Great Yarmouth 1

By mrswoolybill
Starting a little series, mostly street photography, all b&w.
Strange place. I love our seaside resorts out of season, there's nothing more bleak and desolate than an empty ice cream parlour on a rainy day. But I found Great Yarmouth on a sunny day, heaving with visitors, pretty grim too. I think partly it's because we've never done beach holidays, this was unknown territory for me. Very photogenic if not very inviting...
We're going away for a couple of days but hoping to have internet access. So with luck No. 2 in the series will follow tomorrow.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Black and white

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ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 7:30AM
I like it...
The joker face on young boy (life)...
Nice work...


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SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 7:30AM
It's surprising what can be found and I look forward to your series.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
8 Nov 2012 7:32AM
A wonderful find, Moira, this series is going to be most interesting Wink. enjoy your break (yet againGrin) Carol
tony64 Plus
13 204 9 England
8 Nov 2012 7:34AM
Looking forward to these!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
8 Nov 2012 7:46AM
The eye of the photographer must be praised for this, Moira. A GREAT WORK!
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 7:57AM
Excellent find Moira.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 7:58AM
I love the way you find natural ways of dividing your images Moira - this is delightful - such contrast between the two moods
Enjoy your break SmileSmile
8 Nov 2012 8:06AM
Well spotted and captured
Two things so far apart and so much a part of our lives these days, and won't it seems go away.

The Occupy mask against the banking greed and the tracksuit worn by the non athletic almost as a badge of their lack of fitness, is it a protest as well?

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
8 Nov 2012 8:29AM
Is this "Bill "Wink Moira. Well observed as per sey, enjoy your break. The coastline in winter is the best !!
8 Nov 2012 8:30AM
First class urban image....
8 Nov 2012 8:38AM
Excellent, Moira. Can't wait for more...
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
8 Nov 2012 8:50AM
Well seen and worked here Moria, looking forward to more from here
Regards Richard
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
8 Nov 2012 9:10AM
Good bit of street photography Moira.
It is something I am getting quite an interest in. (that camera club again !!)
So will watch this series with interest !!
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
8 Nov 2012 9:33AM
I am intrigued as to what further images of Great Yarmouth will emerge. This one is really very good.
Memo to self: Research how Yarmouth ever became Great!

Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
8 Nov 2012 9:51AM
The face echoes the shadowy, defocussed yoof's face so well. Scarborough off-season was always my favourite time to go!!

I do like Street captures they are not easy and to it well takes some doing, look forward to this series Moira, Great shot from Great Yarmouth,

dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 10:26AM
good timing capture Moira and have a good break.
cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
8 Nov 2012 10:34AM
GY is a place you just have to accept for what it is...thousands of people flock there every year...particularly the old & infirm!! WinkSmile

but you've been `spotted' by the `hoodie'...did you give him a `hug'? GrinGrin
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
8 Nov 2012 11:23AM
Makes one question! A superb piece of street photography Moira, look forward to seeing some more!

Sarah *
RobinF 11 83 1 England
8 Nov 2012 1:15PM

Quote:there's nothing more bleak and desolate than an empty ice cream parlour on a rainy day
How true! Love the shot Moira, very atmospheric and quite telling. Hope you are both well.
kind regards,
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
8 Nov 2012 2:40PM
Love that face on the wall! A great find Moira, and contrast between the two halves of the scene Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 2:54PM
I love this Moira - that mocking face on the wall and the boy in his tracksuit and trainers in this rather depressing part of our country. A great find.
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
8 Nov 2012 3:11PM
He might as well just talk to that wall. Well thought out and anticipated Moira.
AnneWorner Plus
10 620 43 United States
8 Nov 2012 3:13PM
Very much looking forward to this series. Was this one of those "pick your frame and wait images" - it's worked a treat.

SandraKay Plus
10 233 4 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 3:27PM
Ha ha. If only he knew! Love it.
Hop-A-Long Plus
10 52 1 England
8 Nov 2012 4:11PM
fantastic shot Moira.
I love the contrast of the happy face and what looks like not such a happy face walking towards you.

carper123 Plus
6 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 4:26PM
Very creative , Moira, and sets you thinking, nicely thought out.
Well done.
Darryl. Smilex
saltireblue Plus
7 7.5k 33 Norway
8 Nov 2012 4:48PM
Couldn't agree more about the feeling of desolation at a summer seaside town out of season. A bit like seeing the inside of a disco in's never the same as when all the lights are flashing and blinding one in one way or another.

Magnificent juxtaposition in this one.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1850 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 4:48PM
Two User Awards today! Thanks so much to Barbara and Malc.

Quote:Was this one of those "pick your frame and wait images"

It was, Anne. I'd have stayed around for more but Bill was getting bored. As Jeff says, thousands of people flock there every year...particularly the old & infirm!! I was hoping for a mobility scooter, because that's the real story of the town.

Quote:Memo to self: Research how Yarmouth ever became Great!

Very much my sentiments...
This is the first of four shots that I'm really pleased with, all taken within an hour or so.
Thanks folks, we have a few minutes free before other engagements, I'll try to see what's been going on here.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 4:55PM
Interesting picture I feel what's to come will be even more so, you never fail to entertain Moira
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Nov 2012 5:01PM
grim and intriguing.. seems to be direct from a movie!
looks promising from a photographic point of view.
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 5:07PM
Excellent division of the canvas. Well seen, Moira.
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
8 Nov 2012 6:13PM
Great contrast with the walking person

8 Nov 2012 6:34PM
VERY nicely done Moira, a brilliant split and perfect mono.

John Smile
SueEley Plus
11 279 96 Wales
8 Nov 2012 7:39PM
Envy you your project. Seaside out of season is grim - in a fascinating way!
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
8 Nov 2012 10:46PM
Result of research ~ Yarmouth first called Magna (Great) in 1272 in the reign of Edward I, to distinguish it from Little Yarmouth, or Southtown.

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
9 Nov 2012 1:58AM
excellent composition!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1850 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 8:02AM

Quote:Result of research ~ Yarmouth first called Magna (Great) in 1272 in the reign of Edward I, to distinguish it from Little Yarmouth, or Southtown.

Well Grim Yarmouth wouldn't have had the same ring, would it?
Thanks Albert, and everyone else.
Consulo Plus
13 840 10 Scotland
9 Nov 2012 6:39PM
Great timing and observation.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
10 Nov 2012 10:12PM
just wonderful...

a very well seen and composed shot...perfect timing

frz67 Plus
8 10 32 Italy
11 Nov 2012 4:28PM
patience... that's what all we need..... and good eye too
great work Moira

Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
12 Nov 2012 5:29PM
Very well obseerved Moira, it looks like the excellent work of Franken in Cardiff city centre has inspired you. I agree with you regarding the seaside out of season, I really must try and take some more images when I'm next visiting Weston-Super-Mare for work
Very well seen and I really like the point of focus throwing the man out of focus.

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