It seems so long ago...

By mrswoolybill
Memories of summer. Strawberries and cream, sunshine, a lot of flag-waving... The colour version of this was tucked away in my New Year's Eve upload, I thought the b&w version deserved its own spot. Without colour you have to hunt out the patriotic details.
This was taken at the Community Allotment Open Day. The lady was watching a rather good-looking young man digging potatoes for sale. Here Up North we are simple folk, we make our own entertainment...
My apologies to everyone who voted and commented on the previous upload. There was an mysterious black blob on the lady's right wrist, I've no idea what it was but it was irritating me more and more.
Thanks for looking,

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NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
4 Jan 2013 12:09PM
I had to do a double - take.............I thought I'd seen the image earlier on today............then I thought maybe they were twins............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 12:12PM

Quote:I had to do a double - take.............I thought I'd seen the image earlier on today............then I thought maybe they were twins............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
]SmileSmileSmile .. you see wont have anything tp complain about then ???? SmileSmileSmile

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1913 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 12:15PM
I'm an annoying perfectionist...
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
4 Jan 2013 12:21PM
How beautiful.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
4 Jan 2013 12:56PM
I still find this so engaging Moira, an observation of contentment.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
4 Jan 2013 1:25PM
Thought I'd seen this lady earlier in the day, Moira Wink. She's reminiscing about the time many years ago when she was as fit and as energetic as the lad she was watching dig potatoes. Carol
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
4 Jan 2013 1:25PM
Wonderful mono portrait, Moira! Wish we could change the photo as well using edit. It would would be so convenient, wouldn't it? We sometimes need to make a change.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
4 Jan 2013 1:45PM
I'm an annoying perfectionist too - really nothing wrong with that Smile

Very happy to see this uploaded in mono - I really liked the colour but here we are down to pure heart.

Don't know quite why but this tugs at my heart strings and brings a slight tear to my eye. Definitely a lot of emotional content for me.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1913 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 1:53PM
Many thanks everyone, particularly to those who have come back a second time and to Anne for her UA.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
4 Jan 2013 4:25PM
Memories are making that Bun taste so much sweeter...
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 4:25PM
Delightful reminds me of Mum.Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
4 Jan 2013 4:25PM
A cup of tea and a fancy!.... (not quite as funny second time GrinGrin)

Still gets my vote though,

4 Jan 2013 4:59PM
Wonderful character portrait. Perfect in monochrome. Don
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
4 Jan 2013 5:18PM
What a wonderful portrait, and a stunning quality mono too, Moira Smile And yes, I spotted the patriotic bit on her wrist! Wink
Think I might have to part with my UA here...Smile
Trev Smile
bracelet makes the shot complete, so much time as passed. Very poignant.
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 5:35PM
Good for her, still got at least three pleasures! It's a super image, Moira and it works very well in mono.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 6:02PM
I know very well that I have rather complex Neurological problems, but I am sure that I commented on this wonderful image earlier today. If I did not please forgive my undoubted stupidity. "A wonderfully observed character study of the beautiful young Lady"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1913 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 6:09PM
Don't worry, Nathan, it's a repost! There was a nasty black blob in the first attempt, I couldn't live with it.
Thanks everyone, and particularly Trevor for his UA.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 6:09PM
Makes me think of one of my unties that allways looks very well dressed and gives me tea and cream cakes at 5.00pm because she says that's what I get in England all the time...
Lovely shot. IB
4 Jan 2013 6:14PM
A lovely animated portrait, Moira.

pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:42PM
Lovely capture Moira of this woman, had to laugh to she was watching good looking man Grin , Peter..
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 9:30PM
She looks to be enjoying "the moment" Moira..lovely portrait.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Jan 2013 9:53PM
ther is nothing like neighbour watching Smile
well observed and processed.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
5 Jan 2013 7:42AM
still prefer colour...
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 8:25AM
It's a beautiful portrait Moira and I love her handbag hanging on her chair.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
5 Jan 2013 8:30AM
Excellent character study.

All the very best for 2013 Moira.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 8:40AM
A truly wonderful mono character study Moira.

5 Jan 2013 3:42PM
Perfect mono and very expressive portrait.
5 Jan 2013 4:36PM
Wonderful candid mono portrait
SueEley 11 279 96 Wales
5 Jan 2013 6:52PM
Now I know what she is looking so intently at! Grin
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 9:31PM
Nice tonal range Moira.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
6 Jan 2013 7:14AM
Moira, this is a fantastic mono portrait.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1913 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 8:26AM
Many thanks Walter, a lovely surprise to get up to!
Tibetan 5 3 England
6 Jan 2013 10:36AM
I'm looking and wondering what she is thinking while looking at this young man! digging his potato's lol., regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 11:35AM
Beautiful portrait shot
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 5:26PM
Love the image, you can almost see what she is thinking.Smile

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
8 Jan 2013 4:15PM
so engaging indeed...

a very fine photography
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Jan 2013 8:49PM
A terrific character study Moira, you've captured this moment in time perfectly
20 Jan 2013 10:35AM
Congratulation. Very nice portrait.

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