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Cooling Off

By MickyMc
We had a great weekend in Birmingham.
I was delighted to discover the multi cultural city centre with the beautiful old buildings mixing perfectly with the very modern ones.
It was a joy to see the wonderful colours of the clothes of people of different races all mixing together in one big melting pot of sunshine.

We went to the athletics and cheered Nick to a bronze medal in the 1500 mtrs.
This is the first picture of my Birmingham week....Happy people cooling off in the fountain

Thank you sincerely for taking the time to look.

Tags: Day City Year The Of On Birmingham Centre Landscape and travel Portraits and people Humour and fun Hottest

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
29 Jun 2010 9:45AM
Nicely depicted mood, I like it!

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Cormy 10 3 England
29 Jun 2010 9:53AM
Super spot of the boots etc.Great Street Photography.
GeorgeLedger 12 2 1
29 Jun 2010 10:12AM
It certainly was a hot weekend, did you or Alan 'get into the fountain? It looks like alan only took one of his socks off though.
Nice image of a great city.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2010 10:21AM
She a big lass...
Great image
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
29 Jun 2010 10:23AM
Very nicely composed with all the shoes etc. in the foreground. Blow sitting on the fountain, I'd have been in the water it was such a hot weekend. There doesn't seem to be many people around - if this was London you'd have to elbow people out of the way to get a shot like this.
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
29 Jun 2010 10:24AM
Cracking bit of street photography..well spotted and taken so well.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2010 11:00AM
Love the way you've used the foreground as a lead-in, and love the collection of knee-angles, real and sculptural. One of your best compositions, short-listed.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 Jun 2010 11:10AM
Had to do a double take with this one Mavis,and was rather relieved to discover it was only her knees in the sculpture in the fountain.Certainly would have been a case of cooling off if they were what I thought they were !! They would not be happy people in the fountain if I had been there.Very tempting to do a runner with their clothes I reckon.I doubt I would have run as fast as Nick,so well done to him for the bronze medal.I was in Birmingham 40 years ago,so obviously will be plenty changes since then.Even back then it was a very multi cultural city.Interesting to hear it is a joy for you to see the wonderful colours of the clothes people wear in the melting pot of sunshine.But what you fail to mention is the fact you prefer to see the clothes lying in a pile,with the guys semi naked in the background !!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2010 11:13AM
A great lead into this lovely cooling off shot, great composition Mavis, full of interest
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2010 11:28AM
Thank you cormy
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
29 Jun 2010 11:39AM
Good street/candid photography Mavis. I do hope you sampled the water.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
29 Jun 2010 12:32PM
What a fine shot of a summer's day. It always amazes me to see people in public fountains.....
maggieh 9 4 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2010 1:21PM
A cool image in every way, love the foreground especially the boots.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Jun 2010 2:27PM
Really like how you've included all their shoes/boots in the pic. It makes a great image on its own. Great composed shot Mavis.......Sandy
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2010 5:19PM
Absolute cracker Mavis! What could be nicer for youngsters on a hot day than to take a bath with such a lovely lady? Superbly composed image,
Ray42 9 3 England
29 Jun 2010 5:40PM
Priceless - a real cracker of a candid shot - congratulations on a well deserved UA
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
29 Jun 2010 7:36PM
well spotted Smile
29 Jun 2010 8:02PM
Great shot one city centre never been to gray.
Nettles 10 England
29 Jun 2010 9:23PM
Wonder if their shoes were still there when they came out !
Nice capture.
goso 11 2 1 Australia
30 Jun 2010 7:44AM
Well done Mavis - I wish you lot would stop talking about the heat; I had a minus bloody 3 this morning !!...Bill
Cor 9 Belgium
30 Jun 2010 10:49AM
So well spotted and taken< +++++
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
3 Jul 2010 12:22PM
Good composition
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2010 1:07PM
Brilliant - we are a very laid back species here in B'ham and why not get in the fountain !!!
Love the socks and shoes!!!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Jul 2010 6:20PM
It looks more like a scene in Venice than Birmingham, definitely one for the tourist board methinks

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