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Car bomb?.........

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 11 March 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

......... or just fire crackers?

Chinese New Year celebrations in Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, processed using Lucis Arts plug in.

PENTAX K100D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 800 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Unless he knew such a sight could be a daunting city.

11 Mar 2015 5:48am

@Jypyä Pop: It's a good job we know they are only crackers.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle animaiton dans cette rue quel tons et cette fumée en fond sueprbe
Belle journée

11 Mar 2015 6:01am

@Nicou: Merci pour vos commentaires encore aujourd'hui.

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

A grand street scene of jostling colour and shape.

11 Mar 2015 7:39am

@Gemma Wiseman: Much of it achieved with the processing I think, the basic RAW file was not that exciting to be fair.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

J'aime beaucoup cette scène de rue!!!

11 Mar 2015 8:08am

@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup.

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

This interesting streetscene nicely captured, also a very nice processing.

11 Mar 2015 9:10am

@Willem: Yes, I think it was the processing that made a picture out of this.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I love the processing, really seems to add punch. Great street scene Curly

11 Mar 2015 9:23am

@Doug: Thanks Doug.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Not only Chinese, but also many people enjoyed the new year. Nice shot.

11 Mar 2015 9:37am

@Hiro: It is strange Hiro, there are many nationalities from the east represented in Newcastle, possibly because many of them are university students there.

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

such a wonderful image - I feel like I am there in the midst of the excitement

11 Mar 2015 9:54am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: You would have enjoyed it Sharon.

Laurette from Lonehill - Fourways, South Africa

Almost looks like a car bomb exploding ! A great street scene and superbly captured.

11 Mar 2015 10:43am

@Laurette: Thing is, when you cover these events on an annual basis, you have to challenge yourself to look for something a little different each time.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

great crowd/colour

11 Mar 2015 10:52am

@grouser: Thanks Grouser.

franz from Baden, Austria

very attractive and lively street scene, and yes, nowadays one has been conditioned to expect the worse ...

11 Mar 2015 11:16am

@franz: Yes, I know what you mean, even on fun celebratory events like these.

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot of the scene on the street. Excellent composition.

11 Mar 2015 1:40pm

@Kyu: Thank you very much.

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

Terrific shot and processing. Initially this brought the Boston Marathon bombing to mind; I'm happy this was a celebratory shot.

11 Mar 2015 1:59pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: I think Franz had the same thoughts as you Judy.

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

A fine street shot at the precise moment that an explosion happened down the street.

11 Mar 2015 2:58pm

@Don - Slackwater: So loud, that I had to take notice!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An excellent PoV which leads my eyes down this street and "into" the composition!!
The facades are dressed up colorfully with the lanterns.

11 Mar 2015 3:01pm

@Steven: Always is a good Sunday out Steve.

Devi from Chennai, India

Hopefully NO !!!
Nice capture here... so many kids....

11 Mar 2015 3:24pm

@Devi: Yep, always a fun colourful event to photograph.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A good crowd of people ...! Cultural movements of the Chinese. are always fantastic. Color, light, movement and fireworks! Best regards dear friend! Adela

11 Mar 2015 5:08pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the vibrant colors in this lively street scene

11 Mar 2015 5:27pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks, I'm glad you like it.

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love the colourful atmosphere you have captured here.

11 Mar 2015 7:13pm

@kiwisa: Glad you like it too.

STEED from D, France

Hey,Boy !!!! Keep Cool ...Fire crackers only (I Hope) .I Love this Festive and rainy picture....Rainy pictures are always excellent,cause particular mood and tones,around....It's good to see crowd in the streets,and I'm fond of treatment you give to your"Human pictures"(H.D.R,perrhaps?) and this particular style they have,with a taste of illustrations I remember in newspapers and revues of the 70's....Well done,Friend....

11 Mar 2015 7:54pm

@STEED: Thanks Steed, I love the way that rain and colour mix to give good strong reflections.

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

So colorfull and plain of detail, but the face of the young lady really makes a strong focal for me. Delightful image.

11 Mar 2015 8:48pm

@Francisco Romero: Glad you like it.

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent capture of this crowded street scene ... the perspective and the colors are fabulous !!! Splendid image and excellent processing ...

11 Mar 2015 9:02pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: Thank you so much.

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Your processing seems to bring this to life Curly... it feels so animated, the colors are brisk and great clarity! Rain doesn't seem to be a deterrent to these folks.... excellent!!

11 Mar 2015 10:52pm

@Carol: I wanted to process it this way from the moment I hit the shutter, glad you like it.

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I love the colors and the brick buildings. Good street scene.

11 Mar 2015 11:48pm

@Irene: It was a colourful and exciting day, glad you like it.

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A great scene! Wonderful perspective looking down the street. I have always wanted to go to the Chinese New Year parade in Washington, DC and have still not made it! This is just so colorful! Fabulous processing!

12 Mar 2015 1:01am

@Elaine Hancock: I can imagine that would be a HUGE celebration in DC.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting processing.

12 Mar 2015 1:51am

@B. Thomas: Helps project the whole thing outwards towards the viewer?

philippe from moselle, France

Des scènes de rue traitées comme je les aime, excellent !!!

12 Mar 2015 5:33pm

@philippe: Merci.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Awesome! Keep up the good work.

12 Mar 2015 8:47pm

@Ana Lúcia: Good to hear from you again Ana, hope you are well.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Cracking shot!

13 Mar 2015 11:04am

@Stephen: Thanks, it was just a piece of fun :-)

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1/125 second
ISO 800
52 mm (35mm equiv.)