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Morning everyone !

Many thanks for your comments on FLOWERS & LACE, most appreciated.

It was such a wonderful summers' day yesterday, so we thought we would take a walk in the park - definately no good for photography as it was far too bright. But saw these two people sitting on a bench, and could'nt resist taking a shot of them. The image tells such a story, a married couple - she's doing the crossword, he's reading the sports pages, both absorbed in their reading matter. Nonetheless, the body language sets them worlds apart.

Something a bit different anyway - hope you like it !

BEST LARGE IF YOU HAVE THE TIME !

Chris

Camera:Canon 1D mark 11
Lens:Canon 35-350L
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:BODY LANGUAGE
Username:Imagephotographics Imagephotographics
Uploaded:23 May 2010 - 11:17 AM
Tags:Black & white, General, Park, Portraits / people, Reading, Summertime
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W1ldside
W1ldside  5 United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 11:25 AM

Marvellous capture outlining the different ways in which people relax and enjoy the day whether it be smart Casual or the ole Hankie job! Either way they are both doing their own thing and enjoying it...
Really lovely reportage ~ Here comes Summer!
Rick B

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 11:25 AM

Marital harmony, as the English do it. Haven't seen a knotted hankerchief in years - this is superb social commentary.
Moira

saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 11:36 AM

Great capture and very well taken,and it works so well in black and white.
saeid

finepetportraits

Fantastic shot, certainly tells a story!

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 11:45 AM

knotted handkerchief as Moira so rightly points out, not seen one in ages if ever on epz - great candid shot

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 12:00 PM

Married bliss, when I first met my wife I felt I could eat her, now I wish I had, only joking honestly, this is a very well observed candid. - gary

Suehh
Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 12:00 PM

Really like this one.

patspeirs
patspeirs  8 Scotland
23 May 2010 - 12:26 PM

Fine social commentary - well observed and captured.
Pat

photophantom
23 May 2010 - 12:50 PM

you captured their perfect harmony very well Chris, great work
dennis

baclark
baclark  63740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 1:13 PM

As you say body language speaks volumes, each in their own world. Good to see the knotted hanky is still alive and doing well! I love her glasses too for some reason! Superb candid Chris.
Barbara

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 1:21 PM

Wow, this is such a good candid image.
Joan.

Techno
Techno  61053 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 1:30 PM

Great observational image, that knotted hankerchief looks to have transended time, reminds me of my day trips to W-S-M as a lad and my dad with his hanky, smashing stuff love it! well done Chris.
Mal

accipiter
accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 1:42 PM

Great mono - very evocative image. A

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
23 May 2010 - 1:56 PM

Interesting capture

Peter

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 2:16 PM

I had a guess Chris this would not be the best man at your recent wedding. Reckon the hankie would have kinda spoilt the pics a bit !!
Good observed shot.
Mick.

Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
23 May 2010 - 2:24 PM

well caught
gareth

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
23 May 2010 - 2:28 PM

Well caught Chris, hope they arent on EPZ. Ha Ha!
Brian

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 2:51 PM

What a terrific candid, such a classic portrait of marital bliss several years down the road! The newspapers got it so right when they started producing the heavy weekend editions in several sections - or did they? - years ago they'd have been doing the crossword together! Smile

Theresa

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 2:59 PM

Excellent candid Chris, love it! Very well seen and captured. Love the knotted hanky - haven't seen one in years!
TrevB Smile

andymark
andymark  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 3:14 PM

amazing as alway you and your photo are just amazing

EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 3:26 PM

Together doing their own thing shouldn't be knocked! Great capture. Love it.

Ann

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 4:11 PM

havent seen anyone with a knotted hanky on their head for donkeys years. lesley

cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114305 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 4:12 PM

super shot..love the knotted hanky! Smile

Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 4:21 PM

What an excellent candid Chris.
Bob

PauloNascimentoPhotography

excellent candid shot, work very well in mono, well done!
Paulo

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 4:27 PM

They look different as chalk and cheese Chris. well captured

Bernie

fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 544 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 5:03 PM

Great capture,well seen and good pov
jeremy

morpheus1955
23 May 2010 - 5:18 PM

Excellent shot Chris, just about says it all really!! Smile

Hugh

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  735 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 5:36 PM

Superb capture Chris
regards
Yung

agingrocker
agingrocker Plus Member 6agingrocker vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 6:05 PM

Well spotted and taken Chris
Antony

Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 7:54 PM

well spotted and superbly captured, brilliant image Chris.

Glyn

Adderwatcher
23 May 2010 - 8:25 PM

Great capture Chris.
Scott

raygregson
raygregson Plus Member 7raygregson vcard United Kingdom
23 May 2010 - 8:48 PM

superb candid image chris,well captured.ray

gingerdelight
23 May 2010 - 8:49 PM

A great candid, made extra special by the use of mono (IMHO).
Carol

wideangler
23 May 2010 - 9:06 PM

She's pretending she has no idea who the strange chap with the funny hat is! Great picture.

Roly
Roly  7 Wales
23 May 2010 - 9:07 PM

Brilliant mono Chris.Love the hanky on his head,straight out of Monty Python Smile.

Dave_Holdham
23 May 2010 - 9:20 PM

Well spotted and captured, wonderful image Chris Smile

milky
milky Plus Member 11milky vcard Wales
23 May 2010 - 9:44 PM

Excelllent image great work--------Gary (milky)

Petro_Conradie
23 May 2010 - 10:15 PM

excellent...well spotted
P

Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 10:45 PM

Together, all alone. Fine spot on your part.

metro074
metro074 Plus Member 5metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 2:35 AM

A lovely mono Chris (nearly missed this one!!) Well done
Carol

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 2:59 AM

These type of shots say so much and so little.
Depends on how much you want to read into it.
Well spotted Chris,

Aidan,,

Sezz
Sezz  10617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 10:24 AM

An excellent candid and an excellent conversion Chris!

Sarah *

Last Modified By Sezz at 24 May 2010 - 10:24 AM
Cor
Cor  6 Belgium
24 May 2010 - 10:51 AM

So good as always!
cor

angie44
angie44  6
24 May 2010 - 11:02 AM

Love it chris , so tells the story ... angie

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 11:05 AM

Wonderful capture Chris-well observed-many would pass this opportunity by. Paul

Oliverpants
24 May 2010 - 2:15 PM

Really great, love it. Ann

Alan_Coles
26 May 2010 - 1:31 PM

Brilliant spotting and well taken Chris....

kinda thought this might appeal to Pete. Sad

Artois
Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 3:15 PM

Superb candid.
Stella

davey_griffo
27 May 2010 - 12:49 PM


Quote: The body language sets them worlds apart.

Yes, I can just hear them. "Well I'm not speaking to you either".

Excellent candid, despite your reservations about the light. Why do us Brits put knotted hankies on our heads? Hope he hadn't used it.

Last Modified By davey_griffo at 27 May 2010 - 12:50 PM
Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 9:58 PM

An excellent well observed candid, works perfectly in monochrome

oldgii
oldgii  5 Canada
6 Jun 2010 - 1:45 PM

fun shot.....nice one.........cheers!

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