These people are a group of enthusiasts keeping up the traditions of the 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot. I thought the very small individual second from the right looked a bit incongruous amongst all the tall gents.
I don’t often add borders and things to my images, but I took this shot of an old character in a pub in Dartmouth and thought it would look great in B&W. I have Silver Efex Pro so took the image into that program (something else I don’t often do as usually do my processing in Lightroom). I liked the way it was looking and decided to explore the various options in SEP and found this one….it just felt right .
Now here is a real character. This is Roger Bourgein, our local Town Crier, a very traditional role in a lot of English towns. Traditionally the Town Crier would have announced the news of the day to the townsfolk but these days it is a largely ceremonial role, representing the town and, on this occasion, being out and about during the Jubilee and local Town Festival activities.
Here is a scene we are seeing more often in this country….people playing Petanque. Traditionally played on the continent in village yards, there are groups cropping up all over the place although not in my town yet…I may start one 😉
By the way, I have posted the answer to the ‘mechanism’ question for those who are interested or made a guess.
At the weekend we went to visit the exhibition of one of our customers. She is a professional photographer and we built all the frames and mounts for her show (which we have done for a few years now). She has offered me a days photography workshop later this year….can’t wait, should be really informative and enlightening.