The competitor

By mrswoolybill
Callum, one of our youngest allotment gardeners, considering his strategy for the Town Show.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism People Humour and fun Community photography

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 8:32AM
Both are needed to tell the story - I like the way that they represent him weighing up his options Smile

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 8:34AM
A great candid pair. The expression on Callum's young face lends it self to so many possible narratives, especially image number one. "A Grand Champion in the making?"

Regards Nathan
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 8:39AM

Quote:I like the way that they represent him weighing up his options
Mouse-over between them and you a scene that lasted at least quarter of an hour... Thanks early birds, and Happy Sunday to you!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
23 Sep 2012 8:41AM
These are so lovely, hope he gets a prize to return home happy. He must be taking it so seriously.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 8:42AM
I had no idea what this was until I read your introduction! It's charming!
Thanks for your comment about the fox's ears - I know; it's annoying - I'm not quick enough on the draw! Sad
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 Sep 2012 8:49AM
Helen's comment was spot. And if only my hips worked like that still Grin

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
23 Sep 2012 8:58AM
Looks like a potential Junior Masterchef.
How lovely to see a youngster taking something like this so seriously. Smile
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
23 Sep 2012 9:15AM
excellent attitude captured (esp. #1)
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
23 Sep 2012 9:21AM
Two very fine and well observed candids. The Bucks Fizz song "Making Your Mind Up" has just come into my head Smile

23 Sep 2012 9:27AM
Nice to see someone so young interested in Gardening Moira, I hope it lasts.

John Smile
Keen to get it just right first time. Oh how I wish I could get down like this and get back up as well. LOL.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 10:34AM

Quote:And if only my hips worked like that still

Quote:Oh how I wish I could get down like this and get back up as well.

Getting down is fine, it's the getting back up afterwards...
Thanks everyone. I should add that Callum is one of the youngsters here who volunteer with quite a number of local projects during school holidays - the Community Allotment, the Ground Force litter-picks, lots of other activities besides. Makes a change from the ones who hang around in the Co-Op trolley shelter all day smoking...
Herge88 11 40 4 England
23 Sep 2012 10:44AM
This is all about the boys expressions, version one for me.

Best Matt
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
23 Sep 2012 11:07AM
Beautiful and endearing set of candids Moira; great expressions. A whole story in two images.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 11:09AM

Quote:Both are needed to tell the story - I like the way that they represent him weighing up his options Smile

I agree Moira.

saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
23 Sep 2012 11:33AM
Well done to the young man for having these interests, and to his parents for presumably instilling in him a sensible attitude towards such past-times.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 12:14PM
so nice to see a youngster taking interest and should be encouraged which I am sure he is considering he has been given an allotment, good expressions captured Moira if only I could bend my knees like thatWink
Tibetan 5 3 England
23 Sep 2012 1:23PM
I'm all for encouraging youngsters so I like these two shots, nice when they are so interested in something other than the latest craze! and prepared to grow things, where would we be with out market gardeners and the like, regards Leon. raining well and dark here in Kent the Garden of EnglandGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
23 Sep 2012 2:48PM
How wonderful to see a young fellow doing something like this. It really makes my day. Great shots too...
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
23 Sep 2012 2:57PM
Good to see youngsters showing an interest, Moira, I do hope he came away with a prize Smile Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
23 Sep 2012 3:08PM
He certainly does look to be engrossed in what he's doing! Smile Two fine captures Moira Wink
Trev Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
23 Sep 2012 3:18PM
A tough decision to me made

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
23 Sep 2012 4:01PM
looks like that TV cookery show where you bring your own ingredients GrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Sep 2012 4:32PM
He looks full of beans Moira, as Nathan "NDODS" would say this candid contains all the right ingredientsSmile
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 7:53PM
A wonderful story in two shots!
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 9:09PM
I wish i could squat like that, would make taking low shot easier, Peter..
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
23 Sep 2012 11:29PM
I think Callum is just thinking he would rather
have fish fingers and beans for his tea Moira !!

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.