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Beach party

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 30 June 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

A large group of school leavers from the Gateshead area decided to descend upon Sandhaven Beach South Shields to celebrate the last of their exams.
They were good humoured and just a tiny bit rebellious, it was a fine day and I didn't see them causing any annoyance to others, just having a good time, and they didn't litter the beach.

Hmm........what did I do to this one?

Sorry I don't have a great deal of time today, I'd like to add a few more of your pictures to my Remix galleries before heading to work.

PENTAX K100D 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Love it. Fun and good-hearted shot, Curly. Not to mention a really FINE group photo. Man, that is hard to get. Bravo.

30 Jun 2012 5:08am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is easy to believe, that they are happy. Fine, fun sho

30 Jun 2012 5:37am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Great group picture, loads of happy people.

30 Jun 2012 6:19am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelentes SUPER RETRATOS, magnifico trabajo de pos-procesado, 5 *****

30 Jun 2012 6:25am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice one - looks HDR ish but I guess they'd move about too much .

30 Jun 2012 6:38am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

30 Jun 2012 6:38am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Beautiful group portrait, always happy at the end of the course. The treatment is superb. good weekend.

30 Jun 2012 7:25am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great group shot, wonderful to see them all enjoying themselves

30 Jun 2012 7:39am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, full of energy ! I am energized. Five stars*****

30 Jun 2012 7:42am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

There is joy and atmosphere :) Superb processing. Good day.

30 Jun 2012 8:03am

The Mouse from Carcasonne, France

Alcohol for school leavers, the reputation lives on.

30 Jun 2012 8:21am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a great way to celebrate "no more teachers, no more school" pp wise, I'm going for draganizing, but with no colour desaturation

30 Jun 2012 8:25am

@CElliottUK: No, I'm pretty sure that I just used one of the preset options in Topaz Adjust.

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

...what I want to know is...what did you do to get them all to pose for you? Great photo...love the processing as much as I love the subject matter.

30 Jun 2012 9:52am

@Jeff: I think it was the Hawaiian shirt and beach shorts that I was wearing that got their attention :-)

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

A great pictureof these young people ! It looks like a realistic painting.

30 Jun 2012 12:00pm

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

What a great documentation of their release from school. Those are some might large bottles of beer they're hefting! Are they of legal age to drink?

30 Jun 2012 12:39pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: I'm sure it's only blackcurrant juice :-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great picture! I love the exuberant-energy of this group of young people. If it doesn't make a spotlight, it ought to. Bravo!

30 Jun 2012 1:07pm

Florence from Paris, France

A super opportunity to shoot ! An XXL portrait ! Fun, fun, fun !
Dynamic and vibrant, as your tone mapping can be.

30 Jun 2012 2:50pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Great picture.

30 Jun 2012 3:14pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

a lovely bouquet - excellent image

30 Jun 2012 4:17pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Good processing. Nice picture

30 Jun 2012 4:42pm

farNaaz from Iran

Happy , energetic , free , I love it .

30 Jun 2012 6:32pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I can feel the good energy in this image!

30 Jun 2012 6:48pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I like the bustle of young people ... an excellent image that makes me a good mood ... Curly thank you very much for sharing it here. Best regards, Adela

30 Jun 2012 8:18pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That looks like a heck of a lot of fun!

30 Jun 2012 9:06pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

this is a great shot, Curly! It has your trademark processing. They look like they are having lots of fun.

30 Jun 2012 11:19pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

There's an outpouring of energy and happiness ... Great photo of this funnyy group !!!

30 Jun 2012 11:22pm

Veronique from France, Switzerland

great moment !!

1 Jul 2012 4:28am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

they sure have a great time. I have been with them for 5 years on a beach in Texas, wild, wild, wild...

1 Jul 2012 4:54am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great shot of these young adults embarking on life's adventure

1 Jul 2012 7:17am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Looks like fun, here they'd find a secluded beach and boogie there. either way it's fun

1 Jul 2012 12:09pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Fun shot!

1 Jul 2012 12:15pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Great presentation of Crazy world of the young generation :)

1 Jul 2012 2:07pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

they surely had a lot of fun - nice processing

1 Jul 2012 5:00pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A K100D is never enough to produce this level of explosive response . . I wanna know the secret !

2 Jul 2012 7:24am

@Ronnie 2¢: It was my Justin Bieber face mask.........honest.

Kristiina from Tampere, Finland

looks like so much fun!

2 Jul 2012 8:30am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

fantastic image.

2 Jul 2012 11:35am

PD from Kansas, United States

Great group shot!

2 Jul 2012 6:48pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic shot! They were really into this!

3 Jul 2012 12:48am

Mavemicka from Dumaguete City, Philippines

a happy picture

3 Jul 2012 7:06pm

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France

beautiful

4 Jul 2012 4:31am

philippe from moselle, France

excellent j'adore !!!

6 Jul 2012 6:46pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beach party indeed...fun shot...

7 Jul 2012 4:21pm

Susan Kronick Photography from Toronto, Canada

Love it!

19 Jul 2012 10:54pm

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PENTAX K100D
1/60 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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