South Shields Daily Photo

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The Ring awaits

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Baseline Chaos

This picture was taken at a recent event in the South Marine Park, South Shields and shows some of the “Baseline Chaos” circus performers waiting to enter the ring of the big top. I’ve attempted to reproduce the effect of an old lith type print, using Photoshop, hoping that it has turned out O.K.

picture of circus performers in South Marine Park, South Shields


Best of Daily Photo features a selection of pictures chosen from amongst the Daily Photo community, since this photoblog is less than two months old I’m surprised and elated that two of my shots have featured in this week’s edition, “Cricket, lovely cricket” and “National Anthem.”
I wondered why a cricket picture could fascinate so many (cricket is not quite a universal game.)

Marie, who operates the site had this to say;

“One of the criteria I use when I select for Best of DP is, does this image capture something unique to that particular place? Whether anyone else is interested in cricket is another story, and one I couldn’t answer. But you did show us a scene that couldn’t have come from Hong Kong, Paris or New York. And you captured it well, and it was a lovely shot!”

Written by curly

September 12, 2006 at 12:10 am

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  1. Old effect…nice!

    Bunyamin Najmi

    September 12, 2006 at 7:00 am

  2. It looks good! But if you want it to look really old, try adding noise.

    Marie McC

    September 12, 2006 at 11:02 am

  3. I added noise Marie, are you suggesting it needs even more? I thought I’d added too much!


    September 12, 2006 at 12:14 pm

  4. Curly, its a wonderful photo. The different reactions, different expressions on their faces really make it work. The best kind of people photo IMHO.


    September 12, 2006 at 7:44 pm

  5. Curly, thank you for the link and the quote. How long a DP blogger has been part of the Daily Photo family is not a criteria. 🙂

    Marie McC

    September 15, 2006 at 1:00 pm

  6. i was randomly looking for a picture of a bigtop for a screensaver and i found this picture.(im the one on the far left with a bow tie) but this will be even better.


    March 29, 2007 at 11:06 pm

  7. sorry ment to say far right


    March 29, 2007 at 11:07 pm

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