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'The Waiter'

By Sezz    
One from my trip 'Up North' in May as I have no new material - hope to rectify that next week with another trip to Scotland, this time the Trossachs Smile

This was taken in Edinburgh, I couldn't help but peep down all the 'Closes' and Wynds' I found them fascinating.

Closes and wynds are narrow lanes running out south and north off the Royal Mile. This is why, when looking at a map, the Royal Mile resembles a fish bone. Each close has a name, usually associated with the owner of tenements on that close.

Thanks as always for your time, your thoughts/comments are very welcome
Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: Architecture Black and white

Voters: carmenfuchs, BERTRAM, Richsr and 71 more

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Richsr 14 91 223 England
12 Aug 2009 3:43PM
Like the placement of the man and the bike Sarah - good details and tones too.
Well captured and converted.
Regards Richard.
derekhansen 13 210 24 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 4:27PM
Very nice composition Sarah. Good balance of tones.
andy210966 13 4 119 Wales
12 Aug 2009 4:27PM
Hi Sarah

Love the crop and format of this image which is full of character

scrimmy Plus
13 390 5 Scotland
12 Aug 2009 4:42PM
super crop and image
baclark 12 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 4:47PM
Very pleasing candid, really like the composition and the bike adds that extra element. Enjoy your trip next week!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
12 Aug 2009 4:53PM
Great image. Super light.........Sandy
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
12 Aug 2009 5:16PM
Very good light for such a narrow street - great shot.
12 Aug 2009 5:43PM
Yes I would've done the same as you Sarah, I would just have to look down every one, hoping for something interesting to photograph. And you found it with this one, very nice little shot, and suits mono perfectly.

John Smile
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
12 Aug 2009 5:52PM
Excellent mono Sarh. Conveys the scene. Ron.
paulb20 Plus
14 12 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 5:53PM
Interesting passageway and the tight crop keeps the eye focused on the bike and waiter. Like the conversion Sarah.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
12 Aug 2009 7:17PM
very nice.lesley
BreadandShutter 12 16 7 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 7:59PM
Sue_R 15 11 6 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 8:07PM
The tall thin format works really well. Looks good in mono.

Sue Smile
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 8:29PM
I like the composition; a wonderful range of tines in this.

Sezz 16 619 15 England
12 Aug 2009 9:05PM
Thanks for your time, comments and votes, really appreciated Smile

Sarah x
Dave87 14 42 5 England
12 Aug 2009 9:37PM
Iíve lost count of the years that Iíve sat on hard wooden and plastic camera club chairs on competition evenings when the many smashing visiting judges with loads of RPS and PAGB letters after their names have picked up the two pieces of mounting board (normally on offer at most camera clubs on competition evenings) and held them up against the pictures on the evening and suggested that the photographer should crop the picture - like this!!

I totally agree with them!! Long and thin in this case works a real treat. Superbly composed shot - gets top marks. Smashing.

Sezz 16 619 15 England
12 Aug 2009 9:50PM
Thanks Dave Smile
This was actually even longer, was quite difficult to know where to crop!

Sarah x
fatherpie 13 18 12 England
12 Aug 2009 9:54PM
One of the best images I've seen this week. Love it
Dave Smile
ps saw this on Flickr and just had to see if it was here!!
Sezz 16 619 15 England
12 Aug 2009 9:58PM
I'm honored Dave - thank you so much for your award Smile

Sarah x
Dave87 14 42 5 England
12 Aug 2009 10:02PM
Thanks Sarah. As photographers itís sometimes hard to crop our pictures heavily like this - but in this case I have to agree with the judges - it works extremely well. Love it.

chris-p Plus
16 75 England
12 Aug 2009 10:17PM
One of my very favourites of yours .....
mark1309 14 13 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2009 6:21AM
Wonderful shot Sarah, great in black and white and excellent crop,
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
13 Aug 2009 10:50AM
love the crop Sarah

E2 featured foto today too

Sezz 16 619 15 England
13 Aug 2009 10:55AM
Dave, Chris, Mark and Diana - thank you very much, thanks to those who voted also Smile

Sarah x
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2009 11:09AM
Great shot
Wooly 16 112 4 England
13 Aug 2009 11:24AM
Works well Sarah.

If you're planning a trip to the Trossachs, you should send "Landlord" Phil a pm. He's up there. He owes me a couple of favours... and pints that you can stake a claim on!

I'm sure he would be very helpful.

Sezz 16 619 15 England
13 Aug 2009 11:26AM
Thanks Barbara and Alan.
Cheers Alan - I plan to send him a message, tried to meet up last trip but time didn't allow!

Sarah x
15 13 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2009 1:07PM
Composition is spot on Sarah, mono suits this excellent image.

Regards Simon.
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2009 10:58PM
Excellent B&W study Sarah. I hope you enjoy next week in Scotland.

Sezz 16 619 15 England
14 Aug 2009 11:55AM
Thanks Simon & Nigel Smile

Sarah x
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2009 10:33PM
Just playing catch up Sarah, had a busy week! This is a great image that suits both mono and the crop very well. Well spotted, captured and processed.

wyatturp 16 2 England
16 Aug 2009 3:11PM
Like this a lot, well done
OMG 13 51 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2009 1:57AM
Lovely composition Sarah and the mono conversion is superb. I love it.
John_Horner 16 12 2 England
22 Aug 2009 3:57PM
A cracking image Sarah. Well converted and a great composition.
23 Aug 2009 7:23AM
Excellent image Sarah, the mono is perfect for the scene,
Sezz 16 619 15 England
23 Aug 2009 3:19PM
Thank you gentlemen Smile

Sarah x
Costapix 12 2 Spain
27 Aug 2009 3:37PM
Love it ... nice details and love the bw/tones.
Really cool shot
27 Aug 2009 6:16PM
i add this to my favorites,my friend

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