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"Badlanders" ride into town

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 9 July 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The Badlanders Motor Cycle Club lead the parade to the Bents Park on Armed Services Day in South Shields. Many of these guys are ex servicemen who raise bucket loads of cash for armed forces charities.

Event: Armed Services Day
When: 24th. June 2012
Where: Sea Road, South Shields

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gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Superb light and treatment, an excellent photo. I love the colors. Good week.

9 Jul 2012 5:16am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Super sympa

Bonne journée

9 Jul 2012 5:27am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Really nicely done, Curly

9 Jul 2012 6:01am

myky from Ontario, Canada

Nice effect...the color on the flags really pops!

9 Jul 2012 6:06am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb shot and great processing here Curly

9 Jul 2012 6:08am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent, I like the moodiness in this with the sky and rain

9 Jul 2012 6:20am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super image Curly

9 Jul 2012 7:16am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

great flags colors !

9 Jul 2012 7:20am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Great bright colours and wonderful mood.

9 Jul 2012 7:45am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great processing - makes the sky look ominous.

9 Jul 2012 8:45am

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France

very nice !

9 Jul 2012 8:51am

PATRICK from miramas, France


9 Jul 2012 9:38am

rem_la from Villiers, France

joli traitement des couleurs

9 Jul 2012 9:48am

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A marvelous perspective in this shot and beautiful colours and processing.

9 Jul 2012 10:01am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Umm, err, cough. A tad oversharpened, perhaps? Apart from that what a great record of the boys doing their best on a miserable day

9 Jul 2012 10:25am

@CElliottUK: It was a trade off in Lucis rather than sharpening Chris, I pushed aggressively on the sliders to get something from the sky, in actual fact it was a pretty grey overcast mundane day, not quite as bad as it looks here. However this did put too much contrast around the edges of the lamps, but pulling back on the sliders returned the sky to a flat grey. I had to make a decision and stick with it.

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

maybe not the best weather for biking ;-)
great parade and perfectly captured

9 Jul 2012 10:32am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine


9 Jul 2012 11:18am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I sure don't think I'd like to be riding one of those in the rain! Nice and dramatic mood you created for this shot, Curly.

9 Jul 2012 11:19am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great dramatic scene ! Are they from bad land ?

9 Jul 2012 11:28am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

colorful & great perspective

9 Jul 2012 11:32am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & so beautiful!!!!

9 Jul 2012 11:40am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Nice shot. I like the perspective & your processing.

9 Jul 2012 11:44am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Superb capture!

9 Jul 2012 12:18pm

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

Bravo to them for what they do, and to you for capturing them ... this looks like a rainy, winter day in Florida! ;D

9 Jul 2012 12:24pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Beautiful composition and colors... I like the reflections of the lights, that's always the nice thing about rain. Have a lovely day :)

9 Jul 2012 1:20pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb parade in a atmosphere rainy ! Magnificent shot. Good day.

9 Jul 2012 1:41pm

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

well seen. :-)

9 Jul 2012 1:48pm

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great shot!! Well composed!!! And the sky is great!!

9 Jul 2012 1:56pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The colors of the flags really "pop" in this composition! Kudos to them for their effort in such terrible weather.

9 Jul 2012 3:11pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel défilé de motos avec la première et tous ces drapeaux sueprbe compo et iamge fantastique.

9 Jul 2012 3:43pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful image! Sort of reminds me of Rolling Thunder here on Memorial Day.

9 Jul 2012 5:12pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Even in a rainy day they make their best effort ... Beautiful shot and great processing !!!

9 Jul 2012 5:25pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love the processing here Curly! Well done! ;-)

9 Jul 2012 5:55pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,Old West Wales boy, Germany

Hats off to the lads doing a good job,it´s a kick a***e bit of processing as well !!

9 Jul 2012 6:19pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An excellent image. I love motorcycles ... A perfect edition of the colorful... best regards, Adela

9 Jul 2012 6:30pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A great perspective. I like the pattern formed by the bikes and the flags.

9 Jul 2012 6:40pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Ces parades sont toujours intéressantes. Bien vu Curly

9 Jul 2012 6:53pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Like it, good on them.

9 Jul 2012 7:05pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nicely documented sir.
I have a question though...why, at an armed forces parade, when everyone marches, young and old...do the bikers insist on riding their bikes??):-

9 Jul 2012 7:27pm

@Ted: Well......they organised the whole show, they generate the crowds, they raise the cash for the charities, they created the theatre for the day, so they are the guys in charge! Most of them are ex services and it makes sense to let them get on with it.

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Bad on the outside, real softies at heart.

9 Jul 2012 8:08pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great to see, nice one

9 Jul 2012 8:54pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Beautiful shot and treatment! I wanted to buy a bike for myself but they don´t let me have one...they say it´s dangerous =(

9 Jul 2012 9:01pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Amazing capture

9 Jul 2012 9:17pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Curly beautiful image, I'm learning a few things in your city through your photos.
I like the colors highlight the sky .. very beautiful. a big kiss. Alejandra

9 Jul 2012 10:25pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

cool shot

10 Jul 2012 3:19am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

belle perspective, les couleurs des drapeaux ressortent bien sur ce ciel et ce que j'ai remarqué c'est la lignée de lampadaires qui me plait bien...

10 Jul 2012 3:51am

Mavemicka from Dumaguete City, Philippines

excellent shot..... nice processing

10 Jul 2012 7:57pm

1/4000 second
ISO 800
39 mm (35mm equiv.)