The teller of tales

By mrswoolybill
The story-telling tent at our recent Arts Week.
Local community events and projects account for most of my photographic activity and a fair amount of Bill's. I see it as a way of giving people pride in the town and reminding them of how much goes on. We have been asked to prepare an exhibition of community photographs for a visit by Prince Edward next month, and also to be on hand to photograph the event and talk about what we do. The colour version of this one is included in the display, along with Baskets from a couple of weeks ago.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Community photography

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24 Jun 2013 8:17AM
Those 2 at the front look totally enthralled. Hopefully they'll be encouraged to investigate books, and not just screens.

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widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
24 Jun 2013 8:22AM

Quote:Those 2 at the front look totally enthralled. Hopefully they'll be encouraged to investigate books, and not just screens.

He's an auld fashioned bugger , books ? whit are they GrinGrinGrinGrin

Rod
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
24 Jun 2013 8:43AM
will that be arise Lord & Lady Woolybill? WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
24 Jun 2013 9:19AM
Aw that really tells a story so to speak Smile
Congratulations for the exhibition, how wonderful!

Sarah *
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 72 14 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 9:26AM
A great image Moira, congrats on the exibition, SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
24 Jun 2013 9:35AM
That would be great, Moira! Such an exhibition would speak volumes and tell the story of the communal events beautifully. So well taken, a beautiful B&W photograph.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
24 Jun 2013 10:59AM
A wonderful opportunity and recognition for what you do as well, Moira. The guy on the left looks a little less captivated Smile

Dave
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
24 Jun 2013 11:12AM
I like the way the toys are giving such rapt attention. Smile
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
24 Jun 2013 11:20AM
Steady on Moira,
There are a few people getting into a bit of bother recently after telling tales to the press !!
At least you have the photographic evidence too,so perhaps the Americans will leave you alone !!
Mick.
24 Jun 2013 11:50AM
Great expressions especially from some of the adults
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
24 Jun 2013 12:06PM
Oh, yes...been there, done that when my children were small. Imagine sleeping over night in a tent with 8 six year olds.....quite an adventure!
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 12:44PM
An excellent project Moira - and good luck with the exhibition. I imagine it will be difficult choosing which images to put in and which to leave out.
Ann
mrswoolybill Plus
9 968 1494 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 1:04PM
We're back from our morning meeting, thanks to everyone who has called in here.

Quote:I imagine it will be difficult choosing which images to put in and which to leave out.

We put together a shortlist, the Vicar made the decisions.

Quote:Such an exhibition would speak volumes and tell the story of the communal events beautifully.

That's the idea. There'll be representatives on hand to explain the various activities.

Quote:A wonderful opportunity and recognition for what you do as well, Moira.

Thanks for that. There's a chance that Bill will be explaining what we do while I get the pictures. A lot still has to be sorted out.
Our problem is that we shall need to be on three different floors at once. But we have access all areas, whereas the press will be confined to the lower part of the building. Smug? Moi?
Moira
danbrann Plus
12 621 17
24 Jun 2013 1:43PM
Just watch what you are pressing on the lower part of the building. I'm sure you will manage it and come out with a card full of goodies.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
24 Jun 2013 2:18PM
A great capture from this event, Moira, and well done on getting the commission, I think you and Bill are well suited to providing this sort of work Wink
Trev Smile
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 5:44PM
Love the storytellers expression Smile

Thankyou so much for your award on my upload today..really appreciated Smile

Gareth Smile
24 Jun 2013 6:16PM
An unusual and very good shot Moira. Good idea to go Mono, I think the colour version might look a bit messy.

John Smile
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
24 Jun 2013 7:27PM
Great comp., Moira. The eye is drawn to that story teller and her expressive hand and face.

I like your commentary about shooting local. Your primary purpose might be " . . . a way of giving people pride in the town and reminding them of how much goes on . . . " but it also servers the purpose of showing distant viewers that we are all so very much alike -- in spite of what a lot of people would have us believe.
-=\Walter
PS -- Ok, I'm back off the soap box. :-o
mrswoolybill Plus
9 968 1494 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 7:35PM

Quote:I think the colour version might look a bit messy.

Spot on. Particularly the green showing through the tent-flap is a real pain.

Quote:showing distant viewers that we are all so very much alike -- in spite of what a lot of people would have us believe.

I like you on your soapbox, Walter Wink
My feelings exactly.
Moira
24 Jun 2013 7:45PM

Quote:.He's an auld fashioned bugger , books ? whit are they GrinGrinGrinGrin

Rod



Well, Rod, a "book" is something similar to the cave paintings that provide much of your entertainment north of Civilization. You know, those rudimentary daubs you gaze at, trance-like, as temporary relief from hitting each other over the head with your clubs. Imagine ( yes, I know that's an unfamiliar concept ) some of these daubs copied onto pieces of dried haggis pelt, some in the familiar colour of your famous Wode, others in black and white ( what we call "writing" ), the whole encapsulated 'twixt two sheets of solidified porridge. That is the closest you'll probably get to a "book."
mrswoolybill Plus
9 968 1494 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 7:55PM
I'm keeping well out of this one. But heaven help us when we get to the Scots' independence referendum...
Moira
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
24 Jun 2013 8:00PM
Fascinating expression

Peter
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
24 Jun 2013 8:09PM
Alan , that sounds guid i will look forward tae readin wan of those if they become popular GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin As for independence Mo, BRING IT ON TongueTongueTongue
25 Jun 2013 1:07AM
Now who would be more perfect than you and Bill for the job. This is a great image Moira. I like the animation on the readers face. ......Sandy
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
25 Jun 2013 2:21PM
So cool what you have been asked to do! Such an honour Smile

I love that little girl's smiley face Grin

Excellent capture of the moment, Moira.

Andrew

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