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The windmill of escapism . . .

Humble thanks to Joline, Matt (Herge88) and Sue (Sue118) for their UAs yesterday. All the more appreciated for being unexpected.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Mar 2013 - 2:18 PM
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Blow it!
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:12 Mar 2013 - 8:45 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street photography


cats_123 Plus Member 114308 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 8:52 AM

good catch...these wind turbines will catch on one day! WinkGrinGrin

barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 8:55 AM

A wonderful candid....

franken Plus Member 123450 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 8:57 AM

Superbly timed and excellent Bill.


ps, it's refreshing to see some sort of entertainment in a child's hands that doesn't need batteries!

chrissie3  7 England
12 Mar 2013 - 9:14 AM

Excellent! Great reflections - my grandchildren love these too.

jovanovic Plus Member 3jovanovic vcard France
12 Mar 2013 - 9:37 AM


nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 10:29 AM

"The windmill of escapism . . ." What a poetic remark, Bill. I love it, as it expresses it so well. Such a poignant image, and amazingly well taken shot.

fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 10:31 AM

This is a particularly well observed and composed candid ~ like it a lot!


WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51261 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 11:18 AM

Better than Harry Worth impressions, Bill TongueGrinGrin I think the mechanical physics of revolving windmills needs explaining to him though Tongue


Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 11:36 AM

This could be a bit confusing.

Best Matt

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 11:40 AM

Quote: This could be a bit confusing.

Best Matt

I was confused for a moment but I am easily confused anyway, a great candid Moira.

oops sorry I mean Bill, this is normally Moira's type of image, I rest my case Re. the confusion.


Last Modified By gary_d at 12 Mar 2013 - 11:43 AM
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 12:21 PM

A very clever reflection image.

LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 1:01 PM

Sorry to break the mould but I'm really not sure about this one Bill. It is a sharply captured candid shot but IMHO there is so much going on in there that apart from the title, I am really not sure what I am supposed to be focussing on. I copied your image and cropped it so that there was much less reflection and it made more sense to me. You haven't enabled mods so can't post it but it seems to me that there is more than one image in here and several different ways of getting the best from it.

Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 1:17 PM

A great family capture and do like the reflections in this......Sandy

SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 2:56 PM

A wonderful capture.

danbrann Plus Member 10517 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 2:56 PM

Only one thing on his mind Bill.

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 3:11 PM

He seems totally engrossed in his windmill! Smile Unlike Lynne, we are obviously supposed to be focussing on the boy, and the inclusion of the rest of the family behind who he oblivious to enhances the shot Smile
Trev Smile

saltireblue Site Moderator 44675 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 3:48 PM

Immaculate timing to just catch the yellow windmill at the very edge of the reflection, Bill.
I like the parallel world idea of this one. The dad pushing the pram is part of two worlds, the one with the real people around him, and the world in the reflection with the people who are not real to us as they are only a reflection, part of another world, and not appearing in the real world on the right of the image. The boy is about to share the two exsistences, but is only partly there.
Waffle overBlush


AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 5:09 PM

Clever use of those windows Bill.

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 5:46 PM

Glad to be 30 on this one Bill, a smashing image, VERY well caught.

John Smile

helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 8:55 PM

Well I've just spent a very pleasant few minutes trawling through your gallery as I felt sure I had seen this street before - and here it is
Lovely colourful capture.

Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 12:32 AM

You've captured the moment perfectly in this street scene, I like the parallel universe effect, it reminds me a bit of the film "Sliding Doors" which starred Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah

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