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Silly Tuesday "cleaning up windows".

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 6 March 2012 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Another shot from the inside of my car as we get pulled along inside the car wash at Westoe Bridges, South Shields.
It's convenient when the weather is too cold for doing the job yourself. It's also a very silly way to spend/waste your money, it's so silly you should only do it on Tuesdays!

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ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Cool, this looks really great!

6 Mar 2012 6:21am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Yes, at least you should keep car windows transparent. It facilitates navigation and obstacle jinks.

6 Mar 2012 6:24am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Sympa la photo

Bonne journée

6 Mar 2012 6:28am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I remember my lad James, at age 5 saying about the two spinning brushes in a car wash "They look as though they are fighting" Then again, he always did have a turn of phrase-his name for a coir doormat was "A hurting carpet"-sensible terminology if you walk around the house bare-footed.

6 Mar 2012 7:21am

@CElliottUK: Hey slow down Chris, you are prejudging a future shot.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Clever frame.

6 Mar 2012 7:30am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

An awesome display of water!

6 Mar 2012 7:58am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love the idea ! cool shot !

6 Mar 2012 8:11am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! this is the best picture
Have a lovely day

6 Mar 2012 8:28am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Thank goodness for them, the roads around us are so muddy it has been a relentless task this year.

6 Mar 2012 9:04am

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Super le titre! et j'adore ta photo!! top le noir et blanc!!!

6 Mar 2012 9:05am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely drawn with bubbles. B/W a good 'arty' choice here. Works well

6 Mar 2012 9:11am

Kazimir from Havirov, Czech Republic


6 Mar 2012 9:16am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb B & W! Happy ST.

6 Mar 2012 10:05am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

such a fun image - I have thought of taking a photo while in the car wash many times, but I never have actually done it. So happy that you did!

6 Mar 2012 10:31am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: It's probably safer in this type of car wash where the car gets dragged through with the engine off!

omid from mashhad, Iran

Nice & interesting!

6 Mar 2012 10:58am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

there's nowt silly about this frame - lovely tones and movement

6 Mar 2012 11:16am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

LOL, you have learned how to clean up windows perfectly !

6 Mar 2012 11:29am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

About as silly as one can possibly get:)

6 Mar 2012 12:24pm

Florence from Paris, France

* + * + * + * + *

Probably one of the best/beautiful shot I ever seen here. You are my hero. :-)

I'm spechless and fascinated.

6 Mar 2012 12:26pm

Florence from Paris, France

And not silly at all.

6 Mar 2012 12:26pm

Deej from Perth, Australia

I like it for some reason... do I need a reason? Nope.

6 Mar 2012 12:39pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

good one! love the tiny bubbles!

6 Mar 2012 1:03pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

le rendu est interessant et le resultat photogénique !

6 Mar 2012 1:22pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A very creative shot Curly! Quite frankly I have never imagined a photo shoot inside a car that was inside a car wash! Well done for a Silly Tuesday! ;-)))

6 Mar 2012 1:24pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

The money we spend to have our vehicles look nice and shiny when they were really only invented to bring us from point A to point B faster.
Happy ST Curly!

6 Mar 2012 1:50pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great framing !

6 Mar 2012 1:58pm

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

A great ST image ... and while I'm typing comments, Mike just hosed off my car! ;D

6 Mar 2012 2:09pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Very clever idea and shot, Curly - it's photos like this that serve to remind us that a great photo doesn't require an extraordinary subject. Well done!

6 Mar 2012 2:51pm

Maximilian from toronto, Canada

very nice..thats my type of shot....

6 Mar 2012 3:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool shot of the carwash.

6 Mar 2012 3:10pm

alex centrella from California, United States

very nice capture ..

6 Mar 2012 3:33pm

Navin Harish from Noida, India

Very cool shot

6 Mar 2012 4:13pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

You have to use it primarily for photography ... Nice shot... Best regards, Adela

6 Mar 2012 4:37pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I'm glad you don't begrudge yourself an automatic car wash...especially when it affords you a terrific pic like this one !!!

6 Mar 2012 5:41pm

Lewis from Liwwadden, Netherlands

Super Tuesday!

6 Mar 2012 6:00pm

@Lewis: No that's in America silly :-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Well seen ! And you know, you're welcome here to clean my windows, too :-)

6 Mar 2012 6:18pm

@Calusarus: Format :/C Fred, that'll get nice and clean.

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great one !!

6 Mar 2012 6:24pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An interesting abstract capture! Your B&W processing makes the suds stand out nicely here.

6 Mar 2012 6:38pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Get someone else's hands wet, thats what i say, nice shot.

6 Mar 2012 6:52pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

This is a clever composition! Very attractive abstraction! Great shot! Two thumbs up!

6 Mar 2012 6:59pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A great idea... I love the details of these droplets. Very beautiful b&w. Have a nice evening :)

6 Mar 2012 7:18pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

At least you didn't have your window down. Happy Silly Tuesday.

6 Mar 2012 7:39pm

k@ from Paris, France

Love it like an abstract so luminous & in beautiful b&w, C*

6 Mar 2012 9:01pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

6 Mar 2012 9:39pm

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

A car wash would be a great place to get some cool photos.

6 Mar 2012 11:09pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great shot! I like all the soapy bubbles. I let my car get so dirty once that my kids bought me gift certicates to the car wash. They didn't care when I did, just so it got done!

6 Mar 2012 11:25pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

bonito abstracto, muy buena!!

7 Mar 2012 12:47am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

interesting patterns

7 Mar 2012 12:58am

Nelida Margarita De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

in my imagination I see pearls dancing between highlights and shadows.
I captured the image

7 Mar 2012 1:26am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

great, I was glad to see that. and is very good. a kiss friend. Alejandra

7 Mar 2012 1:31am

franz from Baden, Austria

love it !!!
what a great idea to 'shoot' during this everyday process! never thought about it so far ...

7 Mar 2012 7:29pm

1/125 second
ISO 200
82 mm (35mm equiv.)