The Bailiff

By woolybill1
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).

Tags: Photo journalism People Specialist and abstract

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 7:57AM
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 !!

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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 8:18AM
Sinister indeed, all that artery clogging fat! Love V1.
23 Mar 2013 8:56AM
V1 for me. Nice composition and superb shadow.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 9:16AM
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
7 17 11 Turkey
23 Mar 2013 9:59AM
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
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
23 Mar 2013 10:09AM
ah those were the days - when you used your chip paper to catch up with the news!! WinkGrinGrin
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
23 Mar 2013 10:45AM
Excellent strong shadow shot that proves that time moves in cycles.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
23 Mar 2013 10:57AM
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
8 6.4k 29 England
23 Mar 2013 11:25AM
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
12 624 17
23 Mar 2013 11:44AM
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
10 27 53 United States
23 Mar 2013 12:38PM
Good shadow, but I love V2.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 12:46PM
V2 for me, but both are nice images, like way you have used the shadow in V1SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

23 Mar 2013 2:21PM
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
8 12 10 England
23 Mar 2013 2:26PM
Very sinister, but a great Saturday Shadows shot, Bill Wink
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
23 Mar 2013 2:39PM
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
12 84 Sweden
23 Mar 2013 3:10PM
Great with the sunglasses or glasses the gives it a bit extra

23 Mar 2013 4:43PM
Splendid composition Bill,
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
24 Mar 2013 2:39AM
It really does look quite ominous.
Nice one, Bill.
Ray42 8 3 England
24 Mar 2013 7:20AM
Two good finds Bill - particularly like v1 - looks like a shot from an Edgar Wallace mystery
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2013 7:46AM

Quote:an image stuffed with intrigue

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

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