Helter Skelter

The Helter Skelter this weekend on Northumberland Street. Growing up in '60s and '70s America, my only associations with H-S were The White Album and the Manson family. After living in England for the past twelve years I am still and always delighted when I see these sweet things. It is not often in life when one's nightmare turns sweet. (If you look closely you can see a little boy going down the slide!).

I used the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom for the first time. Handy tool! Hope it isn't too obvious??
Wonderful capture 👍
posted January 9th, 2018  
Great photo. I like the colourful h-s in the midst of a rather monochrome scene. Was this done by Lightroom? I know nothing about it.
posted January 9th, 2018  
Looks like tons of fun! Really like how you made the colors stand out!!!
posted January 10th, 2018  
Is that the name of the ride in the middle. I haven't seen one before, except on a water slide. Looks like a fun scene.
posted January 10th, 2018  
Ah, I do love a helter skelter! I love the expressions on the faces of the girls in the foreground too.
posted January 10th, 2018  
Fabulous street candid. I am so re-leaved that a new and heart warming meaning has come to H-S.
posted January 11th, 2018  
@redandwhite Thank you, Cathy. The monochrome aspect of the photo is mainly courtesy of our lovely Northumbrian weather (with an even lovelier charcoal coloured 1960s office block thrown in for good measure). The colours of the rides just naturally stood out. My tweaking with LR involved upping the exposure on the faces of the two girls so they stood out a bit more and bringing out the vibrancy of the top of the Helter Skelter, which was lost in translation. I'm new to LR--still exploring its various functions--and was delighted to discover the adjustment brush, which allows you to isolate parts of the photo for editing while leaving the rest untouched. Brilliant tool!
posted January 11th, 2018  
@bella_ss yes, the tall one in the middle. I hadn't seen one until i moved to england.
posted January 11th, 2018  
Such variation to be seen in this image, love the rectangles in the windows of the building and the helter skelter.
posted January 11th, 2018  
This is a great shot with lots of fun fantasy type aspects. Congrats on making finalist with this shot! Good luck with the challenge!
posted January 20th, 2018  
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