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She's a Perfect Ten

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 22 July 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Portrait of Alison Wheeler who could have been one of the New Beautiful South , but ended up as just The South, the pop band that evolved from the original Beautiful South - if you follow my drift.
They performed in a free concert at the Bents Park, South Shields yesterday admirably supported by Toploader who Danced in the Mooonlight. It is reported that over 17,500 people filled the park on an odd afternoon where the sky was overcast and grey down on the sea front, yet just a few hundred yards inland at the Town Hall the sky was bright blue and the temperature was steaming hot!
A bit like Alison Wheeler really - she's A Perfect Ten, which The South played to perfection. I'm not a fan of their bubble gum pop genre, but generally I was entertained and enjoyed the afternoon.
More pictures to follow later during the week.

Next Sunday's free concert in South Shields features The Christians and Rick (Rickroll) Astley - I'll be covering the Sunderland International Air Show instead, I'm sure you'd make that desision too.

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PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid portrait

22 Jul 2013 5:56am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

lovely smile...love that RED!!

22 Jul 2013 6:16am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful portrait Curly

22 Jul 2013 6:22am

David from Avranches, France

Great portrait Curly, she looks to be having fun too.

22 Jul 2013 6:30am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

striking... looks like you've caught her true colours

22 Jul 2013 6:42am

Catherine from France

A very attractive portrait , and thanks a lot for your explanation.
Have a nice day !

22 Jul 2013 7:26am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

She looks like she loves fun and has a bit of an attitude, showy, definitely likes to be
in control. Generally I don't analyse people, and I hate to be analysed by someone
who has no clue, but if analyse means to examine in detail in order to discover meaning,
then I rest my case, love the portrait, beautiful !~

22 Jul 2013 7:26am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Fantastic portrait. Wonderful lighting.

22 Jul 2013 7:30am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely portrait of this beautiful lady!!! Looking forward to see your Air Show shots too:-)

22 Jul 2013 7:30am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide portrait, superbe sourire et très belle lumière. Bonne journée.

22 Jul 2013 9:31am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

An attitude what makes Phil think that:) Great portrait love that hair:)

22 Jul 2013 10:24am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great portrait Curly - If her voice is half as good as Briana Corrigan or Jacqui Abbott I am sure they will do well. I actually like their music a lot and their humorous piss take of the bubble gum pop world they are apart of.

22 Jul 2013 10:53am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Nice portrait Curly, oozes character and doesn't suffer for the touch of subject movement. My elder sister was a big Beautiful South fan so some of their tunes are hard-coded into memory. Personally I prefer the similarly named trio, South.

22 Jul 2013 11:45am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great portrait !

22 Jul 2013 12:16pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent portrait capture as she stands out beautifully against the background!

22 Jul 2013 12:16pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Fantastic ! Rich in fine details !!

22 Jul 2013 1:07pm

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

A magnificent portrait, beautiful light, it looks like a photo studio. Great shot.
Have a good week.

22 Jul 2013 1:22pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

She's got the same " come and get it" eyes as Brian ferry

22 Jul 2013 1:27pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful and vibrant portrait shot of this performer Curly! ;-)

22 Jul 2013 1:33pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Very nice portrait image.

22 Jul 2013 2:35pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

beauty portrait

22 Jul 2013 2:49pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Amazing voice, great shot.

22 Jul 2013 4:10pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent choice of viewpoint for this lovely portrait

22 Jul 2013 4:29pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Great portrait.

22 Jul 2013 4:38pm

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

What a lovely portrait, Curly ... of a striking young woman!

22 Jul 2013 4:53pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: She must hide it well Judy, she's 41 ;-)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A striking portrait - You seem to have captured her essence beautifully

22 Jul 2013 5:36pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe portrait et image fantastique vu et captage.

22 Jul 2013 5:44pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful portrait with beautiful colours and light !

22 Jul 2013 5:52pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

fantastic portrait! perfect light and great color!

22 Jul 2013 8:28pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Wonderful portrait.

22 Jul 2013 11:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

love that red!!

22 Jul 2013 11:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait! I love her smile! Fantastic image!

22 Jul 2013 11:34pm

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

Very interesting portrait. I love her expression.

23 Jul 2013 12:50am

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe la couleur des cheveux

23 Jul 2013 7:57am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely portrait!

23 Jul 2013 11:59pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Freakin' awesome, Curly. Karen and I absolutely love The Beautiful South. Great portrait!

24 Jul 2013 2:36am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Joyful portrait - the red and black is sensational!

24 Jul 2013 6:51am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautiful portrait...beautiful lady...

29 Jul 2013 2:21am

STEED from D, France

....41 and..."The Class" !!!!! Strong attitude and excellent portrait,Friend.....

11 Aug 2013 7:21am

1/90 second
ISO 400
390 mm (35mm equiv.)