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What a load of bowls!

By TrevBatWCC    
Still in Abbey Park, a bit further into the park I came across a bowling match being played on one of the Victoria Bowling Club's greens. Though I guess it's classed as sport & action photography, the action bit here is quite slow, so it didnít need a really fast shutter speed to freeze the action! The last version was actually the first image taken, which inspired my title 😀

Many thanks to Jan (newbe2) for her User Award on my previous upload, Abbey Park , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Devon Torquay People Bowling green Abbey park Sports and action bowling match

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Comments


LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2019 11:33AM
Four fine photos of the game my late husband referred to as 'Old man's marbles'.
5 Aug 2019 11:35AM
Great images

Jan
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2476 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2019 11:37AM
Love these. Sports / action at a very leisurely pace.
We are reaching the age where an awful lot of our acquaintances spend their time doing this...
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
5 Aug 2019 11:52AM
A dangerous sport...played crown green in my day....full of dirty tactics. Heard they were introducing VAR next year 😁😁😁
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
5 Aug 2019 12:17PM
A great set Trev! The lead shot is a smal favorite!
Good work!

Arne Smile
5 Aug 2019 12:23PM
I have often wondered at going and taking some images at a bowls match. Your images have given me more food for thought.

Many thanks.

Gavin
5 Aug 2019 12:53PM
Bowling is the ideal sport. It's basically an hour of drinking beer occasionally interrupted by 6 seconds of exercise...
Smile
p.s. and excellent photography, as usual
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
5 Aug 2019 1:07PM
a fine set ,Trev ...lead is my fav...very well timed
5 Aug 2019 1:13PM
Excellent set
SlowSong Plus
13 10.0k 30 England
5 Aug 2019 1:41PM
My mum plays bowls and I was tempted, briefly. Lovely set, Trev, but they look a bit too serious for me. Tutting in the tea shed. Grin
5 Aug 2019 1:44PM
Interesting images in this set, I like all four.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.6k 79 Norway
5 Aug 2019 2:02PM
My elder brother is Vice President of the Devonshire Bowls Association, and he would be spluttering and Hrumph-ing to hear bowls described as bowling.
I wonder when it will be introduced as an Olympic sport?
5 Aug 2019 2:45PM
Excellent and interesting set of images Trev, V2 is my Fave for the facial expressions👍.

LorySmile
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
5 Aug 2019 3:38PM
Super candid trev.
Ron
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
5 Aug 2019 3:58PM
Some serious bowls going on there Trevor, excellent set
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
5 Aug 2019 4:52PM
My wife is secretary of the local bowls club. She says the members are worse than when she taught in an infant school!!
5 Aug 2019 6:20PM
Great set and title, Trev, fascinating to see 🙂

Dave.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2019 7:06PM
Boy's and their toys!!
a great set Trev..and what a backdrop as well
5 Aug 2019 7:07PM
Wonderful 'action' shots, Trev!!SmileSmile
I wonder how many of those bowls are made from Lignum Vitae!
I think I was 14 when I last played bowls!!

RichardSmile
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2019 7:41PM
Going by those expressions it's serious business. And you've captured the scenes perfectly Trev.
Peter
A brilliant set of images I particularly like the lead image Iím intrigued as-to-what the two chaps in the background are looking at.

Carole
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2019 9:30AM
Well timed lead Trev.
Carole
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2019 10:54AM
They are taking it all so seriously with their whites - I do like your lead Trev.
The groynes are to the left of the beach at St Ives - wasn't expecting to see any there.
KateGrin
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2019 12:38PM
Excellent action set !! GrinGrinGrin
Isabel GrinGrin
11 Aug 2019 1:55PM
For some reason (idiocy!) I missed this on the day of posting until the last minute by which time I had run out of gongs. However, I have returned to dispense my largesse and have a chuckle at this wonderful set. Here is rich comedic potential for a sketch writer!! SmileSmileSmile
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
15 Aug 2019 11:17AM
Delightful set Trev
Ian

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