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I shot this set a couple of weeks ago, sitting on a bench in Newcastle's Northumberland Street opposite the former Virgin/Zavvi store which is being transformed into yet another clothing emporium. The G10 was balanced on my knee, I just watched people passing and pressed the shutter release with my thumb.The light was bright but the gale was bitter, though your archtypical Geordie trudged on as ever. I had to give up after about a minute and go for a coffee as the five layers I wore were not up to keeping me warm. After 42 years living "up here" I'm not a real Geordie yet.

Yes, I'd have liked the big lad a yard to the right, to contrast a flat-pack with a one-pack, but somebody walked in between us. That's what happens in the street.

I am very busy with exam invigilation etc for the next week but will drop in when I can.

Camera:Canon Powershot G10
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:24 May 2010 - 7:11 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street photography
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pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
24 May 2010 - 7:29 AM

excellent set
had the same feeling when i first saw an add for Chanel (for a lady suit, not a perfume !) on a bus shelter Smile

VIKI  9 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 7:35 AM

What fun and worth getting cold for!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 May 2010 - 7:38 AM

love the whole series.. well stopped....!

alighalam  6 Iran, Islamic Republic of1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 7:41 AM

Very nice & meaning series, very well captured.

Mavis Plus Member 13143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 7:46 AM

Must try this one Bill . You have some excellent results Smile

Only thing is , no-one plonks me down somewhere like this and leaves me alone long enough to record good and interesting shots like this so I will have to sit amongst my flowers Smile xxx

cats_123 Plus Member 114352 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 8:03 AM

wonderful set...some hardy folk up there!!!! Wink

Like V1 for the style...V7 for the guy moving at speed. We all have our busy lives

BarryC123  743 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 8:04 AM

Very Cartier-Bresson-ish this !

And no bad thing, either.

V5 my favourite, for some reason.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8749 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1241 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 8:13 AM

Barry, V5 is my favourite too. I'm just annoyed that Bill thought of this first. Wink

fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 8:16 AM

A very fine set of candids and the choice of mono is spot on.


barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 8:22 AM

Great candids
With that backdrop all do work
But V1 for me ...

24 May 2010 - 8:54 AM

How I would have enjoyed being there!! Great captures, all so different!

24 May 2010 - 9:36 AM

Excellent series of images Bill, V5 very definitely shows the wind you were suffering !!! superb candid's.


24 May 2010 - 10:51 AM

Lovely set of people-watching images. My favorite of them is v3 - just fancy the way the three pedestrians are spread evenly in the frame.


Great set of images Bill - well done


freybird  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 11:25 AM

Great set. Geoff

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 May 2010 - 11:26 AM

A great display of real life versus advertisment life


Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 11:55 AM

Obviously not many people pay attention to advertisingSmile

danbrann Plus Member 10536 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 12:04 PM

Have an RC on me Bill. You deserve it for this one.

Evgenya  5 Russian Federation
24 May 2010 - 2:35 PM

Excellent set , Bill.
regards Evgenya

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 3:06 PM

Some nice curves in the BG here Bill.And so glad it is not an out of focus BG too !! Good addition with the FG people,but perhaps not quite so ''curvy'' as I would like to see !!
Super shots.

Last Modified By mikbee at 24 May 2010 - 3:06 PM
SlowSong Plus Member 65212 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 3:29 PM

Well I guess not everyone can be a fashion icon. Smile What a good idea Bill and very telling.

jonwebber  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 5:33 PM

Great stuff, and perseverance too!!

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 6:32 PM

Great set Bill, but V1 for me, it just HAS to be that couple Smile

John Smile

ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 7:18 PM

Good series, Bill, and good mix of people! I like the guy's stride in V3 Smile

My favourite capture, that one.


Roly  8 Wales
24 May 2010 - 7:52 PM

Great set of candids and great idea too Bill.V5 is my favourite.

bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 9:06 PM

excellent Bill..right up my street

wyatturp  9 England
24 May 2010 - 9:09 PM

Bill I like them all, well seen


glyndwr  866 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

I wish I had the courage to get shos like this, great upload Bill.


25 May 2010 - 10:30 PM

bloody great

brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2010 - 9:30 AM

Shapes 'n shapes... well seen as ever Bill, great one again!

Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2010 - 6:20 PM

A splendid set of street scenes Bill, you've depicted ordinary everyday life so well here. I like the different shapes and sizes of the people passing by, they are so much more interesting than the models on the billboard. For some reason these remind me of the Gok Wan fashion program he has on Channel 4 where everyday people get a makeover

Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 92322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 7:49 AM

Looks like you had some great fun there.The bloke in V1 is obviously a fashion icon.The last one for me is the best with the persons all in a hurry.

MickS  10 England14 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 10:14 PM

Watcha Bill,
nice bit of work, aptly B&W
best Mick

helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2010 - 11:20 AM

v5 for me - like the head down and diagonal lines of the lady on the left- could well crop from the right and produce another image here carrying through the diagonal she started

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