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Staying cool in summer heat.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 27 July 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

A final look at the school leavers from Gateshead as they enjoyed themselves on Sandhaven Beach South Shields.
I lifted these from their original background using the new masking tools in Photoshop and placed them squarely on the beach on a much sunnier day. I thought they looked cool, dressed for the beach, and deserved a bit of real sunshine :-)

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Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Hello! It looks very hot, but the boy doesn't seem to feel it :)

27 Jul 2012 5:15am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

The boy has a great jacket!!!

27 Jul 2012 5:54am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Amazingly accurate cut and paste... I would never have known.

27 Jul 2012 6:01am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

That is quite a jacket.

27 Jul 2012 6:25am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid and great light 5****

27 Jul 2012 6:31am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Jolis sourires pour cette belle photo de groupe!!! Bonne journée.

27 Jul 2012 6:37am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The light works so well in this setting

27 Jul 2012 6:47am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Nice work !!

27 Jul 2012 7:04am

omid from mashhad, Iran

:) very nice!!!
so beautiful colors!

27 Jul 2012 7:42am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Cool treatment, Curly. The light on their faces is a lovely exposure with the background of the sunny beach.

27 Jul 2012 8:00am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnified image. The character of each is well represented here ... Very good portrait of a group of young people on the beach ... I like! A hug, Adela

27 Jul 2012 8:12am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A very nice summer feeling here...Excellent work ! Have a lovely day Curly :)

27 Jul 2012 8:49am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Great work ... the right people at the right place.
A pleasant day Curly

27 Jul 2012 8:57am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Again, the masking is great, particularly around the hair. The camera never lies, by Photoshop enables the biggest fibs going!!

27 Jul 2012 9:57am

@CElliottUK: Yes, getting a selection of flyaway hair these days is so much simpler.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

great work Curly

27 Jul 2012 10:05am

rick from brisbane, Australia

Great clear, clean shot - and nice even lighting. Although lifted onto the background it all looks quite natural.

27 Jul 2012 10:24am

Oiva from Turku, Finland

A great image, nicely done, I like this + + + + +! :-))haleja.

Have a beautiful day, my friend!

27 Jul 2012 10:44am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

snazzy jacket and a good balance of light on the two layers

27 Jul 2012 11:29am

firoozeh from Germany

wow ...sehr schön

27 Jul 2012 11:43am

amir from Iran


27 Jul 2012 11:49am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Some things never change thank god. Cheers,

27 Jul 2012 1:05pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

The boy looks really cool !

27 Jul 2012 1:27pm

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Great work!

27 Jul 2012 1:37pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Amazing what you can do with that tool kit, Curly!

27 Jul 2012 2:25pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

They look perfectly suited to this setting...your technique is masterful!

27 Jul 2012 2:28pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

looks like spring break... nice shot...

27 Jul 2012 2:42pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Masking is perfect, gorgeous colors, a very good photo.

27 Jul 2012 3:14pm

JPS from Le Havre, France

Mama mia ..I want the same jacket !!!!!!!!!!!

27 Jul 2012 3:32pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great portraits. nice smiling....excellent photo.

27 Jul 2012 3:41pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I thought they looked quite familiar! They seem to be more at home in this scenario than the previous one. And you did an excellent job with the lighting with the new background!

27 Jul 2012 3:49pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully processed Curly, I wouldn't have known if you hadn't of said

27 Jul 2012 3:59pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

joli trio

27 Jul 2012 4:47pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Great processing. That jacket is an optical illusion, I think. I like that even the lighting in the image works.

27 Jul 2012 5:25pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

The best way to ensure summer shots in the UK!

27 Jul 2012 6:51pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

that ain't ribena I know!

27 Jul 2012 7:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice Photoshop work. well done

27 Jul 2012 7:36pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great work, Curly. Love it!

27 Jul 2012 9:11pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Nice work! They really deserve the sunshine :)

27 Jul 2012 10:22pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful job! No one would know! They are such a happy bunch!

27 Jul 2012 10:41pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Le rendu de la lumière me plait beaucoup !
belle clarté dans cette photo de groupe :)

27 Jul 2012 11:02pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Great image, lets hope that bottle doesn't change their sweet ways !~

28 Jul 2012 12:11am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

They do look cool. but where is the dude with all the muscles?:)

28 Jul 2012 12:32am

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent job, they will never find out that you relocated them ;-)) Beautiful photo with great light and colors

28 Jul 2012 3:15am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Seemless masking work! I didn't clock it till I read your blurb.

28 Jul 2012 5:37am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

If I hadn't read your description, I'd never guess they weren't on a beach in the first place.
Superb composition! Well done Curly!

29 Jul 2012 1:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice work. They look like they belong right there.

31 Jul 2012 6:58pm

franz from Baden, Austria

impressive use of light on these happy and pretty faces ...

2 Aug 2012 6:21pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beauty & the Beach...

3 Aug 2012 3:25am

Alan44 from France

tout cela respire la bonne humeur,génial

5 Aug 2012 10:47am

1/350 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)