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
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
27 Mar 2014 7:51AM
or "The Wallflower" GrinGrin

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NDODS 7 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
5 151 16 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 7:54AM
He is looking intently at something Moira? Like ths image, well capturedSmile

Cliff
27 Mar 2014 7:58AM
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
11 1.2k 1918 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 11 199 20 Greece
27 Mar 2014 8:25AM
Great movement captured here, Moira, but would love to see the 'vile' décor Wink Carol
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
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
11 1.2k 1918 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
14 4.8k 28 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
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 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
14 691 1323 England
27 Mar 2014 9:45AM
Watching is but a single step from pointing a camera...
jadus 6 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
7 433 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
15 8 8 England
27 Mar 2014 10:53AM
We know what Moira Wink
Ron
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
27 Mar 2014 11:27AM
A great example of motion blur.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 11:49AM
I love the movement in this one, Moira.
ken
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
27 Mar 2014 12:30PM
I'm turning my back to that lady with the camera. Great movement captured.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 12:34PM
Super capture.Smile
mikbee 11 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
9 7.3k 30 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
9 12 12 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
4 4 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 10 3 England
28 Mar 2014 6:41AM
I agree with John - this works really well
Glostopcat 12 255 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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