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Open Day at the Community Allotment. I'll upload the colour version some time, but I'm in a b&w mood today.
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:15 Aug 2012 - 2:10 PM
Focal Length:16mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:The carer and his client
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:2 Oct 2012 - 8:04 AM
Tags:Black & white, Community photography, People, Photo journalism
Votes:57

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114305 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 8:10 AM

moving...might crop out the lh gate post? Smile

nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 8:12 AM

A very telling shot, naturally framed, touchy and precarious. Great tonal range, nicely converted, Moira.

Last Modified By nonur at 2 Oct 2012 - 8:13 AM
danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10517 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 8:24 AM

a goodun Moira.Crop it tighter on the left hand side and it will be even better...go on you know you want to....

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 8:43 AM

A good view point and mono conversion, do agree about the LH side crop.
Regards Richard

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 8:51 AM

Thanks folks. Three people want a crop on the left - interesting, because I cropped this a little but very carefully, to balance the dark strips left and right. Sorry, I'm not changing that!
Moira

franken
franken Plus Member 123444 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 8:56 AM

I like the post as it is Moira as it does balance and frame it for me.

Ken

Last Modified By franken at 2 Oct 2012 - 8:57 AM
WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51261 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 8:56 AM

I'm happy with your crop, Moira, but it might look better if the post was lightened slightly to balance the wood on the right.

Dave

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 9:04 AM

Are the ladies twins or do they just look alike? The crop is just right for me and the left is darker because it's in shade the right is in the light.

Dougie

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 9:07 AM

Care in the community Moira, caring image.
Ron.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 9:08 AM

Thanks for noticing what's in between the two edges, Dougie, I was beginning to worry!
The two ladies were members of a group from a local care home, I don't think they are related. John, in the middle is an old friend of mine. I would add that he's an outrageous flirt. The ladies may be aware of that...
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 2 Oct 2012 - 9:13 AM
SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65011 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 9:08 AM

I like the way the young man is gently steadying the elderly man. And the two identical ladies. This has a feel-good factor to it.
And the crop looks just fine to me. Smile
x

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43921 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 10:01 AM

As far as the composition and crop are concerned I shall sit on the fence Moira. And I shall just sit back and admire the image for what it is. A great insight into this extremely worthwhile Community Project, which certainly embraces every aspect of community life. It is particularly nice to see the inclusion of the less able members of the community being part of something quite special.

Regards Nathan

P.S. If you require any seeds etc please let me know.

Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 11:50 AM

Reminds me of a scene from Waiting for God. This is an image that is most respectfully handled.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 12:56 PM

Well, I think it's fine as it is - the gatepost on the left balances the one on the right. Great photo journalistic capture, Moira Wink
Trev Smile

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 2:04 PM

The image frames itself, no more cropping necessary!

How did you loose the win/loose thing?

An interesting slice of English life!

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 2:16 PM

It is nice that they have the ground capable for wheelchairs to get around. A good image of the community Moira and what they do for their seniors........Sandy

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 2:24 PM


Quote: How did you loose the win/loose thing?

Jennn, there's now an opt-out, it's under My Settings > Website Options > Gallery Options. If they had included it from the outset they would have had a lot less flak, it's the compulsory bit that grated. I hated compulsory games at school...
Meanwhile thanks everyone, and the gatepost stays!
Moira

bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 2:27 PM

very well done....

thanks a lot 4 the UA..a big suprise WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 2:31 PM

What great work these carers do, Moira, full marks to them, and to you for capturing the moment. Carol

JohnChambersPhotography

Well done you Moira standing up for what you like is the most important thing, everyones opinion has some good points and I agree with some but the main thing is you like it the way it is and that's good. Now can we remove the post........just joking....good tones works well in B/W.

John

carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3191 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 3:58 PM

Moira, i like the crop very much, i think it is rhubarb. WinkWinkGrinGrinGrin.
Nice one and well done.
Darryl. xxxSmileSmileWink

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 4:16 PM

I think mono adds to a more ''serious'' mood here Moira.
Colour would be a bit more ''cheerful'' I think.
Depends on which mood you want to see here !!
Mick.

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 4:33 PM

It's an image which needs to be b&w imho. A thought provoking scene of every day people. I wonder what cake that lady is eating.. Tongue
Ann

Last Modified By AnnChown at 2 Oct 2012 - 4:33 PM
mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 4:38 PM

Ann, it's a cream scone with strawberries. I remember details like that...
Cheers everyone, I have spent far too much time in the badlands of the site (ie the forums), that's against all my principles and I need a return to sanity.
Moira

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 5:43 PM

Smashing shot Moira, good view point. I like the old Lady in the Wheel Chair noshing a Biscuit Smile

John Smile

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 5:55 PM

I think it's better in B & W it shows more.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 7:04 PM

Sue, thanks so much for the UA! A very pleasant surprise to round off the day.
Moira

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 7:25 PM

Mono suits this so well, as I am getting older I appreciate the tender way you have shown this image

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44674 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 7:32 PM

The dark strips laft and right mirror the constrains of the client's world, Moira. He is restricted and is only allowed a certain amount of freedom before reaching his borders.
Malc

Last Modified By saltireblue at 2 Oct 2012 - 7:36 PM
pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 - 8:49 PM

Nice mono shot Moira, if i'm that old i going to try be a flirt, will be past chasing women, Peter..

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
3 Oct 2012 - 1:34 PM

Very carefully presented, suits mono and at 76 I know that feeling, and it's nice they are getting involved, without a Hobby after retirement some just give up! like your photo it says a lot. not enough hours in the day for me, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2012 - 10:40 PM

I think this works only in bnw, Moira.
the absence of color concentrates the attention on the subjects, on the meaning of the moment.
love the slightly low point of view, it shows empathy with the two ladies.
great work

francesco

Mavis
Mavis Plus Member 13143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 12:23 PM


Quote: Are the ladies twins or do they just look alike? The crop is just right for me and the left is darker because it's in shade the right is in the light.

Dougie

I thought the same Moira . I can't see a chair for this Gentleman ? Wonder if he will sit on one of the Ladies kneeWinkxx

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 12:30 PM

Chairs are out of sight to the right, Mavis. But your story is much more appealing...
Moira

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 9:52 PM

Excellent photojournalism Moira, you do these so well

Sundowner2005
25 Oct 2012 - 8:38 AM

What more can i say every one has said it for me well done.

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