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There may be trouble ahead!

By Boyoclark
I was casually walking through our park and saw these Special Constables heading towards me. With all the fuss in the press over street photography, I couldn't resist this capture.

For those of you concerned, they didn't even bat an eyelid, perhaps because I was at a safe distance. "Chicken" I hear you say. Possibly!

Thanks for looking,


P.S take a look at the alternative cropped version. I thinks it's better, please let me know what you think.

Tags: Photo journalism Law Police Park Black and white Trouble Humour and fun

Voters: mars, proz, GMKhamish and 12 more

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GMKhamish 12 1 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 5:54PM
SickChit 14 29 England
16 May 2008 6:18PM
I thing the title and image go great together.

SueEley 14 279 96 Wales
16 May 2008 7:12PM
Clever idea and good title. Bailey Park?! I know it would have been chancing it even more, but if you had moved a metre or so forward, you would have avoided the bin and post on the left. The smaller bin doesn't really matter, I think, but the large bits are a bit dominant. Still, my vote for your guts! But chat them up, and maybe they'll pose the next time!
GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
16 May 2008 8:00PM
Hi Bryan
Thanks for clicking.
Looked at your pf, interesting Smile
To your inquire.
As I'm a D-70 portraitist and need exceptional sharpness, hardly ever I had uploaded a photo without sharpening it in picasa.
Boyoclark 13 16 1 Wales
16 May 2008 9:18PM
Thanks for the clicks and comments.

Sue- I've a cropped version above, to remove the post and it does look better. Too much to photoshop out the bin at this time of night though. It raises a good point about street type photography. I like the "warts and all" images and try not to crop too much. I think I may be misleading myself here and will now consider cropped and uncropped versions for comparison.

George- thanks for the pf info. Is that Picasa 2.0 the free download? Why is it better than the CS3 sharpening tools?

Thanks again for viewing.

User_Removed 15 7 8 Netherlands
19 May 2008 9:43PM
I like it for the composition, tones, and the humor. I'd have waited a little more for the pair to come closer though. And I'd taken one step more to avoid the metal thing on the left. I would loose the frames you use. B&W with this fantastic gear (look at the highlight rendention in the trees! mmmm) does not need fancy frames, it needs a little grey white or black lining at best. Cheers, Bert
Boyoclark 13 16 1 Wales
19 May 2008 10:25PM
Thanks Bert. I agree about the frames, I'm going to bin them. As for waiting while, getting closer and losing the bin on the left, I agree also. I was a bit quick off the mark, comes down to lack of experience but noted for the future.

Thanks everyone for your comments. Much appreciated.


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