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What - no shoppers

By Nettles  
Back to the fisheye again.
I'm putting this one on because I couldn't get over the lack of people in York on Thursday, mid morning.
It is very rare to be able to take this shot in The Shambles, so I'm not complaining.
Normally a bustling and very busy place, where were all the shoppers.

Many thanks for your comments on my 1974 upload and thanks for the 'pins' comments, you really cheered my day up.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, I'm off to the dentists for a filling - boo hoo.

Tags: General York Architecture Deserted Olde worlde Shambles

Voters: Buffalo_Tom, Curtain, KarenFB and 112 more

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
12 Jan 2008 6:51AM
Where have they all gone.Lovely angle and composition.
12 Jan 2008 6:56AM
That is a wonderful picture Annette, so quite. I've never been to York and your shot has told be that I should go.
KarenFB Plus
15 5.7k 183 England
12 Jan 2008 7:03AM
What a wonderful Olde Worlde feel to this street, it has so much character. I think the gloomy day plus the shop lights enhances the feeling! A brilliant shot, I love it! Smile
(Good luck with your filling!)
SKavanagh 14 312 5 England
12 Jan 2008 7:08AM
Suberb shot
Robak 15 6 England
12 Jan 2008 7:09AM
Great shot.
What? No shoppers? They must be punished!!
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
12 Jan 2008 7:49AM
Great angle and comp Annette, No shoppers wow what a wonderful thought a national "No shopping day" .........oh yeah they use to have one, it was called "Sunday"

fentiger 20 920 24 England
12 Jan 2008 7:51AM
This must be unique ~ I have never seen it without people. A great capture!!

JudeC 14 6 3 England
12 Jan 2008 8:19AM
This is a superb shot - the fisheye lense is on my list of things to have - Jude.
imagio 15 12 1 England
12 Jan 2008 8:28AM
Love that Dickens feel to this image, cracker Annette

helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 8:29AM
Like Dave's comment on Sundays. Becoming a thing of the past.
Lovely to be able to see all the shops with no one spoiling the view. However - no pins, no plastic bags!!
(Every silver lining has a cloud!)
Great shot
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 8:37AM
And just behind you there's a rather nice little Italian restaurant... ! This is very clever, understated use of the fisheye, you've used it to convey the cramped, claustrophobic feel of the mediaeval street, to enhance the lines of the buildings (which are naturally distorted), rather than distortion for its own sake.
Nice to see a bit of peace and quiet in the city, though for the traders it must be alarming...
luxaeternam 14 21 1
12 Jan 2008 8:38AM
Lovely tourist brochure quality.
Now you've made me want a fisheye !
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 8:52AM
Well composed.

LesF 14 182 9
12 Jan 2008 8:57AM
This lens is giving you some cracking images Annette and the colours and texture are superb in this shot, now come on tell us how did you move everybody out of the way ?

Les F
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
12 Jan 2008 9:00AM
No shoppers as they are skint after Xmas!! A good 'curvy' image Annette.
robway 16 318 Wales
12 Jan 2008 9:02AM
I love this shot, great buildings beautifully captured.
Barbaraj 14 450 England
12 Jan 2008 9:11AM
Like the clean street.
MandsH 14 England
12 Jan 2008 9:28AM
superb, I think you were lucky to get the scene with no shoppers
12 Jan 2008 9:41AM
Excellent, a rare capture,
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 9:41AM
I can almost step into this picture and I love the light on the cobbles
bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 9:42AM
Lucky you Annette. Not often you can get a clear street scene like that.

Super picture.

12 Jan 2008 9:42AM
Excellent shot, Annette...Reminds me of a movie set almost with the wet streets.
Walked these streets a few years back, good memories!

