Oh Baby, I'm bored

By mrswoolybill
This character sits on top of a brick column at the wonderful Whickham Hermitage Community Garden project. It's draughty up there, and he's been stuck there for a long time now.
This is for Anne (atworner), I think he's related to her recent upload.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Black and white Specialist and abstract Silly Sunday Lensbaby composer Humour and fun

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Comments


NDODS 6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 8:11AM
I think that sums up how I feel this morning Moira.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
24 Feb 2013 8:22AM
A real miserable looking character, Moira, but no wonder if he's perched up high and getting hit by whatever the weather throws at him Grin Carol
kel55 5 8 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 8:30AM
Great image and title , well spotted Moira, like it. Smile Kel
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 9:01AM
Great spot and title Moira ,I feel like that some days wish the weather would get better might get out more SmileSmile
Rob
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 27 Northern Ireland
24 Feb 2013 9:04AM
brilliant Grin
fentiger 16 916 23 England
24 Feb 2013 9:28AM
Somehow I can't imagine this working in colour. Because of the weather most of us can identify with this. Great title.

Albert
capto Plus
5 4.7k 8 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 9:45AM
Must be a teenager. Nice image.Smile

ivor
24 Feb 2013 9:56AM
Looks like I feel......
Love this to bits
bluesandtwos 7 253 1 England
24 Feb 2013 10:30AM
Yup, sums up life till the warmer weather comes! Great picture.

Dave
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
24 Feb 2013 10:33AM
He does look a little fed up as most of us are with this weather but spring is around the corner. - gary
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1725 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 10:44AM
Thank you everyone, and a Very Happy Sunday to you. This was taken on one of the handful of occasions when we have got out this year - and within minutes of my taking it the heavens opened. I have got a couple more of him to come some time.
Albert is right, colour didn't work here. All the colour is in the background, the blue of the sky, and it just doesn't balance.
As some of you have noticed, I have new responsibilities here. I'm trying hard to balance my time, the Main Gallery is where my heart lies, it's where I've learned so much. But some days I will have less time here than others.
Cheers,
Moira
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
24 Feb 2013 11:01AM
Very funny and a beautiful Lensbaby shot too!
You wouldn't think he'd be bored, with all the mischief going on in the world! Wink
Rende
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 11:01AM
Love this chap - rather shows how I feel,today as well!

Great find Moira
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 141 15 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 11:22AM
Great image Moira, he is so fed up!!!!!!SmileSmileSmile


Cliff
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
24 Feb 2013 12:03PM
...and more than a bit disgruntled!GrinGrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
24 Feb 2013 12:07PM
He reminds me of my husband when I want to stop and take a picture. I get this same type of reaction. Guess the weather can do it too. Great shot Moira.......Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
24 Feb 2013 12:43PM
I just love his pose and expression! A really wonderful Silly Sunday shot, Moira! Grin
Trev Smile
Meheecho 4 275 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 12:49PM
A great capture
Steve
franken Plus
14 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 1:02PM
Brilliant image Moira!! GrinGrinGrin

Ken
24 Feb 2013 2:14PM
Great title Moira, hope you're not.

John Smile
24 Feb 2013 3:08PM
So cute & a fine work.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Feb 2013 3:33PM
'Tis a grumpy old soul---

sonder if Anne would like to see the gargoyle I have--- a cat rendition!?
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
24 Feb 2013 3:51PM
Adolescent Gargoyle thats a weird one lol Grin

Rod
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
24 Feb 2013 4:09PM
Perfect expression

Peter
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 4:10PM
Well composed image Moira!
Ann
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1725 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 4:40PM

Quote:Adolescent Gargoyle

That's wonderful, Rod. I may never look at Foundation Level Eng. Lit. GCSE candidates in quite the same way again.
Cheers, everyone.
Moira
24 Feb 2013 5:00PM
Perfect title Moira, brilliant image
Effrossini
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
24 Feb 2013 7:39PM
I love gargoyles, wonderful compo and great tonal range and background.
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 10:48PM
Yep , possibly the most boring in a contrived portfolio
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1725 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 8:20AM

Quote:Yep , possibly the most boring in a contrived portfolio

At least you looked at the portfolio Dave, but that's possibly not a good thing. Your comment does remind me of occasional aggressive comments from birders stumbling out of their hides and into street photography.
There's a lot of work on the site that bores me to tears. Pin-sharp static birds that could so easily be a taxidermist's work; rigid rule-of-third landscapes if you view a few in succession they become so predictable; HDR that probes into hidden corners where I want the mystery of shadows; more and more b***** meerkats; red-nylon-knickers Glamour; much though not all digital art, which seems formulaic, shallow, 'Look how clever I am'. 'Contrived' does seem a strange condemnation for a digital artist to use...
With genres where I am out of sympathy I accept that I am missing something, that I cannot criticise the passions of others. Reality, the man-made world, is an amazing place that I find endlessly fascinating. I see so much richness in it that I rarely need fiction. But I accept that not everyone views the world like that.
We both explore what we do. Isn't that the main thing?
Moira
Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
25 Feb 2013 1:00PM
It just made me smile Moira, what a face and lol re the Link to Anne's pic Smile

Sarah *
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
25 Feb 2013 1:28PM

Quote:Yep , possibly the most boring in a contrived portfolio
At least you looked at the portfolio Dave, but that's possibly not a good thing. Your comment does remind me of occasional aggressive comments from birders stumbling out of their hides and into street photography.
There's a lot of work on the site that bores me to tears. Pin-sharp static birds that could so easily be a taxidermist's work; rigid rule-of-third landscapes if you view a few in succession they become so predictable; HDR that probes into hidden corners where I want the mystery of shadows; more and more b***** meerkats; red-nylon-knickers Glamour; much though not all digital art, which seems formulaic, shallow, 'Look how clever I am'. 'Contrived' does seem a strange condemnation for a digital artist to use...
With genres where I am out of sympathy I accept that I am missing something, that I cannot criticise the passions of others. Reality, the man-made world, is an amazing place that I find endlessly fascinating. I see so much richness in it that I rarely need fiction. But I accept that not everyone views the world like that.
We both explore what we do. Isn't that the main thing?
Moira




Well done Moira
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
25 Feb 2013 4:40PM
Lensbaby! Whoohoo Smile Absolutely not enough images showing this lens in action, and way too little recognition for the ability of the lens to set a sweet-spot of focus that cannot be emulated by all the software in the world. Why do people use software to try to copy the effects of this lens anyway - and boy, am I on my soapbox BlushBlush I too wanted to use the new emoticons.

This gargoyle is much grumpier than the one in my garden.

Anne
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2013 8:53PM
Oh dear, I just had a good laugh! While I clicked on the thumb and the image opened, I realized, I was sitting here just like this chap. But not as bored! Smile
Johanna
RobinF 10 83 1 England
3 Mar 2013 8:05AM

Quote:With genres where I am out of sympathy I accept that I am missing something, that I cannot criticise the passions of others.


Well said Moira.

I agree, as I am sure many do, with your feelings about some of the photos on this site, and I am sure that there are many out there who feel that way about my images/portfolio.

But we are all entitled to enjoy our photography in whatever form it takes and to whatever technical and/or artistic standards it does or doesn't achieve.

Negative, generalised and narrow-minded criticism is not only the easy option but does not help anyone or achieve anything positive. Tolerance and at least an attempt at understanding others is the key to making this world (such as it is) a hopefully better place.

Robin
RobinF 10 83 1 England
3 Mar 2013 8:08AM
Ha! Ha! I was so busy getting on my soap-box, I forgot to mention what a great capture this is! Oh Dear!! Wink

Robin

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