Mods return to 'spiritual home' of Brighton.

Fifty years ago, the Mods and the Rockers battled it out on the beaches of Brighton, UK. The two groups were popular subcultures in 1960s England, the Rockers, who wore leather, drove motorcycles, and listened to rock; and the Mods, who favoured suits, soul and vespas which they adorned with mirrors and mascots.
On a bank holiday in May of 1964, thousands of teenagers descended on Brighton in what would become the biggest clash between the two groups.
I happened to be in Brighton and came across the gathering.
Adore all the color here, Jo. Super shot. A fav!!
posted August 25th, 2014  
Fabulous photo Jo......such sharpness & colour.......those figures & bikes jump out at you! Love the HDR of it especially! Fave!
posted August 25th, 2014  
This is a perfect photo for HDR - so stylised . Just love those scooters.
posted August 25th, 2014  
@jocasta thanks, I felt it needed a little something!!
posted August 25th, 2014  
Totally amazing. A big Fav.
posted August 25th, 2014  
Loving your OTT processing here. Hope you didn't have your leathers on.
posted August 25th, 2014  
Fantastic processing and wow, what an array of headlights they have there!
posted August 25th, 2014  
Instant FAV Amanda splendid colour ,culture, and background what more can I say
posted August 25th, 2014  
@judithg Nooooo!!!
posted August 25th, 2014  
@philcameron59 you did mean Jo didn't you!!
posted August 25th, 2014  
Way cool pic and processing
posted August 25th, 2014  
Funny engines !
posted August 25th, 2014  
Great shot and lovely reminder of those great days!!! Fav
posted August 25th, 2014  
Terrific shot - I watched a programme about it last night - so interesting.
posted August 25th, 2014  
Wow fantastic, really looks like you were there 50 years ago... fav
posted August 25th, 2014  
fav - love the colours and composition - congratulations on the Trending Page
posted August 25th, 2014  
Love the artsy processing. Very nicely done!
posted August 25th, 2014  
fantastic!
posted August 25th, 2014  
Lovely processing and story to go with the composition. FAV
posted August 25th, 2014  
I remember it. I went to see an exhibition of fairy illustrations in Brighton one bank holiday Monday and there I was in the midst of the mods and rockers. This was in the 70s. Nowadays you wouldn't print a badge saying "I've seen the fairies in Brighton" which I bought that day ! These were Victorian illustrated fairies . Great shot
posted August 25th, 2014  
love the processing-what have you used? Fav
posted August 25th, 2014  
Great shot
posted August 25th, 2014  
I remember it well! Great image No! Wonderful processing! Fav!
posted August 25th, 2014  
Jo! Not No! Flipping predictive text!
posted August 25th, 2014  
Brilliant. I remember seeing them in Margate in 1966.
posted August 25th, 2014  
The tone-mapped contrast treatment sets the mood perfectly for this image - excellent work. Ah, our glorious past!
posted August 25th, 2014  
Wonderful image. I have just cranked up Quadrophenia on my headphones.
posted August 25th, 2014  
Great processing for a great capture Jo
posted August 26th, 2014  
fab colour and story
posted August 26th, 2014  
Totally fun the way you've used color to convey the festivity. Looking closely at the figures makes me wonder if these are alumni of those groups coming back or simply bikers who are celebrating an era. Nice to see your post! Great processing.
posted August 26th, 2014  
Love the vibrant colours and your processing. Eye catching image and definate Fav. I have a B&W comp at camera club and I am trying to copy your B&W style which I love especially your portraits. Thanks for setting the bar so high!........LOL....
posted August 26th, 2014  
Super shot and I love the processing! The riders almost pop off the page. fav.
posted August 26th, 2014  
Fabulous, amazing and wish I could give you a double FAV - love this !!!!
posted August 26th, 2014  
Great shot, so colorful!
posted August 26th, 2014  
Cool HDR styling!
posted August 26th, 2014  
What a great story, love the photo too, so amazing with all the lights on the bikes. Wonderful colors and it just looks happy - not like it was so long ago.
posted August 26th, 2014  
fabulous
posted August 26th, 2014  
great HDR
posted August 26th, 2014  
This is brilliant! Fabulous HDR!
posted August 26th, 2014  
Super shot.
posted August 26th, 2014  
Super shot!
posted August 26th, 2014  
Great processing! Enjoyed the title and information!
posted August 26th, 2014  
Love the colors and processing.
posted August 27th, 2014  
Your processing certainly brings out the tones here, its a great shot. Just love all the detail, and I'll bet one can see them coming from a good distance with all them lights.
posted August 27th, 2014  
Wonderfully reminiscent shot Jo. Vespas rock all the way! (just bought myself one - mid life crisis I think). Make sure you keep rocking the wildlife with your camera Jo. All the best. x
posted August 27th, 2014  
What an awesome shot, looks almost 3D! Love all the vibrant colours.
posted August 27th, 2014  
Ok, what are all the lights for on the motorcycles? I have never seen such bikes before!! I really like this in HDR and you got the lighting and composition perfectly!
posted August 28th, 2014  
This brings back memories of the making of the film Quadraphenia when I got to hang out with a lot of the people in the film and of many August Bank holidays in Brighton. One of my friends, Jerry, who is called King Jerry and known by most of the population of Brighton was the King of the Mods back then. Have to fav for the Nostalgia, fab processing by the way.
posted August 28th, 2014  
Very cool capture and great processing. Love it.
posted August 29th, 2014  
Totally cracking me up!
posted August 31st, 2014  
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