The carer and his client

By mrswoolybill
Open Day at the Community Allotment. I'll upload the colour version some time, but I'm in a b&w mood today.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism People Black and white Community photography

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
2 Oct 2012 8:10AM
moving...might crop out the lh gate post? Smile

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
2 Oct 2012 8:12AM
A very telling shot, naturally framed, touchy and precarious. Great tonal range, nicely converted, Moira.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
2 Oct 2012 8:24AM
a goodun Moira.Crop it tighter on the left hand side and it will be even better...go on you know you want to....
Richsr 11 91 223 England
2 Oct 2012 8:43AM
A good view point and mono conversion, do agree about the LH side crop.
Regards Richard
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 8:51AM
Thanks folks. Three people want a crop on the left - interesting, because I cropped this a little but very carefully, to balance the dark strips left and right. Sorry, I'm not changing that!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 8:56AM
I like the post as it is Moira as it does balance and frame it for me.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
2 Oct 2012 8:56AM
I'm happy with your crop, Moira, but it might look better if the post was lightened slightly to balance the wood on the right.

Are the ladies twins or do they just look alike? The crop is just right for me and the left is darker because it's in shade the right is in the light.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
2 Oct 2012 9:07AM
Care in the community Moira, caring image.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 9:08AM
Thanks for noticing what's in between the two edges, Dougie, I was beginning to worry!
The two ladies were members of a group from a local care home, I don't think they are related. John, in the middle is an old friend of mine. I would add that he's an outrageous flirt. The ladies may be aware of that...
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
2 Oct 2012 9:08AM
I like the way the young man is gently steadying the elderly man. And the two identical ladies. This has a feel-good factor to it.
And the crop looks just fine to me. Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 10:01AM
As far as the composition and crop are concerned I shall sit on the fence Moira. And I shall just sit back and admire the image for what it is. A great insight into this extremely worthwhile Community Project, which certainly embraces every aspect of community life. It is particularly nice to see the inclusion of the less able members of the community being part of something quite special.

Regards Nathan

P.S. If you require any seeds etc please let me know.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
2 Oct 2012 11:50AM
Reminds me of a scene from Waiting for God. This is an image that is most respectfully handled.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Oct 2012 12:56PM
Well, I think it's fine as it is - the gatepost on the left balances the one on the right. Great photo journalistic capture, Moira Wink
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Oct 2012 2:04PM
The image frames itself, no more cropping necessary!

How did you loose the win/loose thing?

An interesting slice of English life!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
2 Oct 2012 2:16PM
It is nice that they have the ground capable for wheelchairs to get around. A good image of the community Moira and what they do for their seniors........Sandy
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 2:24PM

Quote:How did you loose the win/loose thing?
Jennn, there's now an opt-out, it's under My Settings > Website Options > Gallery Options. If they had included it from the outset they would have had a lot less flak, it's the compulsory bit that grated. I hated compulsory games at school...
Meanwhile thanks everyone, and the gatepost stays!
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
2 Oct 2012 2:27PM
very well done....

thanks a lot 4 the UA..a big suprise WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Oct 2012 2:31PM
What great work these carers do, Moira, full marks to them, and to you for capturing the moment. Carol
Well done you Moira standing up for what you like is the most important thing, everyones opinion has some good points and I agree with some but the main thing is you like it the way it is and that's good. Now can we remove the post........just joking....good tones works well in B/W.

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 3:58PM
Moira, i like the crop very much, i think it is rhubarb. WinkWinkGrinGrinGrin.
Nice one and well done.
Darryl. xxxSmileSmileWink
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
2 Oct 2012 4:16PM
I think mono adds to a more ''serious'' mood here Moira.
Colour would be a bit more ''cheerful'' I think.
Depends on which mood you want to see here !!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 4:33PM
It's an image which needs to be b&w imho. A thought provoking scene of every day people. I wonder what cake that lady is eating.. Tongue
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 4:38PM
Ann, it's a cream scone with strawberries. I remember details like that...
Cheers everyone, I have spent far too much time in the badlands of the site (ie the forums), that's against all my principles and I need a return to sanity.
2 Oct 2012 5:43PM
Smashing shot Moira, good view point. I like the old Lady in the Wheel Chair noshing a Biscuit Smile

John Smile
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 5:55PM
I think it's better in B & W it shows more.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 7:04PM
Sue, thanks so much for the UA! A very pleasant surprise to round off the day.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 7:25PM
Mono suits this so well, as I am getting older I appreciate the tender way you have shown this image
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
2 Oct 2012 7:32PM
The dark strips laft and right mirror the constrains of the client's world, Moira. He is restricted and is only allowed a certain amount of freedom before reaching his borders.
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 8:49PM
Nice mono shot Moira, if i'm that old i going to try be a flirt, will be past chasing women, Peter..
Tibetan 6 3 England
3 Oct 2012 1:34PM
Very carefully presented, suits mono and at 76 I know that feeling, and it's nice they are getting involved, without a Hobby after retirement some just give up! like your photo it says a lot. not enough hours in the day for me, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
3 Oct 2012 10:40PM
I think this works only in bnw, Moira.
the absence of color concentrates the attention on the subjects, on the meaning of the moment.
love the slightly low point of view, it shows empathy with the two ladies.
great work

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
4 Oct 2012 12:23PM

Quote:Are the ladies twins or do they just look alike? The crop is just right for me and the left is darker because it's in shade the right is in the light.


I thought the same Moira . I can't see a chair for this Gentleman ? Wonder if he will sit on one of the Ladies kneeWinkxx
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 12:30PM
Chairs are out of sight to the right, Mavis. But your story is much more appealing...
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Oct 2012 9:52PM
Excellent photojournalism Moira, you do these so well
25 Oct 2012 8:38AM
What more can i say every one has said it for me well done.

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