Teasing Daddy

By woolybill1
Walking back from Derwentwater to the car park in Keswick with our French guests, Saturday November 1st, I saw this little scenario developing fifty yards away on the grassy rise in Crow Park and had time to grab a sequence of four shots, of which three are usable. I am aware of some severe technical deficiencies but, remembering as I do the antics of Misswoolybill when she was that age, I thought the behavioural insight might be amusing.

Version 1: 130mm, 1/400th sec. @ f5.6;
Version 2: 200mm, 1/400th sec. @ f5.6;
Version 3: 200mm, 1/640th sec. @ f5.6; ISO 200

Tags: Lake district Up Photo journalism On With But Keswick Black and white Reportage Clicked Variant Portraits and people Family fun Came

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19 Nov 2008 9:08AM
These are wonderful Bill, they really tell a story, great in black & white.

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AlanBW 10 20 England
19 Nov 2008 9:09AM
Beautiful family set, these images work so well in mono
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2008 9:10AM
A delightful story in photos. Love the mono tones Bill , you have captured this group really well. I can remember times like this as well. Now it is teasing Grandad !
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
19 Nov 2008 9:17AM
an excellent set of images ,Bill...full of life

well seen ,taken and convertet to mono

cheers 4 sharing

danbrann Plus
12 624 17
19 Nov 2008 9:17AM
Family life Bill. Just great.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
19 Nov 2008 9:21AM
Superb sweet family scenes. Excellent shots Bill.
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
19 Nov 2008 9:28AM
Like the use of mono in these Bill, super set of images.
User_Removed 10 7 8 Netherlands
19 Nov 2008 10:04AM
v1 by a mile Bill. And so very good too.
19 Nov 2008 11:00AM
Good takes
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
19 Nov 2008 11:16AM
These work well in Mono Bill - tell a good story - version one is a good comp IMO.
Well seen and captured.
Regards Richard
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
19 Nov 2008 11:17AM
Fantastic story told Bill.I think the choice of mono adds a certain atmosphere to this collection.
cjl47 8 4 3 England
19 Nov 2008 11:30AM
A lovely set of images.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
19 Nov 2008 11:39AM
Lovely set Bill; a bit like a photographic cartoon. Especially V1 works very well by itself too.
19 Nov 2008 11:42AM
Nice to see an entire family interacting. Kids learn so much from this kind of play. Nicely observed Bill.

19 Nov 2008 12:39PM
Love the crops for these Bill, the little girl in V1 makes this a real winner, fine image, Adrian
19 Nov 2008 1:43PM
Three wonderfully composed images. I remember these ocassions all too well.
nice captures.
digipix76 9 577 England
19 Nov 2008 2:58PM
Wonderful set.

Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
19 Nov 2008 3:16PM
Love the letter box shape, and space in this...also position of child in relationship to parents. I wish I'd not seen the other two though as it fills in the gaps in a story that, for me, were better left to imagination.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2008 3:21PM
Huge thanks Pete - I very nearly didn't even post V1!
casson 10 3 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2008 4:03PM
Really like v1 it makes you use your imagination
proz 12 205 United States
19 Nov 2008 4:28PM
happy to be #30 on this one, super shot Bill
19 Nov 2008 4:50PM
superb crops !
excellent series Smile
(& mono !)
19 Nov 2008 4:51PM
just seen ec !
congratulations Smile
19 Nov 2008 5:02PM
Brilliant stuff Bill!
A familiar scene.
Wink Lucy
IainH 11 82
19 Nov 2008 5:06PM
Congratulations Bill, nice one
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
19 Nov 2008 5:54PM
Nice family candids

User_Removed 10 7 8 Netherlands
19 Nov 2008 6:05PM
well deserved Bill, I told you: V1 by a mile. Congrats, Bert
19 Nov 2008 6:06PM
brilliant, a great sequence Bill. Love V1.

John Smile
challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
19 Nov 2008 7:25PM
These are great Bill and congrats on the EC
LesF 10 182 9
19 Nov 2008 7:55PM
THree really good shot and one EC congrats

kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
19 Nov 2008 8:18PM
magical captures Bill, well done on the EC
wyatturp 11 2 England
19 Nov 2008 8:58PM
Very well done Bill so happySmile you got EC on this one , a picture of life

tony64 12 204 9 England
19 Nov 2008 10:43PM
Congratulations Bill! a well deserved EC!
Great shots, although I prefer V1.
alansdottir 8 60 7 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2008 11:02PM
V1 as it stand s so well, on it's own compositionally - but I like the storyline, it is so familiar (only with two playing off each other and one in the pushchair Smile) And congratulations on the EC, too!
imagio 10 12 1 England
19 Nov 2008 11:33PM
Well worth the Ec, congrats Bill

mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
20 Nov 2008 1:58AM
Good little ''story'' Bill.Agree with Pete.Think V1 would stand alone here.And an image that HAD to be mono.Think the colour would have been too distracting.
Good ones.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
20 Nov 2008 2:47AM
Could this be made into a pano? I like it's simplicity-- Jennnnn
looboss 9 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 3:18AM
WEll done that man! congratulations on your EC!!!
sillygirl 8 9 Sweden
20 Nov 2008 7:37AM
Congrat Bill to the EC, your really worth it.
Fab series of shots you got here.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
20 Nov 2008 8:12AM
Congratulations on the EC Bill a really excellent composition which works well in BnW.

