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Drummer boy

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South Tyneside Pipes and Drums

Mayor’s Sunday Parade (2)

A drummer from South Tyneside Pipes and Drums, taking a rest during Mayor’s Sunday Parade in Whitburn Village, near South Shields.

The background was too fussy with many people milling around so I sampled his kilt and created a new tiled background with Photoshop.

See yesterday’s post for the map link.


Written by curly

June 5, 2007 at 12:01 am

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  1. This is really really quite trippie. It made me chuckle.

    Bath DP Host

    June 5, 2007 at 1:24 am

  2. Very clever. Your Photoshop work is well done (you made your mask very carefully!) and makes the picture witty. At first look, I didn’t realize that you had manufactured the background – I thought is was a wall or curtain decorated for the event. You had me fooled.


    June 5, 2007 at 2:57 am

  3. It is a nice photo. I like the way the man has tied off his circulation from legs to feet with those cords cutting deep into flesh. Wow. That must hurt.

    Abraham Lincoln

    June 5, 2007 at 10:39 am

  4. That’s a very good one and a great shot. The background matching the skirt is sure smart too! We also had a parade in our town this week-end (celebrating the bicentennial) and posted a photo of pipes and drums in their uniform. You can see it at


    June 5, 2007 at 1:49 pm

  5. Didn’t know you could play drum curly..


    June 5, 2007 at 4:49 pm

  6. The choice of making a mosaic with part of the kilt gives the picture an authentic mood. It looks kind of classic, you know, sort of BBC series in the 70s. Like making collages out of paper cuts. Brilliant.

    Barcelona Photoblog

    June 6, 2007 at 3:25 pm

  7. Great idea for the background. But my eye is even more attracted by those sturdy legs ;-))


    June 7, 2007 at 12:22 pm

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