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Quoting Joline

By mrswoolybill
To quote Joline, on the taking of a candid, 'The Devil made me do it...' These were two of the two million GCSE Geography students who chose the same day as us to visit Dovedale. We were stuck in the middle of the group, trying to overtake. But 16-year-olds have a wonderful capacity for spreading out and filling the available space.
These two ahead of us were verbally shredding the spotty-faced youths in the party. We learnt quite a bit about them in the course of 5 minutes.
The Pimpled Ones were walking behind us, discussing the precise definition of the word 'slag'. It was all very entertaining.
I couldn't help myself. I made a quick check that the camera was set to a reasonably fast shutter time, and grabbed this while still walking. I can resist anything except temptation...
Thanks to everyone who clicked and commented yesterday. This is an early upload today because we're plucking up courage to start Christmas shopping. Mind you, the camera's coming too.
Thanks for looking.

Tags: Peak district General Students Dovedale School children Portraits and people School trip Geography

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AlanBW 17 20 England
18 Oct 2007 7:48AM
Super capture Moira - amazing what can be heard when in the proxinity of youngsters
bayleaf 15 8 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 7:49AM
Interesting picture Moira and history attached to it (although somewhat sad, if I may say so).

Hope you have a good shopping trip. Can't wait to see the candid's Smile.

AngelaR 18 155 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 8:05AM
I love it Moira - just so typical of the snatched conversations you hear on the train or in the shopping centre. The story certainly makes the picture - and the picture is an interesting window on teenage fashion too Smile
imagio 16 12 1 England
18 Oct 2007 8:10AM
Excellent candid Moira your images always make me smile..

riprap007 18 1.6k 37 England
18 Oct 2007 8:25AM
ahhh no, not xmas shopping, you're very brave, mine is either online or three days before!

entertaining and informative with the description, it's also a darn good grab shot
wyatturp 17 2 England
18 Oct 2007 9:02AM
Nice to have big ears-lol, good one

Badgerfred 16 39 Wales
18 Oct 2007 9:18AM
Excellent candid Moira, nice story,
GalleryGirl 15 4 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 9:25AM
I'd love to know what they were saying... spill the beans! Great capture.
Marilyn x
Barbaraj 16 450 England
18 Oct 2007 9:58AM
Well captured as you walked along. The update on conversations made me smile.
RobinF 16 83 1 England
18 Oct 2007 10:01AM

Quote:But 16-year-olds have a wonderful capacity for spreading out and filling the available space
.....don't they just! My boy seems unable to sit in a chair without his ridiculously long legs tripping everyone up as they enter the room! Another great candid Moira and loved the write up too. Made me smile!


imander 16 388 7 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 10:26AM
great story and entertaining capture....xmas shopping!!!!dont forget to look out for easter eggs, there bound to be on the shelves already
mikbee 16 3 8 Scotland
18 Oct 2007 11:05AM
They must be studying for a career in a steel foundry Moira.Slag is the residue left over after smelting.So thats the Geography lesson,looking for old mineral deposits.Thats me being cynical again.I am sure they have a list of their ''friends''who will qualify for the title.A good take here while still ''on the hoof''
ChristineL 18 39 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 11:42AM
lovely clarity to this Moira, having had a son and three step daughters, I'm no stranger to teenage life. I do miss it now they've grown and gone, but would I want it back? Hmmmmm,
Hop-A-Long 16 52 1 England
18 Oct 2007 2:00PM
Great shot again Moira. They are definitely deep in conversation.
robincoombes 15 1 5 Wales
18 Oct 2007 2:50PM
Good candid shot one to look back on in twenty years to see if anything changes Smile

Nettles 16 England
18 Oct 2007 4:11PM
Christmas shopping - it's not that time of year again is it.
The two conversations sound so entertaining. They'll probably all be round the back of the bike sheds later on. Heck, how old am I !!
Super capture Moira, as always an excellent well timed candid.
Rende 16 38 4 Netherlands
18 Oct 2007 4:11PM
Wonderful light and composition in this excellent candid. Enjoyable description too.
TyChee 18 275 1 United States
18 Oct 2007 4:46PM
Excellent candid! I'll bet you learned a lot in that 5 minutes of their conversation. Smile
Herge88 16 40 6 England
18 Oct 2007 4:50PM
Nice bit of stealth Moira.

Best Matt
glyndwr 16 103 10 Wales
18 Oct 2007 5:07PM
Oh!, you don't want none of that christmas shopping, it only causes trouble.
You will end up quarrelling, that's not good for epz.
One good thing will come out of all this, good thing you took this shot and not Bill.

mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 5:12PM
Back home again,safe, sound and knackered, and in great need of TEA. A very successful day and we did not end up quarrelling. Got both Mums sorted, plus a few others.
Thanks to everyone who's been this way. I just have a few more days of Peak District uploads, then I reckon it will be time for Something Completely Different.
danbrann 18 640 17
18 Oct 2007 5:56PM
How can two of you go shopping and not end up quarrelling. If anyone else knows the answer please get in toch. any way it's too early to go Chrismas shopping. see we would have been at it before we left the house.
The storyline make your image into masterpiece.
18 Oct 2007 6:14PM
Oh Moira I'll try hard to resist "Christmas shopping" comments... oh but it's so difficult...

I think this is a great candid image showing young people doing their thing - the commentary helps wonderfully too - I had a laugh with you! We can always be educated by listeneing to others can't we?

Regards, Mike
18 Oct 2007 6:48PM
Ha ha, I bet you thought. " Was I really like that at their age? " Nice description Moira.

John Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 7:16PM
John, I went to a convent school, we were much worse...
rmr 15 1 Wales
18 Oct 2007 7:21PM
another excellent shot ,hope shopping went well,and you had a few nice pics .
Mikelane 16 1 Wales
18 Oct 2007 8:32PM
Nice candidand good story .Well capt .
summ3r 16 26 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 8:50PM
excellent candid shot, its a shame you wont be able to find this two in twenty years time to show it to themSmile
JudeC 16 6 3 England
19 Oct 2007 7:08AM
Hi - I love the story behind this shot - JudeC
Joline Plus
17 38 59 United States
19 Oct 2007 2:50PM
LOL LOL LOL.....glad you pointed me to this...I missed out on a lot yesterday since I spent most of the day enduring my annual physical. Yuk.
It would be interesting to see these body shapes in 30 years time....good for you for getting the unexpected. (these girls would thrash you if they knew)
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
20 Oct 2007 7:32PM
another excellent candid Moira
Mavis 21 143 2 England
21 Oct 2007 10:11PM
Good to be a fly on the wall sometimes , as it were Moira. Love how you describe their spreading around. A fine candid you wee divil you Smile xx
brownsilent 16 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2007 11:10PM
A fine candid of typical youth.
newy17 17 273 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2007 5:42AM
very cheekely done moira love it we dont do xmas shopping till xmas eve running round in a mad frenzy is good fun loland its more fun when u get home and relise youve forgotten someone cos u have to dig out last years naff prezzys to give them lol that some one give you he he //

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