Suzan Smile
User_Removed 14 485 13 England
12 Jan 2008 10:11AM
wow not a person in sight, you must have been blessed to get this. Nice one Annette

brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 10:30AM
A very lovely place, wonderfully captured. Like the light and the wet shine on the cobbles.
pmorgan 14 217 13 England
12 Jan 2008 10:32AM
Wonderful shapes in this, well captured!

derekv 14 3 England
12 Jan 2008 11:13AM
Superb shot, Annette, great lighting and detail.
12 Jan 2008 11:20AM
Blimey you were up early. You were very lucky to get the shambles empty and you certainly made the most of it.


I hate going to the dentist too - hope it was quick and painless
cheesey 15 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 11:44AM
Great shot Annette. Your really putting that new lens to good use.
Regards Cheesey.
Cormy 13 3 England
12 Jan 2008 11:50AM
All the shoppers seem to be on EPZ this morning.Great shot.
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
12 Jan 2008 12:11PM
i must say i do appreciate this photo, even though it gave lucy bad (shopping) ideas...
who said all the shoppers were on epz this morning ?
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
12 Jan 2008 1:33PM
Wonderful image with the wet paving stones. I recognised it from an earlier upload of mr. Woolybill. You did a fantastic job of cloning out all the shoppers! Wink
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 1:37PM
Great shot; like the off-centre vertical composition amd love the light from a few of the windows; very welcoming on what looks like a miserable day
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
12 Jan 2008 1:41PM
Nice effect from the fisheye, hope you had a good time at the dentist

woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 4:01PM
It is such a wonderful place for the fisheye treatment, and you have done it proud. The wet cobbles are so well emphasised.
Not merely no shoppers, Annette, but no tourists: whatever is York coming to?
Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
12 Jan 2008 4:43PM
Great shot, very well composed.
MalcolmS Plus
16 1.2k 13 England
12 Jan 2008 5:53PM
Never seen the Shambles like this Annette, great lead ins and perspective

12 Jan 2008 7:16PM
Annette, I don't think I believe you, I think you have new people-removing editing tools you're not telling us about (lol).

This is an excellent image using the technology of the lens to enhance the feeling of the place.

GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 7:31PM
Woooo thought I'd had too much of the vino tinto for a mo! Smashing and love the new lense!
I want one.
Marilyn x
akw 14 341 3 England
12 Jan 2008 8:27PM
Have you cloned the people out, it was packed when i went, had my photo taken in a medieval costume somewhere along there.
rmr 14 1 Wales
12 Jan 2008 9:20PM
super image ,caught the character of this little street
well done
piccy 15 8 Wales
12 Jan 2008 9:34PM
Lovely little street, nice for a wander.
proz 17 205 United States
12 Jan 2008 9:57PM
cracking fisheye, looks like lots of fun.
12 Jan 2008 10:26PM
Fantastic shot
User_Removed 17 16 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 10:29PM
great timing on your part....
KKmoments 15 12 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 11:23PM
So empty ... well timed. Love the composition, there again I love those 'cobbled streets from yester year'... think the 'wetness' of the cobbles and the lighting adds more to the image.. well done.
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 11:48PM
Love the lit window on the left hand side..excellent composition and such an attractive image.
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
12 Jan 2008 11:53PM
A lovely 'quaint' effect, nice use of the fish-eye.
costas 14 2 2 Greece
13 Jan 2008 1:15AM
13 Jan 2008 8:57AM
Love that comp and angle.
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 9:25AM
amazing, you don't normally get to see the cobbles and paving for feet, a lovely shot Annette,
leons29 13 South Africa
13 Jan 2008 3:57PM
What a great shot, really like the composition. Well done
Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
13 Jan 2008 4:47PM
Not like York not to have People in the way Annette...I bet you have bouncers Just round the corner stoping them from spoiling your shot..LOL

Hope the teeth are doing ok now...

glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
13 Jan 2008 4:50PM
Nice work Annette, I'm sure I saw this in one by Woolybill. If I remember right he took it from out in the middle of the pathway.

