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Negotiations 5

By mrswoolybill
We're into the final week of our walking tour of the Peak District (cue sighs of relief...), and yes it's those stepping stones again.
This was the day when every Year 11 Geography class in the country descended on Dovedale for their Field Studies trip.
There were swarms of them, all clutching their clipboards, all concentrating on anything but Geography.
They were fairly laid-back about crossing the river, but I liked the girl who appeared to be considering a sharp left turn. Just what was going through her mind?
Incidentally most of them were sensibly shod, but if you look towards the back of the queue, there's the mandatory pair of ballet pumps. She had just done about 5 miles in those...
Thanks for looking.

Tags: Peak district General Students Dovedale Landscape and travel Portraits and people School group Geography Clipboards

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imagio 16 12 1 England
16 Oct 2007 8:00AM
Excellent capture Moira, full of interest.

wyatturp 17 2 England
16 Oct 2007 8:06AM
I like these pictures , well done

fentiger 21 920 24 England
16 Oct 2007 8:10AM
Fascinating series full of interest and extremely well photographed ~ this is your forte. Curious to know what it says on the National Trust sign.

Barbaraj 16 450 England
16 Oct 2007 8:11AM
She is thinking, ' does this stone wobble.'
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 8:19AM
Been back to the original and blown it up - The National Trust - Thorpe Cloud. (Name of the hill above the valley).
RobinF 16 83 1 England
16 Oct 2007 8:33AM
Ah! The school 'crocodile' - brings back memories! Great capture Moira! - regards, Robin
AngelaR 18 155 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 8:37AM
Lots of lovely expressions here Moira - I reckon she's looking to see if there are any fish in the water!
ChristineL 18 39 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 8:42AM
she doesn't want to get her new trainers wetSmile
a lovely capture Moira,
Badgerfred 16 39 Wales
16 Oct 2007 9:05AM
Another excellent image in this series Moira,
bayleaf 15 8 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 9:24AM
These are lovely activity shots Moira. A great series.

Mavis 21 143 2 England
16 Oct 2007 9:53AM
Lovely narrative Moira that made me smile . Never could fathom out the teenagers even though I had 4 of my own LOL xxxx
imander 16 388 7 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 9:59AM
wonderful observational skills, cracking picture
riprap007 18 1.6k 37 England
16 Oct 2007 10:03AM
this is the best of the crossing shots for me, the path coming down he hill is a subtle eye guide to the action and the crop is well balanced, (like those crossing!)
glyndwr 16 103 10 Wales
16 Oct 2007 10:13AM
Fancy wearing those shoes, don't make no sense to me.
I could reccomend a source for great 4x4 wellies.

Good luck

Nettles 16 England
16 Oct 2007 11:04AM
I once went on an organised walk and some of the ladies had dainty shoes on, by the time we got back from a tour round Buttermere in wet and boggy conditions, all of the shoes had to be thrown away. Thanks for the reminder.
Super shot Moira, didn't anyone fall in ?
16 Oct 2007 11:55AM
16 Oct 2007 12:10PM
Crossed those stones many times. Nice shot.
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
16 Oct 2007 12:36PM
This is my favorite. Teens are teens the world around, fashion above all elseSmile And of course you have to be very laid back about everything.
chensuriashi Plus
16 337 18 England
16 Oct 2007 1:20PM
Great shot of teenagers... and none have seen you shooting them, if they had they may have fallen in...nice pun from Nic...Lol! Chen.
Hoffy 18 262 16 England
16 Oct 2007 1:46PM
So it was peaceful then.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 1:49PM

Quote:So it was peaceful then.

It was like the ****** M1 from one end to the other! But entertaining... Thanks folks.
TyChee 18 275 1 United States
16 Oct 2007 2:05PM
Nice capture and story. I wonder where that girl making the left turn thinks she might go. Does not look deep enough to end it all. Smile
GalleryGirl 15 4 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 2:22PM
Super capture - great story.
Marilyn x
User_Removed 16 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 2:33PM
I'm just suprised that nobody has gone in yet Grin
andytvcams 20 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 2:45PM
Have a RC Smile

SandraKay Plus
16 233 4 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 4:00PM
Takes me back to our school camping week in Osmaston, Derbyshire. We weren't allowed to wear blue jeans then though - trousers were ok, but not denims.
A well composed shot and a great series.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
16 Oct 2007 4:11PM
It has been interesting to see the "shildren" of your UK schools-- This group is indiscernable for those here in Penna-- even the creek and stepingstones woudl not be out of place--- A+ for international commraderie!

AlanBW 17 20 England
16 Oct 2007 5:16PM
Love all those different poses, neat capture Moira
danbrann 18 640 17
16 Oct 2007 5:33PM
A grand collection of bairns.
proz 18 205 United States
16 Oct 2007 5:58PM
this is a top notch capture. Had I been there with my rotten sense of balance, you'd have had a splash shot as well. Smile
Rende 16 38 4 Netherlands
16 Oct 2007 6:41PM
Wonderful capture and very nicely cropped. Lots to see.
16 Oct 2007 7:04PM
Looks like long legs are an advantage here Moira. I think I'd get my feet wet before reaching the other side.

John Smile
16 Oct 2007 7:17PM
Well seen and captured. Well done
cheesey 17 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 7:17PM
Great shot . Well spotted. Regards Cheesey.
Hop-A-Long 16 52 1 England
16 Oct 2007 7:43PM
I think she was contemplating using her clip board to go surfing on and she is trying to decide if there is a large enough wave.LOL.
Great candid as always Moira.
mikbee 16 3 8 Scotland
16 Oct 2007 7:54PM
She is going to jump in,then that would leave nine geography students balancing on the stones.Another fine line up here.A fine line of stones too.I like that path going up to the top right corner of frame.Another winner Moira.
rmr 15 1 Wales
16 Oct 2007 8:09PM
excellent composition ,detail and expressions all in one photo
well done
Paree 18 616 3
16 Oct 2007 8:25PM
original work
kinfatric 18 550 9 Scotland
16 Oct 2007 8:33PM
one way traffic Smile
JudeC 16 6 3 England
16 Oct 2007 8:40PM
Hi - super shot - I can't say anything about footware I once trecked over rough terrain in a pair of flip flops! - JudeC
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2289 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 8:43PM
Are they STILL crossing that water? Blimey. He who hesitates..........oops.
robincoombes 15 1 5 Wales
16 Oct 2007 9:00PM
Just great, stepping stones could make wonderful series

summ3r 16 26 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2007 9:56PM
Brilliant candid
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
17 Oct 2007 7:51AM
A great series
jaktis 19 84 Sweden
17 Oct 2007 1:34PM
Guess she saw something interesting in the water, a great capture full off details

17 Oct 2007 8:31PM
Now I saw a sign today as I was taking photos telling me to register with the authorities before I took pictures of young people (on a canoe slalom course on the Tees) - there were no young people about. Are we transgressing if we take simple, enjoyable natural images like these? I do hope not!

20 Oct 2007 7:17PM
A funny and meaningful picture. I like it.
newy17 17 273 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2007 5:46AM
all the pics youve taken of this wouldnt it be great if some one had slipped in now that would be a shot worth avin lol.

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