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I shot this set a couple of weeks ago, sitting on a bench in Newcastle's Northumberland Street opposite the former Virgin/Zavvi store which is being transformed into yet another clothing emporium. The G10 was balanced on my knee, I just watched people passing and pressed the shutter release with my thumb.The light was bright but the gale was bitter, though your archtypical Geordie trudged on as ever. I had to give up after about a minute and go for a coffee as the five layers I wore were not up to keeping me warm. After 42 years living "up here" I'm not a real Geordie yet.

Yes, I'd have liked the big lad a yard to the right, to contrast a flat-pack with a one-pack, but somebody walked in between us. That's what happens in the street.

I am very busy with exam invigilation etc for the next week but will drop in when I can.

Camera:Canon Powershot G10
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Fashionistas?
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:24 May 2010 - 7:11 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street photography
Votes:63
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
24 May 2010 - 7:29 AM

excellent set
had the same feeling when i first saw an add for Chanel (for a lady suit, not a perfume !) on a bus shelter Smile

VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 7:35 AM

What fun and worth getting cold for!!!!!!!!!!!!

soulofharmony
24 May 2010 - 7:38 AM

love the whole series.. well stopped....!

alighalam
alighalam  5 Iran, Islamic Republic of1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 7:41 AM

Very nice & meaning series, very well captured.
regards,Ali.

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 7:46 AM

Must try this one Bill . You have some excellent results Smile

Only thing is , no-one plonks me down somewhere like this and leaves me alone long enough to record good and interesting shots like this so I will have to sit amongst my flowers Smile xxx

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 8:03 AM

wonderful set...some hardy folk up there!!!! Wink

Like V1 for the style...V7 for the guy moving at speed. We all have our busy lives

BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 8:04 AM

Very Cartier-Bresson-ish this !

And no bad thing, either.

V5 my favourite, for some reason.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom970 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 8:13 AM

Barry, V5 is my favourite too. I'm just annoyed that Bill thought of this first. Wink
Moira

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 8:16 AM

A very fine set of candids and the choice of mono is spot on.

Albert

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 8:22 AM

Great candids
With that backdrop all do work
But V1 for me ...

gingerdelight
24 May 2010 - 8:54 AM

How I would have enjoyed being there!! Great captures, all so different!
Carol

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 9:36 AM

Excellent series of images Bill, V5 very definitely shows the wind you were suffering !!! superb candid's.

Hugh

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6605 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 10:51 AM

Lovely set of people-watching images. My favorite of them is v3 - just fancy the way the three pedestrians are spread evenly in the frame.
Anne

Imagephotographics

Great set of images Bill - well done

Chris

freybird
freybird  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 11:25 AM

Great set. Geoff

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 May 2010 - 11:26 AM

A great display of real life versus advertisment life

Peter

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 11:55 AM

Obviously not many people pay attention to advertisingSmile

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 12:04 PM

Have an RC on me Bill. You deserve it for this one.

Evgenya
Evgenya  4 Russian Federation
24 May 2010 - 2:35 PM

Excellent set , Bill.
regards Evgenya

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 3:06 PM

Some nice curves in the BG here Bill.And so glad it is not an out of focus BG too !! Good addition with the FG people,but perhaps not quite so ''curvy'' as I would like to see !!
Super shots.
Mick.

Last Modified By mikbee at 24 May 2010 - 3:06 PM
SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54227 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 3:29 PM

Well I guess not everyone can be a fashion icon. Smile What a good idea Bill and very telling.
Chris

jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 5:33 PM

Great stuff, and perseverance too!!
jon

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 6:32 PM

Great set Bill, but V1 for me, it just HAS to be that couple Smile

John Smile

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 7:18 PM

Good series, Bill, and good mix of people! I like the guy's stride in V3 Smile

My favourite capture, that one.

Andrew

Roly
Roly  7 Wales
24 May 2010 - 7:52 PM

Great set of candids and great idea too Bill.V5 is my favourite.

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 9:06 PM

excellent Bill..right up my street

wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
24 May 2010 - 9:09 PM

Bill I like them all, well seen

DougSmile

glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

I wish I had the courage to get shos like this, great upload Bill.

Robert

electricsoup
25 May 2010 - 10:30 PM

bloody great

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2010 - 9:30 AM

Shapes 'n shapes... well seen as ever Bill, great one again!
Johanna

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2010 - 6:20 PM

A splendid set of street scenes Bill, you've depicted ordinary everyday life so well here. I like the different shapes and sizes of the people passing by, they are so much more interesting than the models on the billboard. For some reason these remind me of the Gok Wan fashion program he has on Channel 4 where everyday people get a makeover

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 7:49 AM

Looks like you had some great fun there.The bloke in V1 is obviously a fashion icon.The last one for me is the best with the persons all in a hurry.
Tom.

MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 10:14 PM

Watcha Bill,
nice bit of work, aptly B&W
best Mick

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2010 - 11:20 AM

v5 for me - like the head down and diagonal lines of the lady on the left- could well crop from the right and produce another image here carrying through the diagonal she started
Helen

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