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Hmmmm, Betty ...

By sut68      
Another from Sunday morning in the yard at Grosmont.

With soooo many other EPZ'ers there it's pretty difficult to get a shot that nobody else got ... I think I achieved it here with this fella though. I'd moved a bit closer to the action to shoot the engine under the water tower [in yesterdays shot] when this bloke walked past. I rattled off a couple of quick shots of him and his unique manner of attire Smile

I was going to call him Mr Gumby [from Monty Python fame] for having his trousers rolled up, but Fran rightly pointed out he looked more like Frank Spencer with the beret.

Enjoy your day peeps,
Paul

Tags: Transport Cleaner Grosmont Beret Engine yard Portraits and people Frank spencer Humour and fun

Voters: franS, AlleyCatz, Nick_w and 106 more

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Nick_w Plus
14 4.3k 99 England
6 Aug 2008 9:31AM
I wondered how long it would take before this got an airing, liked it on Sunday..love it now
AlleyCatz 15 274 6 England
6 Aug 2008 9:32AM

Quote: Hmmmm Betty


PMSL...Fran was soooooo right!

An excellet capture Paul.


~Alley~
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 9:34AM
Spot on, Paul; perfectly caught. Smile

Tel*
John_Horner 16 12 2 England
6 Aug 2008 9:35AM
A good title Paul. Well chosen.
Great image too.
peugeot406 15 7 1 England
6 Aug 2008 9:38AM
Great image and excellent title
Hailwood 14 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 9:38AM
Nice one mate
andy
Sezz 16 619 15 England
6 Aug 2008 9:40AM
Fran was right - great title! Fantastic shot Paul, the red makes a wonderful contrast to the train and background.

Sarah *
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
6 Aug 2008 9:44AM
LOL... A local custom for local train people Smile

Amusing candid - well cropped in to add impact with the train and tunnel filling the background...
DATMAN 16 1
6 Aug 2008 9:44AM
A terrific shot but that title is a stroke of genius. Thanks for brightening my day!
Den
jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
6 Aug 2008 9:44AM
Noooooooo Frank don't do it !
Fantastic capture !
John
angej 16 479 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 9:45AM
Great title Paul, another atmospheric shot that captures the grit and grimeSmile
Ange
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 9:52AM
Cheers all for dropping by, this for me was my shot of the day ... I think I showed it to almost everyone in the cafe afterwards Smile
6 Aug 2008 9:56AM
Well I got a bit of trouble but luckily I've got my RAF braces on!!!!!
Great shot, a real winner and Frank is looking good after all these years.
Super.
Rick
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 10:01AM
PMSL Rick, nice one Smile
kaybee Plus
17 7.9k 26 Scotland
6 Aug 2008 10:15AM
If you can't carry a red flag ..................... wear one.

Love the title - but would like to know who Fran Spencer is (is there something she is not telling us?)
LesF 15 182 9
6 Aug 2008 10:16AM

Quote: ... I think I showed it to almost everyone in the cafe afterwards


more than once, when you said everyone it was everyone !!! LOL

It works exceptionally well with the contrasting background Paul the guy stand out so well.

LesF
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 10:18AM
LOL @ Roy ... has been corrected [well spotted - git Wink]

Well now I can show all those who weren't there Les Tongue

Ta guys,
Paul
6 Aug 2008 10:29AM
Love the caption! HDave :o)
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
6 Aug 2008 10:31AM
Haha love it ,,well spotted.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
6 Aug 2008 10:38AM
Like the title and the details - tones in this Paul - top marks of a great capture.
Regards Richard.
TrevorPlumbe 15 60 England
6 Aug 2008 10:38AM
Pleased to be no 30
Super shot
Trevor
6 Aug 2008 10:43AM
Perfect title Paul, it's Frank Spencer to a T

Dougie
Moj_o 13 10 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 10:44AM
Great shot FrankWink

Betty
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 10:47AM
LOL ... I did wonder if you'd see this or not Betty, glad you did Smile

Thanks folks, busy, busy, so catch you later,
Paul
Chriscj 15 96 1 England
6 Aug 2008 11:02AM
Boy this one moved quick. Smile Your getting too good at these shots.


Chris
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 11:04AM
Did, din't it mate? Smile Not sure about TOO good ... is that possible? Wink

Paul
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
6 Aug 2008 11:06AM
Smart dressed man and looks a character.Where is his can of lager and packet of crisps ?
Great stuff again Paul and a superb title.
Tom.
6 Aug 2008 11:11AM
Hi Paul i love your work i wish we had some train's like down in Cornwall ( Penzance ). We get one or two year if we are lucky, keep up the good work.

Brian.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
6 Aug 2008 11:12AM
Yes, definitely Frank Spencer! Well spotted, Paul, great image.
TrevB Smile
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 11:17AM
Love it. The detail and colour of the coat is outstanding, thats not to say the detail in the rest of the image isnt outstanding either! Love the title, love the image. If this doesnt get an award i will eat my hat.
Thanks for the detailed comment yesterday Paul, really appreciate your advice, most welcome.
C
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 11:24AM
I took them off him and consumed them Tom, he's looking back to check I wasn't chasing him for his fags LOL Wink

What seasoning would you like with that Chant? Wink ... fingers crossed you're right!!! Glad the advice was appreciated too Smile

Thanks folks, have a great day,
Paul
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 11:34AM
Yep i did see this fella but didnt think to get any shots of and after seeing this i wish i had lol,superb capture and title spot on mate and Excellent Quality as always Smile
ian
Chriscj 15 96 1 England
6 Aug 2008 12:19PM

