the figures and b/w

23 Dec 2011 5:27am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Nice mood Curly! I think the guys should be still around

23 Dec 2011 5:31am

Fraucha from Біла Церква, Ukraine

I really like the texture of the street, very nice in B&W

23 Dec 2011 6:11am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

beautiful Christmaslights in this great monochrome shot.
I wish you a Merry Christmas Curly!

23 Dec 2011 6:45am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This is so very beautiful! Love the light and b/w.

23 Dec 2011 7:07am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

@Tiz the season to be Jolly, Fa la la, la, la, la la, Ti'z the time to spend your lolly, Fa lal la la la la lee,Tiz the time to get completely blotto, Fa la la la la la la, spend your £5 from the Lotto, Fa la la la la la la La Lee

23 Dec 2011 7:26am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

A great B&W! Wonderful atmosphere and lighting

23 Dec 2011 8:16am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful BW.

23 Dec 2011 8:18am

Florence from Paris, France

A very good mono, where only Christmas lights glow.
Let's have a drink or two ?

23 Dec 2011 8:18am


Strong !

23 Dec 2011 8:31am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Many of us would post this in colour........but it works well in mono Curly. Good choice.

23 Dec 2011 8:42am

Le Photoneur from PEPINSTER, Belgium

very nice
Merry Christmas

23 Dec 2011 8:55am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great b&w shot, I like the sheen from the wet paving

23 Dec 2011 9:02am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Happy holidays!! Enjoy life and live photography!! ;-)

23 Dec 2011 9:28am

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

Just like a street in my hometown..,
Very Merry Christmas to you //Nilla

23 Dec 2011 9:48am

nar6foto from Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Molt maca!!! M'agrada la il·luminació. SALUT!!!

23 Dec 2011 11:01am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ein sehr gutes SW-Foto.
Wünsche auch Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Jahr 2012.

23 Dec 2011 11:42am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,old West Wales boy., Germany

B+W Christmas lights,nice one.Those two have already had a few jars by the look of it !!

23 Dec 2011 11:53am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Merry Christmas!

23 Dec 2011 11:58am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I like this image in B / N. .. a friendly atmosphere with a touch of mystery and loneliness ... Best regards! Adela

23 Dec 2011 12:15pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

very nice b/w

23 Dec 2011 12:33pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

The wet ground gives a fantastic reflection, a good night had by all by the looks of it.

23 Dec 2011 1:01pm

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

The drizzle was your friend and of course the lights over King Street are too.
It sounds like you and Chris need to meet here! ;D

23 Dec 2011 1:06pm

Steve from Atlanta, United States

A wonderful mood!

23 Dec 2011 1:42pm


mmm moody*

23 Dec 2011 1:45pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Very moody shot here, Curly - love the addition of the lights above the street and in the distance.

23 Dec 2011 1:55pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

This b&w works really well. Although gloomy, the XMAS lighting catches the eye and then you start looking at the photo and trying to work out what is there. Great stuff.

23 Dec 2011 3:23pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great B/W. " Merry Christmas " !!!

23 Dec 2011 4:05pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I can see the town is jumping Curly:)

23 Dec 2011 4:12pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great B&W composition that picks up the slick wet reflections of light off the cobblestones nicely! Great depth as well. Merry Christmas!

23 Dec 2011 4:48pm

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

Mate, you put up some very difficult lighting in order to take that shot. Looks like it was worth it. Merry Christmas!

23 Dec 2011 5:25pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A beauty. I love how it glistens in B&W.

23 Dec 2011 5:43pm

Bosartis from Perth, United Kingdom

Good shot. Black & white can often give an atmospheric aspect that color doesn't show. It tend to highlight the important points. I like it.

23 Dec 2011 6:00pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5****

23 Dec 2011 7:23pm

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Wow, I like this very much - it's not too often you see black and white christmas shots.

23 Dec 2011 7:29pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great light and mood. Fantastic B&W.

23 Dec 2011 7:47pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very, very appealing atmosphere again ... the rain provides the desired gleam on the pavement! (btw, i hope the revellers found a place to revel ... ;-))
a merry christmas to you, curly, and many more outstanding photo opportunities in future as well ...

23 Dec 2011 7:49pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely shot, Curly. Merry Christmas!

23 Dec 2011 9:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

just like photographers; never stopped by a little rain:))) i like the monochrome

23 Dec 2011 11:17pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I like the atmosphere. Great night shot!

24 Dec 2011 1:17am

Mandar from Kudal, India

Wonderful Ambiance

24 Dec 2011 2:30am

k@ from Paris, France

Very nice sparkles & mono here, merry Xmas to you dear Curly*

24 Dec 2011 12:52pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

A really lovely black & white

24 Dec 2011 6:13pm

You Know Me from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Love it!

27 Dec 2011 8:50am

1/15 second
ISO 3200
57 mm (35mm equiv.)