Reflective Jacket ...

By sut68      
Taking a break from the Saltwick Dawn shots and going to try this one for size. Taken whilst walking around the engine sheds at Grosmont with Dave.

The hi-vis jackets are a requirement in the yard, health and safety dictate this, so I prefer to work with them photographically, rather than trying to fight them.

I just had to wait for the bloke wearing it to get into a suitable position to have it reflected in this composition. Shortly afterward he moved to a different engine to get that one ready.

Not a lovely sunrise this one and probably not for the masses, so cheers if you made it to here ... have a great weekend.

Paul

Tags: Transport Specialist and abstract Portraits and people

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Comments


conrad 12 10.9k 116
26 Jun 2009 1:52PM
Great idea, and an opportunity well spotted!

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26 Jun 2009 1:55PM
I like it. Makes you wonder what that bright orange is. Good eye on you......Sandy
casson 10 3 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 2:02PM
So different to the norm, well composed.
john
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 2:04PM
Thank you all, already doing better than I expected for a Friday afternoon Wink
26 Jun 2009 2:07PM
well done!
DOGSBODY 7 1.4k 30 England
26 Jun 2009 2:07PM
This is great. It demonstrates a good eye for seeing things and has been very well taken. Andy
angej 11 477 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 2:13PM
very different and works very wellSmile
Simon_Palmer 10 759 11 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 2:14PM
Looks like a goldfish in a bowl. You love fish don't ya, what with the salmon, trout, Tuna and now goldfish, just no stopping ya is there? Excellent shot btw, very different even quirky and I'm a quirky kinda guy, I'd defo give this one wall space.
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 2:15PM
Thanks you lot, what a pleasant surprise ... thought this would sink without a trace on here ... glad it didn't though Smile

Have a great weekend all,
Paul
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 2:16PM
LOL ... very fishy me Simon Wink

Glad you like it mate, hope all's well wiv ya Smile
Simon_Palmer 10 759 11 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 2:20PM

Quote: thought this would sink
Fish don't sink mate, they bob. Wink There ya go new title, 'Bob the Goldfish' and on Charlottes pic today is 'Dennis the Dragonfly' wow it's a cool kind o' day.

I'm real good fanks, in one of my funny moods today, I missed a course of tablets yesterday.
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
26 Jun 2009 2:22PM
I love this type of image - well timed and I like the contrast of colour between the reflected jacket and the rest of the darker image - excellent work Paul Smile

Sarah *
bfgstew 10 668 105 England
26 Jun 2009 2:22PM
Bloody nice shot Mr S, a brave man putting this up, and on A FRIDAY!!!! LOL.
Honestly it is a great industrial shot, I can smell the oil and steam, it feels alive.
As you say, not for the purists, but they are the ones missing out.
Stewart
26 Jun 2009 2:22PM
don't look now
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
26 Jun 2009 2:29PM
It's very good indeed, Paul.
That splash of colour in a largely monotone image really works a treat.
A great opportunity well seen and well taken, and makes an impressive and gritty change from your landscape shots.

Must have been quite liberating not to have been burdened by walking around with your portable Great-Light-and-Tremendous-Sky-with-added-Ocean-and-Lighthouse Machine... ! Wink (Your car must humungous!!!)

Cheers
Bill
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
26 Jun 2009 2:31PM
Saying wot Bill just said Wink
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 2:31PM
PMSL @ Bill ... I tow it behind, it won't fit in the boot. Cost a fortune to put some running gear onto it though Wink This type of photography I like, it recharges my batteries and gives me a buzz.

Take the tablet now Simon, there's a good boy Wink

Cheers all,
Paul
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
26 Jun 2009 2:34PM
You could always get 'er indoors (or is she outdoors at the mo?) to carry it for you!
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 2:39PM
What, wiv her back? Wink

Cheers Andy, that's a huge compliment, thanks for your UA Smile
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
26 Jun 2009 2:43PM
What, she's back already? I thought she was exiled in Leeds! Wink
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 2:51PM
I meant her dodgy back Wink ... she's back Sunday, all being well Bill, cheers Smile
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
26 Jun 2009 2:54PM
I like it a lot paul, reckon a head showing in the reflection would have perfected it but then you'll probably disagree Wink

Still gets my vote though....
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 3:01PM
Don't disagree mate, but I couldn't get it where he was stood without compromising the other elements that set the scene. Had he been a foot shorter then bingo Wink

That said, I do like the abstract'ness? of it Smile
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
26 Jun 2009 3:04PM
Better get the dinner shopping started, then Smile



And the wine shopping....Wink
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 3:16PM
... list already started Bill Sad
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 3:26PM
Really like this mate superbly composed Smile
ian
dazzaman 10 631 England
26 Jun 2009 3:29PM
the reflection is the icing on the cake for me buddy.its very different for you, but as always, youve pulled it off.
love it.
dazza.
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 3:36PM

Quote:I meant her dodgy back ... she's back Sunday, all being well Bill, cheers


I can see it now!! both running towards each other down the platform with arms flung open LOL
you get me drift SmileSmile
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 3:39PM

Quote:I can see it now!! both running towards each other down the platform with arms flung open LOL you get me drift

You old romantic you ... but I'm driving, so unless we decided to stop off to re-enact it, then highly unlikely Wink

Cheers guys,
Paul
Looking for the out of the ordinary is what makes this hobby of ours so much fun. Well spotted and the wait for the moment was worth the effort. Nice splash of colur in this otherwise monochrome image.

