Blow it!

By woolybill1
The windmill of escapism . . .

Humble thanks to Joline, Matt (Herge88) and Sue (Sue118) for their UAs yesterday. All the more appreciated for being unexpected.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Portraits and people

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
12 Mar 2013 8:52AM
good catch...these wind turbines will catch on one day! WinkGrinGrin

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 8:55AM
A wonderful candid....
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 8:57AM
Superbly timed and excellent Bill.


ps, it's refreshing to see some sort of entertainment in a child's hands that doesn't need batteries!
12 Mar 2013 9:14AM
Excellent! Great reflections - my grandchildren love these too.
jovanovic 6 26 France
12 Mar 2013 9:37AM
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
12 Mar 2013 10:29AM
"The windmill of escapism . . ." What a poetic remark, Bill. I love it, as it expresses it so well. Such a poignant image, and amazingly well taken shot.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
12 Mar 2013 10:31AM
This is a particularly well observed and composed candid ~ like it a lot!

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
12 Mar 2013 11:18AM
Better than Harry Worth impressions, Bill TongueGrinGrin I think the mechanical physics of revolving windmills needs explaining to him though Tongue

Herge88 11 40 4 England
12 Mar 2013 11:36AM
This could be a bit confusing.

Best Matt
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
12 Mar 2013 11:40AM

Quote:This could be a bit confusing.

Best Matt

I was confused for a moment but I am easily confused anyway, a great candid Moira.

oops sorry I mean Bill, this is normally Moira's type of image, I rest my case Re. the confusion.

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
12 Mar 2013 12:21PM
A very clever reflection image.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 1:01PM
Sorry to break the mould but I'm really not sure about this one Bill. It is a sharply captured candid shot but IMHO there is so much going on in there that apart from the title, I am really not sure what I am supposed to be focussing on. I copied your image and cropped it so that there was much less reflection and it made more sense to me. You haven't enabled mods so can't post it but it seems to me that there is more than one image in here and several different ways of getting the best from it.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
12 Mar 2013 1:17PM
A great family capture and do like the reflections in this......Sandy
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 2:56PM
A wonderful capture.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
12 Mar 2013 2:56PM
Only one thing on his mind Bill.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
12 Mar 2013 3:11PM
He seems totally engrossed in his windmill! Smile Unlike Lynne, we are obviously supposed to be focussing on the boy, and the inclusion of the rest of the family behind who he oblivious to enhances the shot Smile
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
12 Mar 2013 3:48PM
Immaculate timing to just catch the yellow windmill at the very edge of the reflection, Bill.
I like the parallel world idea of this one. The dad pushing the pram is part of two worlds, the one with the real people around him, and the world in the reflection with the people who are not real to us as they are only a reflection, part of another world, and not appearing in the real world on the right of the image. The boy is about to share the two exsistences, but is only partly there.
Waffle overBlush

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 5:09PM
Clever use of those windows Bill.
12 Mar 2013 5:46PM
Glad to be 30 on this one Bill, a smashing image, VERY well caught.

John Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 8:55PM
Well I've just spent a very pleasant few minutes trawling through your gallery as I felt sure I had seen this street before - and here it is
Lovely colourful capture.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
16 Mar 2013 12:32AM
You've captured the moment perfectly in this street scene, I like the parallel universe effect, it reminds me a bit of the film "Sliding Doors" which starred Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah

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