Quote:Not sure about TOO good ... is that possible?
It is where your concerned. Smile


Chris
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
6 Aug 2008 12:22PM
Fantastic....Awesome photograph!
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 12:23PM
TOO kind, TOO kind mate Wink

He just appeared Ian, I was further down towards the water tower, so you lot probably saw him a good 10-15 seconds earlier than me ... when I 'chimped' and saw that the shots were sharp on my camera I was a happy chappy I can tell ya Smile

Paul
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 12:23PM
Thanks Challice, very nice of you to say so Smile
SueTurner 17 81 3 England
6 Aug 2008 12:43PM
excellent capture and Fran was right, Frank Spencer it defo is !!
richardwheel 16 217 2 England
6 Aug 2008 12:44PM
nice Smile
MikeH 16 218 4 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 12:56PM
First time i've seen it Paul, it's so funny. I'll put my version up soon.
A good candid,

Mike
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 1:46PM
Hadn't read the title but it's just what I was thinking, great shot.

Darren.
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 2:17PM

Quote:First time i've seen it Paul ...

... you must've been in the toilet Mike when I was showing this, I think I showed the girls making the bacon butties too Wink

Thanks all for your time,
Paul
magicbox 15 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 2:26PM
Just stunning as is your portfolio.. you have a wonderful compostion running through-out your portfolio.
Teena
Ian_Sweet 16 92 1 England
6 Aug 2008 3:27PM
Paul, this is outstanding mate, the processing is second to none, really top notch mate, very well taken and processed.

P.S. I will be in touch for some pointers mate, hope you dont mind.

Best Regards

Ian...
Chriscj 15 96 1 England
6 Aug 2008 3:33PM
I know Smile
wamp 15 276 8 England
6 Aug 2008 3:51PM
Sometimes title's for images just jump out at you! lol

Nicely processed mate, the colour form the jacket contrasts nicely with the darker tones, and yet it doesn't dominate the image - lovely work

Sean
ringyneck 14 315 18 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 4:12PM
A jump out red,with a sence of scale as well.

At 1st thought it was "Don't look now". Oh no that was orange!

Keith
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
6 Aug 2008 4:20PM
Back on! Wink

XXXXX
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
6 Aug 2008 4:26PM
nice rak....

...ano Wink

Jouko
chris-p Plus
16 75 England
6 Aug 2008 4:41PM
Not one for many words.....just a simple wow from me Smile
Cormy 14 3 England
6 Aug 2008 4:45PM
Definitely Frank S.Paul,Cracker.
Cheers
Alan
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 4:49PM
Cheers all, great comments each and every one of them.

Ian, feel free to ask, but there was very little done to this at all, though I will try to describe the process in detail ... you may be quite underwhelmed Wink

Paul
cjl47 13 5 3 England
6 Aug 2008 6:17PM
He wanted to name the engine "Jessica".
Well captured, excellent.
chris
dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 6:24PM
fantastic captured,
edrhodes 16 548 13 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 6:28PM
Processing at it's best. Brill shot bud.

Ed..
6 Aug 2008 6:32PM
Very well captured shot, I am sure betty would not have approved
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 7:13PM
Thanks guys ... sorry for the delay in responding but we seem to be having a few intermittent problems with our broadband access ... hopefully it's all sorted now Smile

Paul
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 7:34PM
Cheers for the award Ed, just noticed it Smile Smile Smile
martin.w Plus
19 614 29 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 9:10PM
Couldn't forget this one, most of the people at Grosmont saw it Wink

Having said that Paul,this is superb....capturing a wonderful character just right....and showing your skill yet again....though no doubt there will be more Smile
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 9:50PM
Cheers ... there might be a 'couple' more mate Wink
stevemelvin 15 675 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 10:03PM
Priceless! Smile

Steve
chase Plus
16 2.2k 582 England
6 Aug 2008 10:06PM
WhoooHooo..lovin' the legs..Frank Spencer..lol poor bloke.Well captured Paul,brill timing for the leg view !!
Simon_Palmer 15 759 11 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 10:11PM
Erm... tis a bit good Mr S, nothing more to say really.
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 10:19PM
Calm down Janet ... I dunno, a bit of leg and your anyone's Wink

Thanks all, means a lot guys,
Paul
Nick_w Plus
14 4.3k 99 England
6 Aug 2008 11:36PM
Congrats on HC Paul Smile
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 11:36PM
Cheers Pete, Postal Order's in the post Wink
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
6 Aug 2008 11:36PM
Ta too Nick Smile
martinl 18 269 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2008 10:17PM
Jeez!!
Wink
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
7 Aug 2008 10:29PM
Jeez good? Jeez bad mate? Wink
martinl 18 269 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2008 10:39PM
Jeez, another award, so definately jeez good!
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
7 Aug 2008 11:06PM
Smile ta!!!
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 4:01PM
No seasoning required and my hat is still intact!... Dontcha just love it when youre right! Well deserved
C
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
8 Aug 2008 4:21PM
LOL ... how very perceptive of you Chant Wink

Have a great weekend, hopefully see you soon,
Paul
rossi 18 142 11 England
8 Aug 2008 8:12PM
Nice title..lol

Ian
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
8 Aug 2008 8:42PM
Oh, you're back then ... see you in a fortnight!!! Tongue
javam 17 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2008 9:35PM
Another cracker and another award, rightly so.

Neil
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
16 Aug 2008 1:49PM
Cheers Neil and thanks for the user awards guys, much appreciated Smile
15 Apr 2010 3:09PM
amazing story!!!!
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
15 Apr 2010 3:18PM
Cheers Igor Smile

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