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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
8 6.4k 29 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
9 13 11 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 9 23 2 France
4 May 2012 9:55AM
Love these type of images
6 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
6 153 116 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
8 12 10 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
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 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
12 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 7 Belgium
4 May 2012 3:11PM
Very beautyful*****SmileSmileSmile
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
4 May 2012 4:24PM
Marvellous. A bit like our Beamish.
4 May 2012 5:14PM
Spot on Lesley

helenlinda Plus
9 344 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 8 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 10 135 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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