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According to Dave (WhiteRose1), Great Yarmouth is a popular destination for the elderly because it is so flat. The (numerous) bowling greens along the sea front were certainly the most animated part of town.
According to LynneJoyce, bowlers are Britain's Mafia, quietly but ruthlessly controlling every aspect of life in our towns.
I learn something new here every day.
This is the last in this little series. I'm amazed at the reception that yesterday's received, but I think the portfolio needs a bit of colour tomorrow.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

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Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Sep 2012 - 12:33 PM
Focal Length:26mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Aperture:f/20.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
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White Balance:As Shot
Title:Great Yarmouth 4
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:28 Nov 2012 - 8:07 AM
Tags:Black & white, People, Photo journalism, Sports / action
Votes:61

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 8:22 AM

An advancing army with the General keeping a safe distance from behind ...................and I see two deserters already WinkWink
Great timing Moira Smile
Helen

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DicksPics
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28 Nov 2012 - 8:25 AM

Well observed and taken!
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 8:27 AM

Good on the bowlers, Moira, and not all of them are elderly, my father's club had quite a number of up and coming 20 year olds Grin Carol

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Richsr
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28 Nov 2012 - 8:36 AM

Good timing and mono work Moria
Regards Richard

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mrswoolybill
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28 Nov 2012 - 8:37 AM


Quote: An advancing army with the General keeping a safe distance from behind .........

That's how I saw it Helen, they have a confrontational look. Thanks early birds,
Moira

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 8:38 AM

A friend of mine calls this game "geriatric marbles". What really makes this fine candid is the inclusion of the bowler enjoying his beer whilst waiting his turn to bowl again. GY may be flat but not as flat as here in the Fens.

Albert

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mrswoolybill
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28 Nov 2012 - 8:40 AM


Quote: What really makes this fine candid is the inclusion of the bowler enjoying his beer whilst waiting his turn to bowl again.

I spotted him first. I have another shot with him walking down the steps towards me as the game continued behind, but I prefer this one.

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cats_123
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28 Nov 2012 - 9:12 AM

eyeing up the opposition before entering the fray WinkGrin

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 9:20 AM

I have always wanted to go here my mam dad loved it, you do mono so well. - gary

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frz67
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28 Nov 2012 - 9:42 AM

I wish we had this kind of Mafia!
an excellent bnw picture, Moira with a great composition. I like the idea of the general controlling his army

francesco

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JohnChambersPhotography

Power to the elbow now that's what I like to see, bet Mick likes this shot no rust but the drink will remind him of the night before If he needs it. good comp Moira, lovely tones well framed, I am enjoying these mono shots.

John

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rontear
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28 Nov 2012 - 10:20 AM

A scene of perfect Britishness !!! ( is there such a word ?) Beautifully composed with that subtle message.
Ron.

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lonely_oryx
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28 Nov 2012 - 10:22 AM

Excellent composition

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NDODS
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28 Nov 2012 - 10:42 AM

A great way to spend the afternoon.

Regards Nathan

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mrswoolybill
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28 Nov 2012 - 10:51 AM

Many thanks John for the UA, I have had to supply Bill with large quantities of tea and toast to compensate for my unbearable smugness...
Moira

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franken
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28 Nov 2012 - 11:15 AM

Well seen and taken Mora.

Ken.

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danbrann
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28 Nov 2012 - 11:33 AM

That cross lighting has given the shot an extra dimension.

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pluckyfilly
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28 Nov 2012 - 12:03 PM

stood out for me by a mile, great shot

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mrswoolybill
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28 Nov 2012 - 12:17 PM

Thanks for the UA Ann! (I've sent you details of how to get a pink hard hat... Wink )
Moira

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mikbee
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28 Nov 2012 - 12:39 PM

When I worked in the Wireworks Moira,I voluteered for a place in their bowling team.I was rubbish at bowls but the free pie and pint after the game was enough incentive for me.I only lasted one game however.They got rid of me when they discovered how rubbish I really was !!
And excellent shot here with his fine relaxed one handed under arm grip he has on his pint.
(Why did the Wirewoks team not take this into consideration before they sacked me ??)
Mick.

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mrswoolybill
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28 Nov 2012 - 12:55 PM


Quote: When I worked in the Wireworks Moira,I voluteered for a place in their bowling team.I was rubbish at bowls but the free pie and pint after the game was enough incentive for me.I only lasted one game however.They got rid of me when they discovered how rubbish I really was !!
And excellent shot here with his fine relaxed one handed under arm grip he has on his pint.
(Why did the Wirewoks team not take this into consideration before they sacked me ??)
Mick.

