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Remembrance Sunday Parade

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Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 12 November 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Remembrance Sunday yesterday in South Shields was memorable for the awfully harsh light for photographers, far too contrasty (just see those shadows) and difficult to find good positions that offered some hope. So this year's series of pictures may be a little shorter than usual - ahem.
Of course there was a very large crowd at Westoe Cenotaph, where the service was conducted by the Rev. Paul Kennedy of St. Michael and All the Angels, and Fr. Michael Wemyss of St. Bede RC church. Wreaths were laid by the Mayor, Cllr. Eileen Leask, the Mayoress, Cllr. Olive Punchion, South Shields MP former Foreign Secretary David Miliband, council leader Cllr. Iain Malcolm, and representatives of the armed services, the police, fire brigade, youth groups, schools, and community organisations also including the Badlanders Motor Cycle Club.

Although it is November the weather was warm pleasant, but just far too bright for us snappers, we did a lot of moaning about it between ourselves.

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Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

nice treatment.....

12 Nov 2012 5:55am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très belle prise de défilé

Bonne journée

12 Nov 2012 6:16am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wow....Lovely presentation...shadow at foreground adds beauty.

12 Nov 2012 6:19am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb treatment - makes the shadows work to your advantage!

12 Nov 2012 6:54am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great capture, and brilliant processing all inspite of the sunshine :)

12 Nov 2012 6:57am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Very nice texture here...nice capture

12 Nov 2012 7:19am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love the way you've used the shadows Curly.

12 Nov 2012 7:39am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love the retro processing, Curly

12 Nov 2012 7:41am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Great processing.

12 Nov 2012 8:07am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Excellent avec ce traitement, superbe réalisation. Bonne journée.

12 Nov 2012 8:23am

David from Avranches, France

Great shot and process. A great tribute.

12 Nov 2012 8:53am

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic editing, 5*!

12 Nov 2012 9:09am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Fantastic!! treatment is excellent, a very nice picture.
Good week.

12 Nov 2012 10:04am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image and processing Curly

12 Nov 2012 10:18am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful editing.. well done

12 Nov 2012 10:32am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice, no sliders on this one; correct?

12 Nov 2012 10:46am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes perfect weather. We took our latest toy (an inflatable kayak) out for its maiden voyage on the river here. Calm as a millpond.
Nice framing and interesting treatment to cope with the hard light Curly

12 Nov 2012 11:01am

Silvia Ganora Photography from Domodossola, Italy

Great capture! Love the processing too.

12 Nov 2012 11:11am

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

fabulous composition and love the treatment

12 Nov 2012 11:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent traditional feelings.

12 Nov 2012 11:41am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

They are like coming out of the picture !!

12 Nov 2012 12:12pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

The shadows almost make it look like there are beams of light pouring out from the parade formation, I like! A great tribute!

12 Nov 2012 12:52pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

We will remember them.

12 Nov 2012 12:55pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Your processing overcomes the challenges very nicely. Much respect to the troops past-present-future.

12 Nov 2012 12:55pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine picture.

12 Nov 2012 12:57pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Well processed looks very period.

12 Nov 2012 1:59pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

How creative is your treatment yet so classic is the feel that came out! Marvelous Curly! Perfect angle and compo!

12 Nov 2012 2:02pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

What a striking image, and clever one to use some help to mask the brightness. It looks old and stained, which is poignant.

12 Nov 2012 2:25pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

From the looks of the shadows it was a brutal lighting event. Your pp treatment however makes for a memorable image! Well done Curly! ;-)

12 Nov 2012 2:54pm

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

What a wonderful treatment on a challenging image ... you conveyed the message of the parade most admirably. God bless them all, those serving and those who've given their lives...

12 Nov 2012 3:04pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Amazing processing. I like a lot the effect in combination with the composition.

12 Nov 2012 3:46pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great treatment. a wonderful image Curly....:-)

12 Nov 2012 4:28pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Interesting way that you processed this shot! I love the timing of your shot to capture these members in the particular marching formation with their arms forward. Great depth as well with the numerous ranks and files.

12 Nov 2012 5:35pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Great picture, amazing processing !

12 Nov 2012 5:57pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

interesting processing

12 Nov 2012 6:28pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Perfect photo for our Veterans day. Great job on the formating, processing and set up.

12 Nov 2012 6:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nicely done in spite of the harsh light.

12 Nov 2012 6:38pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic treatment. A wonderful image for Remembrance Day.

12 Nov 2012 6:40pm

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Fantastic picture !! I like the treatment !

12 Nov 2012 6:49pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You have managed to find a way to make the light and shadows work to your advantage. It has a bit of an old time feeling.

12 Nov 2012 7:15pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

... interesting processing Curly! Best regards, Adela

12 Nov 2012 7:25pm

Yonatan from New York, United States

Despite far from ideal conditions you have managed to capture a very memorable image with your processing decisions. I like what you've done quite a bit.

12 Nov 2012 8:52pm

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

faboulous treatment :)

12 Nov 2012 8:57pm

firoozeh from kassel, Germany

gute shot.

12 Nov 2012 9:21pm

Baldwin from Venezuela

Great shot of this interesting Parade and a really fabulous processing !!! The tones and textures are superb ...

12 Nov 2012 9:29pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5*****

12 Nov 2012 10:03pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very good, nice work

12 Nov 2012 10:07pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Haha! I can hear you all grizzlin', whingin', and whinin' from here!

12 Nov 2012 10:58pm

Emma G from Canberra, Australia

well you have certainly made the most of that harsh light - excellent photo and processing Curly.

12 Nov 2012 11:44pm

Dan from Quartz Hill, United States

Well OK, but this really cool. This is hard to time stamp.

13 Nov 2012 12:07am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful vintage effect

13 Nov 2012 12:20am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cool processing with the vintage look.

13 Nov 2012 12:58am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

I didn't read all the comments, but I'm sure many of them say what I'm going to say: Great processing...with a fine nostalgic/vintage effect. Well done.

13 Nov 2012 9:11am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Your processing did a lot to save this image. Good work. This image makes me sad as I'm listening to a book about WWII--so much death, destruction, loss.

13 Nov 2012 12:26pm

franz from Baden, Austria

terrific in every respect! hats off to you, sir, for this image !!!

13 Nov 2012 12:48pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

The processing is great... like everyone agrees :-) Sometimes the natural light forces us to be creative and artsy!

14 Nov 2012 5:24am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

strange that my comment dissapeared?
I think I was the first comment :)
nice treatment

14 Nov 2012 9:04am

Gary from The Southwest Deserts, United States

Perfect treatment for this one. Well done.

14 Nov 2012 6:09pm

You Know Me from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I see I'm not the only one who found the treatment in post- interesting!

26 Nov 2012 8:29am

1/500 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)