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photoblog image From The Competition Folder 17/28

From The Competition Folder 17/28

TAKING A BREAK

I took this at Chrich Tramway Museum last year for several reasons, one of which is it being the compositional style of 3 and 1.  Sadly a few of my fellow club members thought it highly amusing that the young family appeared not to want anything to do with the "old girl" sitting next to them!  I thought the opposite, I think it is sad because the family have each other to share and enjoy their time with and she appears to have nobody, which is how I saw it when I took the picture, perhaps I haven't photographed it well enough to convey that feeling.  I have re-titled it "On Her Own" but one shouldn't really need to do that.

 

From The Competition Folder 17/28

TAKING A BREAK

I took this at Chrich Tramway Museum last year for several reasons, one of which is it being the compositional style of 3 and 1.  Sadly a few of my fellow club members thought it highly amusing that the young family appeared not to want anything to do with the "old girl" sitting next to them!  I thought the opposite, I think it is sad because the family have each other to share and enjoy their time with and she appears to have nobody, which is how I saw it when I took the picture, perhaps I haven't photographed it well enough to convey that feeling.  I have re-titled it "On Her Own" but one shouldn't really need to do that.

 

comments (21)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Jun 2012, 03:21
I agree she need no introduction the photo explains its self
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
You have captured different feelings in this shot Brian and that is what makes if good....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
I felt sad when I first saw it too.
Brian Walbey: I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets that feeling, thanks Elizabeth.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Jun 2012, 07:22
Women! I immediately thought of Astrid's post at V&V yesterday, Brian. (sigh)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Jun 2012, 09:08
The woman on the right is sulking
Brian Walbey: I suppose you could think that Chris, my description is purely how the moment struck me when I took the shot.
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jun 2012, 09:19
If I had been the woman on the right I would have spoken to the family - but perhaps she did, and conversation faltered
Brian Walbey: Yes perhaps Lisl, and I might have the wrong interpretation altogether.
Perhaps she is reflecting on her own past and family.
Brian Walbey: She might well be Chad.
It's a fine image, Brian - a shame that some of your club members are so insensitive!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, I should have stayed around to see what happened later on, she might have been waiting for a friend or husband for all I knew.
A picture of loneliness Brian, people have lost the art of talking to one another.
Brian Walbey: Indeed they have Peter, although I guess a good few people have suddenly found that habit again over the weekend.
she has an orange ice-cream, a split as we call them here
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jun 2012, 10:46
Someone pass her a lolly, for God's sake! A very sad study.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, I thought you might well sense what I did when I saw the situation.
Yes this is a sad picture Brian. I think it would make a good b&w
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I might try the mono as you suggest.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Jun 2012, 11:06
This is an excellent, candid shot, Brian, and one can make up a number of stories to explain the situation...not all of them will involve sadness.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, and I agree with your thinking, perhaps I should have hung on a while to see what transpired later on, she might have been waiting for a husband or friend, I will never know.
Sadly, a scene all too frequently played out, Brian. Hopefully, the elderly lady does have someone who loves and cares for her in her life. Different subjects but we both have the same title today.
Brian Walbey: Yes same titles Beverly and different subjects. I should have waited a while to see if anybody turned up to be with her I suppose.
A very fine scene Brian, I like your composition; it's also good, how it evokes emotion....mine was of a relaxing rest in the sunshine, musing &/or daydreaming smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. Your thought might be what was actually happening, indeed she may have had a husband or friend shortly to return, I should have hung on a bit to see what transpired.
Superb on many counts Brian ... Hmm., I do begin, through your comments, begin to have wary thoughts about camera clubs.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard. I was a bit surprised on some members reaction to this, and disappointed to be honest, I guess every organisation has its "comedians."
Sadness is definitely the feeling here Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, my thoughts also.
I immediately thought she might be related to the group (Grandmother?) with whom she's had a disagreement - either way, the focus, wall and paving all lend a nice depth to the shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred, she was definitely not with the other family group.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jun 2012, 21:16
The older lady does look rather sad. The younger family have their lives in front of them but the older lady probably just has her memories.
Brian Walbey: My thoughts entirely when i took the shot, thanks Alan.
A fine study, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.
haven't seen this great candid, cheers Brian the old girl is with you!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Juan.

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