The watcher

By mrswoolybill
Two more photographs from my table at the ceilidh. I was on the door plus selling raffle tickets so I couldn’t get around much. But I could concentrate on the guy at the next table, who in turn was concentrating closely on the dancers. Sometimes too closely.
Previous uploads are here and here.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white

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cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
11 Feb 2010 7:51AM
great sense of movement...well seen

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
11 Feb 2010 8:03AM
An excellent composition, Moira, a wonderful feeling of movement captured here. Carol
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 8:06AM
Mousing over the 2 is a load of fun
clicknimagine Plus
10 641 100 India
11 Feb 2010 8:11AM
very nicely composed, the exposure is spot on, lovely mono conversion too...
digipix76 13 577 England
11 Feb 2010 8:17AM
Oh these are fantastic Moira, been said, but mousing over is funny, almost like he's dancing in his chair.

rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
11 Feb 2010 8:17AM
Relaxing energy, Moira. Ron.
johnnyboy114 11 231 106 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 8:20AM
Like the intensity the guy has while he is watching....makes you woner if he is just resting and out of breath or if there is some other reason for his "staring"....very well captured!
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
11 Feb 2010 8:31AM
love it..very well captured
SandraKay Plus
13 233 4 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 8:34AM
Very good timing. This is my favourite of the set.
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 8:34AM
Love the implied expression on his face! I wonder what he is thinking! Two super images, Moira, excellent movement.
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
11 Feb 2010 8:36AM
Clicking between V1 and 2 looks like the chap in the chair is trying to get out of the way expecting the dancers to land in his lap. - gary
morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 8:36AM
Two superb images Moira, great sense of movement, very well taken.

mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2237 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 8:41AM
Thanks everyone, Gary's got it. I never saw this fellow dance so he wasn't out of breath, just watching legs very intently. Every so often he had to move out of the way in a hurry.
baclark 11 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 8:51AM
Super candid of the ceilidh, looks as if everyone enjoyed themselves!
jools59 11 4 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 9:01AM
Great candid mono how you have captured the movement .... Jools
danbrann 15 640 17
11 Feb 2010 9:20AM
He obviously shares one of my many pastimes Moira.
imagio 13 12 1 England
11 Feb 2010 9:33AM
Great movement Moira, that guy is definitely " bird watching"..

pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 9:37AM
he cud be a dancer unable to dance or he cud be very lonely but a great shot
GalleryGirl 12 4 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 9:40AM
I like your focussing on this one with the sharp 'watcher' and the movement in the dancers. Nice work!

Marilyn x
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2237 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 9:43AM
Oh I was focusing on him Marilyn, and using a slow shutter speed so I was praying he's stay still.
Thanks everyone, got to go and keep Tesco in profit...
Richsr 13 91 223 England
11 Feb 2010 9:47AM
Like the combination of the movement and the static in version one Moria, V2 made me smile.
Regards Richard.
11 Feb 2010 10:41AM
Caught the movement very well Moira, these dances can ruin a good malt, I know from experience,
bobalot 13 10 England
11 Feb 2010 11:08AM
wonderful mono work Moira.

Rgds Bob
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
11 Feb 2010 11:33AM
A great action captured in these shots

Natzdad 11 29 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 11:36AM
V2 for me Moira,too close for comfort ?........Mick
riprap007 15 1.6k 37 England
11 Feb 2010 11:41AM
v1 for me, it's about the angles and movements
SlowSong Plus
11 9.0k 30 England
11 Feb 2010 12:38PM
This looks such fun. We don't get to do this sort of stuff down in London.
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
11 Feb 2010 1:16PM
Well Moira,I have a function to attend tomorrow night,and at my time of life I am a ''watcher'' and not a dancer !! But no doubt at some point I will be dragged on the floor by my wife to ''cut the rug'' !! I have sympathy for the guy,although had it been me,I would have a pint of Guinness in my hand !!
11 Feb 2010 2:17PM
The watcher, watched.

RockArea 13 18 3 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 3:22PM
The sense of movement's great but I do like the intensity of 'the gaze'.
Excellent capture!

kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
11 Feb 2010 3:50PM
he's looking at the dance steps surely Mrs W...nicely observed and taken.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
11 Feb 2010 4:42PM
Two excellent candids, Moira, like how you've captured the movement in the figures dancing. Great stuff.
TrevB Smile
MickyMc 12 8 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 4:55PM
Poor chap wonder why he did not join in?
qosmio 11 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 5:33PM
Great candids - prefer V1.
jonwebber 12 4 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 5:38PM
Great photographs, movement works well indeed.
User_Removed 13 485 13 England
11 Feb 2010 5:56PM
oh i do love it when you do these shots, you are simply the best at these. Can't praise this highly enough Moira

glyndwr 13 66 10 Wales
11 Feb 2010 6:41PM
V1 for me, greater sense of movement.

Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
11 Feb 2010 8:29PM
You've captured some great movement in these Moira
Roly 13 Wales
11 Feb 2010 9:00PM
As others have already said,great sense of movement with the dancers.Perhaps the bloke was just shy or a lousy dancer.
Nigel_95 Plus
14 262 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 9:37PM
I think Dougie has it in a nutshell Moira. Well watched and timed.

Diana 13 2.0k 19 Netherlands
11 Feb 2010 9:40PM
brilliant movement in these Moira

tigertimb 12 40 66 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2010 12:01AM
Love these again Moira; great character study and I like the mix of the motion and stationary
JudeC 13 6 3 England
12 Feb 2010 4:59AM
Hi Moira - lovely images - they work particularly well in B&W - Jude.
Mavis 18 143 2 England
12 Feb 2010 12:13PM
MI5 on the job Smile Never know who's watching . A fine observation Moira xx
MickS 15 23 14 England
12 Feb 2010 11:23PM
Watcha Moira,
couple of excellent action shots.
The tilapia was rubbish, like eating pike or perch but with no flavour.
riprap007 15 1.6k 37 England
15 Feb 2010 9:17AM
really tough decision for my UA this week, but this image just edged it, due to the movement flow Smile

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