It's history now 3

By mrswoolybill
Closing the book...
I took on board the comments on last Thursday's upload, here's a cropped version without the peripheral figures.
Local historian Jim Standish, signing copies of his book about the nearby village of Mickley, watched by his grandson.
Thanks for looking,

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Jan 2013 7:51AM
The best of the series imo, Moira, an excellent crop. Carol

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Great B&W image
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
21 Jan 2013 8:08AM
IMO this square crop has produced the best of the bunch!

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
21 Jan 2013 8:19AM
nice and bright, lots of detail...good job, well done Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
21 Jan 2013 8:38AM
Excellent again, Moira. Love the boy's interest and their mutual sentiment over the subject which is quite readable from the photograph.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1917 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 8:43AM
Thanks early birds. I resisted the crop for a while but I do like the result.
The original frame was composed carefully to include a lot more of the books on the table. The Local History Society had asked me to take the pictures for publicity purposes, so the actual books were rather important! But this focuses better on the human story.
We spent yesterday morning digging the road clear and might as well not have bothered, we're snowed in again. I think it's going to be a long week.
Phil_L 9 19 1 Wales
21 Jan 2013 9:08AM
As you say....the original worked well for the wider context. This more intimate.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 9:09AM
Leaving the best till last Moira great historical capture
21 Jan 2013 9:41AM
An excellent b/w capture
Excellent crop. good detail and tones, for me this is a much better crop more intimate and works well in mono. good processing well presented.

PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 9:47AM
Spanning generations. Wonderful shot really suits mono. Love it. paul
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
21 Jan 2013 10:19AM
I think this is the best one of the series
Richsr 11 91 223 England
21 Jan 2013 10:30AM
Like the intimacy that this crop gives Moria
Regards Richard
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
21 Jan 2013 10:46AM
Yes, this is my favourite of the series, with perfect composition and wonderful light!
Now if you could only clone out that candy bar Smile
21 Jan 2013 10:47AM
The crop certainly pulls all the elements together nicely Moira.


it would take me hours to dig the snow of the road here, there's so little and so well spaced out
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 10:53AM
Tighter and for me a greater sense of togetherness. "Two people generations apart being brought together, how often do we see such events in our everyday lives?"

Regards Nathan Grin
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1917 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 11:03AM
Three people have mentioned intimacy, that's what I was trying to achieve. Thanks again.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
21 Jan 2013 11:39AM
This version tells, I feel, a different story to the first. That was an overview of the situation around his person, his being there, whereas this is on a far more personal level. This is a private moment, the previous a public one.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
21 Jan 2013 12:24PM
Malc put it well, this is the person, the previous was the occasion.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
21 Jan 2013 12:47PM
I do like this version a lot Moira. One to be treasured by the family. Some day the little boy will say, and this was my Grampa........Sandy
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 1:07PM

Quote:Three people have mentioned intimacy, that's what I was trying to achieve. Thanks again.

The word I was searching for...........
This is the best for meSmile
Herge88 11 40 4 England
21 Jan 2013 1:16PM
Another fine mono conversion Moira, suits the subject matter perfectly.

Best Matt
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 1:37PM
The crop works really well Moira.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
21 Jan 2013 3:07PM
Good crop, Moira, think this works better comparing it to the original Wink
Trev Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
21 Jan 2013 3:52PM
Yep, this works much better in my opinion, Moira. It's more like the very first one and you know how much I love that one Smile The moment seems cosier this way.

Lelah 5 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 4:50PM
I love this image, the connection between young and old, the book containing knowledge that the elder person is passing on to the younger, the closeness of the two people, I am so pleased to say that I have given this image my first ever User Award. LilianGrin
Tibetan 5 3 England
21 Jan 2013 5:17PM
Nice one good mono, speaks it's own story Moira, like it!, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 5:22PM
Wonderful image, Moira, awesome in black and white, very nostalgic image.
Well done.
Darryl. x SmileSmile
21 Jan 2013 5:59PM
Yep, this works VERY well Moira.

John Smile
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 6:41PM
It's a beautifully captured moment.
mugshotmyk 6 3 9 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 6:53PM
One of those special moments. A genuinely fine capture. Top marks, m'dear, it's one for you (and subjects) to cherish.
21 Jan 2013 7:20PM
As I was scrolling down the word "intimate" caught my eye - it is the word I have in my own mind Moira. An excellent image.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
21 Jan 2013 8:26PM
Very very good

21 Jan 2013 9:37PM
Didn't see the original, but this is excellent. Don
21 Jan 2013 11:45PM
Like the communication going on, quite tender!
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
22 Jan 2013 12:53AM
This cropping works well, Moira.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 8:50AM
The crop has really made the picture come a live, the interaction is great, I really like this shot Moira.SmileSmileSmile

22 Jan 2013 10:51AM
Excelente, esos detalle solo lo da el blanco y negro..
LexEquine 11 19 United States
22 Jan 2013 7:53PM
'Superbly toned monochrome reportage Candid,' Moira!

~ Peter Smile
KNS 8 106 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 11:07AM
Like this - beautifully composed ( not seen the original as yet ) mono adds mood....
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Jan 2013 10:04PM
An even better image without the distractions that were present the previous time you uploaded it. A classic reload Moira you've captured this moment in time perfectly

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