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Jovial Johnny!

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 10 July 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Found this happy chappy in the marshalling area for the carnival just off Westoe Road, South Shields. Two streets and a car park were needed to form up the opening parade for South Tyneside's Summer Festival.
There was a lot of colour on show, but the sun was scorching, bright, and the light was dreadful for photography (i.e. far too contrasty with lots of shots into the sun producing virtual silhouettes). Pah,...........you just cannot win.

PENTAX K100D 1/1000 second F/4.5 ISO 200 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Why is it as photographers we're never quite happy with the light (don't tell the better half I said that !) Nice capture Curly, I hope your PC problems are getting sorted

10 Jul 2013 7:00am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

If you enjoyed it - that's all that matters.

10 Jul 2013 7:03am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

cool portrait

10 Jul 2013 7:15am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

You should win a color award for this, great depth, shocking amount of color but you pulled it
off beautifully, love it !~

10 Jul 2013 9:08am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

10 Jul 2013 9:54am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Made me smile :-)

10 Jul 2013 9:55am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Anyway, you captured great colors !

10 Jul 2013 10:03am

omid from mashhad, Iran

:) Nice & happy!
so beautiful colors & lights!

10 Jul 2013 10:13am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Happy Chappy:) Nice smile

10 Jul 2013 10:19am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Full of joy and color ! Wonderful photo !!

10 Jul 2013 11:35am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

A kaleidoscope of colours. Must have been a photographer's field day at the Festival.

10 Jul 2013 12:20pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful and contagious smile that you captured on this parade participant!! A very colorful shot that fills this frame nicely!

10 Jul 2013 12:22pm

STEED from D, France

Well !!!.....These kind of festivities are a gold mine for the both of us....I Love the mood around,smile,music,make-up and,sometimes mix of cultures....The people are enjoyed,happy and offer easily their person to our cameras......Well caughted,Friend.....

10 Jul 2013 12:32pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful smile!!! So colourful. Love it!

10 Jul 2013 12:41pm

Jacques Brassard from Quebec, Canada

Full of Colors ..... I like

10 Jul 2013 12:43pm

helys from Paris, France

So colorful
Nice mood

10 Jul 2013 1:13pm

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Very jovial. Very sympa.

10 Jul 2013 1:16pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Wonderful mood and I like that you caught the second face here too!

10 Jul 2013 2:28pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love his smile! This really woke me up! Great color!

10 Jul 2013 2:35pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nowhere how situations for you...no problem, nice colorful capture...:-)

10 Jul 2013 2:36pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful smile and amazing colours. Great shot, Curly. Love it. :)

10 Jul 2013 2:51pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

He does look happy, super shot. So full of colour

10 Jul 2013 3:07pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Well, if the light was always perfect, you wouldn't have anything to whine about! Gimme, high contrast, in yer face colours any day to grizzly, mizzly, drizzly greyness

10 Jul 2013 3:08pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide avec toutes ces couleurs, superbes portrait et sourire!!! Bonne soirée.

10 Jul 2013 3:44pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Nice colourful shot.

10 Jul 2013 3:58pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Yeah well he certainly looks jovial! And I love the color in the shot, the lighting is perfect to me :-)

10 Jul 2013 4:16pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld (Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Loads of colour here,a bright and happy shot..

10 Jul 2013 4:31pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The colors and his expression certainly capture the joy of the celebration

10 Jul 2013 4:32pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome... ! I love it! Best regards, Adela

10 Jul 2013 5:23pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

that's what I call vibrant :)

10 Jul 2013 5:58pm

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

A great colorful portrait, the colors are beautiful and bright. I like a lot.
Have a good evening.

10 Jul 2013 6:18pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

None the less, great shot Curly.

10 Jul 2013 7:39pm

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

Wow the saturated colours are amazing! So much joy here, I love the mood. What a wonderful capture!

10 Jul 2013 9:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous smile. wonderful colors

10 Jul 2013 9:40pm

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

a lovely vibrant, colourful image...

10 Jul 2013 10:20pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

Excellent 5*******

11 Jul 2013 1:09am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

You may have had harsh light, but you did exceptionally well with this one, Curly. Love all the colors and the expression.

11 Jul 2013 1:16am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

A smile like that brightens up anyones day.

11 Jul 2013 7:20am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is so vibrant, the fellow is....a modern summer Faun! Bright, big smile and all those colours around him! I like this composition! It is so inspiring!

11 Jul 2013 8:43am

Siavash from Tehran, Iran

ha ... Color Party ...

11 Jul 2013 10:17am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressantes ces couleurs

11 Jul 2013 11:11am

Pnyks from Warsaw, Poland

Wow, nice! Great colors and what a smile! :)

11 Jul 2013 11:23am

Joyce from Montana, United States

Fun portrait, and yes I know that midday brightness is impossible. You did well with it though Curly with thoughtful processing.

11 Jul 2013 1:47pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Ahh, the joy of youth, enjoy Johnny enjoy.

11 Jul 2013 7:48pm

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

Very colorful shot!

13 Jul 2013 9:04am

Duck Island Guy from Off the Coast, United States

An engaging portrait. Looks like a fun event.

13 Jul 2013 5:40pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Great splash of color behind and around this chap. Really adds to the atmosphere of the day.

14 Jul 2013 4:36pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb colours

15 Jul 2013 10:08am

1/1000 second
ISO 200
60 mm (35mm equiv.)