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Beating the retreat.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 6 August 2014 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A "beating the retreat" ceremony was held outside South Shields' Town Hall on the evening of Monday 4th. August 2014 to commemorate the commencement of The Great War in 1914. This followed a church service in St. Hilda's and the pipes and drums of 101 Rgt. took the salute from the Mayor and other dignitaries assembled on Westoe Road.

Light was strong, very harsh, and from the side, as the sun was setting in a near perfectly clear sky. A great case for shooting in RAW and developing your digital negative in Adobe Camera RAW to achieve a very reasonable balance between the hot highlights and the dense shadows. I'm pretty sure that this could not be achieved by shooting .jpgs alone without the aid of a small fill flash to light the shadow areas.

FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR 1/160 second F/7.1 ISO 100 5 mm

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PATRICK from miramas, France

top compo 5*****

6 Aug 2014 5:15am

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

A moving time. Lovely composition, and what a light !

6 Aug 2014 5:45am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Superbe lumière. Je vous souhaite une agréable journée.

6 Aug 2014 7:40am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent work Curly

6 Aug 2014 8:52am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific capture. I agree the access to the extra control that we get from RAW is one of the massive advantages of digital photography

6 Aug 2014 9:19am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nicely processed !

6 Aug 2014 9:21am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

very good

6 Aug 2014 10:38am

FotoAnna ❀ from Mother earth, Netherlands

I can almost hear them, Curly :))
Great shot!!

6 Aug 2014 11:18am

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great scene. nice capture.

6 Aug 2014 3:36pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


7 Aug 2014 9:05am

1/160 second
ISO 100
5 mm