Craft Ladies

By mrswoolybill
Our U3A Craft Workshop. Very quiet, very industrious.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism General Craft Crafty Portraits and people U3a Handicrafts Senior citizens Grey generation Senior moment

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Barbaraj 11 450 England
8 Jul 2008 7:54AM
Good morning neighbour. Like no1.

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nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
8 Jul 2008 7:55AM
Great expressions you have caught in all 3 photos, they look as if they are enjoying themselves, good luck with this great venture, good to see. Oh missed the extra 2, they are fab as well.

User_Removed 11 485 13 England
8 Jul 2008 8:07AM
what i like so much about the way you do this is the fact that the subjects seem to be oblivious to the fact that you are taking a shot. It really is like reading a picture story book. Irrelevant of whatever the subject is you always get my brain ticking over and there is always something to see and wonder

Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
8 Jul 2008 8:16AM
Superb shots !

What was the main topic of conversation ?

Perhaps not .

DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
8 Jul 2008 8:26AM
It looks as if it's going to be a great success Moira.
Wonderful array of bright colours & the ladies looks very industrious.
Maybe you should call them "Crafty" ladies......
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 8:37AM
Photographically they are good, but I have to admit I am glad I was not there to be captured, I may have hidden under the table.
8 Jul 2008 8:43AM
Nice set of images Moira, V1 a clear favourite for me,
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 8:53AM
Nice set of shots.

glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
8 Jul 2008 8:56AM
Good set of images Moira. V1 is my favourite, why does the lady look bored in V3?

Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
8 Jul 2008 9:00AM
Very natural photographs. They obviously take their craft very seriously, and don't seem at all distracted by you and your camera!
A very direct gaze, don't mess with me look.

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
8 Jul 2008 9:11AM
superb close up of heads...
nice & interesting expressions captured
8 Jul 2008 9:12AM
I like V4 Moria, where does this bit go, great series well done.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 9:17AM
Thank you everyone for a wonderful response, and good morning.
In response to a few comments, nobody saw me taking these, I really am very easy to ignore. Smile
I guess the message is that if you want to take candids -
1) Be a middle-aged woman;
2) Look for people concentrating on something.
I should add that Pat, the lady in V1 (and 2 & 3) was the one who got our local U3A off the ground, but then had to stand down from the committee due to severe health problems. She's watching other people steer her ship now...
imagio 11 12 1 England
8 Jul 2008 10:05AM
Very interesting set of images Moira

imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 10:12AM
1) Be a middle-aged woman;....Damn...right of to the shops for my new clothing range....oh and a facial, better get me nails done when i'm there, oh and I could kill for that new pair of shoes.....Wink
then if theres time i'll grab some candids wonderful slice of real life
samsalt1 11 34 4
8 Jul 2008 10:27AM
I was tempted to say something about you fitting right in there but as I don't want a thump when we finally meet I'll refrain ( for now Wink ). A good collection with your usual unintrusive style, the riot of colour adds to the gathering of what are termed ( not my words ) beige people.
I would like to hear Bill's account of whether you are " easy to ignore " Smile

LuzDeNoche 10 2 France
8 Jul 2008 10:50AM
So they're not crafty ladies then?
V1 has been processed superbly; the lady is so lifelike, it's almost like being there.
The wooden item adorning the wall in V2 makes me think 'Jam and Jerusalem'.
Smile Lucy
Vilcens 10 39 3 Latvia
8 Jul 2008 11:02AM
Nice collection of shots, but makes one hope one's own old age will be a little bit more dynamic than theirs... I rather see myself running around with a camera still at their age. Maybe Moira should take it upon herself to introduce them to the craft of photography instead of knitting ? I am sure they would love it a hundred times more Smile

