Halfpenny Bridge

By woolybill1
A brief interruption of my images from York to interpose this one shot from the waist in Dublin last Thursday, really because it seems to follow on from the sequence of two taken outside Betty's in York. Both of those illustrated the contrast between the chap munching on his burger and the high-class café in the background; here we have two lasses in traditional school uniform and a passing punk on the "Halfpenny Bridge" over the Liffey.

Yes I know there are bits of feet and heads missing, that's the risk with this kind of shot. I was about to press the shutter again when a lady in a purple fleecy jacket and carrying a Nikon D40 moved across the frame from the left Sad
I think it still works, after a fashion. I know somebody who will prefer this one in colour, so colour goes first this time.

18mm, 1/100th sec. @ f8, ISO 200

Back to York tomorrow.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Candid People Dublin Punk Schoolgirls Portraits and people Halfpenny bridge

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danbrann 18 640 17
28 Apr 2008 9:07AM
By the look on her face the tartan skirted girl on the left knows exactly what you are shooting.
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 9:09AM
Spot on, Danny SmileSmileSmile
28 Apr 2008 9:23AM
You've been rumbled by the girl Danny mentions, and I for one prefer the colour especially with the kilts.

All the very best
Richsr 15 91 223 England
28 Apr 2008 9:29AM
Really sense of movement in this Bill. Well captured - my preference is the colours version.
Regards Richard.
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
28 Apr 2008 9:36AM
Colour version for me Bill, nice pair of spotty pins,
brownsilent 16 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 10:24AM
The colour version holds more detail and the better light - imo. Good focusing from the hip, but you are already specialized in that! I esp. like the hole in the fg. stocking. Helen (helenlinda) has the darning tools!
DolphinLady 16 54 1 Wales
28 Apr 2008 11:17AM
A Posteria for Posterity......
I scrolled it down to the top of the punk girls waist & found it made a wonderfully interesting image of different shape legs & footwear.
Well captured Bil...prefer the colour version.
Rende 15 38 4 Netherlands
28 Apr 2008 11:39AM
Lovely dynamic street shot Bill, with the guy nicely framed by all the girls. I also prefer the colour version.
pascalg Plus
15 37 1 France
28 Apr 2008 12:04PM
well seen ;
like colour version...
User_Removed 15 485 13 England
28 Apr 2008 12:10PM
split on this, i can't quite make my mind up. Well done as always Bill

nefaman 17 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 12:13PM
nice legs shame about the face lol
nice shot
jarendell 16 95 2 Spain
28 Apr 2008 12:20PM
Great shot Bill, there seems to be a lot of what looks like chewing gum on the path which seems to have spread to the girls legs!!
newy17 17 273 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 12:21PM
oh yes well rumbled bill still you got a nice set of pins in the shot but we need a second opinion on that lol were's mick when you need him lol..
Take-a-View 19 293 5 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 1:30PM

Quote:A Posteria for Posterity......
I scrolled it down to the top of the punk girls waist & found it made a wonderfully interesting image of different shape legs & footwear.
Well captured Bil...prefer the colour version.

I did the same as Hilary and scrolled down and have to agree.
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 1:42PM
I agree too - but it was posted as the third in a series, not a new direction. Anyhow, thanks for the idea - I might work on it for another time!
proz 18 205 United States
28 Apr 2008 1:59PM
the pins wins Smile straight from the
heart er..........hip.
28 Apr 2008 2:06PM
I notice the only thing in focus is her legs, well done Bill.

imagio 16 12 1 England
28 Apr 2008 2:22PM
You captured a nice pair of legs Bill, good work.

davidhu Plus
17 21 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 3:25PM
Fine rear-view sort of shot, Bill. Think this one works best in the muted colour version. Hope you had a good break.
TyChee 18 275 1 United States
28 Apr 2008 3:46PM
Color for me too on this one. I see the sneaky cam is at it again. Smile I have to try this technique one day.
GalleryGirl 15 4 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 4:09PM
Must be something about the Spanish flag - I was going to say the same as James (Jarendell). Just to add that I prefer the colour version.
Marilyn x
bayleaf 15 8 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 4:16PM
like the colour version best.

mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
28 Apr 2008 4:27PM
Bill,it would have been the end of what I consider to be a very pleasant on screen relationship, if you ommitted the colour version here!!!!!! And don't worry about missing heads and feet.An excellent crop here.Who needs heads and feet!!!! I am glad we can compare the two images.The colour does have more impact,oomph,wheeesh,wow,wish I had seen that, factor about it.But boy,do I wish these boots were rust coloured!!!!!
GlynnisFrith 16 23 3 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 4:28PM
I do not know Bill these fellow photographers getting in the way LOL but you captured a great shot have an RC
luxaeternam 15 21 1
28 Apr 2008 6:21PM
Mono for me Bill, and yes, legs only looks really good.
Smile Lucy
28 Apr 2008 6:28PM
Don't you just love those tights Bill. Crazy shot, I like it.

John Smile
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
28 Apr 2008 8:39PM
The mono looses some with the colored skirts and tights being ofinterest!

Nettles 15 England
28 Apr 2008 8:58PM
Blimey, legs everywhere.
Super shot, like both versions equally.
28 Apr 2008 9:30PM
Amazing aint it, everybodys going somewhere
28 Apr 2008 10:42PM
Interesting chewing gum patterns too (if you drag your eyes away from people!) The image works well for me Bill, and I too prefer the colour version.

Ganto 16 769 2 Ireland
29 Apr 2008 12:37AM
So, you were in Dublin then.....thought I heard a bit of a commotion right enough!


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