Restoring broken lives

By mrswoolybill
I was sitting on a bench in Hexham, looking for street images, but nothing much was happening. But then I saw the shadow in a shop window opposite...
The Restore shop belongs to the Betel charity. They work with vulnerable, broken people, training them to restore second-hand furniture. The work teaches useful skills, it also gives self-confidence, a sense of achievement and pride.
The version is for explanation – for the main upload I was trying to mix shadows and street reflections and I think I was maybe trying too hard. The version does illustrate one of the laws of photography – however slow the shutter speed there will always be One Sharp Foot...
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Street Reflections Black and white Specialist and abstract Saturday shadows

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AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018 7:45AM
Great street and shadow image, well seen and works well in mono.
13 Oct 2018 8:05AM
Everyone has three lives. A public life, a private life, and a broken life.
rambler Plus
13 1.0k 17 England
13 Oct 2018 8:08AM
A great combination of tones, textures and reflections Moira, I am loving the wood grain,

Ken SmileSmileSmile
13 Oct 2018 8:18AM
The version for me. It's helpful to have a fixed point of reference in a world of increasingly blurred lines.

( Note: I think that's quite profound for this hour of the morning )
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2455 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018 8:32AM
Thanks guys, thanks Ken for the UA.
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018 8:35AM
Both are interesting, Moira.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018 8:37AM
An excellent lead image Moira. Thank goodness places like this still exist.

cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
13 Oct 2018 9:12AM
That's one smart step (v1) SmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
13 Oct 2018 10:15AM
Very well spotted, Moira - no danger of any Saturday Shadows here, it's grey, wet & windy! 😟 I like the movement in the version, the chap to the right is almost still, yet the woman seems to be rushing by 🏃‍♀️
Trev 😀
Zydeco_Joe 15 84 1 England
13 Oct 2018 12:26PM
It proves that the harder you try the better the image. Great work like both. Like the one sharp foot that's all it needed.
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
13 Oct 2018 1:15PM
I think you accomplished your goal. I like the lead tells its story well.
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018 2:24PM
A story well told.Smile
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
13 Oct 2018 3:40PM
very well observed
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2455 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018 5:05PM
My thnks to Ollie and Alfie / Maurice for their UAs, and to everyone who has called in here!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018 6:17PM
Both variants are great! Excellent photography...
Isabel GrinGrin
14 Oct 2018 7:46AM
A wonderful project Moira.
I do like the foot Smile


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