The student, his teeshirt and his results

By mrswoolybill
A b&w conversion of a previous upload. This one was always destined for b&w once the colourful excitement of the moment was over.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism People Black and white Community photography

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fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
20 Sep 2012 8:07AM
Somehow the mono conversion places greater emphasis on the young man. Both versions are first class but this one just edges it for me.


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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Sep 2012 8:19AM
An interesting expression. Suggests he is not that happy but it doesn't look as though the envelope has been opened. I like the two (teachers?) at the back in similar poses, right arm across chest, left hand at chin. The mono does give a more sombre mood.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
20 Sep 2012 8:20AM
Ah those tee-shirts..! They invite many interpretations and stimulate feelings in many occasions. This is a fine example and I like it more in mono, Moira. Seems to be more concentrating.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 8:44AM
Thanks guys. By complete coincidence, Bill has also uploaded a student's teeshirt, from the same morning. No planning involved, honestly!
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 8:47AM
Lovely captured moment.
20 Sep 2012 8:51AM
Yes, mono works better for me Moira.
I do like the “too early in the morning” look about the student.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
20 Sep 2012 8:55AM
How can we expect school children to have a dress code when we see those two officials in the background.The children are fine as its not a school day but I do think the adults should try. No wonder a lot of children have no respect for their teachers.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 8:58AM
By the way - no, he hadn't opened the envelope. Half an hour later it was till unopened, stuffed into his back pocket.
The two men in the background (one parent governor, one teacher) were distributing results. Danny, it was a hot day and the staff do voluntarily give up a large chunk of their holiday every summer to help with the exam results and the fall-out afterwards...
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
20 Sep 2012 9:02AM
Sorry Moira that does not give them an excuse to dress like louts and slouch at their desks.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 9:24AM
do i see dirty knees ?
A cool dude.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 9:56AM
A rather disgruntled expression, "Is this before or after opening the brown envelope?" Very well suited to the monochrome conversion.

Regards Nathan
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
20 Sep 2012 12:51PM
I had to pull my eye away from his very interesting facial expression to see the t shirt.
Mono is perfect for this.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 12:56PM
A very fine mono Moira, capturing a "trying to be nonchalant" expression!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 1:41PM
I don't know how he could resist opening the envelope for so long! A wonderfully bemused expression...
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
20 Sep 2012 2:41PM
I was browsing my faves on EPZ on my iPhone whilst up town having some lunch, and thought this was Harry Potter! A closer inspection revealed it wasn't...Wink
A great photo journalistic shot, Moira, and works well in mono, too Smile
Trev Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 4:36PM
I must be a stuffy old woman I am sorry to say the T shirt does not mean anything to me as I don't have any young grandchildren now but it obviously does convey something to other members. I do however like the expression captured and feel maybe the young man felt under pressure if he didn't want to open the envelope until he was able to do so quietly and unobserved, the youngsters are under a lot of pressure in this day and age. No offence meant to anybody.
20 Sep 2012 5:27PM
Mono gives the right result Moira, hope He had the right one's too.

John Smile
20 Sep 2012 8:12PM
Deserves 30 Moira - great sensitive image...

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
21 Sep 2012 5:34AM
Perfect Tee-shirt

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
21 Sep 2012 11:27PM
The B&W departs a certain timelessness to the image. It works well here.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Sep 2012 4:30PM
He appears rather pensive as though he dare not open the envelope to read its contents, a most intriguing candid Moira, you've captured the moment perfectly

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