The warm-up act

By mrswoolybill
Kenny Toal of Tyne Tees Television launching Prudhoe Aged People's Treat, with the Vicar looking on.
The Treat is a long-established tradition, a three-day-long party for the town's pensioners provided by volunteers and paid for by fund-raising in the town and sponsorship from local businesses.
I just liked the composition. Particularly as Kenny is thoughtfully concealing a large, bright EXIT sign on the wall behind him...
I found photographic conditions tricky, but not half as difficult as ITV found them their lens kept steaming up and they had to come back and re-shoot the next day.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Community photography

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
13 Dec 2012 8:19AM
Wonderful expressions, Moira. I'd like to know what the vicar might be thinking at the moment. Wink

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AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 8:21AM
Great story!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 8:25AM
The movement in his hand and the vicar's snigger tells a great story.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Dec 2012 8:35AM
An excellent composition, Moira, the vicar appears to be chuckling to himself, would love to know whatwss going through his mind at that very moment Grin Carol
Richsr 10 91 223 England
13 Dec 2012 8:41AM
Well worked here Moria, conditions look trick and like the two different expression
Regards Richard
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
13 Dec 2012 8:52AM
A fine piece of photo-journalism ~ the Vicar certainly looks amused.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
13 Dec 2012 9:03AM
Love the 3 dimensions here Moira, excellent mono !
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
13 Dec 2012 9:08AM
A great capture Moira !! Well done Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 10:49AM
A wonderful moment wonderfully captured Moira One could spend hours compiling suitable or non-suitable anecdotes.

Regards Nathan
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
13 Dec 2012 11:03AM
Well the Vicar seems to be enjoying it. Smile Some lovely diagonals here.
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
13 Dec 2012 11:08AM
KT looks as though he's wearing a jumper given as a christmas present from great aunt Nell!! Excellent expression from the Rev, and the star polishes off the composition.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 11:22AM
Superb mono image.

Love the expressions Moira.

13 Dec 2012 11:38AM
I wonder what was going through the Vicar's thoughts?

Maybe your lens is more accustomed to steamy situations than ITV's?

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 12:34PM

Quote:Maybe your lens is more accustomed to steamy situations than ITV's?

A hundred bowls of hot soup... Not a frequent occurrence anywhere, I imagine.
Thanks folks, we are back from an Audience at the Court of King Danny (Tesco coffee shop). I like Ron's three dimensions comment, the inclusion of the Christmas decoration was deliberate. The Vicar was waiting to say grace, which he kept mercifully short. I just thanked providence for the black stage curtain, which is a real boon.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
13 Dec 2012 12:49PM
I love the expression on the Vicar's face. He looks like a very amiable chap.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 12:59PM

Quote:I love the expression on the Vicar's face. He looks like a very amiable chap.

Oh he is. Charles is the best thing that's happened to our town in years - and that comes from a Humanist! He's also Chair of the Community Partnership that got the funding to build the new library, he organised the Jubilee Street Party...
Cheers everyone, I have to go and queue in the Post Office this afternoon. I may be gone some time...
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
13 Dec 2012 1:04PM
I love their expressions, especially the Vicars. And that little Christmas ornament is perfect. I keep thinking mistletoe (know it isn't) but it is like it is teasing (kiss, kiss).
An excellent composed shot Moira.......Sandy
Also, you just know the one talking is looking out at an audience, you can feel the audience.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
13 Dec 2012 1:42PM
The Treat sounds like a fantastic thing, Moira.

You've shot this so well but I tell you what I really love in this. Ok...the funny thing about photography is that it not only captures a moment BUT also captures what a moment may NOT be necessarily about depending on expressions captured. Here, to me, the expression on the vicar's face looks like he's detached from the moment and remembering a funny joke or event Grin

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
13 Dec 2012 2:45PM
Moment in time - I'm wondering what has taken the vicar's attention.

This kind of perspective "distortion" is also very interesting - because of the close proximity of the two the vicar looks like a tiny person Smile

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
13 Dec 2012 3:22PM
A wonderful image, Moira, captures the moment beautifully Wink
Trev Smile
Tibetan 5 3 England
13 Dec 2012 3:48PM
Some thing is amusing the Vicar!, wish ours looked as cheerful as him! a grand photo you succeeded under difficult circumstances, regards Leon. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
13 Dec 2012 6:31PM
Looks like Kenny might be telling a Nun joke by the look on the Vicars Face Moira Smile

John Smile
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 9:47PM
The vicar seems to have a smirk on his face Moira, Peter..
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 9:59PM

Quote:The vicar seems to have a smirk on his face Moira, Peter..

I thought all venues were non-smirking these days!

That's a fine image Moira, you've overcome the difficulties very well indeed. These dark background can be helpful in some ways.

danbrann Plus
13 636 17
13 Dec 2012 11:27PM
I looked at this much earlier and meant to comment then but I forgot.
The movement in KT's right hand caught my eye and that lone decoration tells it's own story.
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
13 Dec 2012 11:35PM
Nice movement in the speakers hand. I like this, good composition. A meaningful documentary image.
You should have given ITV a few tips on how to do things Moira.

PhillipMinnis 7 94 4 Australia
14 Dec 2012 7:45AM
I like this, Moira! Nice tones, and well-suited to the grainy look!



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