By woolybill1
If you viewed/commented yesterday, please take a moment to read the notes at the end of this description.

When I was a-teaching, PSE (Personal and Social Education) was just one of the names given to what my mother would have called Common Sense. It appears to have a different meaning in Alnwick (an up-to-date version of "Boot Boys Rool", maybe?) Here it defaces an attractive but uncared-for stone wall, the side of an imposing, derelict building.

Two views today - of course, it was the door that attracted my attention; tomorrow we move in closer Smile

Version 1: 22mm, 1/200th sec. @ f5;
Version 2: 27mm, 1/200th sec. @ f5; both ISO 200

Notes from yesterday

Thanks for the wonderful comments on yesterday's impromptu portrait of Mrswoolybill and the inevitable comparisons with "Herself in 1974". I like the pose in both old and new portraits. Purely photographically the 1974 version is better, and one day I'll try to emulate it with the D300. The object for me was to see what could be achieved with a modern ultra-compact working in an extremely restricted space - we faced each other across a café table, and neither Moira nor I could move more than 30 cm/ 1foot backwards without tipping up somebody else's table. Given the circumstances I was more than pleased with the result.
Apologies for yet another click-and-run session yesterday afternoon - another musical engagement intervened. It does help to fund the photography, though!

Tags: Northumberland Photo journalism Graffiti Door Specialist and abstract Stone wall Alnwick Blue door

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Sahyadri 10 61 2 India
14 Apr 2008 9:18AM
version one for sure is what i am voting!

very nice capture there.

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imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 9:19AM
"please see enclosed", ????? this has a lot of good detail in it, like how you have composed the shot
14 Apr 2008 9:22AM
Like both Bill, nice colour and detail,
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
14 Apr 2008 9:26AM
Not a snap but a well thought out out documentary photograph.
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 9:26AM
Fine shot for a confirmed dooraholic like me, Bill. My alternative title "taking the PSE".
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
14 Apr 2008 9:29AM
Excellent study Bill.
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 9:35AM
Just been looking at Moira's door from yesterday and now here's similar subject with a very different yet equally interesting presentation.
I wonder who decided to paint the door mauve. It's quite unusual and doesn't sit right somehow against the attractive stone of the wall. The graffiti may be an eyesore but it makes a marvellous photography subject. Well taken.
14 Apr 2008 10:23AM
Version 1 for me

All the best
off to look at yesterdays image now,
luxaeternam 10 21 1
14 Apr 2008 10:32AM
I think I remember PSE, which was just one of the names it went under - something about condoms and cucumbers was it?
Superb bit of photojournalism Bill.
Smile Lucy
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
14 Apr 2008 10:49AM
Apart from the grafitti, which is attractive in a weird sense, I love all the wonderful detail you have captured in the wall.
Love the blue of the door & the tiny letter-box.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
14 Apr 2008 11:14AM
Good social commentary Bill.

Best Matt
Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Apr 2008 12:04PM
Version one for me Bill -like the details and tones - have a good day - regards Richard.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
14 Apr 2008 12:24PM
Wonderful shot with a beautiful combination of colours. Great textures too. I prefer V1.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
14 Apr 2008 1:23PM
Good images favour one
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 2:17PM
No. 1 for me too Bill. Grrrrrafiti!
Marilyn x
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Apr 2008 2:26PM
Lots of texture and detail punctuated by that wonderful blue!

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Apr 2008 2:31PM
As well as the usual interest of graffiti and flakey paint,it is unusual as to how narrow the door is.All the ''furniture'' has been removed too.Handle,lock and letter box.Sounds like I will get a closer inspection tomorrow.Nice ones Bill.
proz 13 205 United States
14 Apr 2008 2:40PM
PSE in todays lingo would be Photoshop Elements would it not? another great study of Blue. Tones and textures here are wonderful.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
14 Apr 2008 2:57PM
superb colour of blue Smile
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
14 Apr 2008 5:03PM
No1 for me Bill great composition and toning

pmaclll 12 5 Scotland
14 Apr 2008 5:15PM
prefer number 1 ..
IainH 13 82
14 Apr 2008 5:27PM
Poverty and Social Exclusion ?
dawnmichelle 11 12 United States
14 Apr 2008 5:57PM
v1 for me...
glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
14 Apr 2008 6:26PM
Nice colour Bill, a narrow door though.

TyChee 13 275 1 United States
14 Apr 2008 7:16PM
V1 for me. Love the light on that blue.
GrahamBaines 11 39 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 7:44PM
Prefer No. 1, nice piece of societal journalism... is that a word?? Anyway a nice photo.

Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
14 Apr 2008 8:19PM
Excellent shot Bill. Nice texture.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 9:01PM
Photographically Superbly Executed.
Probably Somebody's Exit, or a
Peculiarly Slim Entrance.
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 11:37PM
Like the blue again - I was pleased with my "Pretty Skinny Entrance", but see that I've not been that original Smile
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
15 Apr 2008 12:04AM
Common sense seems to have flown out the window these day.

I do love the blue that has become so prevalent in recent images.
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
15 Apr 2008 12:25AM
looks like a Dr Who door with the colour and 'unexpectedness' of it being there!
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
15 Apr 2008 6:03AM
beautiful shot Bill, that door is telling me something, I just don't know what. B.
wyatturp 12 2 England
15 Apr 2008 8:32AM
Who lives in a house like this, well done the blue makes it work.

TelStar 13 116 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 8:44AM
That blue sings.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
15 Apr 2008 9:59AM
Excellent with the contrasting blue door

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
15 Apr 2008 10:19AM
I'm geting the paint cans out now and going to Graff CS all over the wall Smile

love that blue door

15 Apr 2008 11:15AM
I think John Pertwee was responsible for the graffiti lol
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
15 Apr 2008 12:50PM
very well seen and taken
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
17 Apr 2008 2:39PM
Superb shot, No 1 for me.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Apr 2008 10:01PM
PSE = Photographer's Spot Everything, or at least you do, very well seen and captured Bill
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 10:54PM
- condoms and cucumbers
- Photoshop Elements
- Poverty and Social Exclusion
- Photographically Superbly Executed
- Probably Somebody's Exit,
- Peculiarly Slim Entrance


Pretty inspiring shot,

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