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
20 Nov 2008 9:09AM
Well done on the EC Bill - its a strong image.
Regards Richard.
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
20 Nov 2008 9:12AM
Congratulations on your EC Bill. Well deserved.
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 9:41AM
congrats Bill, I missed this yesterday, glad I've seen it now, its a scene that most parents know only to well.
20 Nov 2008 10:43AM
Well deserved EC Bill hope another isn't so far around the corner.

jenquest 14 561 1 Tokelau
20 Nov 2008 12:00PM
A wonderful series of images.
davewaine 9 135 3 England
20 Nov 2008 12:05PM
Love No. 1. Like No. 2. It's the little girl's stance in the main picture. It adds a certain air of detachment.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 1:26PM
Well done you !!!!
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
20 Nov 2008 3:39PM
Glad to catch up with this one today....v1 is fabulous, and well deserving of awards. Well seen.
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
20 Nov 2008 3:51PM
very very well done on the EC Bill, richly deserved

davidhu 11 19 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 4:12PM
V1 is a fine atmospheric shot, with an intriguing feel to it. Congrats on the well deserved EC, you must be over the moon.
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 6:25PM
These are SO good. V1 is a gem. Many congratulations.
nickyv32 9 135 England
20 Nov 2008 9:45PM
Congrats on the RC, great shot

20 Nov 2008 10:46PM
Excellent work Bill and congrats
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 12:47AM
Congrats on the EC. I like to see the sequence of events. Well done for spotting the potential.
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 5:32AM
wow Bill love version 1 and 3 fantastic work well spotted about time you got an EC this tells a lovely story Smile
Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Nov 2008 10:23AM
Get you with the EC! well done Bill...V1 does look great in mono
cjl47 8 4 3 England
21 Nov 2008 10:35AM
Congrats on the EC. Well done.
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
21 Nov 2008 12:56PM
Congratulations Bill...

a very well deserved EC

ollie Smile
22 Nov 2008 5:50PM
Three great images, they work well in b/w.
Congrats on the EC, well deserved.
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 9:52PM
Congrats Bill on your well deseved Ec ,very nice set of images .
fatherpie 8 18 12 England
22 Nov 2008 11:02PM
Well deserved EC Bill - great sequence but v1 is by far the strongest IMHO.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Nov 2008 4:17PM
A delightful series Bill, congratulations on a well deserved EC award
So beautiful! Congrats!
John_Humphreys 10 69 2 Ireland
26 Nov 2008 9:59PM
Lovely shots Bill and congratulations on the EC. John
oppo 10 6 2 Scotland
28 Nov 2008 8:09PM
Congratulations Bill. It certainly does deserve an EC, and If I was on E2 it would get an award from me ! Brilliant photography !

ToothPilot 9 50 4 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 9:55PM
Well deserved EC or PA (new term) Bill. This set of images makes me feel happy!!
Great family shots.
I like 1 best.
18 Dec 2008 4:56PM
C'est magnifique. Congratulations. Francois
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
5 Jan 2009 4:09PM
I dropped by and clicked on this some time ago, but was remiss in leaving a congratulatory note on a well deserved EC!
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 12:23AM
Just superb Bill and so deserving of the award. Love the layers of grey portraying the depth and the family almost in silhouette, but it's the story that the image tells that makes this so special
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26 Jan 2009 3:40AM
Wonderful observation and superb in B&W. Love the crop too.
Nick_Hilton 11 571 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 5:53PM
Your crop suits the image althought my favourite is the frst version with the little girl on her own.

riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
13 Mar 2009 6:44PM
yep 1 with the leaves filling in so well!
Craig99999 7 19 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 11:19AM
Excellent shots
8 May 2009 5:55PM
lovely shots ...i like v1 the best...

i'm feeling bad for the little girl though all on her own.....

any ways good shoot sir !!
22 Jun 2009 12:10PM
Love the photo and thankyou so much for your comments on Ornamental Lake. Regards Sue
ChasD 7 4 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2009 6:32PM
Superb composition. I can see why so many people have voted for it.

Dave87 9 42 5 England
16 Aug 2009 12:28PM
Sometimes us photographers stand there and wonder what to photograph next - then out of the blue an award winning sequence of pictures - just happens to walk by!!

I looked at this series of pictures capturing family life superbly for ages yesterday and again this morning. Hat‘s off to this photographer for capturing this moment in time. Top marks - and walks off with my weekly award. Smashing.

andrejD 7 1 Germany
24 Nov 2009 10:16AM
V1 is wonderfull
nishad1994 6 264 Oman
12 Mar 2010 10:36AM
Lovely captures !! Smile

Roly 9 Wales
2 Sep 2011 11:15PM
Congrats on the EC. Well deserved I reckon.
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
30 Jan 2012 7:58PM


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