Thank You

By woolybill1
Thank You.....

With the ban on smoking in public places came an insistence that venues likely to attract the smoking public, such as bars, betting shops and bingo halls, should be responsible for minimising the mess of cigarette-ends on the pavements fronting their property. A whole new regiment of street furniture has since come into existence, consisting mainly of big black litter bins with stubbers on top - remarkably similar to the bins that largely disappeared from our streets when every single one might have accommodated a terrorist bomb... ...

Far more discreet but for the colour scheme are wall-mounted devices such as this one, seen during a wander round Alnwick a few days ago. Strangely, however, this one was nowhere near any leisure establishment, nor any other kind of establishment that I remember. Maybe that explains why nobody seems to have used it Smile

18mm, 1/50th sec. @ f8, ISO 200

A Special Thank You to those who contributed modifications to my upload yesterday. They were all much appreciated and full of fun! Perhaps I'll start thinking a bit more carefully about how I treat my brain Smile

Now off to do some clicking and running to catch up with everything I missed yesterday.

Tags: Northumberland Photo journalism Specialist and abstract Stone wall Alnwick Ash tray Cigarette collector

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nefaman 10 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 9:15AM
great texture in the wall and that box just jumps out at you

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riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
11 Apr 2008 9:22AM
often seen smoldering too and smelt form as far away as public WC's (when they had them!)

oh, I like the image for the colour texture contrasts but even more for the documentary/PJ content
looboss 9 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 9:23AM
Nice striking yellow against all that texture from the wall!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
11 Apr 2008 9:24AM
Now that explains why this is the most pristine example of these that I have seen.You will know my fondness for a nice wall Bill.(and a very nice one here).But what irritates me intensely,is smokers insistance of stubbing their fag out on the wall,then putting it in the bin!!!! Just no way to treat a wall!! A good bit of colour here with some nice BG texture.
Barbaraj 9 450 England
11 Apr 2008 9:39AM
A waste of a good wall.
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
11 Apr 2008 9:44AM
As a smoker trying to give up it's an attraction. Great detail and textures Bill

imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 10:56AM
in china if you have a cold your expected to wear a mask...perhaps smokers should be forced to wear a gas mask with a built in fag holder ??????lol...just an idea....actually dont know why i came up with that as i'm one of those smokers...doh....Smile nice composition
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 11:27AM
Beautiful wall, that box will cewrtainly save it from the stubbers.
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
11 Apr 2008 11:27AM
You know Bill its over a year now since the smoking ban in Wales.
It is a pleasure to go out for a quiet drink or two without all the horrible smoke. I have seen the same device you show in a number of establishments, wish I was the chap making and selling them.

Cormy 9 3 England
11 Apr 2008 11:45AM
Strong image, Bill ,in more ways than one.Lovely wall textures and very punchy yellow box.
Cabit 9 104 England
11 Apr 2008 11:46AM
Nice one Bill, sorry to say I would have had to use it.
User_Removed 12 16 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 11:55AM
a controversial shot, but ever so good to.

bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
11 Apr 2008 12:16PM
nice one
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
11 Apr 2008 12:41PM
Like textures and lighting in this Bill - well captured.
Regards Richard.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
11 Apr 2008 12:44PM
I have always found it interesting that places that ban smoking just puts it out on street...especially hospitals where half the staff are outside of the door smoking. What kind of example does that set? Nice composition here, too.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
11 Apr 2008 1:42PM
OH dear, something more to think about in the realm of "street furniture" and the stone work is so lovely............


11 Apr 2008 1:50PM
Super detail, love the bright splash of yellow.
11 Apr 2008 2:18PM
great shot.. So far I haven't noticed these here.. but could be in bigger cities.
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
11 Apr 2008 2:54PM
Great spot Bill, I have now been a non smoker for well over two years now, but I say bring back smoking in public places.

Best Matt
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
11 Apr 2008 3:10PM
First one of these I have seen Bill. Well spotted.
11 Apr 2008 3:49PM
well spotted ;
we don't have those yet, but fag ends, yes...
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
11 Apr 2008 3:55PM
Beautifully captured Bill, very crisp and with great textural contrast between the yellow metal and the stones.
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 3:56PM
Well spotted and captured.

luxaeternam 9 21 1
11 Apr 2008 4:09PM
Small box - Looks like some sort of Tardis in which smokers can go.
Smile Lucy
nickyv32 9 135 England
11 Apr 2008 4:18PM
Great shot, obviously for tiny smokers, stunts your growth after all. Great colours.

Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
11 Apr 2008 4:35PM
Well not many are going to fit in there.
proz 12 205 United States
11 Apr 2008 4:43PM
a great capture of our ever changing moods and policies Bill. must be a box for light cigarettes only way it could hold a decent amount.
11 Apr 2008 5:57PM
A sign of the times Bill. So to speak.

John Smile
IainH 11 82
11 Apr 2008 7:04PM
I think they should do them as stencil drawings on the floor, thats where most of the butts go anyway & I imagine its easier to sweep them up rather than empty one especially when its full of rain water
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 7:07PM
colourful campaign well captured.
imagio 10 12 1 England
11 Apr 2008 8:50PM
Like the yellow box standing out from the bg Bill, and the crop too

wyatturp 11 2 England
11 Apr 2008 11:03PM
Nice and simple off for a cigarSmileSmileSmile

newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2008 5:53AM
Beautifully composed bill,,
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2008 11:44AM
Perfect textures on the brickwork. I always think yellow is a hard colour to get right as it soon looks over-exposed when the light hits it. The colour is splendid here. Not the best paint job I've ever seen.
As usual cracking info, new to my eyes, only ever stole one thing in my life, when i was a kid i stole some smokes from a shop which turned out to be dummies (dont) i thought how could adults smoke these things

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