It's history now 2

By mrswoolybill
Closing the book... Local historian Jim Standish signing copies of his life's work, watched by his grandchildren.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

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gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
17 Jan 2013 8:13AM
Another priceless shot and great mono conversion, Moira.
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bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 8:24AM
Superb detailed shot Moira great mono .
Rob
phil99 Plus
9 45 6 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 8:32AM
2 Superbly detailed images and your conversion to mono. is spot on Moira...Phil
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
17 Jan 2013 8:33AM
No hint of noise with an ISO of 800. Smile A particularly well composed black 'n white candid.

Albert
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
17 Jan 2013 8:35AM
A well timed capture of two generations here Moria.
Regards Richard
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
17 Jan 2013 8:41AM
Attentive moment Moira, expertly taken.
Ron.
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
17 Jan 2013 8:59AM
A pity about the chap on the right who is competing for attention but a very good conversion to mono.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:04AM
The little boy peering over his grandfathers shoulder is enchanting the photo is beautifully taken and so well timed
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
17 Jan 2013 9:13AM
I love the boy's expression in this, so lovely a contrast to those of others in the frame!
mrswoolybill Plus
9 839 1368 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:20AM

Quote:A pity about the chap on the right who is competing for attention but a very good conversion to mono.

I've mulled over this for a while. I composed it deliberately to include the book title easily visible bottom right (the Local History Society had asked me to take the pictures for their publicity), so I didn't want to crop Brian off. He was taking the cash, so quite important on the day! I decided that I quite like the balance. So Brian stays...
Thanks everyone, got to go out now.
Moira
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
17 Jan 2013 9:21AM
I think I preferred the square crop, without the other man. The two children and the old man form the perfect group.
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
17 Jan 2013 9:50AM
Another excellent capture of the signing
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
17 Jan 2013 9:56AM
Yesterdays version was the 'crop' without Brian, so I can see why you would want to include him on this version, but the niggle for me is that his forehead and nose are resting on the frame.

Dave
Rende Plus
8 38 4 Netherlands
17 Jan 2013 10:08AM
Lovely documentary/candid shot Moira. To me his expression conveys a sense of relief that it's finally finished Wink
Rende
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 10:17AM
I like this more than yesterdays.......... but I see what Dave means.................. "Brian" Looks like my brotherGrin
Diane
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 10:26AM
Well Moira,I won't get out as much as I used too,so perhaps I should settle down and write my lifes work and get it published. No kids could read it however as it will need to be over 21's only !! They do say EVERYONE is capable of writing a book.I do not believe this.I am still waiting on JK Rowling to write one !!
Mick.
I think I prefer the previous one where the girl was looking at her grandfather with interest here she seems not to! It's interesting reading the other comments how we all see things so differently, which is great!
Maggie
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 2:03PM
Look at the concentration of the little boy...
A most beautiful moment caught. Old age and children in perfect harmony. IB
Expressive faces, a superb mono image Moira
Effrossini
17 Jan 2013 4:04PM
Another super mono conversion of this event, Moira Smile
Trev Smile
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 4:53PM
Delightful image.
17 Jan 2013 5:27PM
Another fine image of this lovely old gentleman Moira.

John Smile
NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 7:10PM
Another wonderful moment captured just as you saw it. "I like this a lot?"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
It's black and white as we like it, well it's how I like it anyway, good mono capture well precessed love the expressions I ok with comp but I can see where Dave is coming from.

John
mrswoolybill Plus
9 839 1368 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 7:12PM
Thanks again everyone.
I have taken comments on board and prepared a cropped version, which will get its own upload next week.
Moira
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 43 United States
17 Jan 2013 9:23PM
A moment of introspection caught here Moira.

Coming late to comment. If you crop that gentle man on the right, you loose a wonderful lead with those books in the corner. You could use the darken edges soft maybe - anyway, sounds like you've already come up with a solution, so looking forward to seeing it.

Anne
mrswoolybill Plus
9 839 1368 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:28PM

Quote:If you crop that gentle man on the right, you loose a wonderful lead with those books in the corner.

And they, in practical terms, were the object of the exercise.
Cheers everyone, I'm heading for bed.
Moira
17 Jan 2013 11:10PM
His grandson looks rightly proud!!

GarethSmile
Yesterday relatives, today whole county, Moira!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink
18 Jan 2013 8:07AM
Two lovely taken images Moira, looks great in mono, Peter..
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2013 1:53PM
Another wonderful moment captured of this event Smile

Andrew
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
18 Jan 2013 5:23PM
a fine mono image Moira
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
18 Jan 2013 10:38PM

Quote:Well Moira,I won't get out as much as I used too,so perhaps I should settle down and write my lifes work and get it published. No kids could read it however as it will need to be over 21's only !! They do say EVERYONE is capable of writing a book.I do not believe this.I am still waiting on JK Rowling to write one !!
Mick.

Mick's memoirs would definitely be well worth a read, no doubt there'd be plenty of references to rust, the dockers club and Big Aggie in there!Wink
19 Jan 2013 12:19PM
like the kid's attitude!

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