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Meet the locals

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New Romney's local supermarket has provided a wall for artists to hang their portraits of local residents. The trolley had been abandoned, I made photographic use of it before I used it for more conventional purposes.

My apologies to Adam, who voted on the previous image - I noticed something that I want to work on further...

Concerning the mystery of my Japanese landscape – it's one of the old shipping containers used now for storage on Dungeness Beach. (Where else? I've said before, this really is a very strange place...)
I added further details in a comment to the upload.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jun 2012 - 4:09 PM
Focal Length:20mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.9
Aperture:f/25.0
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Meet the locals
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:2 Aug 2012 - 8:03 AM
Tags:Humour / fun, People, Photo journalism, Street photography
Votes:54
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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 8:06 AM

What a great idea! Are they protected from the elements as well as vandals?

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 8:13 AM

I wonder how long before somebody on the wall has a moustache added? At least the trolley was abandoned at the SM and not in the local river.

Dougie

JohnChambersPhotography

Saw this and said Moira, not on the wall but her work her great eye, well spotted good work.

John

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 8:16 AM

Thanks guys - Tony these have been in place for well over a year, Bill photographed them in 2011. From memory, there's a bit of overhanging roof above them which must give some protection.
Moira

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 8:21 AM

This leaves me wanting to see the all of the cut-off paintings at the edges but the trolley really adds a unique touch to the composition.

Albert

Deep_Bhatia
2 Aug 2012 - 8:32 AM

Superb!!!


Deep

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 8:34 AM

What a wonderful idea, Moira, and excellent artists, too. Carol

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 8:34 AM

Just done a bit of Googling, the story is here. There's no overhanging roof to protect the paintings so they are wearing extremely well!

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 2 Aug 2012 - 8:36 AM
mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 8:59 AM


Quote: This leaves me wanting to see the all of the cut-off paintings at the edges

Albert I thought long and hard about the composition, and tried various options. Including the full portraits left and right meant including other clutter, and reducing the importance of the trolley. This worked best for me.
Moira

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 9:01 AM

well wouldnt have thought that was what it was ... seemed almost see through

morpheus1955
2 Aug 2012 - 9:15 AM

Brilliant shots Moira, what a brilliant idea Smile

Hugh

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104030 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 9:40 AM

one day supermarket trolleys will be antiques WinkGrinGrin

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
2 Aug 2012 - 9:58 AM

Good for you leaving the super market trolley in the shot, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 10:47 AM

What wonderful portraits! The inclusion of the trolley gives a clue as to where they are, without it they could be anywhere Smile
Trev Smile

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 11:44 AM

It is still a mystery to me Moira as to how you steer these shopping trolleys on a straight course.
I am sure it would be easier for me to steer a super tanker into Leith Docks !!
Nice to see your local residents on the wall here.
I am used to seeing my local residents on the wall too,
but with an addition of the reward money the police will give for them !!
Mick.

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:04 PM

Matching colours Moira, ( interior design nextWink )
Ron.

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:12 PM

What an interesting juxtaposition in V1!

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43443 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:33 PM

That's art for you, just like the New's, it always ends up as tomorrows Fish and Chip Wrapper.

Regards Nathan

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:44 PM

A fun image.

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:55 PM

Nice they are left alone. - gary

franken
franken e2 Member 123177 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 1:42 PM

Brilliant idea this Moira.

Ken

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44037 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 2:47 PM

What a great idea to brighten up an otherwise dull brick wall. Do you know if they are any old Tom, **** or Doris, or are they local heroes of one sort or another?

If I remember correctly from my UK years, that trolley colour says Sainsbury???

Malc

Last Modified By saltireblue at 2 Aug 2012 - 2:48 PM
AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 3:10 PM

I remember you telling me about this wall Moira - it works so well with the trolley!
Ann

Last Modified By AnnChown at 2 Aug 2012 - 3:10 PM
mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 4:01 PM

This is indeed Sainsbury, Malc - link included in a comment above.
Thanks everyone, I'm off to watch some more cycling.
Moira

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
2 Aug 2012 - 4:02 PM

matching orange colours Smile

RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 5:43 PM

What a wonderful and colourful image, Moira. Even the trolley looks quite cute in the composition!

David

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 5:49 PM

A great shopping cart here! Lots of color as well!

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 6:06 PM

The trolley is a wonderful and apt addition. Quite suitable for the ideas of our local politicians.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 6:18 PM

V2 is a very nice comp' Moira, but V1 sparks the imagination as to what where and why .

John Smile

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 6:55 PM

Good colourful sharp picture well presented (colorful! Now have I spelt that correctly) the American spelling keeps popping up, made me think Wink am I right or am I wrongSad

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 7:10 PM

Thanks everyone - and Ann, I loathe American Spellcheck, I can't change it or switch it off and it keeps confusing me. Found out yesterday that it gets practice and practise the wrong way round...
Moira

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 7:07 AM

A rogues gallery? - Less said the better!!!!Tongue

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 9:21 AM

Well composed and colourful!
Carole

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 4:15 PM

Many thanks to Dave for his award - and to everyone who has clicked and commented here!
Moira

Dave87
Dave87  742 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 9:00 PM

Living local I often visit this supermarket and have watched this excellent collection of people portraits displayed on this supermarket’s wall grow in numbers since the project first began. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve stood in the car park with two bags of shopping thinking to myself - there must be a shot to be captured here. Well spotted and done, no hesitation placing my weekly award here. Love it.

Dave.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 6:09 PM

A very unusual sight indeed, I wonder if Pete has a rogues gallery of epzers' on his garden wall at home! lol

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