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Nature on your doorstep.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 12 June 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Beach Road, South Shields in spring, with some rather nice blue flowers just growing wild, but they do add a fair bit of colour to the old Georgian Street opposite the Town Hall.
Three shots on auto bracketing to make this HDR in Photomatix.
An update on Mrs. Curly's situation, she has just had another small spell in hospital but is quite comfortable, the majority of her feeding is now administered via a tube inserted into the stomach. It was necessary as her weight was plummeting.

My intentions of making back ups of my Windows files and folders has taken a wee knock, but I'll be back to it shortly.

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ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Beautiful flowers.

I wish strength to you and your family in this situation with Mrs. Curly, I'm guessing it's not easy, but hope you all find something positive out of it too. I don't know if I could cope with what you are going through.

12 Jun 2013 5:33am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent 5****

12 Jun 2013 5:34am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Une jolie rue
Bonne journée

12 Jun 2013 5:40am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Good to see 'front gardens' survive there - more and more of mine in London are paved over for parking, sadly . .

12 Jun 2013 6:04am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Fantastic colors, beautiful view and great work Curly

12 Jun 2013 6:16am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

It's all around us, lovely shot, best wishes to all.

12 Jun 2013 6:24am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

A beautiful picture and a wonderful treatment. The colors are gorgeous, I like a lot. I admire you for your strength. Friendships.
Have a nice day.

12 Jun 2013 6:40am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great details...great work.

12 Jun 2013 6:56am

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

There's nothing like a bit of nature to add texture and colour to the concrete jungle behind it. Great shot. A hand squeeze and hug for Mrs Curly from Australia.

12 Jun 2013 7:28am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Best wishes to you both Curly

12 Jun 2013 7:33am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love the colour they bring to the street, they look like blue bells

12 Jun 2013 8:16am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
so beautiful frame, colors, lights & texture!

12 Jun 2013 8:20am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely composed with the trees on the left keeping the eye in the frame

12 Jun 2013 8:20am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I love the treatment! It adds a reviving touch to that "old Georgian street"...and the (possible) bluebells work well with the texture and architecture of the buildings.

12 Jun 2013 8:27am

Marie-Line from Lille, France


12 Jun 2013 9:22am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice HDR

12 Jun 2013 10:03am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Bless her, keep up your courage she needs a strong Curly

12 Jun 2013 10:46am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

We are all thinking of Mrs C.

12 Jun 2013 10:50am

Devi from Chennai, India

Take care Curly...she's going to progress steadily...we are all with you praying for a miracle to happen that will pull Mrs Curly out and get her back to her daily routine....God bless her ...

12 Jun 2013 10:57am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful textures and colors captured here!! The blue flowers stand out nicely. Sorry to hear about Mrs. Curly's setback. I hope she rebounds quickly!!

12 Jun 2013 12:09pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

This is a very strong HDR ! I can count each brick :-)

12 Jun 2013 12:33pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful HDR work in this shot Curly! ;-)

12 Jun 2013 12:41pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous flower ! You and Mrs. Carly a great summer and I hope that Mrs. Curly soon to return home to enjoy the summer! :-)) Halaukset molemmille!

Happy Wednesday ,for both of you,my friend!

12 Jun 2013 1:10pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful colors. Excellent perspective image.

12 Jun 2013 1:50pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Today science and medicine are well advanced. Sure you find a way to give strength to your wife ... The good wishes of all of us will certainly help both ...
A magnificent image Curly ... A hug, Adela

12 Jun 2013 3:19pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous ! nice angle, great composition.

12 Jun 2013 3:23pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Love that awesome door, wish I could walk through my hallowed halls with such openings !
Beautiful view lines. Sorry to hear of your wife's plight and we wish a miraculous recovery,
but in reality there seems really to be little that we can do but pray for God's gift of light and
our prayers for your family to heal and return the joy to your life !~

12 Jun 2013 4:03pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I continue to pray for your wife and family. I cannot imagine the difficulties you are facing.
I like the view point and treatment of this image.

12 Jun 2013 5:24pm

Andrea from Salamanca, Spain

Que bonita fotografía, con las flores coloridas delante de estas casas tan bonitas! :)

12 Jun 2013 6:58pm

David from Avranches, France

A great view from the lower flats too I would presume.

12 Jun 2013 7:08pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe petit jardin de ville, excellent traitement. Bonne soirée.

12 Jun 2013 8:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Some fine looking old houses.

12 Jun 2013 8:09pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Lovely HDR! Best wishes to Mrs C.!

12 Jun 2013 9:13pm

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

A lovely image and treatment, Curly, but more importantly, my prayers continue for your wife, you and your family. I am happy to hear they are trying to build up her strength. Warm hugs to her...

12 Jun 2013 11:18pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It does bring spring right to the front door. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mrs. Curly. I hope that the nourishment will maintain and increase her weight. Give her a hug for me.

13 Jun 2013 12:12am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful processing of the photo.
I keeping good thoughts for Mrs. Curly.

13 Jun 2013 12:16am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Lovely image with the colors and texture, Curly. Sorry to hear that your wife is back in the hospital. Hope she's able to get her strength back and return home soon.

13 Jun 2013 1:37am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh super ce cadrage qui rend bien aussi

13 Jun 2013 7:33am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Our wishes are with your family

13 Jun 2013 12:06pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Nice HDR, Curly. My hopes and prayers are with your family.

13 Jun 2013 5:37pm

Carpe Diem from Tehran, Iran

Is that HDR?


13 Jun 2013 9:35pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

There is something quite appealing in this photo.

17 Jun 2013 8:39pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Clarity and details predominate here...nice

19 Jun 2013 6:39am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

J'aime beaucoup la tonalité de cette photo.

26 Sep 2013 11:50am

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