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The summer of rain #10

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 21 August 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Badlanders on Armed Forces Day duty in the Bents Park, South Shields.
Does this look silly enough for a Tuesday?
The rain just did not ZZ sTop.

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PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

21 Aug 2012 5:11am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland


21 Aug 2012 5:34am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sous la pluie quel beua look sueprbe compo.

21 Aug 2012 5:37am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Tough lads, they can take it. great capture

21 Aug 2012 5:55am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Great photo! Love that rain!

21 Aug 2012 5:58am

Calusarus from ST SORLIN EN VALLOIRE, France

Hell angels are not afraid by rain !

21 Aug 2012 6:05am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

ha ha! You gotta love these guys. Definitely silly enough for a silly Tuesday.

21 Aug 2012 6:18am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific, Happy ST

21 Aug 2012 6:28am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Superb scene. Happy ST Curly.

21 Aug 2012 6:31am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Isn't he one of the guys from ZZ Top?

21 Aug 2012 6:31am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

They are tough guys that aren't disturb by little drops !

21 Aug 2012 6:58am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Those badlanders really do make for an intriguing photo! I can't get over the goose bumps on the enormous ones arm!

21 Aug 2012 7:07am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Même pas peur de la pluie
Bonne journée

21 Aug 2012 8:11am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

now they are people you would never see wearing a "mac in a sac" lol

21 Aug 2012 8:59am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent work, the fast shutter speed is just perfect to highlight de droplets... Have a lovely day :)

21 Aug 2012 9:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great capture - not even rain like this will convince him to remove his sunglasses!

21 Aug 2012 9:38am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Ils ne semblent pas craindre la pluie, de vrais mercenaires :) Bonne journée.

21 Aug 2012 9:57am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

A great scene! I love seeing the rain! Beautiful with these strong characters!

21 Aug 2012 9:58am


Such a perfect work, there is nothing left !

21 Aug 2012 10:31am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Impressive work ... two types friendly ... I like the image splashed water! A hug Adela

21 Aug 2012 10:34am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Boys will be boys, big boys will be bikers:)

21 Aug 2012 11:01am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great shot..

21 Aug 2012 11:11am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

harley´s man. fantastic curly

21 Aug 2012 11:22am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Who cares about the weather......super frame

21 Aug 2012 1:51pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Rain should be too afraid to fall on these guys... nice shot and a very good closing line !

21 Aug 2012 4:08pm

Lluís from Canet de Mar, Spain

great portrait and nice rain effect!

21 Aug 2012 4:18pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Cracking shot,great characters and good rain !!

21 Aug 2012 4:26pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent portrait, faces and expressions

21 Aug 2012 4:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

These guys are getting a much needed bath. ;-) An excellent capture of their expressions. They don't seem to mind.

21 Aug 2012 4:44pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

They're so involved in their conversation I don't even think they notice the rain. Do Badlanders use umbrellas? :)) A good one!!

21 Aug 2012 4:55pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Happy Silly Tuesday! ;-)

21 Aug 2012 5:10pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Happy ST. I think it is a great portrait. Kind of tells a story.

21 Aug 2012 5:24pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

They seem right at home in the rain Curly! Happy ST! ;-)))

21 Aug 2012 6:18pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

so tough they frightened the rain away?

21 Aug 2012 6:31pm

franz from Baden, Austria

two gents in a serious conversation in pouring rain, though acting as if it wasn't there .... what could be more british ?!? ;-))

21 Aug 2012 7:18pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

This is developing into an excellent series Curly. Loved the droplets of yesterday and I can tell neither of these guys are drips :)

21 Aug 2012 7:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous. i wouldn't mess with them. happy st!

21 Aug 2012 7:23pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Being real men, of course putting on an anorak just wouldn't be the right thing to do

21 Aug 2012 7:41pm

Anna de Vries from somewhere on Mother Earth, Netherlands

It makes me smile, Loner... thanks! :)))))
A great shot!

21 Aug 2012 7:43pm

Kazimir from Havirov, Czech Republic

Good! :-D

21 Aug 2012 7:55pm

Sahar from Tehran, Iran

That rain is life giving...beautful shot with good sense

21 Aug 2012 7:56pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

La pluie n'a pas l'air de les déranger! Belle image Curly

21 Aug 2012 8:15pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great shot of this interesting tough guys ... excellent for this day !!! Happy ST ..

21 Aug 2012 8:21pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Ha - very good for ST:) :) There is not enough rain to wash off the tattoos;)

21 Aug 2012 8:45pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful candid portrait and conversation between these two fellows; loved your caption!

21 Aug 2012 9:13pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Yes it makes the Silly Tuesday approval. Nice photo.

21 Aug 2012 9:25pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Wonderful ST shot Curly! I really like the British Columbia t-shirt the guy's wearing ;-))
Happy ST Curly!

21 Aug 2012 9:25pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

They seem like they are having a good time, even in the rain. Happy ST. I heard something on the radio yesterday about last weekend it was predicted to be beautiful and sunny and then it rained the whole time and the weatherman was apologizing all over the place. I hope you get some nice weather soon.

21 Aug 2012 10:12pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

you have some courage taking hell's angel picture... I take bikers but not with this name on... great picture with the rain...

22 Aug 2012 1:37am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Great shot - love the way you captured the rain drops. Well done!

22 Aug 2012 2:23am

John Downey from Geneva, United States

A rather standard photo made very intruiging with the addition of a little water - very nice.

22 Aug 2012 2:58am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Fantastic strong character faces - happy raindrops!

22 Aug 2012 5:08am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

This is just hardcore, getting on with it.

23 Aug 2012 12:30pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

2 personality...here in Canada they cannot were their crest anymore...some kind of gangster law

24 Aug 2012 4:22pm

Florence from Paris, France

The guy on the right reminds me ZZ TOP ! It definitely rocks !

25 Aug 2012 8:34am

Joyce from Montana, United States

They really are trying to appear as though all that dripping sky going down their necks and soaking them to the core.....doesn't bother them at all. That one on the left is sweet shot of a big "bruiser" both with the streaks of rain veiling them.
This is a fun double portrait.

26 Aug 2012 6:14pm

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Une belle image renforcée par un traitement claquant !

6 Sep 2012 9:21am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Strong guys...yeah, but bikers like me ;-))

24 Sep 2012 5:48pm

1/250 second
ISO 800
82 mm (35mm equiv.)