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With the ban on smoking in public places came an insistence that venues likely to attract the smoking public, such as bars, betting shops and bingo halls, should be responsible for minimising the mess of cigarette-ends on the pavements fronting their property. A whole new regiment of street furniture has since come into existence, consisting mainly of big black litter bins with stubbers on top - remarkably similar to the bins that largely disappeared from our streets when every single one might have accommodated a terrorist bomb... ...

Far more discreet but for the colour scheme are wall-mounted devices such as this one, seen during a wander round Alnwick a few days ago. Strangely, however, this one was nowhere near any leisure establishment, nor any other kind of establishment that I remember. Maybe that explains why nobody seems to have used it Smile

18mm, 1/50th sec. @ f8, ISO 200

A Special Thank You to those who contributed modifications to my upload yesterday. They were all much appreciated and full of fun! Perhaps I'll start thinking a bit more carefully about how I treat my brain Smile

Now off to do some clicking and running to catch up with everything I missed yesterday.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 18-70mm Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Thank You
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:11 Apr 2008 - 8:59 AM
Tags:Alnwick, Ash tray, Cigarette collector, Northumberland, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract, Stone wall
Votes:62

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nefaman
nefaman  8 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 - 9:15 AM

great texture in the wall and that box just jumps out at you

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 9:22 AM

often seen smoldering too and smelt form as far away as public WC's (when they had them!)

oh, I like the image for the colour texture contrasts but even more for the documentary/PJ content

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looboss
looboss  73124 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 9:23 AM

Nice striking yellow against all that texture from the wall!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 9:24 AM

Now that explains why this is the most pristine example of these that I have seen.You will know my fondness for a nice wall Bill.(and a very nice one here).But what irritates me intensely,is smokers insistance of stubbing their fag out on the wall,then putting it in the bin!!!! Just no way to treat a wall!! A good bit of colour here with some nice BG texture.
Mick.

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
11 Apr 2008 - 9:39 AM

A waste of a good wall.

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 646 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
11 Apr 2008 - 9:44 AM

As a smoker trying to give up it's an attraction. Great detail and textures Bill

Dave

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 10:56 AM

in china if you have a cold your expected to wear a mask...perhaps smokers should be forced to wear a gas mask with a built in fag holder ??????lol...just an idea....actually dont know why i came up with that as i'm one of those smokers...doh....Smile nice composition
ian

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 - 11:27 AM

Beautiful wall, that box will cewrtainly save it from the stubbers.
Mavis

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 11:27 AM

You know Bill its over a year now since the smoking ban in Wales.
It is a pleasure to go out for a quiet drink or two without all the horrible smoke. I have seen the same device you show in a number of establishments, wish I was the chap making and selling them.

Robert

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
11 Apr 2008 - 11:45 AM

Strong image, Bill ,in more ways than one.Lovely wall textures and very punchy yellow box.
Cheers
Alan

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Cabit
Cabit  7104 forum posts England
11 Apr 2008 - 11:46 AM

Nice one Bill, sorry to say I would have had to use it.
Dave

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11 Apr 2008 - 11:55 AM

a controversial shot, but ever so good to.

di

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 12:16 PM

nice one

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 12:41 PM

Like textures and lighting in this Bill - well captured.
Regards Richard.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 12:44 PM

I have always found it interesting that places that ban smoking just puts it out on street...especially hospitals where half the staff are outside of the door smoking. What kind of example does that set? Nice composition here, too.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 1:42 PM

OH dear, something more to think about in the realm of "street furniture" and the stone work is so lovely............

duh!

Jennnnn

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roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 1:50 PM

Super detail, love the bright splash of yellow.
Alexandra

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
11 Apr 2008 - 2:18 PM

great shot.. So far I haven't noticed these here.. but could be in bigger cities.

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 736 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 2:54 PM

Great spot Bill, I have now been a non smoker for well over two years now, but I say bring back smoking in public places.

Best Matt

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9470 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 3:10 PM

First one of these I have seen Bill. Well spotted.

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 637 forum postspascalg vcard France
11 Apr 2008 - 3:49 PM

well spotted ;
we don't have those yet, but fag ends, yes...

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 3:55 PM

Beautifully captured Bill, very crisp and with great textural contrast between the yellow metal and the stones.
Regards,
Rende

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bayleaf
bayleaf  6 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 - 3:56 PM

Well spotted and captured.

John

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luxaeternam
11 Apr 2008 - 4:09 PM

Small box - Looks like some sort of Tardis in which smokers can go.
Smile Lucy

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
11 Apr 2008 - 4:18 PM

Great shot, obviously for tiny smokers, stunts your growth after all. Great colours.

Nicky

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Hoffy
Hoffy  9212 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 4:35 PM

Well not many are going to fit in there.

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proz
proz  9205 forum posts United States
11 Apr 2008 - 4:43 PM

a great capture of our ever changing moods and policies Bill. must be a box for light cigarettes only way it could hold a decent amount.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 5:57 PM

A sign of the times Bill. So to speak.

John Smile

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IainH
IainH  982 forum posts
11 Apr 2008 - 7:04 PM

I think they should do them as stencil drawings on the floor, thats where most of the butts go anyway & I imagine its easier to sweep them up rather than empty one especially when its full of rain water

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11 Apr 2008 - 7:07 PM

colourful campaign well captured.

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 8:50 PM

Like the yellow box standing out from the bg Bill, and the crop too

Bernie

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wyatturp  8 England
11 Apr 2008 - 11:03 PM

Nice and simple off for a cigarSmileSmileSmile

Doug

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newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Apr 2008 - 5:53 AM

Beautifully composed bill,,
ian

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SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2008 - 11:44 AM

Perfect textures on the brickwork. I always think yellow is a hard colour to get right as it soon looks over-exposed when the light hits it. The colour is splendid here. Not the best paint job I've ever seen.
Sandra

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Andree_Borrel
12 Apr 2008 - 2:56 PM

As usual cracking info, new to my eyes, only ever stole one thing in my life, when i was a kid i stole some smokes from a shop which turned out to be dummies (dont) i thought how could adults smoke these things

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