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Local historian Jim Standish signing copies of his life's work, watched by his grandchildren.
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:10 Nov 2012 - 1:06 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.7
Aperture:f/3.8
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
White Balance:As Shot
Title:It's history now
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:16 Jan 2013 - 7:49 AM
Tags:Black & white, Community photography, People, Photo journalism
Votes:67

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 8:06 AM

A fine image, Moira, how proud he must be, and also his grand-children. Carol

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16 Jan 2013 - 8:14 AM

well positioned Smile

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 - 8:25 AM

Me, me, me too, please!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Rich and famous, Moira?!SmileTongue
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danbrann
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16 Jan 2013 - 8:26 AM

I was with the very man last night. A rtue gentleman and a man of humour and wit. The image does him justice.Jim is also or was an international hockey player.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 8:26 AM


Quote: well positioned

I was photographing the book launch for the Local History Society, so I had freedom of movement.
The book is about the village of Mickley. Jim wrote the first edition many years ago and it's out of print. This is a new much-improved edition, with a lot of new material.
I have another shot from the event to come tomorrow.
Cheers everyone.
Moira

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16 Jan 2013 - 8:30 AM

A wonderful image

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill
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16 Jan 2013 - 8:32 AM


Quote: A true gentleman and a man of humour and wit. The image does him justice.

He is indeed, Danny. They do exist at this end of the Valley... Wink

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JohnChambersPhotography

Very good capture with good tones

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WhiteRose1
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16 Jan 2013 - 9:20 AM

Very well composed and exposed. Not easy when that close with flash.

Dave

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16 Jan 2013 - 9:24 AM


Quote: A fine image, Moira, how proud he must be, and also his grand-children. Carol

I couldn't have said it any better Moira.

ken

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morpheus1955
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16 Jan 2013 - 9:27 AM

Excellent candid Moira, very nicely composed and it really works well as a mono

Hugh

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leontari
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16 Jan 2013 - 9:48 AM

An excellent candid b/w, very well taken
Effrossini

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 10:01 AM

An excellent study. I like the way he is concentrating on the signing and not the camera

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pluckyfilly
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16 Jan 2013 - 10:34 AM

beautifully captured historical moment, mono suits so well

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 10:44 AM


Quote: I like the way he is concentrating on the signing and not the camera

This was a busy time, a lot of copies were sold. (There was a typo in the original publicity for the event, it mentioned a free bar - which should have read free buffet. It was corrected, but I think some people went along in hope...)
I was slightly disappointed that the Local History Society used the formal, posed pictures that I took rather than these which I much prefer. I've sat on this for a while, it's quite personal for me.
Thanks again everyone,
Moira

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Herge88
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16 Jan 2013 - 11:43 AM

Again mono suits this image well just something ageless aboutn it, if you will excuse the pun.

Best Matt

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Daisymaye
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16 Jan 2013 - 12:27 PM

A great shot Moira. Hope he gets a copy.......Sandy

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Joline
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16 Jan 2013 - 12:45 PM

This has such depth and empathy toward the subject. I know he, and his family, will love it. Lucky to have his recorded stories and memories.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Jan 2013 - 1:06 PM

Excellent portrait shot Moira, you should be pleased with this, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnneWorner
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16 Jan 2013 - 1:21 PM

A moment in time............

Anne

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ChiliMan
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16 Jan 2013 - 1:54 PM

Beautiful light, beautiful timing, beautiful angle.

A grand moment captured so well, and thoroughly wallworthy just for the image itself.

BRAVO, Moira.

Andrew

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SlowSong
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16 Jan 2013 - 3:14 PM

What a lovely thing for an "ordinary" bloke to leave to posterity. Great for his grandchildren. Super photo.
x

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16 Jan 2013 - 3:30 PM

What a super portrait, Moira, and I bet his grandchildren must be very proud of him Smile
Trev Smile

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16 Jan 2013 - 3:45 PM

I love the age difference and the obvious interest the young ones have! It's always great to see generations together.
My musicians were taken before too many beers went in! Don't know whether it would have been better or worse taken later! A fun comment Moira!!!
Maggie

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SUE118
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16 Jan 2013 - 4:22 PM

Lovely image.

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1881
1881  2 India
16 Jan 2013 - 6:12 PM

good capture.
----------------------SANJEEV

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lifesnapper
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16 Jan 2013 - 6:29 PM

A lovely shot, and no doubt a wonderful Story behind the Man Moira.

John Smile

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AnneWorner
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16 Jan 2013 - 6:46 PM

I've just had time to do a little googling - I wanted to know more about the author/historian, but I'm not finding a whole lot.

I was also reminded when I first saw this of a comment you made on a photo of my uncle and the way he held his pen as he wrote - ever so true: they know how to hold the writing instrument correctly, carefully, respectfully even - one's signature is not something to trifle with.

The grandchildren surrounding him as he signs his work is touching.

Anne

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AnneWorner
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16 Jan 2013 - 7:23 PM

I found it Moira

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Phil_L
Phil_L  5 Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 7:24 PM

Splendid capture. Natural, relaxed and unobtrusive. An historical document in its own right.
Phil

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meniko
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16 Jan 2013 - 7:47 PM

You chose an interesting angle for this portrait
His face is so attractive - would love to see a long shot of it
great job anyway,
meniko

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16 Jan 2013 - 8:37 PM

Anne has found out what a poss stick is!
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Moira

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AnneWorner
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16 Jan 2013 - 8:42 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmile
I grew up on a farm - when I was little we had no electric and all laundry was done by hand - I cannot even imagine doing this today. My grandmother made her own soap!

Another great site for information

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 8:51 PM


Quote: Possing is an older word than dolly; it means beat down or thrust.

That's interesting. I think of poss as more specifically local, dolly is a standard 19th Century term.
Now progress to the proggy mat ...

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16 Jan 2013 - 9:02 PM

Moira -- this has so much going for it. We get a sense of how interested the grandchildren are so there is a bit of story telling going on in the image. I also like the fact that the book is clearly visible in your shot -- nice comp.
As usual, you've got a very good conversion to mono.
-=\Walter

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Suehh
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16 Jan 2013 - 9:09 PM

Such a lovely shot - I have to agree with everything Walter says - I like this one so very much - sort of history in the making

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gingerdelight
16 Jan 2013 - 10:33 PM

An excellent study.

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16 Jan 2013 - 10:50 PM

Yes my Grandad had a poss stick & a dolly tub. Dirty collars were rubbed with hard soap on a ribbed board .

A lovely slice of history here Moira . Will be a precious photo for the Grand children I too love using my Fountain pen , but sadly not a book to sign only letters xx

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Hop-A-Long
16 Jan 2013 - 11:05 PM

Great documentary shot Moira, wonderful use of mono.

Andy

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16 Jan 2013 - 11:11 PM

An excellent shot for posterity, the perfect moment, of course.

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17 Jan 2013 - 7:07 AM

Lets hope that some of Jim's skills have been passed down through the genes and the children will at the very east enjoy reading and maybe even some writing like Granddad.

Dougie

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17 Jan 2013 - 9:10 AM

Wonderful framing, a great mono of a precious moment, Moira!

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17 Jan 2013 - 1:59 PM

Excellent image with all the attention on the pen! IB

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17 Jan 2013 - 7:59 PM

Great mono image.Smile

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17 Jan 2013 - 9:50 PM

What a proud moment for all of them, and one that his grandchildren will always remember SmileSmile
Helen

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18 Jan 2013 - 10:36 PM

You've captured the moment perfectly Moira, you do this type of photography so well

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