Waiting

By mrswoolybill
The mannequin has been stranded in the local RSPCA shop window for an awfully long time.
I got the composition that I wanted, I knew that reflections would be a problem. But I do wish they would move that sign board...
I would have stayed longer but I was waylaid by a local yokel. 'If you're a journalist, you need to be in the pubs. That's where everyone is, that's where you can make money'.
My reply was basically 'I'm not. No way. I don't want to.'
Thanks for looking,
Moira

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

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Comments


bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
16 Sep 2020 7:52AM
great composition - very clever Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2276 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 7:54AM
Thanks for the UA, Ollie!
DaveRyder Plus
6 4.7k 7 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 7:55AM
Lovely picture Moira.
Why is it a camera, to others, implies we're something we're not.
I quite like the reflections, they seem to add rather than detract from this one.

Very good reflective story telling..

Missed the bus ; again..!
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
16 Sep 2020 8:03AM
The mannequin looks longingly at the Bus, planning it's escape to Prudhoe
and the view from a different window...
Nice work Moira.

Dave.
FabioKeiner 7 111 1 Austria
16 Sep 2020 8:12AM
very best
jacomes Plus
5 26 22 Portugal
16 Sep 2020 8:37AM
Nice one Moira. and I saw the same story as Dave (mystere).
Alfie_P Plus
13 743 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 8:46AM
Lovely content in this image Moira, I feel the mannequin is longing for one of those masks that the woman is wearing 😁

😎
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
16 Sep 2020 8:46AM
Local yokels always think they know best 😁😁
16 Sep 2020 9:07AM
Only dummies are envious of the new World, Moira.
Very well positioned for this shot.

JohnSmile
saltireblue Plus
10 11.1k 68 Norway
16 Sep 2020 9:09AM

Quote:planning it's escape to Prudhoe

No, Dave...from Prudhoe, not to it!
The sign doesn't bother me at all, indeed, he seems to be peering round it, unobtrusively.

Quote:My reply was basically 'I'm not. No way. I don't want to.'

Or, as we mortals say, F'cough'Wink
franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 9:19AM
Very good, Moira.

A double woolybill award day.Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2276 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 9:20AM
Thank you Ken! And thanks everyone.
16 Sep 2020 9:47AM
a straight winner⭐
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2276 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 10:21AM
Thank you Leo!
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
16 Sep 2020 10:38AM
"No, that's not my bus" he seems to be thinking! A very well seen and framed capture, Moira 😃👍
Trev 😀
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 700 England
16 Sep 2020 11:38AM
Nicely done Moira.
Interesting, we have a 10B bus too.

Quote:If you're a journalist, you need to be in the pubs

Conjures up images of Fleet Street in its heyday.
clicknimagine Plus
10 713 101 India
16 Sep 2020 11:49AM
Well observed and established the relation, love the composition...
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2276 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 12:16PM
Thanks guys, and thanks Somnath for the UA.
chase Plus
15 1.8k 457 England
16 Sep 2020 12:20PM
At least your mannequin has a head ! Wink
Fefe Plus
8 53 34 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 12:48PM
...and the mannequin says " I wonder how long I will wait to wear a pair of trousers with a USA logo on the calf"
mac Plus
19 8 Scotland
16 Sep 2020 1:45PM
A well constructed image, and waiting until all the components are in place. I like the lady leaving the bus who fills the otherwise blank space. Excellent mono image.
Ian
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
16 Sep 2020 2:32PM
So very well composed Moira. You've put a lot of thought into this and it works really well.
manicam 16 44 1 Canada
16 Sep 2020 3:05PM
Wow 🤩 the caption and the image are perfect 👌
Sherman
Robert51 11 7 107 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 3:31PM
Love the way this looks as if he spying on the lady the other side of the road. The sign makes it look as if he is peering around it. Great job...
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2276 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 3:43PM
Thanks to everyone and thanks Ian for the UA.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2276 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 5:42PM
And thanks Joop!
16 Sep 2020 6:19PM
Partial transparency, partial reflections - you do this type of shot soooo well.
David
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 8:00PM
Such a good eye for such an excellent composition...
Isabel GrinGrin
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 8:06PM
“Who’s that getting off the bus?” Superb street photography Moira.
Alfie
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
16 Sep 2020 8:43PM
The reflections leave no doubt that the head is inside wishing to be outside!
the gal and the bus may collide if she is not fast enough

lots of stories here!
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2276 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2020 9:16PM
Thanks again, and thanks to Alfie and David for their UAs.
16 Sep 2020 10:34PM
Beautifully taken and composed.

LorySmile
rambler Plus
12 1.0k 17 England
16 Sep 2020 11:43PM
Great fun Moira
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2276 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2020 7:17AM
Thanks Ken, and thanks again everyone!

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