By woolybill1
I shot this set a couple of weeks ago, sitting on a bench in Newcastle's Northumberland Street opposite the former Virgin/Zavvi store which is being transformed into yet another clothing emporium. The G10 was balanced on my knee, I just watched people passing and pressed the shutter release with my thumb.The light was bright but the gale was bitter, though your archtypical Geordie trudged on as ever. I had to give up after about a minute and go for a coffee as the five layers I wore were not up to keeping me warm. After 42 years living "up here" I'm not a real Geordie yet.

Yes, I'd have liked the big lad a yard to the right, to contrast a flat-pack with a one-pack, but somebody walked in between us. That's what happens in the street.

I am very busy with exam invigilation etc for the next week but will drop in when I can.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Portraits and people

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pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
24 May 2010 7:29AM
excellent set
had the same feeling when i first saw an add for Chanel (for a lady suit, not a perfume !) on a bus shelter Smile
VIKI 14 18 1 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 7:35AM
What fun and worth getting cold for!!!!!!!!!!!!
soulofharmony 11 22 1 Norfolk Island
24 May 2010 7:38AM
love the whole series.. well stopped....!
alighalam 12 1 Iran, Islamic Republic Of
24 May 2010 7:41AM
Very nice & meaning series, very well captured.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
24 May 2010 7:46AM
Must try this one Bill . You have some excellent results Smile

Only thing is , no-one plonks me down somewhere like this and leaves me alone long enough to record good and interesting shots like this so I will have to sit amongst my flowers Smile xxx
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
24 May 2010 8:03AM
wonderful set...some hardy folk up there!!!! Wink

Like V1 for the style...V7 for the guy moving at speed. We all have our busy lives
BarryC123 12 43 25 Ireland
24 May 2010 8:04AM
Very Cartier-Bresson-ish this !

And no bad thing, either.

V5 my favourite, for some reason.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2420 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 8:13AM
Barry, V5 is my favourite too. I'm just annoyed that Bill thought of this first. Wink
fentiger 20 920 24 England
24 May 2010 8:16AM
A very fine set of candids and the choice of mono is spot on.

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 8:22AM
Great candids
With that backdrop all do work
But V1 for me ...
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 8:54AM
How I would have enjoyed being there!! Great captures, all so different!
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 9:36AM
Excellent series of images Bill, V5 very definitely shows the wind you were suffering !!! superb candid's.

AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
24 May 2010 10:51AM
Lovely set of people-watching images. My favorite of them is v3 - just fancy the way the three pedestrians are spread evenly in the frame.
24 May 2010 11:15AM
Great set of images Bill - well done

freybird 14 1 England
24 May 2010 11:25AM
Great set. Geoff
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
24 May 2010 11:26AM
A great display of real life versus advertisment life

Joline Plus
15 34 59 United States
24 May 2010 11:55AM
Obviously not many people pay attention to advertisingSmile
danbrann 16 640 17
24 May 2010 12:04PM
Have an RC on me Bill. You deserve it for this one.
Evgenya 11 Russian Federation
24 May 2010 2:35PM
Excellent set , Bill.
regards Evgenya
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
24 May 2010 3:06PM
Some nice curves in the BG here Bill.And so glad it is not an out of focus BG too !! Good addition with the FG people,but perhaps not quite so ''curvy'' as I would like to see !!
Super shots.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.7k 30 England
24 May 2010 3:29PM
Well I guess not everyone can be a fashion icon. Smile What a good idea Bill and very telling.
jonwebber 12 4 1 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 5:33PM
Great stuff, and perseverance too!!
24 May 2010 6:32PM
Great set Bill, but V1 for me, it just HAS to be that couple Smile

John Smile
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
24 May 2010 7:18PM
Good series, Bill, and good mix of people! I like the guy's stride in V3 Smile

My favourite capture, that one.

Roly 14 Wales
24 May 2010 7:52PM
Great set of candids and great idea too Bill.V5 is my favourite.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
24 May 2010 9:06PM
excellent Bill..right up my street
wyatturp 15 2 England
24 May 2010 9:09PM
Bill I like them all, well seen

glyndwr 14 97 10 Wales
25 May 2010 10:58AM
I wish I had the courage to get shos like this, great upload Bill.

electricsoup 14 30 England
25 May 2010 10:30PM
bloody great
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2010 9:30AM
Shapes 'n shapes... well seen as ever Bill, great one again!
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
27 May 2010 6:20PM
A splendid set of street scenes Bill, you've depicted ordinary everyday life so well here. I like the different shapes and sizes of the people passing by, they are so much more interesting than the models on the billboard. For some reason these remind me of the Gok Wan fashion program he has on Channel 4 where everyday people get a makeover
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 18 Wales
28 May 2010 7:49AM
Looks like you had some great fun there.The bloke in V1 is obviously a fashion icon.The last one for me is the best with the persons all in a hurry.
MickS 16 23 14 England
28 May 2010 10:14PM
Watcha Bill,
nice bit of work, aptly B&W
best Mick
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2010 11:20AM
v5 for me - like the head down and diagonal lines of the lady on the left- could well crop from the right and produce another image here carrying through the diagonal she started

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