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Many thanks for all your comments on my last upload very much appreciated.
Thanks also to the following who awarded their UA, Rontear, digital_boi, Slowsong,Scottishlandscapes, Cheesey, Deep_Bhatia, and andmodelthedog. All very much appreciated.

A bit of street photography from a trip to London in August, the hot potato syncopators perform for a small crowd while the man at the back drinks his cup of tea.

Thanks for looking
regards Richard

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Aug 2013 - 1:38 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Everything stops for tea
Username:Richsr Richsr
Uploaded:31 Oct 2013 - 8:34 AM
Tags:Black & white, London, Street entertainment.
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morpheus1955
31 Oct 2013 - 8:41 AM

Brilliant shot Richard, excellent composition and it really works well as a mono, looks like they are great fun too

Hugh

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 8:48 AM

Thank Hugh

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Badgerfred
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31 Oct 2013 - 8:53 AM

Excellent Richard, love the expressions captured,
Fred.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 8:53 AM

The chap with the banjo looks fed up! A great candid capture Richard well composed and so good in mono.

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 8:59 AM

You have caught some great expressions Richard nice one

Brian..........

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Rock
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31 Oct 2013 - 9:04 AM

I'm so glad I "SAW" this wonderful grab shot.

Rock

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 9:05 AM

Thanks Fred, Albert and Brian for your comments
Regards Richard

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mrswoolybill
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31 Oct 2013 - 9:07 AM

Sublime! Timing, body language, expressions, the solemn ritualistic lunacy or it all.
And the man getting on with his cup of coffee.
God, I wish I had taken this.
Moira

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helenlinda
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31 Oct 2013 - 9:11 AM

Terrific expressions and capture - love the diagonals SmileSmile
Helen

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31 Oct 2013 - 9:14 AM

Excellent..... such great expressionsGrinGrinGrin
Diane

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franken
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31 Oct 2013 - 9:58 AM

Brilliant capture!

Ken

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achieverswales
31 Oct 2013 - 10:27 AM

Awesome Richard the expressions are priceless.


Regards

Trev.

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 10:29 AM

Many thanks to Moria, Helenlinda and Franken for their UA very much appreciated.
Regards Richard

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Tynnwrlluniau
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31 Oct 2013 - 10:43 AM

Superb capture, Richard
Alun

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 10:49 AM

Thanks Alun - for the UA very much appreciated.
Regards Richard

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wood1963
wood1963  4 Greece
31 Oct 2013 - 11:40 AM

I love this. The action of the musicians and then the man drinking coffee, sitting in the window. The contrast of those two actions is what makes this picture special for me. Grin

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Ayoob
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31 Oct 2013 - 11:50 AM

Excellent capture , Richard...Grin

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RysiekJan
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31 Oct 2013 - 11:58 AM

Great capture of the performers and the man with his cuppa adds some much more to the scene.

Richard

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Joline
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31 Oct 2013 - 12:00 PM

A wonderfully composed candid.....brilliant!

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Daisymaye
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31 Oct 2013 - 12:12 PM

Hilarious! Perfect in every funny way. Love it!

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capto
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31 Oct 2013 - 12:46 PM

Brilliant, the chap with a drink puts the gold seal on this.Smile

ivor

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31 Oct 2013 - 12:58 PM

Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin 5 smiles for this image..
Well done..

Dave

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LesF
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31 Oct 2013 - 1:16 PM

Well spotted and captured Richard


LesF

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 2:07 PM

Thanks Les.
Thanks also to RysiekJan for taking the time toward one of his UA again very much appreciated
Regards Richard

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31 Oct 2013 - 2:44 PM

Superb photography...love the expressions...

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Fred263
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31 Oct 2013 - 4:28 PM

Superb image, Richard with both drama & humour. Perfectly captured.
Fred

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GeorgePlatis
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31 Oct 2013 - 4:48 PM

Excellent and full of humour capture, Richard!SmileSmileSmile
George

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31 Oct 2013 - 5:29 PM

Brilliant characters Richard. Looks like a section of the old 'Temperance Seven' Smile Great shot.

John Smile

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31 Oct 2013 - 5:39 PM

What a wonderful piece of street photography, Richard Smile Love the expressions on their faces...and the chap in the background with his cuppa is the icing on the cake! Grin Beautifully composed, captured and processed, this has to get my UA.... Wink
Trev Smile

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SlowSong
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31 Oct 2013 - 5:41 PM

Outstanding fun and a great shot.
Wish I had another UA to award.
Grin

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31 Oct 2013 - 6:35 PM

Their facial expressions are really outstanding. An amazing composition and capture Richard.
Effrossini

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31 Oct 2013 - 7:15 PM

Great lighting in this fine image Richard!! Nice humor too!!

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viscostatic
31 Oct 2013 - 7:37 PM

Great candid photography Richard. Great expressions on the faces including the tea drinker in the background.

Phil.

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Nigeve1
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31 Oct 2013 - 7:54 PM

Great observation, well composed mono.
Nigel

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johnlw
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31 Oct 2013 - 8:26 PM

A cracking bit of funSmile
Regards John.

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NaturesHaven
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31 Oct 2013 - 8:52 PM

Full of action and interest.............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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31 Oct 2013 - 10:19 PM

Great image, the broomstick players expression is caught exactly at the right moment.
The tea drinker which would usually detract & distract from the image, in this instance..as you well realised when you took the shot/....adds to it.
Love the whole quirk of it.
Gareth Smile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 11:03 PM

Many thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated.
Regards Richard

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1 Nov 2013 - 5:13 AM

Great candid bit of street photography, Richard.
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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 8:16 AM

Thank Walter.
Thanks also to TrevBatWCC and Fred263 for taking the time toward one of their UA very much appreciated.
Regards Richard

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1 Nov 2013 - 9:05 AM

Right Place
Right Time....
What a belter

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1 Nov 2013 - 9:12 AM

Great fun.... & great timing

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1 Nov 2013 - 9:21 AM

A wonderful street candid shot Richard.

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1 Nov 2013 - 11:55 AM

Caught playing 3 of the most sought after instruments on the planet and dressed impeccably, amazing what can be achieved with a piece of string, a tea chest, a saw and a Uke. Can't imagine what it sounded like though Grin Grin Grin
Well spotted Richard and congrats on the well deserved awards,
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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 1:55 PM

Thank Geoff they actually sounded pretty good, and were entertaining too.
Regards
Richard

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1 Nov 2013 - 1:58 PM

Love their expressions!

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1 Nov 2013 - 4:27 PM

A classic Richard, excellent work
David

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Rende
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2 Nov 2013 - 10:03 AM

Brilliant candid Richard. Great expressions Smile
Regards,
Rende

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2 Nov 2013 - 3:30 PM

Great shot Richard . Paul

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2 Nov 2013 - 7:19 PM

Brilliant Smile !
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4 Nov 2013 - 12:46 AM

Cracking image mate, very nicely captured.
Cheesey.

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andmolliethedog

One of your best......................would be over the moon to have caught this.

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4 Nov 2013 - 9:48 AM

Thank you Richard and I do appreciate your UA
Regards Richard

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4 Nov 2013 - 3:01 PM

Terrific B&W!

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5 Nov 2013 - 9:18 AM

Made me smile, this one!
I love the way the bass player seems to be guarding his supply of tea with his knee!!

Richard

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12 Nov 2013 - 3:36 PM

Brilliant and enviable capture! Love all the expressions and how each musician responds in his own way to his instrument - and the man in the background is oblivious to anything but his cuppa!
I agree with Moira - I wish I had taken this!

Anne

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12 Nov 2013 - 8:44 PM

Superb!

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