The Watcher

By mrswoolybill
I normally avoid trawling through the archives. But recently, another member and I were discussing motion blur combined with flash, and I hunted back for this image . It reminded me that I had intended to upload more but never got round to it. So, today and next week, the Watcher returns.
I've gone back to the colour images and reworked the b&w conversions from scratch. You won't get to see the colour originals, the décor in this hall is quite unbelievably vile...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Sports and action

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
27 Mar 2014 7:51AM
or "The Wallflower" GrinGrin

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NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 7:52AM
That's me...

A wonderfully captured image, I particularly like the movement...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 108 14 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 7:54AM
He is looking intently at something Moira? Like ths image, well capturedSmile

Cliff
The very thing Moira! and just the right activity to have used it. Perfect. You are right about the decor too...it's horrendous Smile
27 Mar 2014 7:58AM
Good movement, but really they should be dancing around their handbags.
Dancing is another thing I've never really understood... I tend to put it in the same box as competitive sports.
Really, Moira, I'm so culturally isolated.


Alan
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 8:18AM

Quote:or "The Wallflower"


Quote:He is looking intently at something Moira?

I was tempted to call this The Voyeur, he seemed to be watching legs a lot.

Quote:Good movement, but really they should be dancing around their handbags.

No, this is a ceilidh, proper dancing.

Quote:Dancing is another thing I've never really understood... I tend to put it in the same box as competitive sports.

But great fun to photograph, both of them... And it's a perfect excuse for not dancing/playing.
Cheers folks. I'll be out the next couple of days, I'll catch up here when I can.
Moira
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
27 Mar 2014 8:25AM
Great movement captured here, Moira, but would love to see the 'vile' décor Wink Carol
27 Mar 2014 8:30AM
great candid capturing movement/non movement
wonder what he is thinking about
and the other two against the wall also intrigue me
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 8:32AM

Quote:would love to see the 'vile' décor

Think orange, yellow, red; but somewhat shabby...
Moira
Does he watch the dancing or the dancers one wonders?

Dougie
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
27 Mar 2014 9:17AM

Quote:would love to see the 'vile' décor
Think orange, yellow, red; but somewhat shabby...
Moira

is that `shabby chic?' WinkGrinGrin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
27 Mar 2014 9:39AM
Aah everybody, get on the floor, let's dance!
Don't fight your feelings, give yourself a chance!
Shake shake shake, shake shake shake
Shake your booty! Shake your booty!
........... K.C. And The Sunshine Band

I can't act, can't sing..... and I can't dance even a little!!!

Dave
dudler Plus
13 467 906 England
27 Mar 2014 9:45AM
Watching is but a single step from pointing a camera...
jadus 5 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 9:59AM
I like the emotion you've captured in this man's pose, Moira, it speaks volumes.

Well done!

Jade
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 10:06AM
A great study of the 'watcher' - is he studying the girls dancing, or is he miles away in his own thoughts!
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
27 Mar 2014 10:53AM
We know what Moira Wink
Ron
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
27 Mar 2014 11:27AM
A great example of motion blur.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
27 Mar 2014 11:49AM
I love the movement in this one, Moira.
ken
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
27 Mar 2014 12:30PM
I'm turning my back to that lady with the camera. Great movement captured.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 12:34PM
Super capture.Smile
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
27 Mar 2014 2:48PM
Yes,certainly looks like a leg watcher here Moira.
Nothing wrong with that I feel.
Although I do prefer to see the legs static !!
Mick.
27 Mar 2014 3:11PM
Very nice..I've only recently learned about motion blur..(I need lots of practice) this photo looks very retro Smile
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
27 Mar 2014 3:26PM
I'm with him. A watcher, not so much a doer.
Well I used to Do, but now I Don't (or can't)
Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
27 Mar 2014 3:45PM
He seems to have moved very little between this and the other shot in your link, Moira! Grin This reminds me of a Saturday night at our local club, with dancers err, dancing to the entertainment! To me, dancing's a waste of good energy, and I tend to sit and enjoy the music like him on the right. Good for long exposures, though.... Wink
Trev Smile
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
27 Mar 2014 6:20PM
I know that feeling well, would love to join in but can't dance to save my life.
2 left feet and no co-ordination at all.
Would it be a safe bet to say one of the colours in the wallpaper is red?

Great Capture Moira.

Dave.
27 Mar 2014 6:22PM
This works REALLY well Moira, and so did your advice on putting Pic's on computer, so a BIG thanks for that.

John Smile
Ray42 8 3 England
28 Mar 2014 6:41AM
I agree with John - this works really well
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
29 Mar 2014 9:58PM
I like the feeling of movement in this one Moira, I guess they are either country dancing or line dancing
1 Apr 2014 7:16PM
This is up there with the Zumba shot for me.
L

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