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Three year olds seem completely oblivious to the fact that their things need tidying up. In the Nursery we usually turn some music on, shake a tambourine or use some other means to convey that its time to start the process. However for many children this just triggers them walking around shouting "tidy up time" rather than actually contributing to the great clear up. Outside play is no better, and bikes etc just get "left" where they fall. Of course at lunch time this creates some interesting shadows for me, so I have found the silver lining. However for the cloud it takes most of the year to instil some good routines into them. WinkWinkWinkWink
Naturally this is one from the past - I no longer teach at Raddlebarn, and the playground is still in a state of being "worked on" for the new Nursery building. But the day is approaching when new shadows will appear "from on high". That is because there is a covered area with a circular hole or window in the roof which will create circular shadows on the ground below. I for one can't wait to investigate with my camera on a sunny day.
Many thanks for clicks and comments on yesterday's upload, and especially to Chris for her much appreciated User Award
Helen
Enjoy your weekend, which will be an hour shorter because the clocks move on tonight. But won't it be wonderful to have more light in the evenings SmileSmileSmile

Brand:camera
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Feb 2008 - 1:30 PM
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.9
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/650sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Action (High speed)
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Gone for Lunch.
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:29 Mar 2014 - 9:38 AM
Tags:Bike, Playground, Raddlebarn school, Saturday shadows, Specialist / abstract, Transport
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 9:43 AM

Super shadows, Helen, and thanks for reminding us about the clocks going forward. I couldn't agree with you more, another hour of daylight at the end of the day is always welcome Smile Carol

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pascalg
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29 Mar 2014 - 9:47 AM

excellent!

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 9:52 AM

Thank you Carol and Pascal SmileSmile

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mistere
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29 Mar 2014 - 9:57 AM

Super saturday shadows.

Dave.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 10:02 AM

As long as the message get through in the end eh? Enjoyed reading your message Helen and thinking back to when the kids were little. Good shadows.
Joan.

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helenlinda
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29 Mar 2014 - 10:08 AM

Thanks Dave and Joan SmileSmile

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digital_boi
29 Mar 2014 - 10:40 AM

good title Helen brought a smile

fine shadows

Graham

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netta1234
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29 Mar 2014 - 11:05 AM

Brilliant shadow,I often find schoolyard to be very good for shadowsSmile
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Daisymaye
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29 Mar 2014 - 11:58 AM

Very nice shadows.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 1:01 PM

So typical of children! They do everything at school when asked to tidy up
but never at home!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM

Well seen Saturday Shadows, Helen - not just from the main subject, but also in the background too Smile
Trev Smile

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Mollycat
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29 Mar 2014 - 2:26 PM

Wonderful shadows Helen. My children always went deaf when the phrase ' Tidy up ' was used.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 2:53 PM

An abstract plus a very human story. I love this one, beautifully done.
Moira

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pablophotographer

hi Helen.

I like your picture not for the shadows but for the contrast of 'natural mono' and the colours (red and yellow).

I would have cropped the top part a bit so much so that the horizontal siverline above the gate is not visible.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 3:20 PM

Abandoned but not forgotten ....a great story as well...some kids never learn to tidy up even when grown up, my husband is one of them.....well captured

Last Modified By ColleenA at 29 Mar 2014 - 3:21 PM

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AnneB50 e2 Member 2109 forum postsAnneB50 vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 4:18 PM

I like this picture for all sorts of reasons, the yellow lines leading up to the scooter, contrasting red and yellow against the mono playground, the fact that the yellow lines are a mirror image of the shadows of the railings and the story just tops it off.

Anne

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 4:21 PM

Superb shot, excellent composition , light and shadows, love the title to

Hugh

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taggart
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29 Mar 2014 - 5:43 PM

Those shadows are magnificent!

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 5:44 PM

I agree with Colleen, my partner never learnt to do it, at least not as a general rule, but there can be an occasional tidying surge, though it takes no time for it for everything to revert back to normal.
A good strong shadowy-type image, Helen, I like the red of the scooter and the touches of yellow stripes.

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29 Mar 2014 - 6:02 PM

I am going to set your description to one side as it rather detracts from this powerful image that could tell so many stories. A strong, evocative image that stands alone very well.

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nonur
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29 Mar 2014 - 6:31 PM

Wonderfully captured great image, Helen. Super shadows.

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pluckyfilly
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29 Mar 2014 - 7:50 PM

I like the story - the one without a picture where you can make your own story BUT I also like the story you tell in your description so, it's the best of both worlds for meWink

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29 Mar 2014 - 9:02 PM

Splendid shadows Helen.
Good colours too.
Mick.

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29 Mar 2014 - 11:02 PM

Brilliant
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30 Mar 2014 - 7:30 AM

You have used the shadows to fine effect in this pleasing composition.

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30 Mar 2014 - 4:42 PM

Great shot, Helen. Love the long shadows., and the texture in the tarmac.
There is a 58 year old in our house who is completely oblivious to the fact that things need tidying up .And it is not ME

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