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Callum, one of our youngest allotment gardeners, considering his strategy for the Town Show.
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:8 Sep 2012 - 12:30 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/5.3
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
White Balance:As Shot
Title:The competitor
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:23 Sep 2012 - 8:16 AM
Tags:Community photography, Humour / fun, People, Photo journalism
Votes:44
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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 8:32 AM

Both are needed to tell the story - I like the way that they represent him weighing up his options Smile
Helen

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 8:34 AM

A great candid pair. The expression on Callum's young face lends it self to so many possible narratives, especially image number one. "A Grand Champion in the making?"

Regards Nathan

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8581 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1120 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 8:39 AM


Quote: I like the way that they represent him weighing up his options

Mouse-over between them and you a scene that lasted at least quarter of an hour... Thanks early birds, and Happy Sunday to you!
Moira

nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 8:41 AM

These are so lovely, hope he gets a prize to return home happy. He must be taking it so seriously.

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 8:42 AM

I had no idea what this was until I read your introduction! It's charming!
Thanks for your comment about the fox's ears - I know; it's annoying - I'm not quick enough on the draw! Sad
Ann

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 41169 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England139 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 8:49 AM

Helen's comment was spot. And if only my hips worked like that still Grin

Dave

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64871 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 8:58 AM

Looks like a potential Junior Masterchef.
How lovely to see a youngster taking something like this so seriously. Smile
x

pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
23 Sep 2012 - 9:15 AM

excellent attitude captured (esp. #1)

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 9:21 AM

Two very fine and well observed candids. The Bucks Fizz song "Making Your Mind Up" has just come into my head Smile

Albert

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 9:27 AM

Nice to see someone so young interested in Gardening Moira, I hope it lasts.

John Smile

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 9:57 AM

Keen to get it just right first time. Oh how I wish I could get down like this and get back up as well. LOL.

Dougie

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8581 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1120 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 10:34 AM


Quote: And if only my hips worked like that still


Quote: Oh how I wish I could get down like this and get back up as well.

Getting down is fine, it's the getting back up afterwards...
Thanks everyone. I should add that Callum is one of the youngsters here who volunteer with quite a number of local projects during school holidays - the Community Allotment, the Ground Force litter-picks, lots of other activities besides. Makes a change from the ones who hang around in the Co-Op trolley shelter all day smoking...
Moira

Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 10:44 AM

This is all about the boys expressions, version one for me.

Best Matt

Rende
Rende Plus Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 11:07 AM

Beautiful and endearing set of candids Moira; great expressions. A whole story in two images.
Rende

franken
franken Plus Member 123321 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 11:09 AM


Quote: Both are needed to tell the story - I like the way that they represent him weighing up his options Smile
Helen

I agree Moira.

Ken

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44393 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 11:33 AM

Well done to the young man for having these interests, and to his parents for presumably instilling in him a sensible attitude towards such past-times.

Malc

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8323 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 12:14 PM

so nice to see a youngster taking interest and should be encouraged which I am sure he is considering he has been given an allotment, good expressions captured Moira if only I could bend my knees like thatWink

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
23 Sep 2012 - 1:23 PM

I'm all for encouraging youngsters so I like these two shots, nice when they are so interested in something other than the latest craze! and prepared to grow things, where would we be with out market gardeners and the like, regards Leon. raining well and dark here in Kent the Garden of EnglandGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 2:48 PM

How wonderful to see a young fellow doing something like this. It really makes my day. Great shots too...
Sandy

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 2:57 PM

Good to see youngsters showing an interest, Moira, I do hope he came away with a prize Smile Carol

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 3:08 PM

He certainly does look to be engrossed in what he's doing! Smile Two fine captures Moira Wink
Trev Smile

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
23 Sep 2012 - 3:18 PM

A tough decision to me made

Peter

cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 104282 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 4:01 PM

looks like that TV cookery show where you bring your own ingredients GrinGrin

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 4:32 PM

He looks full of beans Moira, as Nathan "NDODS" would say this candid contains all the right ingredientsSmile

gingerdelight
gingerdelight Plus Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 7:53 PM

A wonderful story in two shots!
Carol

pdcche
pdcche Plus Member 4pdcche vcard United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 - 9:09 PM

I wish i could squat like that, would make taking low shot easier, Peter..

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 11:29 PM

I think Callum is just thinking he would rather
have fish fingers and beans for his tea Moira !!
Mick.

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