Dougie
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
26 Jun 2009 3:49PM
you could have made your own wet patch to make the puddle bigger!! Wink
Adam_H 8 62 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 3:51PM
A great image, i love the contrast between the orange colour and the rest of the image.
Adam..
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 3:55PM
I did that on Saltwick Bay earlier on ... took it all out of me Wink

Cheers guys, have a great weekend,
Paul
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
26 Jun 2009 4:05PM
pmsl....probably what you did too!
dathersmith Plus
9 550 12 England
26 Jun 2009 4:08PM
Very well spotted and executed Paul not sure about the dripping water(?) down the centre wheel though, probably because its in focus and the wheel isn't if you see what I mean.

Darren.
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
26 Jun 2009 4:09PM
Great colours and composition
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
26 Jun 2009 4:14PM
That all impiortant splash of colour, Paul. Ron.
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 4:20PM
Fair enough Darren, but that was one of the components I wanted to keep in shot ... if it doesn't do it for you then fine!!!

Cheers all,
Paul
26 Jun 2009 4:20PM
Extremely well spotted and captured. A very exciting excellent photograph.
Gina
LesF 9 182 9
26 Jun 2009 4:31PM
This will do nicely to go with the set of other cracking shots you have from here, good to see something different as well.
Playing catch up, lets see what else you,ve uploaded this week then.

LesF
JosephLP 7 1
26 Jun 2009 4:39PM
A nice shot
Joseph
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 4:50PM
Thank you all, have a great weekend and an even better weekend.

Paul
Phil_Morgan 10 182 1 Wales
26 Jun 2009 4:54PM

Quote:Had he been a foot shorter then bingo


Invite me one day then, problem solved!! Wink Mind you, it would have to be a really wide puddle as well Tongue

Like it a lot BTW
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 4:59PM
LOL ... will do matey Smile

Cheers fella, hope all's well with you and yours,
Paul
colin63 8 6 England
26 Jun 2009 6:15PM
Great image Paul really like this

Looks great large

Colin
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 6:51PM
Nice one Paul ,

The perspective and d.o.f almost make this look like a macro of a toy train. Which its not , Clever stuff !

Dave
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 7:16PM
Colin, Dave ... cheers guys. Have a great weekend guys, enjoy whatever you get up to.

Paul
Tandberg 13 1.2k 2 England
26 Jun 2009 7:53PM
Gets my vote mate

Like the drip myself odd that aint it
Dave
GrahamNobles 8 9 4 England
26 Jun 2009 9:13PM
Oh, cracking use of dof, and that reflection....
Graham
woodrow 9 153 Scotland
26 Jun 2009 9:14PM
got to say, best one of yours i have seen in ages (yes, i like the others lots) but, contrast between mono and colour, hard metal and water, all key components. well composed, with the step? pointing towards the reflection

deserves at least 1.5 votes Wink

cheers

Paul
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 11:15PM
Cheers Dave & Graham.

Paul, that's a great compliment thanks. I didn't think it would tickle many peoples fancies, but I must confess to be quite blown away by the reaction to it thus far.

Cheers everyone,
Paul
wyatturp 10 2 England
26 Jun 2009 11:19PM
Reflective Jacket, what size do you take got one in the shed, interesting picture , have a good weekend, look out for you on the trainSmile

DougSmile
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2009 11:35PM
XL Doug ... you can't miss me, especially if I'm stood up Wink

Cheers,
Paul
stevieb 12 3.0k 2 Panama
26 Jun 2009 11:55PM
I'm not usually fan of selective colour. But I'll go with this one.
dven Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 7:18AM
Brilliant composition

dven
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
27 Jun 2009 7:51AM
I think it is a great sunrise,one of your best.Well seen Paul.
Tom.
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jun 2009 10:15AM
It's not selective colour per sť Steve, just a dark oily environment with a splash of bright colour. If you look, there are some very small patches of colour dotted around. Cheers though.

Thanks too David and a huge ta for your UA, I never expected to get one ... let alone two Smile

LOL ... sunrise indeed Tom Wink

Thanks all,
Paul
stevieb 12 3.0k 2 Panama
27 Jun 2009 11:12AM
Yep...Specsavers for me Grin
martin.w 14 424 22 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 12:43PM
LOL!

Very well seen Paul, love it Smile
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jun 2009 1:01PM
LOL ... cheers for coming back Steve Smile

Ta too MrW Smile

Paul
2 Jul 2009 4:37PM
Great shot.
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
2 Jul 2009 5:08PM
Thanks Les Grin
AnnieKisster 6 6 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 8:09PM
Great mage, love the gritty detail.
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
23 Sep 2011 1:03PM
Exceptinal!

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