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Not set up, not posed. The gentleman came and sat down at the next bench to me. After surveying the world for a while he fished his sandwiches and thermos flask out of his briefcase and enjoyed his well-earned lunch break.
Horribly difficult, harsh midday sun and his face was in shadow; I certainly didn't want to risk flash in the hope of getting a few more shots on the sly. If you have time, look through the set, I think V3 is worth it.
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:27 May 2012 - 1:11 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.1
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:The country solicitor takes his lunch break
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:18 Jun 2012 - 8:06 AM
Tags:Humour / fun, People, Photo journalism, Street photography
Votes:66
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

Comments

franken
franken e2 Member 113103 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 8:08 AM

The three of them are well taken and brilliant Moira.

Ken

tonyguitar
18 Jun 2012 - 8:21 AM

I know him. He works with a clever and famous investigator. Holmes, I think they call him. So he must be Doctor Watshisname.. or something like that. TG

reflectionsinlight

I would say well spotted but he stands out like a neon at nightfall,have you a time machine? like it

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 8:30 AM

I feel guilty looking at these images....
But must say well done you !

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 8:33 AM

Has that self assured gaze..... Moira.
Ron.

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104014 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 9:03 AM

V3 is fabulous...that slightly disdainful look Grin

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
18 Jun 2012 - 9:07 AM

Great set, V3 excellent.

John

RobboB
RobboB e2 Member 775 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 - 9:18 AM

V3 is superb Moira. Well seen

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 9:20 AM


Quote: have you a time machine?

Look at the location for my uploads Thursday to Saturday last week... Wink
Quote: V3 is fabulous...that slightly disdainful look

He seemed to be appreciating the lady's legs. Thanks everyone. I think this was the last time we saw sunshine...
I'm recovering after a mammoth photographic weekend, life gets back to normal today. I'm off out photographing the local litter-pick volunteers.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 18 Jun 2012 - 9:22 AM
fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 9:28 AM

What an intriguing set of excellent captures. Is he for real or dressed for a re-enactment?

Albert

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 9:32 AM

He's one of the 'interpreters' at Beamish Museum, Albert. He was genuinely on his lunch break, in between showing visitors round one of the period houses.
Moira

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 9:35 AM

Thanks Moira! Explains it all.

Albert

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 9:39 AM

He really looks as though he just walked off a TV/Film set. Button hole, pocket watch, all those little attention to detail 'bits'. Great set, but love V3 with the little sidelong glance at that couple. Well captured!
Carole

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 10:00 AM

Ahhh - thanks for the explanation Moira!! How very funny! SmileSmile
Ann

Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
18 Jun 2012 - 10:10 AM

Excellent set*****GrinGrinGrin
Cor.

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 10:56 AM

Poirot ?
Investigating ?
Well captured Moira
Helen

Andree_Borrel
18 Jun 2012 - 10:56 AM

Risk the flash lol, terrific opportune

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 11:36 AM

He can have his sandwiches if he likes Moira,
but I prefer the lunch the guy in V3 is having !!
Mick.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 12:00 PM

Mr Grimsdale! Grin

I wonderful if he stays 'in character' when off-duty Grin

Dave

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 12:39 PM

V3 is such a typical reaction in any century....show me a good pair of gams and I just have to sneak a peekSmile

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 1:02 PM

Just as I thought--- living next door to a re enactor who seem to relish walking into a MacDonalds in 18th century clothing, I suspect this one was completely aware of his chances of being photographed, and completely able to ignore you and your cam.

Such fun!

I love it when the Pre-revolutionary War British Foot Soldier (in costume) emerges from his Jetta!

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 1:11 PM

I like the period feel and the contrast of V3. Wonderful set of images!

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 1:43 PM

Interesting to hear who he is, Moira, but what a fascinating character.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 2:11 PM

I find the staff at Beamish so obliging and accommodating,Certainly the best from any museum I have visited. Nice pics Moira.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 2:50 PM

What a wonderful set, Moira, and how good to see a gentleman that still knows how to dress to perfection Smile Carol

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 3:12 PM

Now these are thoroughly superb candids, Moira. I love the pose in V1 - deep comtemplation..."Does that lady on my left really think I am unaware?" Wink

V2 - Closing eyes doing positive mental visualisation: "If I eat these two protein bars for lunch, I will soon have arms like that guy behind me."

