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A sinister Saturday Shadow from Beamish Museum, encountered in (of all places) the Chip Shop queue. On the walls were scraps of 100-year-old posters warning of the risks of non-payment of rent (see V2).

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Feb 2013 - 1:13 PM
Focal Length:8.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:+0.33
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Bailiff
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:23 Mar 2013 - 7:50 AM
Tags:People, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract
Variant - ReportVariant - Report


helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 7:57 AM

Good morning Bill - no sun this week so we are all digging deep into the archives WinkWinkWinkWink
I like the ominous shadow with his shades - I hope you had your money ready !!

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 8:18 AM

Sinister indeed, all that artery clogging fat! Love V1.

leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
23 Mar 2013 - 8:56 AM

V1 for me. Nice composition and superb shadow.

NDODS Plus Member 54369 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 9:16 AM

Image number one is brilliant Bill, an image stuffed with intrigue and in many ways a rather menacing undertone. Whilst at the same time image number two has been very well observed and fits in extremely well with the your chosen title.

Regards Nathan

nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 9:59 AM

Nathan has put it so well, Bill.
I just wanted to point the awkwardness of the phrase "drunken cheeses", may be it is not so for a native speaker, but it is to me semantically ambiguous and metaphorically wrong, although I'd love to taste those products.

cats_123 Plus Member 114376 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 10:09 AM

ah those were the days - when you used your chip paper to catch up with the news!! WinkGrinGrin

Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 10:45 AM

Excellent strong shadow shot that proves that time moves in cycles.

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51412 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 10:57 AM

6 penneth of chips with scraps, in vinegar sodden newspaper .... salivating at the memoryTongue Strong shadows, very American looking, and interesting edge interference.

"semantically ambiguous and metaphorically wrong" .... now that is proper critique Smile


SlowSong Plus Member 75489 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 11:25 AM

Unlike any chip shot queue I've ever been in. Top shadow shot.
I especially like the shadow of the guy's glasses.


V1 for me Bill, like that shadow a lot it's becoming very famous indeed,


danbrann Plus Member 11544 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 11:44 AM

I used to eat from this fish and chip shop in Winlaton Mill about 60 years ago and believe me there were some shadowy customers even then.

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 12:38 PM

Good shadow, but I love V2.

Nikonuser1 Plus Member 3Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 12:46 PM

V2 for me, but both are nice images, like way you have used the shadow in V1SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 2:21 PM

A fine and well taken pair of shots here Bill, an interesting find. Fish & Chips served with Bailiff's . Well almost Smile

John Smile

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 2:26 PM

Very sinister, but a great Saturday Shadows shot, Bill Wink
Trev Smile

saltireblue Site Moderator 55045 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway30 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 2:39 PM

The infamous Fish Supper Queue ghost, Bill. Not many have been fortunate enough to capture his shadowy image. The eviction notice is only visible to those that have done as you have and captured his soul on digital film.
Beware of knocks on your door...


jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
23 Mar 2013 - 3:10 PM

Great with the sunglasses or glasses the gives it a bit extra


23 Mar 2013 - 4:43 PM

Splendid composition Bill,

gajewski Plus Member 11gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 2:39 AM

It really does look quite ominous.
Nice one, Bill.

Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 7:20 AM

Two good finds Bill - particularly like v1 - looks like a shot from an Edgar Wallace mystery

SandraKay Plus Member 8233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 7:46 AM

Quote: an image stuffed with intrigue

Couldn't have put it better. A fascinating shot.

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