Love in times of plague, concluded

By mrswoolybill
Back on the barbie. I had this idea in my mind for quite a while, it was the most difficult of the stories that I wanted to tell on the barbecue, using my litter-picking finds. I was getting quite ambitious for what I wanted the gloves to do, unfortunately they did not always share my ambitions. In the end, floristry wire was involved...
I was thinking of friends separated from loved ones for months on end, then suddenly they could meet for a picnic, so long as they sat two metres apart. A strange experience.
I made several attempts at this narrative, so you have two different angles. The version took more work, I think I prefer the main upload though.
This is the last of my lockdown images, it's time to move on...
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Still life Black and white lockdown Coronavirus diary

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dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1974 England
31 Jul 2020 8:28AM
Moving on is worth a conscious effort, I think. Otherwise, lethargy is too much of a risk for so many of us.
31 Jul 2020 8:29AM
I like the concept, Moira and very well executed.
Love and bad times often go hand in glove.

cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
31 Jul 2020 8:45AM
Well set up ..let's move on is a good topic for a new beginning 😁
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
31 Jul 2020 8:46AM
This does tell a clear and understandable story Moira.
I do prefer the more intimate view in your version.
Robert51 14 11 133 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2020 8:47AM
It strange how the idea in your head is so easy, but bringing it out takes a lot more work...

It also shows hard work pays off.
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2020 9:02AM
Lovely work, Moira. The lead for me also.
Alfie_P 15 927 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2020 9:09AM
When all said, a wonderful series concluded with two wonderful images Moira 😊


Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2020 9:10AM
Two great images !!
Isabel GrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
31 Jul 2020 9:15AM
The lead works better as the company logo and other information on the back of the right glove is too prominent in the version, and spoils the illusion, I feel. Perhaps it would be worth using a few minutes with the patch tool or clone tool, especially as this took some time to get arranged for the camera?
leo_nid 5 12
31 Jul 2020 9:18AM
How long would you wait for the one you love?
p.s. a fine photographic exercise and v.1 edges ahead for me
James124 Plus
7 62 54 Portugal
31 Jul 2020 9:45AM
This has been a fascinating and imaginative series, Moira. So your lovers finally meet again, but question remains - do they have a final happier reunion ahead?
I prefer the lead,, the "hands" seem more expressive.
31 Jul 2020 10:52AM
I prefer the lead... the "hands" are more convincingly alive, whereas in the version they're inanimate and look more like just gloves.
A lyrical ending to a lyrical series.
Fefe Plus
11 82 49 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2020 11:20AM
The lead for sure....the lady looks unsure as whether to take the flower and the man looks persuasive...what the heck am I saying.....lady and man?...they are gloves!
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
31 Jul 2020 11:30AM
A great idea, Moira, fits well with the current situation. As Diane says, it's like the 'male' is trying to pass the flower to the 'female' and she's unsure - especially in the lead! Think both work well, but the lead wins it I think 😃👍
Trev 😀
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2020 11:44AM
Thanks folks. I do prefer the 'body language' in the lead image. I guess that's why it's the lead...
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
31 Jul 2020 11:54AM
Including the logo, I feel, lets down the overall effect. Still, very acceptable for your theme. I wonder if you could also use it in the present black and white race issues?
viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2020 12:07PM
The lead for me Moira. Times must be very difficult for those with loved ones far away.

SlowSong Plus
14 10.6k 30 England
31 Jul 2020 12:16PM
Ah, made it at last. Smile
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
31 Jul 2020 12:40PM
Excellent storytelling image depicting the current world issue , the lead also for me Moira !
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
31 Jul 2020 12:57PM
The lead is definitely the better. It shows life as well as poignancy. Tells the tale quite beautifully.
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
31 Jul 2020 2:06PM
The lead has me feeling like it's a proposal and she's a little hesitant with the bent middle finger. The version tells me she said YES! Maybe because the clarity and the touch. Both wonderful Moira.
manicam 18 44 1 Canada
31 Jul 2020 2:25PM
Magnificent creative pic Moira.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2020 5:13PM
Thanks folks, and thanks to John for the UA.
AlfieK Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2020 6:21PM
A beautifully thought out composition. Love both versions.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2020 9:24PM
Thanks to Alfie and James, and thanks everyone!
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2020 7:30AM
And thanks Dave!
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2020 11:55AM
Excellent MoiraSmileSmileSmile

mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2020 12:03PM
Thanks Cliff!
chataignier Plus
10 241 13 France
1 Aug 2020 2:22PM
The lead for me - somehow more expressive. Great work Moira.

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