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Silly Tuesday (hide and seek edition)

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 19 February 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

A cold beer is always welcome at the South Shields Snooker Centre, especially after a day of washing, ironing, cooking, cleaning, and hospital visiting. Sometimes, however, it is difficult to catch the barmaid's attention!


My wife has been admitted to hospital with a terminal illness and I have two children and a part time job to look after. I have pre-posted pictures up until Sunday, not sure when I will be back commenting on a regular daily basis. Just hoping that it won't be too long.

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Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

You should try bringing your own glass next time... looks like you cold get close enough to just refill as you please :-)

much love to you today!

19 Feb 2013 5:19am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Cold beer is welcome everywhere and always.

19 Feb 2013 5:20am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

So many types of beer!

19 Feb 2013 5:35am

Devi from Chennai, India

Hope work load gets lesser...:-)))

19 Feb 2013 5:53am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Je prendrai bien une pression

Bonne journée

19 Feb 2013 6:20am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Having a cold beer or two is a good way to relax a little.

19 Feb 2013 6:21am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

You deserve that cold beer, Curly - good to see you finding a moment to relax in your demanding day.

19 Feb 2013 6:32am

David from Avranches, France

I remember ye olde days when proffesional snooker players would drink pints live on TV.

19 Feb 2013 6:33am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Glad you're getting a little time Curly

19 Feb 2013 6:53am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love the POV

19 Feb 2013 7:28am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Excellent cadrage, splendide traitement. Bonne journée.

19 Feb 2013 8:38am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love the definition and contrast

19 Feb 2013 8:56am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Superb B&W treatment.

19 Feb 2013 9:15am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

cool image

19 Feb 2013 9:32am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Un magnifique noir et blanc!! bravo à toi! j'adore le cadrage!! je t'envoie plein de courage!!!

19 Feb 2013 9:34am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Happy ST !

19 Feb 2013 9:56am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Is the barlady really 3ft 9 inches tall? Or are the pumps showing the effects of growth hormone abuse?

19 Feb 2013 10:01am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

perhaps she is tap dancing. Lovely granular treatment Curly

19 Feb 2013 10:24am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

A nice moment off your duties !

19 Feb 2013 10:30am

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant perspective and presentation. i had no idea brits were keen on "really cold" beer too now ... ;-)

19 Feb 2013 12:00pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Neat edit, maybe you need to buy by the gallon then not so many fillups:)

19 Feb 2013 12:10pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

I like the perspective in this shot with so many worthy distractions on the way - happy ST

19 Feb 2013 12:21pm

Francisco from Miami, United States

Great shot!

19 Feb 2013 12:34pm

Yonatan from New York, United States

I'm very sorry to hear that your wife is ill. I hope that you and your family stay strong during these difficult times.

19 Feb 2013 12:49pm

@Yonatan: My wife should be out of hospital shortly, and returning home to be nursed by her loving family.

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

19 Feb 2013 1:35pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I LOVE this shot, Curly :-) Mrs J and I also wish our best to all of you during this time...Thinking of you..

19 Feb 2013 2:00pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

You deserve a beer Curly 5*

19 Feb 2013 2:03pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Ops forgot the stars :-)

19 Feb 2013 2:03pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

terrific shot curly, great b/w

19 Feb 2013 2:07pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


19 Feb 2013 2:12pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

muy lindos los constrastes y que buena foto , es raro siempre vi estos bares en las peliculas pero nunca en la vida real , aqui donde vivo no existen y bares de este tipo . al ver tu foto me siento como que estoy viendo parte de una pelicula . un beso grande Alejandra

19 Feb 2013 4:00pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

I love the processing of this image. Excellent image.

19 Feb 2013 4:00pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image and great POV! Happy ST!

19 Feb 2013 5:15pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Great shot!

19 Feb 2013 5:17pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Happy ST> Love the treatment and I found the barmaid.

19 Feb 2013 6:54pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Whose the short one here?

19 Feb 2013 7:26pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Lost amongst here libations! Nicely captured Curly! ;-)

19 Feb 2013 7:41pm

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique traitement!!! amitié

19 Feb 2013 7:42pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

great atmosphere Curly, hope you were sampling the produce. I wish the best for your wife, I lost my mother at a the age of 2 to cancer, so I understand a little.

19 Feb 2013 7:58pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wishing for you all the best, my friend.

19 Feb 2013 8:46pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful B&W.

19 Feb 2013 9:53pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Excellent image.

19 Feb 2013 10:35pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Not much room on that bar for real beer

19 Feb 2013 10:51pm

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

Glad you took a few minutes for yourself in this horrible time of waiting...

20 Feb 2013 12:21am

L'angevine from Angers, France

ça me fait penser à de la bière à volonté

20 Feb 2013 8:45am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

And one for me please! Do they have any cask ales?

20 Feb 2013 12:49pm

@digitalCG: Unfortunately no, I wish they did!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

great perspective and mono fella.

20 Feb 2013 8:09pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

That John Smiths is making my mouth water.

21 Feb 2013 2:40pm

Falcao from tehran, Iran

Interesting documentary photography....

3 Mar 2013 6:01pm

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