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Yesteryear playtime

By cassiecat
I'm not sure what you will make of this one, but i'm posting it as it was Chili's fav of the ones i showed him.
Mind i wont hold it against him if you dont like it Smile

Its from Black country museum, you just dont see kids skipping these days! a big thanks to Tom and Rebecca for getting into the spirit of things on a cold frosty morning Grin

Thanks for looking, lesley Smile

Tags: General Kids Sepia Black country living museum Skipping

Voters: alansnap, SlowSong, DeSilver and 42 more

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SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
4 May 2012 9:53AM
I'm always amazed at all the clothes they wore in those days. Imagine the state of them after a day's playing! Lots of detail, and I do like the falling-over lampost.

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DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
4 May 2012 9:53AM
Wonderful image and all it needs to what I think is to finish it of is someone (a woman with a scarf around her head) scrubbing the step a little further down the street. I must say though that you must have been very lucky to have no one else in modern clothing standing around. Very nice indeed and well worth putting up. Smile

Alvar 11 23 2 France
4 May 2012 9:55AM
Love these type of images
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 May 2012 10:17AM
A very nice composition and nostalgic reminder of how things used to be.

Regards Nathan.

P.S. Lovely presentation
4 May 2012 10:35AM
A great shot of times gone by.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 May 2012 10:42AM
You have gone about this capture so thoughtfully, Lesley, and brought it off to perfection IMHO: the presentation is so in keeping and the arrangement of the different elements within the frame just right.
Could be an image from aeons back.
Very well done.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
4 May 2012 11:13AM
Blimey, Lesley, although we didn't quite dress like this when I were a lad, skipping was popular, and I can remember we had gas lamps almost identical to this in our neighbourhood! Wink A super capture, and your processing really enhances the scene too Smile
Trev Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
4 May 2012 12:56PM
Down by the river, down by the sea,
Johnny broke a bottle and blamed it on me.
I told ma, ma told pa,
Johnny got a spanking so ha ha ha.

How many spankings did Johnny get?
1, 2, 3....

Excellent image, excellent olde worlde presentation, Lesley.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 May 2012 1:18PM
This is a well done conversion kept well within the time period of the subject---
must be a wonderful museum!
Cor 9 Belgium
4 May 2012 3:11PM
Very beautyful*****SmileSmileSmile
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
4 May 2012 4:24PM
Marvellous. A bit like our Beamish.
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
4 May 2012 5:14PM
Spot on Lesley

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
4 May 2012 5:39PM
Great setting - and the sepia is so right - so many skipping songs will just be lost unless this generations starts to skip.
4 May 2012 7:07PM
this looks great Lesley. It captures the mood of a bygone age wonderfully.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
4 May 2012 8:01PM
No kids don't skip any more Lesley, they prefer computer/Ipad/TV instead.
I love the treatment here.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
5 May 2012 6:52PM
Awww...I do love this, Ccat, as you know Smile

The processing is so perfect to take us back to a time long forgotten by most.

By the way, you asked me for a good title and I couldn't come up with one. I'm glad I couldn't 'cos yours is perfect!

A Smile

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