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29 Dec 2012 1:55PM
buffoons?! i was going to say well spotted but the size of it says differently. the urban dictionarys says .....

good and amusing capture

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 1:58PM
thanks graham for that link ... so it is true !!!!
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
29 Dec 2012 2:05PM
Coloured version for me, Barbs, and no doubt the definition of ACAB is what you think it is, unfortunately there are the minority of people who don't have any time for the police. Carol
29 Dec 2012 2:05PM
looks like your reporting was bang on the money BarbaraWinkTongue
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Dec 2012 2:23PM
V1 is garish, but it grabs ones attention--- v2 highlights the face and letters best, a great find!
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1767 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 2:25PM
I'd query the word All... In the light of the Hillsborough report, and the call for an independent review of the conviction of 500 miners in 1984, my faith in the police is not 100%.
B&W is darker, grittier, more appropriate.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 2:30PM

Quote:I'd query the word All... In the light of the Hillsborough report, and the call for an independent review of the conviction of 500 miners in 1984, my faith in the police is not 100%.

Actually I reckon quite a few MPs must have those tattoos . . . .
Both versions are powerful but the b&w comes over as more so. The influence of the strong, irregular horizontals in leading the eye step by step towards the graffito is more marked.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
29 Dec 2012 2:48PM
You made a great photo of this interesting find Barbara !! I also prefer the colour here Smile
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
29 Dec 2012 2:49PM
The mono adds to the bleak feel of the whole business! I think I prefer colour though saddens me to read the message which thankfully simply isn't true.

Humblebee 5 1 England
29 Dec 2012 2:58PM
Well spotted and captured ... always going to be some bad apples in the barrel. fortunately have never come across any .. prefer v1 a very striking image ... Carol
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
29 Dec 2012 3:00PM
Very interesting shot
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 3:21PM
Is this Urban Chic or Urban Cheek? Super sharp image.
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 3:30PM
Cracking shot Barbara, well spotted and captured.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 3:33PM
Mono for me a great find.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 3:38PM
The colour version certainly highlights the graffiti and makes a great image.
It's a pity the generalisation about the ACAB signifies.
Good and bad in every walk of life.
29 Dec 2012 3:42PM
Excellent shot Barbara, I had the four dots (the same meaning) tattood on my arm when i was 16,
Thinking it was really cool!....The stupid things we do when we are young and know it all!!
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 4:18PM
This is fascinating - but I wouldn't want a tattoo like this! Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 4:23PM
A photograph with many hidden tales to be told, as for the acronym well that is purely subjective.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
29 Dec 2012 4:47PM
I think the mono suits this perfectly. A very gritty urban scene.

RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
29 Dec 2012 5:00PM
I would not have known what ACAB was meant to imply, Barbara.........guess I have led too sheltered a lifeWinkWink.
An interesting find on your walk and the derelict area and graffiti does make for a good shot, but I feel it does need the colour to give it's full impact, so it's V 1 for me.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
29 Dec 2012 5:00PM
A well seen shot, Barbs, think it works best in mono. Hope a had a great Christmas Smile
Trev :
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 5:15PM
v1 for me to barbara wonderful colours and detail a cracker nice one Wink
Tibetan 5 3 England
29 Dec 2012 5:58PM
I understood it was true, it was what we used to say in London as youngsters lol. the colour version for me Barbara, I bought a 700 page book of street art from around the world the other month, very high class work the book weighs a ton lol. like it regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
29 Dec 2012 6:00PM
Very nice image Barbara the colour v1 by a whisker over the mono .
Cheers Allen,Smile
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 6:01PM
I agree the mono is my preference too. Paul
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 6:06PM
Theres me thinking someone wanted a taxiTongueTongueWinkWink
8 10 10 England
29 Dec 2012 8:37PM
ACAB? never heard of it Barbara - shows what a sheltered life I lead.Grin I like the colour version - looks like the opening scene of a fantasy film.
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
29 Dec 2012 9:28PM
Well spotted,colour for meSmile
marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 9:48PM
Very nicely done and a great set of contrasts in this image. Nice one Barbara
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 11:02PM
Well, i was thinking Taxi (acab) but i guess i'm wrong, V2 for me Babs, Peter..
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Dec 2012 11:52PM
v2 for me as well. Chris sings this often as a little song. My grandpa told me when I was very young never to trust a copper, funny enough he had a similar song over many verses about the marechausee hunting a guy for exactly nothing, the chorus is very similar in Dutch Smile
astyag 10 12
30 Dec 2012 8:56AM
Colour looks better Smile beautiful stuff, well done
30 Dec 2012 9:07AM
An arresting image - especially the mono. Arrest may have been the cause of the outburst - there is a small but persistent agressive/deluded group of criminals who consider it their right to commit crimes and to raise a complaint when required to take the consequences of their actions. A
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
30 Dec 2012 11:46AM
Wonderful colourful composition, and yes V1 works best for me.
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
30 Dec 2012 3:34PM
Makes you wonder what the factory was about! The colour one works better for me, Barbara. Well captured SmileSmile


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