I know, we have some Big players on this site who take wonderful documentary images..that have great value in our history(Gert's PF).I'm a small fish, trying to learn how to swim from the big ones...:-D.
Many times when we pass by Newark on Wednesday morning, there are a lot of people near the Castle, I thought it was a sort of market, but never had had a look, only a couple of days ago,I learnt that the auction house near by auction some 'unsuitable items' on the ground there rather than inside the house, there were some bikes for sale, it was unbelievably cheap, he bought a small bike which was in very good condition about £10. Some people walked out with good bikes that didn't cost much...Obviously such event would generate a small crowd, it's difficult to get an ideal photo.
I'll upload the following shots to workshop for you to have a look as well.. especially his bike. Thanks for looking.
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holmertz (58250) 2014-08-01 9:46
Your description of me is overwhelming, and I think rather exaggerated, but thank you so much for your kindness anyway.
I think with this photo you are quickly reaching the average tuna fish size. It's a perfect street photo with lots of very telling gestures and expressions, everybody being too busy to notice a lady discreetly pointing her camera towards them.
I just wonder how a good bike could be as cheap as £10. Were they stolen and confiscated by the police but never claimed by the owners?
Mesut09 (808) 2014-08-01 10:48
The visage of people are very funny during the auction :)) I have a bike at home but no time to ride it :) I would like to listen the bargain about the bike auction:)) Thanks for the photo..
williewhistler (16412) 2014-08-01 11:00
you have captured the moment that cash changed hands perfectly, it`s a fine street scene full of interesting characters each one playing their part in a beautifully composed photograph.
The gestures and discerning glances are an absolute delight.
Warm regards Les.
Noel_Byrne (33422) 2014-08-01 11:38
Wherever there are people, a market will be nearbY and such has been the case for so very long. This is an interesting urban and daily life scene, and that is a fine bike for a tender! The expressions of th men present remind me of the horse fairs you sometimes see in Ireland.
All the best
danos (102490) 2014-08-01 14:19
nice the view of the street image with the price of the small bike to ne only £10.I'd like to have one in this very very low price.Excellent the informative note with the other photos in the WS to complete pefect the whole story about it.
snunney (105495) 2014-08-02 2:51
A fine daily life image captured right at the point of sale! I like the expressions and stances adopted by the principal protagonists with the two guys in the background playing a watching brief. Capturing daily life can be a bit hit and miss, but I think you have hit the spot here.
tyro (26142) 2014-08-02 4:13
You have given us an interesting note and three very interesting photographs. And, like Gert and Claude, you are becoming an expert street photographer too!
Together with your note, these three pictures really tell a story - and an interesting one too. If ever I decide that I need to buy a new bike, I shall certainly consider heading to Newark to buy one here. Ten pounds for a good bike is a real bargain!
All photographs are well seen and well taken and of excellent technical quality - perfect "decisive moment" uploads for TE!
Royaldevon (42501) 2014-08-04 2:55
I love auctions, though I haven't been to many recently.
They do create a great sense of excitement and, as you note, real bargains can be obtained.
You have captured some excellent body language and there is such intensity in the dealings that no-one is aware of you. I must say, you were very brave. There is always a fear that people will demand an explanation if they notice you photographing them!
Have a lovely day,