V3 - Poirot is so distracted by the goings-on that he does not notice that the lace on his left shoe is dangerously long. Could this be the end of Poirot? Tune in next week...

A...

Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 4:50 PM

Yes Moira version three was certainly worth the view, superb.

Best Matt

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 4:52 PM

A very interesting looking subject! Great candid set, Moira, but just has to be V3 as fave here! Wink
Trev Smile

vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 8vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 4:59 PM

I thought at first it was fancy dress! Well spotted and captured.

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
18 Jun 2012 - 5:17 PM

quite a character...
harsh light, yes

jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 5:43 PM

V3 is an eye opener, so to speak. Great series.
jon

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 6:15 PM

Fantastic set and what a wonderful gentleman.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 6:45 PM

A brilliant trio Moira, a great observation of this person. What a fascinating character He is, and yes V3 is brilliant!

John Smile

VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 - 7:59 PM

Did you really come upon this character by chance Moira? If so the country solicitor looks like he's fallen on hard times. All three images are fantastic but especially love the pompous placing of hands in V1 and the furtive glance in V3. So well spotted and captured.
Vivien

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 8:38 PM

Had to smile at V3 such a great candid capture have to say I like the set as a whole but B3 steals the show

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 8:55 PM

Purely by chance, Vivien, but this was at Beamish.
Thanks everyone, it's been a busy day. I'm hoping for a wind-down this week.
Moira

213hardy
213hardy e2 Member 6544 forum posts213hardy vcard England
18 Jun 2012 - 8:59 PM

That can only be at BeamishSmile, near the bandstand i think. I find the People who work there such a great subject.

Cracking set. Nice work

Den

Michaela_Solway
Michaela_Solway e2 Member 3Michaela_Solway vcard
18 Jun 2012 - 9:13 PM

Excellent.. He looks like a 1950's bank manager... Very well observed & captured.. V3 very interesting.. Wink

Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 9:56 PM

What a find! He is in a time warp bless him. Have to say, in all my law years, I have never see a solicitor looking like him. V3 is so amusing! I would love to be able to read his mind, though somethings tells me I canWink Love this set Moira and the story that "might" go with it.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 11:10 PM

If it hadn't been for 2 and 3 I'd have taken him for an actor in a film.

Fantastic , well spotted, priceless.
I'm still gasping.

tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 11:18 PM

Well, undoubtedly an interesting gentleman Moira.
However what worries me more is the couple in V3, snogging after eating a bag of 'Wotsits'? Yuk!Sad
Tony

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 11:20 PM

A wonderful set of images of this eccentric character, he has a look of Mr Bean about him.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 8:28 AM

Yes yes! I thought Mr Bean too, Ed...lol Grin I thought a Mr Bean-Poirot hybrid.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 8:56 AM

Many thanks to Annette and Ed for their awards, that was a great surprise to wake up to! And thanks to everyone else who has called in here.
Moira

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 9:12 AM

Quite a marvellous set of candids of this gentleman who seems caught in a time warp of some sort. He's not judging by V3 averse to the view of a ladies legs above the ankle. There must lie a tale here I'msure, a character from the town who must be known for his attire?

Dougie

Hop-A-Long
19 Jun 2012 - 11:34 PM

The contrast in V3 is brilliant. The reserved gent sitting in the park with the flirty modern dressed couple on the next bench along. Brilliant.
When I saw V1 I immediately thought it was Hercule Poirot. Love the shots Moira.

Andy

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:07 AM

They are all three worth to be seen! he has such a pleased look in V2 - probably already thinking of the sandwich his missus packed for him, and V3.... aye, I think he forgot about his lunch and rather enjoyed the vista. Super captures,
Johanna

tonyguitar
21 Jun 2012 - 7:13 AM

Nice to see Hercule come around to my email again before I call it a day at 11:12 pm and head off with a smile. Delightful images. TG

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