Electric Alternatives

By woolybill1
John Dobson Street, Newcastle. While the car was being serviced we took a walk in the sunshine.

Both the bus and the rent-a-scooters are battery-powered.

Thanks for all votes and comments yesterday, all much appreciated.
Thanks for looking.

Tags: Transport Bus People Black and white Green energy Scooters

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bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
7 Apr 2021 7:53AM
these things are also standing around everywhere
singh of times - very well capturedWink
ZenTony Plus
5 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2021 7:57AM
Love this Bill.
kaybee Plus
17 7.9k 26 Scotland
7 Apr 2021 7:59AM
I really wish they would get the legislation covering these things sorted out
gpimages Plus
11 66 2 England
7 Apr 2021 8:03AM
Like the POV Bill and your processing.
Graham Wink
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2021 8:06AM
Very good, Bill.
Robert51 12 7 124 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2021 8:07AM
I don't think there is a single one of us that would not have loved one of these when we were younger...

Great shot.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
7 Apr 2021 8:17AM
Instant Kilroy. You know why I like this, Bill...
7 Apr 2021 8:17AM
Bring back the horse and cart, I say. And the abacus.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
7 Apr 2021 8:23AM

Quote:Bring back the horse and cart, I say. And the abacus.

Don't forget quill pens and carbon paper...
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2021 8:24AM

Quote:Bring back the horse and cart, I say. And the abacus.

Well, we actually have an abacus . . . a real abacus, not a toy . . .
7 Apr 2021 8:27AM
Wonderful lines, love the high contrast!
chataignier Plus
8 203 10 France
7 Apr 2021 8:34AM
Love the composition and the high contrast treatment Bill - I wish I could be more enthusiastic about the electric vehicles, I'm sure I dont need to remind anyone here that the batteries only store the energy, the power comes from power stations.

PS I like the idea of bringing back horses - when I was a nipper our milkman used a horse and cart and we collected the manure for the garden - could do with some now.
DaveRyder Plus
7 5.7k 13 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2021 8:42AM
Marvelous image Bill, but those scooters are like a plague of locusts.
7 Apr 2021 9:08AM

Quote:Well, we actually have an abacus . . . a real abacus, not a toy . . .

Really, Bill, such decadence...
clevercloggs Plus
17 251 15 Netherlands
7 Apr 2021 9:09AM
great photo.
jacomes Plus
6 28 40 Portugal
7 Apr 2021 9:14AM
Good composition Bill with the scooters lurking in the shadows and the repetition of the helmets and frames against the random activity in the street , walking and the bus,the preferable (imo) ways of getting around. So much effort nowadays is aimed at avoiding any physical effort and essential natural exercise like walking.
I like the strong B&W treatment too.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
7 Apr 2021 9:14AM
Did you? 🤣🤣
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
7 Apr 2021 9:57AM
Nice processing Bill and a scene well seen.

Horses and carts are somewhat more reliable though, every trade used to have one...the pop man, the rag and bone man, the ice cream man and the knife sharpening service....so my Nana told me Wink

The Lady walking finishes this off really well.
Great use of shadow and available light.

Have a nice shiny badge for an image very well presented.
7 Apr 2021 10:03AM
Just hang on, Miss Earth
p.s. excellent shot, DBM (deep blacks matter)
7 Apr 2021 10:59AM
Great mono capture, they look a bit like some alien robots waiting to take over the world.
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2021 11:37AM

Quote:Did you? 🤣🤣

No, Jeff. I deny everything. I have no wish to be associated with this bunch.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
7 Apr 2021 11:42AM
I'd love to have a go on one of those....scooter, that is, not bus! 😁 A great composition and capture, Bill 👍
Trev 😀
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2021 12:12PM
Excellent image Bill and another sign of our mad times. They'll wait until someone is injured by one and then remove them...

AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2021 12:46PM
A great composition, Bill. Love your high contrast mono work. Gets my gong.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
7 Apr 2021 1:58PM
Those scooters look like they are eyeing up people and ready to go grab one and take off. Here comes one and its your turn scooty. Love the high contrast. Great image Bill.
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
7 Apr 2021 2:04PM
Excellent composition! Bill

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2021 3:15PM
Excellent photography...
Isabel GrinGrin
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
7 Apr 2021 3:31PM
Another menace for us poor pedestrians? They look as if they are lurking in the shadows, waiting on a target?
The image is full of details without being cluttered. It tells a lot of a change in mentality, awareness and habits.
It is a strong image Bill, another thought provoking picture.
Kind regards,
7 Apr 2021 6:49PM
Beautiful tones, great POV and excellent title.

SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2021 7:59PM
Super shot but I thought those Scooters were banned.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
7 Apr 2021 10:56PM
It's a pity the ban on fossil fuelled vehicles is so far away.
This Easter was the grenest, in electrical terms, with only a small amount generated by gas.
Thankfully the younger generations want and appreciate a greener future.

A fine shot Bill well seen and very nicely processed.

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