Mick your expertise in handling a pint is pure poetry in motion. How could they let you go so easily???

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Joline
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28 Nov 2012 - 1:09 PM

An interesting peek at geriatric life in BritainWink

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Fefe
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28 Nov 2012 - 1:33 PM

I havent been to Great Yarmouth for AhemyearsWink I was three when I wentGrin................... All the photos we have are mono, I have enjoyed looking at this, great image!
Diane
Oh and the fella with the pint .............. he has a look of Victor MeldrewGrinGrin
Diane

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CaroleS
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28 Nov 2012 - 1:41 PM

Great compositionSmile
Carole

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Daisymaye
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28 Nov 2012 - 1:48 PM

The watcher and the do'ers. Well seen Moira. Seems a lot of people go in for this sport........Sandy

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AnneWorner
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28 Nov 2012 - 2:01 PM

Wonderfully observed - the general drinking his beer whilst surveying his troops. I think Florida might be the equivalent to this - the older generation retire there, savoring the flat ground, the sun and the ocean.

Anne

That's a fine stretch of beach shown on the locator satellite image!

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SUE118
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28 Nov 2012 - 2:42 PM

A delightful well captured image.

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Scottishlandscapes
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28 Nov 2012 - 2:46 PM

It always surprises me how many sporting activities are that much more enjoyable with a pint in your hand.

Even photography, just ask Bill.

Dougie

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SlowSong
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28 Nov 2012 - 4:02 PM

I must tell my mum she's in the Mafia. But I think she's known that all along. Grin

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AnnChown
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28 Nov 2012 - 4:22 PM

We went there last year with my sister in law who lives on The Broads. We had supper in quite a nice hotel but the woman owner would run her hands over Christopher's back and shoulders each time she passed which made him freak, and just as we were leaving a woman arrived with a chest pushed together and up so high it almost touched her chin. The huge cleavage was bare needless to say. Judy and I nearly had hysterics and Christopher missed it as we couldn't all stare at the same time! Fond memories of Great Yarmouth! Smile

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28 Nov 2012 - 4:25 PM

Ann - You don't get memories like that from the Riviera - there's something wonderfully surreal about the English seaside.

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TrevBatWCC
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28 Nov 2012 - 4:36 PM

No wonder yesterday's beach shot was so void of people - they're all here playing bowls! Wink I don't think I've seen a bowling green so busy. A great composition and capture, Moira, and could only work in mono I think Smile
Trev Smile

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28 Nov 2012 - 4:54 PM


Quote: Ann - You don't get memories like that from the Riviera - there's something wonderfully surreal about the English seaside.

Absolutely! We'll never forget that evening. Smile

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28 Nov 2012 - 5:15 PM

I'm loving this series, Moira. And with the comments you quote from Dave and LynnJoyce, I'm even more intrigued.
The place reminds me a little of the old TV series "The Prisoner."
I keep looking in this shot hoping to see "Number Six" as portrayed by Patrick McGoohan

-=\Walter

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Tibetan
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28 Nov 2012 - 5:35 PM

I note the Maffia Don, having a pint lol. nice one suits mono like the last shot, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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lifesnapper
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28 Nov 2012 - 6:08 PM

Sums up the atmosphere and quite domination very well Moira.

John Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 - 6:11 PM

Great capture full of interest.

P.

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28 Nov 2012 - 9:20 PM

Is that Victor Meldrew enjoying a pint? I expect he'll look down in a minute and notice that there's the remains of a frog in his glass!

A super image, Moira, and the bowler looking over the other ranks gives it an interesting dynamic.

David

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thedon1941
28 Nov 2012 - 10:11 PM

Terrific monochrome. Lovely light and contrast. Brilliant. Don

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 - 8:03 AM

What a lot of bowls Moira Smile , Peter..

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nonur
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29 Nov 2012 - 8:32 AM

Superb compo and tones, a quality mono, Moira.

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SandraKay
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3 Dec 2012 - 6:02 PM

Love it. It looks like they're all just chilling out but I can imagine there's a lot of well-concealed brain activity!
Sandra

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23 Dec 2012 - 9:21 PM

The Great Yarmouth illuminati eh Moira, I'd never imagined that so much was going on behind the scenes and how important the bowls club was in the running of the town, Lynne Joyce has really enlightened me!WinkGrin

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