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The Ones We Can't Let Get Away

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The Ones We Can't Let Get Away

24 Jan 2021 2:51PM   Views : 1012 Unique : 553

I've never gone along with the concept of a "walk around lens" and the idea that we should be poised ready at all times for that moment when something amazing happens right in front of us. I would argue it never does, but of course it might once ot twice in a lifetime. What I can go along with is the idea of always having a camera with us and always being able to deploy it in a reasonably short timeframe. We do come across things that just can't be allowed to go unphotographed and there is usually enough time to do something about it. It may be an object, a scene, an opportunity, but it shouts out "Shoot me!" and we have to oblige.

The first one is from Whitby and it's all about red. Sister-in-law Diane was dressed in a Red Coat and she passed a Very Red Cafe. Now, this just had to be set up before we moved on.
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A little further on came my reward for being in Whitby on another trip, the very wet April one, and I just could not pass a red, freshly painted letterbox.
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Still in Whitby, I just came across this little scene and it looks as though two goths are incredulous that the photographer has actually fallen asleep whilst standing up. Perhaps he had, perhaps he had just has a long blink. If it's you, you can perhaps let me know?
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We visit a lot of castles and when a suitable shelf within a wall is found then it's obvious that we need a Small Person to pop inside it. Modelled by a very young and very happy to oblige Sophie.
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A set up candid, if that's not a contradiction in terms, of a scene I have seen many times as people appreciate this fine painting in Manchester Art Gallery.
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Bethany was searching for Ed Sheeran, so I took the opportunity to capture the intensity of her search, lit by her iPhone.
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Georgia with full attention on her iPad, a similar idea but gorgeous colours to add to the effect.
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And if one green bottle should accidentally fall.....just not possible to walk past this and not record it for posterity.
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I asked the girls to pose for this at the NEC exhibition as I thought the setup was quite cute.
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Frankie Valli being presented with a birthday cake on stage at Manchester by his sons. There would be no excuses for missing this one.
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All about colour at a wedding reception. I asked the barman to pose and he was happy to oblige.
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Phil had been mounting and framing pictures for us for many years and we thought he'd never retire, but here we found him on the day he closed his shop for the last time.
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Brother-in-law Mark shot at Usk Castle. The light was magnificent so the shot had to be made.
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We were just coming out of the Trafford Centre, a rare visit for me as I hate shopping, when Sue said, "Watch out for that frog!" So I didn't tread on it but lay on the floor to photograph it insted. Focusing by moving the camera in small increments and shooting several shots. The camera was on the floor, so no camera shake.
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Sue in playful mood was zapped three times and here's a triptych as a result. This may never happen again....
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Yes, I can get excited with a yellow wall, but that sun shining on it was just irresistable.
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I was thinking of Pacman when someone started to segment an orange, so here's Pacorange.
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24 Jan 2021 4:46PM
The action always seems to happen when I don't have a camera with me.

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