Coney Street

By mrswoolybill
Coney Street in York is the ghetto where most of the chain stores have been dumped in order to protect the rest of the city. Somehow it has a totally different feel, harder and colder.
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Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism York Black and white Shoppers Coney street

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Comments


AlanBW 10 20 England
7 May 2008 7:02AM
Mono for me - I like the variety of expressions and body language here

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GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
7 May 2008 7:09AM
I was waiting for someone else to comment - I knew I'd be awkward and prefer the colour version!
Marilyn x
nickyv32 9 135 England
7 May 2008 7:12AM
Got to be No 2 for me, great shot, very good large, super detail.

Nicky
Barbaraj 9 450 England
7 May 2008 7:12AM
There is more vibrancy in the colour v
User_Removed 12 239 7 England
7 May 2008 7:14AM
no soul! not very busy though.
i still remember the high street in the town i grew up in sainsburys had a wonderfully tiled lined bow fronted glass counter deli & the fruit & veg shop was like out of a dickens story. shame time stops for no one unless your a museum curator that is! you captured the sterility nicely & bnw for me.
gerry
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
7 May 2008 7:44AM
Plenty to look at in this image, a couple of things in particularSmile

Best Matt
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
7 May 2008 7:47AM
Nice streetscene Moira. Don't know why but my eye keeps settling on the blonde studying the sale window. Prefer the vibrancy of No. 2.

Albert
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
7 May 2008 7:50AM
Plenty to look at here Moira.
Love the expressions of the young couple...they have both got their sights on something.
The young mum looks a bit frustrated, & the blonde lady can't quite make her mind up about something she has seen in the window...everyone else is just busy going about their business.
Oh yes...the colour version for me.
Hilary
TelStar 11 116 United Kingdom
7 May 2008 7:52AM
A street that could be anywhere; I wouldn't have known it was in York. #1 suits your feeling about it and works well, but I prefer the acid yellow colour kick in 2.

Tel*
Excellent street scene, slight preference for V2,
Fred.
peugeot406 10 7 1 England
7 May 2008 8:16AM
Super street scene, v2 for me
imagio 10 12 1 England
7 May 2008 8:20AM
There is always a story to tell Moira as does this image..excellent

Bernie
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
7 May 2008 8:24AM
Colour for me somehow there is more to see
Mavis
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
7 May 2008 8:34AM
Well,you will know what catches MY eye!!! A blonde and a brunette to boot too!!! Talking of which,a very nice pair on the blonde.At first I thought that was a little yellow mini she had on,but sadly it is only a plastic bag.The brunette on the other hand is more suitably attired to show of her fine assets.But why oh why could you have not waited ,and captured the gentleman, while in the proceess of the backward swing with his carrier bag!!!!! No wonder they are trying to ban these things!!!Still a very pleasing image for a dull grey Wednesday morning.Nice one Moira.
Mick.
samsalt1 9 34 4
7 May 2008 8:49AM
Yes I'm full of Spring testosterone too Moira so the blonde is the attraction/distraction here.
Looks like you have mastered the from the hip shooting .

Sam
7 May 2008 9:09AM
An interesting image. Great capture.
Haydn
Vilcens 9 39 3 Latvia
7 May 2008 9:09AM
Colour for me too. The mono version somehow lacks a little punch.

York is my favourite English city. Spent honeymoon with my first wife there Smile

Vilcens
7 May 2008 10:11AM
Good street scene. The BW works best as the colours tend to confuse
JudeC 9 6 3 England
7 May 2008 10:11AM
Nice one Moira - Jude.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
7 May 2008 12:01PM
Excellent street shot of a generic shopping street which could be anywhere really. V1 suits the genericness of it. Glad they didn't dump it in the historic centre of York!
Rende
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
7 May 2008 12:15PM
Great in B&W Moira, it could be anywhere, all main streets look the same these days,
Chris.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
7 May 2008 12:17PM
Godd candid Moira.I always feel on edge when I try to take this type of shot.You manage it perfectly all the time.
Tom.
7 May 2008 12:33PM
Great street scene - B&W for me.
Mac
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
7 May 2008 12:49PM
once again the mono has the edge for me, i think for street shots it just works so well. Another well worked shot Moira

rgds
Dave
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
7 May 2008 12:59PM
mono mono mono,,,excellent street candids
ian
User_Removed 8 78 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2008 1:02PM
Mono works really well Moira

dave
proz 12 205 United States
7 May 2008 2:02PM
ghetto must mean something different on your side of the pond. Looks like the cleanest safest ghetto I've ever seen. Love the monochrome, something about your particular style of street photographey that really works either way but is just brilliant in mono.

That girl kind of looks like the young american actress that is always in and out of rehab too. her name escapes me at the moment.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
7 May 2008 2:40PM
Interesting that there's not a lot of interaction between folks here.
Seems a bit sterile- no litter, no eating and no smiles Helen
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
7 May 2008 3:17PM
The mono works better for me moira,
superbly captured,
ian
jarendell 9 95 2 Spain
7 May 2008 3:30PM
Reads like the saps rising in some of your followers comments!
I prefer the black and white in this.
Great series of B&Ws lately.
James
7 May 2008 4:23PM
well captured ;
#2 (& yellow patch) for me Smile
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
7 May 2008 4:55PM
A wonderful mrswoolybill candid, great work Moira.... loads of lovely interest

Dave
7 May 2008 5:14PM
Mono for me Moira, pitty bill dident take one from the other end of the street at the same time, would have been interesting, well done.

dougie.
7 May 2008 6:20PM
Rather nice couple of young Ladies in this shot Moira. Infact, I don't find it hard and cold at all!

John Smile
Paree 11 616 3
7 May 2008 6:29PM
lovely shot
cant help thinking when i look at the girls that it could be the late 60's
nothing really changes does it
maureen
luxaeternam 9 21 1
7 May 2008 6:54PM
Oh no - EPZ ate my comment! (and it wasn't even rude!)
Love the mono version for the fact that we have to concentrate on shapes and dynamics. Simplifies a scene which otherwise would be a lot to take in at once.
Smile Lucy
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
7 May 2008 7:23PM
Excellent documentary image Moira
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
7 May 2008 7:44PM
Excellent candid Moira and your usual great job of capturing streetlife and the variety of activity.
Love the girl pondering whether she can afford to buy a new island, and the expressions on the couple are great - guess you must have been hidden in a letterbox toget this close without them spotting you.
Tim
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
7 May 2008 8:27PM
Nice work Moria - like the colour version myself - good composition.
regards Richard.
SueEley 10 279 96 Wales
7 May 2008 9:08PM
Definitely mono!
Pegon 11 78 1 England
7 May 2008 9:11PM
Nice work Moria. It's the coloured version for me.
Pete.
7 May 2008 10:53PM
HOW CAN SOMETHING SO SIMPLE BE SO GOOD?
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
8 May 2008 8:21PM
its the sixties all over again
BonaFideNut 10 14 United States
9 May 2008 5:01PM
Nice candid shot. I like the b&w and how it pops with its contrast.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
16 May 2008 9:24PM
A super street scene Moira, I much prefer the colour version because of its vibrancy. That blonde girl looking in the shop window certainly caught my eye!
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
22 May 2008 9:00PM
an excellent piece of street photography

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