The grab, the girders & Warren's black eye

By mrswoolybill
Defying all logic, I took the Lensbaby to the demolition site. I realise that I see different things when Iím using it...
V4: Warren turned up the day after the Bank Holiday weekend with the most spectacular black eye Iíve ever seen. He insisted that he got it while refereeing an under-10sí football match.
Nobody believed him.
That day he was trusted with nothing more demanding than holding the hose to damp down the dust.
My apologies for very little time on the site at present, real life keeps intruding...
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Lensbaby composer

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
10 May 2011 8:09AM
A case of crash ,bang, wallopWink Moira. Ron.

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 8:51AM
Excellent series of images Moira.

frz67 8 10 32 Italy
10 May 2011 9:03AM
beautiful set Moira, excellent bending and focus.
the sense of "oh my god, everything is falling down" is perfectly rendered with the LB.
I'm a bit worry if a bunch of 10 years old boys can give you a thrashing like this.
real life is always dispersive! SmileWink

10 May 2011 9:27AM
You've used the LB to great effect Moira, almost like motion blur, gives the digger a more sinister destructive feel,
fine set of a rather more artistic documentation of the demolition,
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 10:24AM
Actually like the lensbaby ...and as for the black eye ... mmmmmm
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
10 May 2011 10:32AM
It has a look of finality Moira.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
10 May 2011 10:50AM
The LB gives some unusual and interesting images of the building site. They'll fit in nicely with the more documentary type shots.
davewaine 11 141 3 England
10 May 2011 11:59AM
It's that optical infant again. Does a Lensbaby Composer provide a musical accompaniment to your photography? Now that might be a really original twist if it does.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
10 May 2011 12:01PM
I do believe Warrens story Moira.A friend of mine used to manage an under 10 football team,and the matches could be very wild affairs indeed.Not from the kids,but from the spectating parents !! If you ask Warren,I bet he will tell you he got it from a father because he never awarded a penalty when his son was brought down in the box !!
Dg 7 1
10 May 2011 12:21PM
the lensbaby were an excellent idea, the distortion adds so much dynamism to the shots. an inspired choice, as well as the mono.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 12:30PM

Quote:The lensbaby were an excellent idea, the distortion adds so much dynamism to the shots. an inspired choice, as well as the mono.

I couldn't agree more! Excellent images Moira.
PS: great black eye too!
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
10 May 2011 12:57PM
For me, V3 conveys the spirit of the demolition.....the going into nothingness of a once vibrant building.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 May 2011 2:11PM
These are excellent Moira. I can hear that machine and see the swoosh of it battering that buillding. V2, here it comes again. V3 getting closer. V4 get out of the way. Such a good idea taking that LB to the site............Sandy
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 4:31PM
Nice set of images Moira, i like the blur effect.. Peter
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 4:55PM

Quote:A case of crash ,bang, wallopWink Moira. Ron.

Couldn't have put it better myself! Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 May 2011 5:27PM
Great set, Moira, and the Lensbaby really adds a sense of movement Smile
Trev Smile
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 5:27PM
Having heard about junior football matches . . .
Good series.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
10 May 2011 8:57PM
Great use of the lensbaby Moira.
imagio 11 12 1 England
10 May 2011 9:07PM
Fleeting glances of work in progress. nice work Moira

AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
10 May 2011 9:42PM
Perfect use of the LB - it gives a sense of movement, of clouds of dust, or energy. V1 is particularly good. Did you whistle at Warren to get him to turn round, showing his black eye? Wink
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 9:56PM
Love the effect of LB, and I especially like v1 and v2.
And the walls came tumbling down...

Ray42 10 3 England
11 May 2011 7:32AM
Plenty of action demolition well under way - and what a shiner!!!Smile
LexEquine 12 19 United States
11 May 2011 2:09PM
'Very "Zen-like feeling" to these excellent reportage monochrome images,' Moira. Great work with that Lens Baby optic.

Ciao...Peter Wink
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
11 May 2011 5:20PM
a great (Lensbaby)set Grin
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
10 Jun 2011 7:30PM
esp. love #3

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