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
13 Jan 2008 6:15PM
A superb street scene, it looks very different from the usual shots of the Shambles. It must be a combination of the poor weather and the current economic climate thats keeping the shoppers at home, or on second thoughts perhaps they are too scared to visit in case they get snapped by the Woollybills and appear on epz! lol
madusa1 14
13 Jan 2008 7:24PM
Nice shot well done.
13 Jan 2008 8:50PM
Good shot of York.
JYBluesman 14 97
13 Jan 2008 9:12PM
An excellent capture Annette, it must have been cold to keep everyone away from the Shambles. Superb light and perspective, super crisp colours. Jeff
sparklep 14 146 1
13 Jan 2008 9:41PM
Great photo. Really love the way your eyes go up the lane. Nicely done.
Pegon 16 78 1 England
13 Jan 2008 9:48PM
Great shot Annette, I love the old cobbled street shots, especially when they're wet.
firzhugh 16 13 New Zealand
13 Jan 2008 10:33PM
never seen the place so empty, great capture
TonyFrith 14 3 6 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2008 7:17AM
its always busy I am often there,I was there one late evening & got lots of ghostly like figures which spoils the shots
Strobe 14 1.3k United States
14 Jan 2008 1:21PM
Great image and atmosphere
panda 17 5 1 England
14 Jan 2008 2:12PM
I think this would be a great shot without the fisheye, although it possibly adds a bit of depth, wonderful capture.

Regards Phil
Richsr 14 91 223 England
14 Jan 2008 3:23PM
like the colours and details in this - very rare indeed to find no one in this street.
Regards Richard.
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2008 4:18PM
Lovely light and subtle colours. I know what you mean about The Shambles; very unusual.

Libby_M 14 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2008 4:53PM
what a fab detailed well light street
no shops that good only shops i like are camera shops
the different textures are great
well taken
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
14 Jan 2008 4:53PM
Great shot with lovely detail throughout. The bit of light under the eaves on the right is very catchy. I also love the detail in the cobble stones.
microchip 14 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2008 4:57PM
Great shot super detail on the flags and cobblestones ,
SRSmith 14 1 United States
14 Jan 2008 6:16PM
I really like the slight fisheye effect - just makes the shot so novel and unique. Awesome work, Annette!
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
14 Jan 2008 8:34PM
Fabulous shot. Not a soul in sight. Lucky person.
Rogerex 15 32 12 Australia
15 Jan 2008 10:52AM
A great shot of this fascinating place. I wonder how you like the a700 compared with the a100.
Dotrob 15 Wales
15 Jan 2008 1:12PM
Amazing well seen and captured.
GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2008 3:20PM
How lucky you were to have a people free Shambles that must not happen too often, nice capture like the angle it was taken
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
15 Jan 2008 3:34PM
Nice wide angle shot. A real treat to get a pristine street scene.
AndyCRevitt 14 12 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2008 6:00PM
All been said I think. Great detail and love the cobbles.
leons29 13 South Africa
15 Jan 2008 6:41PM
Had to take another look, it really deserved all the attention it got...100
Hoffy 16 262 16 England
15 Jan 2008 6:46PM
Nice street sceen
bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2008 7:12PM
Had to take another look at it. It's such a super picture and reflected in the number of votes.

Super shot Annette.

Caledonia 15 2 Scotland
15 Jan 2008 11:04PM
I've never seen The Shambles empty! There's usually about 500 people milling around. It's just a great shot Annette.
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
16 Jan 2008 3:12AM
Hi ya this is a lovely capture,love the wet of the cobbles,like the way the buildings lean towards each other,you seam to be having greta fun with that fisheye lens,,,Nice one.
cantona43 16 928 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2008 3:44PM
excellent shot wonderful lead in
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
18 Jan 2008 7:17PM
sorry, mum......I´ve missed this...........

Cracking lead in.............

BevHadland 14 13 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 11:51PM
Hi Annette lovely place the Shambles, I have painted this in watercolour a few times, you were lucky to miss the crowds, perhaps for once the wet weather was on your side. The wet has certainly brought to life the flagstone and cobbles, lovely image......Bev
mars 14 England
9 Feb 2008 6:30PM
Wonderful shot, and how interesting!

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