#1 & # 3 are my favourites.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
8 Jul 2008 11:04AM
Like the expression and detail you have captured in these Moria - nice set of candid.
Regards Richard.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
8 Jul 2008 11:39AM
Great set, especially #1
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 12:02PM
Another lovely set of images moira ,,looks like its going to be a success..
8 Jul 2008 12:02PM
Another crackin' set
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
8 Jul 2008 12:33PM
Lovely series of candids with #1 especially good; great expression.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
8 Jul 2008 12:37PM
Fine set. The folks seem to appreciate the program.
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
8 Jul 2008 12:55PM
wonderful candid shots...enjoyed yesterdays upload as well Smile
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 12:59PM
No 1 is may favourite but I love the bright colours and natural expressions in all of these.
lostintime 10 13 5 Germany
8 Jul 2008 1:33PM
Super expressions in all of them, great series.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
8 Jul 2008 1:49PM
A fine colourful collection of a group of ''crafty'' ladies !!!
Any excuse to get of of their real duties like washing and ironing !!!
Left the poor chaps in the house to fend for themselves !!!
I do like No4. She is feeling guilty and having second thoughts !!!
Nice ones Moira.
chuckspics 11 14 United States
8 Jul 2008 2:06PM
I like # 4 also seems to be saying why am I here, , Chuck
proz 13 205 United States
8 Jul 2008 2:09PM
sorry Moira, I must draw the line at turning into a middle aged woman. I have seen enough of the change in life cycle to know that I want no part of hot flashes etc even if it means I miss out on taking great candids!

Speaking of great candids, one and all are terrific.
8 Jul 2008 2:14PM
Love that intense stare in no 1 Moira, these crafty ladies make great subjects, well captured, Adrian
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
8 Jul 2008 2:15PM
What a great set of candids, such great wxpressions.
Great expressions Moira, nothing like off the cuff
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 4:11PM
Wow - loving these!
Marilyn x
8 Jul 2008 4:32PM
all spot on shots

RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 4:40PM
Lovely studies especially no. 1.

Cormy 10 3 England
8 Jul 2008 5:12PM
Nice set Moira.Photographically No.1 is a clear winner for me.
GrahamBaines 11 39 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 5:25PM
A nice study Moira.

Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 5:26PM
Love V1 and V3. Just like the old bloke above me. The detail and colour in 1 is exceptional.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
8 Jul 2008 6:21PM
Very natural images...well done
rmr 11 1 Wales
8 Jul 2008 6:33PM
another wonderful collection of characters,captured to share with us ,thanks moira
8 Jul 2008 6:41PM
Some great old characters here Moira. Hard to choose a fav, so I'll just say I like them all.

John Smile
SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
8 Jul 2008 6:44PM
Lovely portraits. Great.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
8 Jul 2008 7:10PM
Hot tooty moira. Can you get me an invite please.
An excellent series of portrait and real life. Superbly done. JNC
Paree 13 616 3
8 Jul 2008 7:42PM
oh how i love these pictures, they have a lovely safe feel about them
yes the worlds o.k. while these ladies continue to do what they are doing
full of atmosphere so cleverly shot
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 7:58PM
Fine series, Moira. It's surprising that U3A is not better known. We joined last year and it's amazing how many classes and activities they run.
fatherpie 10 18 12 England
8 Jul 2008 8:58PM
Another superbly seen and presented slice of real life. These are the types of pictures that will mean something to future generations, unlike the colourful sunsets and moody landscapes we all (myself included) love to shoot. Really well done. Regards Dave
fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 10:57PM
Beautifully caught set of candids. Full of warmth. I love the natural expressions that you always manage to catch so well.

I can do the middle aged woman bit with ease but blending into the background whilst peering through a dslr is a skill that I have yet to aquire.
JudeC 11 6 3 England
9 Jul 2008 5:28AM
Hi - great set of images - there is life after work! - Jude.
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 7:10AM
Fabulous set of candids Moira.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 Jul 2008 8:44PM
Your crafty camerawork has paid dividends Moira, this is a wonderful set of candids, you've captured some great expressions here
sandrish 14 36 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 8:44PM
Again, a wonderful series of shots. V4 shows a lady who obviously has "Crafter's Block". I am sure I must have had this expression many times in the past as I sometimes do with my photography. V5 lady is obviously a "good listener".

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
22 Jul 2008 7:38AM
Have you startles this lady,excellent image.
CrownJoolz 11 7 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2008 9:34AM
Love the lady's expression in number 3

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