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Elderly man returns to his home after explosives were found

By philtaylorphoto  
6 November 2019. William Street, Stubbins, Ramsbottom, Lancashire. The street, and surrounding houses were evacuated after police made a pre planned raid investigating the possibility that improvised explosive devices were being made. Three people have been arrested. Royal Logistics soldiers are seen removing items from the house. An elderley man returns home in the cold, and dark having been evacuated for several hours, to find the stret still full of detectives and soldiers.

Sorry, it's grainy, but sometimes real news needs high ISO slow speeds ans OS to get an image.

Tags: Photo journalism Explosives Evacuated

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11 Nov 2019 7:56PM
Great work!


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dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1605 England
11 Nov 2019 10:19PM
I wonder how long it will be before he feels completely safe again?
philtaylorphoto 18 332 1
11 Nov 2019 10:28PM
Well, such is the nature of news photography. It was dark as a coal cellar on that street, and the wet road, and long shadows add to the drama. The addition of the black and white Scandi Noir look courtesy of Lightroom, and the capturing of a single moment.

In truth, he walked over to the coppers and had a friendly chat with them.

Police statements say that the incident isn't terrorism related, and the journalists are waiting for an update 4 days on

Probably less troubling than two dodgy houses on my street 20 years ago Doublng as brothel and drug den.
GeorgeP Plus
12 57 25 United States
12 Nov 2019 12:17AM
Fantastic shot that tells the story but keeps the guy's privacy. The grain adds to the atmosphere. I wonder what it would have looked like on film!
philtaylorphoto 18 332 1
12 Nov 2019 7:14AM
Well, firstly, you would never have 50,000 ASA on film! As an older photographer, I still find it amazing that I can work in light this low hand held

I suspect the old Kodak 2475 Recordi g Film would look similar.

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