My last three uploads (four of my last five, actually) seem to have featured pairs of people in various settings, so let's make it one more.
In Chester, on the Eastgate arch, I stood under the famous Eastgate Clock - claimed to be the second most photographed in Britain (after Big Ben), or even in the world, according to Chester's tourist office! - and watched the man in Eastgate Street try, largely in vain, to engage the passing hordes with his message of Redemption. I took a couple of photos before the other, younger fellow came and stood a few metres away with his own Good News for the passing crowd. I must say that the more spiritual of the two seemed far more animated and optimistic on the whole, but here, for a moment, he looks slightly confused about the arrival of competition. He needn't have worried; the fish and chips man effected a doleful, somnolent presence as he leaned lethargically on his poster.
I will upload a view of the arch and clock as a WS, and perhaps another view of Eastgate Street in the near future. The arch is part of the Roman/medieval ramparts which surround the old town.
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snunney (72566) 2013-09-03 5:40
Excellent street capture full of amusement. The fish and chip man looks totally disinterested whilst the would-be saviour of souls stands his ground. Some nice colour is added by the Union Jack umbrella, although it doesn't look as if one is needed today!
skippy007 (12504) 2013-09-03 7:23
Hello Andrew, just a quick one to let you know that this is my type of shot & that I like it. Hope all is well.
holmertz (31208) 2013-09-03 10:50
I am puzzled by the lack of reaction to this photo. Don't people enjoy amusing street-shots anymore? This picture has a message (sort of), colours, lots of human activities, plenty of details to discover. This is certainly the kind of picture I like and would have enjoyed taking too.
papagolf21 (79512) 2013-09-03 11:27
Bonsoir, cher Andrew,
Manifestement les intérêts ne sont pas les mêmes, l'un se pose des questions existentielles, l'autre croit en l'être humain !
L'opposition est parfaitement rendue.
Très bon cadrage avec une très bonne réactivité.
saxo042 (33856) 2013-09-04 9:40
A very good and "classical" street view, I can sit and study all details here and really enjoy all parts of the scenery. You have collected many colours and situations here!
Glint (5907) 2013-09-04 12:23
lol- God be merciful I've over eaten! This is one of those street shots designed to put a small on my face. I guess the guy with the email board is getting 2pence an hour and as every reason to feel fed up. Chester seems to be over doing it on the jingoism. A very British scene. How long were you over here for?
limielski (2571) 2013-09-04 12:52
Excellent title adequate to the scene :-) and a good shot presenting a daily life.
And interesting note. Well done. TFS
Have a nice evening
emka (64110) 2013-09-04 23:40
hello Andrew, Funny scene and thegood title. I would choose fish and chips with dessert. fantastic expressions of the both men. The passers by do not pay any attention for them. Amusing observation.
I like the shot very much.
jhm (127883) 2013-09-07 1:18
When I must make a choice, than I shall take your second picture specially for the clock and the gate.
These picture here is a lovely action shot and good street view.
Excellent composition, pleasant colours.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture nice.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
gildasjan (39558) 2013-09-08 6:35
Belle scène de vie contrastée avec la lumière latérale qui éclaire ce lieu.
daddo (20597) 2013-09-08 23:05
Hi Andrew. Maybe your friend on the left is suffering from indigestion. Anyway, an amusing juxtaposition of the two while the crowd seems oblivious to it all, although the two behind the sinner are coming to terms with the self-deprecating words. Interesting slice of life. Regards. Klaudio.
adores (30775) 2013-09-16 15:37
A really interesting scene, so many different interests, poses and expressions side by side. That's how life is in big cities and that's what makes it so interesting. A great daily scene!
mjw364 (6142) 2013-09-18 13:44
I like the contrasting characters here. Are we sinners for eating fish and chips or for consuming the Union Jack souvenir tat on the stall behind?! Jesus ate fish and fed a lot of people with it too after all is said and done so maybe they should have joined forces in a cynical marketing ploy and the fish n chip guy might have smiled then!
God be merciful to me a sinner for suggesting such a thing!
Nicely observed street scene full of humour. TFS.
serp2000 (33057) 2013-10-30 1:58
I like this kind of shot, excellent presentation of daily life on the street. Some food, couple of the souvenir's kiosks, talk about God, the people pass by... Well captured!
- Copyright: Andrew McRae (macondo) (18461)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko MSC ED 14-150mm
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-03 4:59