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By mrswoolybill
So here we are in Dovedale with one of the umpteen GCSE Geography groups.
They struck me as a perfect illustration of the law that Nature abhores a vacuum. However much empty space and silence was available, they managed to expand and fill it.
And they were all talking so much that not one of them noticed me standing in front of them pointing the camera...
I hope they did learn something that day. Preferably about Geography.
I know bits of this are hopelessly washed out, but I like it. Thanks for looking.

Tags: Peak district General Students Dovedale School children Landscape and travel Portraits and people School trip Geography

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Hoffy 18 262 16 England
17 Oct 2007 7:57AM
Looked like a lot of fun.
AlanBW 17 20 England
17 Oct 2007 8:02AM
Excellent observational and behavioural image, lots for the viewer to take in
Nettles 16 England
17 Oct 2007 8:08AM
Well captured Moira, looks like a good selection of teenagers, no cigarettes, spliffs, cans of beer etc in sight, or is that just me being synical.
Nice relaxed image.
imagio 16 12 1 England
17 Oct 2007 8:18AM
Excellent capture Moira, got the name right for the right person this time,,oops..
wyatturp 17 2 England
17 Oct 2007 8:27AM
Well done hope the packup is nice

Badgerfred 16 39 Wales
17 Oct 2007 8:33AM
Excellent Moira, some nice expressions captured,
fentiger 21 920 24 England
17 Oct 2007 8:34AM
Another great candid Moira in spite of the blown highlights.

mikbee 16 3 8 Scotland
17 Oct 2007 9:02AM
It is quite amazing no one noticed you.Obviously their minds on other things apart from Geography.Or is that me being cynical too.(me cynical--NEVER) A well observed shot here Moira.
bayleaf 15 8 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2007 9:13AM
I like it too Moira Smile.

Excellent candid.

AngelaR 18 155 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2007 9:19AM
Lovely observation as usual Moira - food looks like the main preoccupation with the seated group!
imander 16 388 7 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2007 9:40AM
I'd bet money that not one of them were discussing the flora and fauna...another excellent observation and capture
DolphinLady 17 54 1 Wales
17 Oct 2007 10:55AM
They are all busy in ther own little worlds Moira,
A wonderful capture of all the different postures & facial expressions.
Very colourful too.
Rende 16 38 4 Netherlands
17 Oct 2007 12:36PM
Good observation in your description and a lovely capture to illustrate it.
ChristineL 18 39 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2007 12:54PM
a super capture Moira, it's nice to see young people out and about doing something interesting. It's got to be better than a stuffy classroom,
proz 18 205 United States
17 Oct 2007 1:21PM
great capture.
17 Oct 2007 1:38PM
Looks like you've worn them out. Nice shot.
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
17 Oct 2007 2:07PM
...and no cell phones or ipods either....thats a good sign.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
17 Oct 2007 2:54PM
a ice candid
Hop-A-Long 16 52 1 England
17 Oct 2007 3:25PM
Great candid. It looks like lunch time. Talking of that I am getting a little peckish. Nice shot Moira.
TyChee 18 275 1 United States
17 Oct 2007 3:42PM
I remember field trips...they were always fun. Great candid shot!
riprap007 18 1.6k 37 England
17 Oct 2007 3:46PM
my pervading memory of geography field trips to Ainsdale dunes consist of swathes of whisky Smile ooops.

like ghow the seated group have managed to find the weak sun to cheer themselves up
Mikelane 16 1 Wales
17 Oct 2007 4:36PM
Great capture.Well done.Mike
dianah 16 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2007 4:48PM
It looks more sun filled than washed out Moira..a great candid shot and brings back memories of hiking around the Lake District in my teenage school years. Great fun and a great shot.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2007 4:54PM

Quote:field trips to Ainsdale dunes consist of swathes of whisky

Well today has certainly brought back some interesting childhood memories, here and on Bill's upload...
Thanks to everyone.
glyndwr 16 103 10 Wales
17 Oct 2007 6:14PM
Is the boy in the middle trying to get a camera out of the blackbag?
Or,maybe, an autograh book.

17 Oct 2007 6:39PM
A very good group shot Moira. Plenty of charater to explore, and a story to each and every one of them. Nice shot.

John Smile
GlynnisFrith 16 23 3 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2007 6:52PM
Know this was yours from the thumbnail
nice one
Lucy_Locket 15 35 England
17 Oct 2007 7:29PM
Great shot of a scarey amount of teenagers in one place - you are a braver woman than me Moira!
Lucy Smile
17 Oct 2007 8:32PM
It's a great natural image of young people being young people (however much space they fill!) Good one Moira!

rmr 15 1 Wales
17 Oct 2007 8:36PM
another super offering
well done
JudeC 16 6 3 England
18 Oct 2007 6:53AM
I vaguely remember these field trips from school - nice capture - JudeC
kinfatric 18 550 9 Scotland
18 Oct 2007 5:57PM
i don't think its washed out at all, its good and natural and as seen I would say, now that's great photography.
20 Oct 2007 7:46PM
love the story behind this image... anbd as always displaying ever day life.. beautiful moira

newy17 17 273 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2007 5:43AM
arr time for buttys nicely captured.

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