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photoblog image MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 1 #5

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 1 #5

At The Oban Fish Auction

A holiday in Oban in the early 1970's saw us down at the dockside when the trawlers were returning from sea and I caught this shot of a group of men bartering their catch as it came off the boat. I also got some quite good colour slides at the same time here, perhaps I will look them out for future postings.

(All of the pictures in this series were taken on B&W.film, developed and printed by me, and sometimes entered into Club competitions.  This is original monochrome work and the only digital bit is scanning the prints into Photoshop and preparing them for display here.)

 

A break now until Monday when I will continue with the second week of this series, have a good weekend.

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 1 #5

At The Oban Fish Auction

A holiday in Oban in the early 1970's saw us down at the dockside when the trawlers were returning from sea and I caught this shot of a group of men bartering their catch as it came off the boat. I also got some quite good colour slides at the same time here, perhaps I will look them out for future postings.

(All of the pictures in this series were taken on B&W.film, developed and printed by me, and sometimes entered into Club competitions.  This is original monochrome work and the only digital bit is scanning the prints into Photoshop and preparing them for display here.)

 

A break now until Monday when I will continue with the second week of this series, have a good weekend.

comments (12)

Well observed Brian
Brian Walbey: It was a while ago but I remember this being a pleasant morning in Oban, thanks for your comment Chris.
  • Chad Doveton
  • location location location.
  • 16 Jan 2009, 07:31
The look very intense, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, the thought comes to mind, Scotsmen and money, hence the intensitysmile
nice shot. everyone looks very intense indeed. enjoy the weekend.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Sarina, these chaps were discussing money, hence the intensity I would imagine.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Jan 2009, 10:02
I really like this one Brian - bold composition with the man's arm in the foreground. I like the look of concentration on their faces.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, I remember moving around to get a reasonable angle, even then I felt uncomfortable about candid pictures. The intensity, I think, is due to the combination of Scotsmen and moneysmile
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Jan 2009, 11:14
Looks like a Park Drive in the mans mouth(no filter).
Nice shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy, I never did like Park Drive when I was a smoker, no filter, as you say.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Jan 2009, 13:36
Ah.. the good old days when we were allowed to go fishing in our own waters before the EU stuck their oar in (pun intended!). I was in Oban the year before last.. loved it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, this was our only visit to Oban, about 1972 I think, but I agree, it is an interesting place.
Superb candid Brian. I'm pleased you have posted these pictures, I'm really enjoying them. Have a good weekend
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I hope you continue to enjoy these postings as there are quite a lot more to come yet.
I like the instant life shot - They're so serious too !!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Zeb, they are Scotsmen and they are discussing money, hence the seriousness smile
I bet you guessed I would like this one Brian ....;-) richard
Brian Walbey: I will be honest and say that you did cross my mind when I posted this, thanks for your comment. Brian.
Great capture Brian. They look so concentrated!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I think someones trying to get the best price for their fish, and the others are trying not to give it smile
  • Aussie
  • Hot and Sunny Brisbane
  • 17 Jan 2009, 00:45
Lovely candid image Brian. From a knitters point of view I love the Aran cable jumper. I believe originaly they were knitted with specific family patterns so if the fisherman was lost at sea he could be identified if a body was found.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie. I never expected to read about knitting on SC, very interesting all the same.
  • Rob
  • Thailand
  • 17 Jan 2009, 11:54
I guess without your explanation, this wouldn't mean much. But with it, it's a nice capture.
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob for your comment.

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