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The Chip Shop Cue

By Hoffy  
This is from my fateful trip to the Black Country trip where I broke both camera's, this was taken on my wifes small Nikon point and shoot.

The Black Country has a fish and chip shot that opens every day at twelve, this was taken at 11a.m., they started cueing at about 10.30a.m. I just think it is mad that they pay all that money to get in to stand in a cue for Fish and Chips.

I like this picture as you keep looking at it and see someone different, you wonder what they are thinking, what that little boy is saying and so on.

Hope you like.

Thank you for your continued surport, means a lot specially at this moment in time.

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Tags: Mad General Fish People Black country Black and white Chips Cue Portraits and people

Voters: KBan, mrswoolybill, User_Removed and 41 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1794 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 8:27AM
There are great advantages to wives having small Nikons. Nice shot. Perfect for b&w.

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10 Nov 2007 8:33AM
I like this bacause it is in mono.

User_Removed 11 7 8 Netherlands
10 Nov 2007 8:34AM
yes, lovely for the reasons you give. So much more interesting than many picture postcard shots. Cheers, Bert
10 Nov 2007 9:00AM
Excellent image Paul, lots to see, love some of the expressions,
10 Nov 2007 9:14AM
Beautiful image great detail well presented
digipix76 10 577 England
10 Nov 2007 9:27AM
Must be darn good fish and chips Paul Smile Great B/W

tony64 13 204 9 England
10 Nov 2007 9:35AM
I like this shot alot! It could almost have been taken 100 years ago! Did they have fish and chip shops then?
Great stuff, well spotted!
MandsH 10 England
10 Nov 2007 9:39AM
Amazing, reminds me of Harry Ramsden's queue. I thought that this was a really old picture - well done
nasia 10 Greece
10 Nov 2007 9:42AM
Really nice!!
10 Nov 2007 10:01AM
What a fantastic shot!
I can't believe they cue that long for fish and chips. You could make your own in less time! Brilliant bit of social imagery. Love it.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
10 Nov 2007 11:54AM
Fish and chips the national dish ain't it Paul. Another fine observation, stories to be told. Hope you manage to salvage your camera's so continuing your great images. Ron.
Hebe 10 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 2:04PM
I just love this capture, so full of life. Must be a very good fish and chip shop!
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
10 Nov 2007 4:13PM
A superbly composed scene which is perfectly suited to b&w. Is this the chip shop where Elvis works? lol
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 8:08PM
Queue for fish and chips? I'd queue not to eat them! Ha-ha! Super capture.
Marilyn x
Hoffy 13 262 16 England
10 Nov 2007 8:19PM
I must admit that I have never had any from there and I go 4 or 5 times a year. Just don't want to waist my time in cues. Thank you so much for your comments.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
11 Nov 2007 12:28AM
This really is a great shot, and perfect for b&w. Happy to be #30 on this one.
jkennedy 11 4 1 Indonesia
11 Nov 2007 3:45AM
A great shot of real life. Excellent work. Sorry to hear about you losing your cameras so I hope that you had them insured.

I thought the people were in a queue to see the Queen or something....but to get fish and chips - hmmmm. Does no one cook a meal in the Black Country?

A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2007 6:47AM
superb candid capture - excellent in mono.
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
11 Nov 2007 8:21PM
fantastic mono work
12 Nov 2007 11:38AM
That is incredible, but its a great shot and especially in mono
kaybee 13 5.5k 25 Scotland
12 Nov 2007 2:32PM
Madness..............absolute madness
summ3r 10 26 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2007 10:05AM
unbelievable but it makes a great shot
imander 10 388 7 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2007 1:33PM
must be one heck of a good shop, fantastic expressions captured
robincoombes 10 1 5 Wales
17 Nov 2007 9:59AM
A real serving of life Smile
Nettles 10 England
18 Nov 2007 7:40AM
Good grief, are they mad.
Great shot though and you certainly can look for ages, so many great candids. Nicely observed.

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