50 mono portraits at 50mm : No. 21 : You Don't See Many Of Those Around Here by phil_howcroft

50 mono portraits at 50mm : No. 21 : You Don't See Many Of Those Around Here

"You Don't See Many Of Those Around Here". That's what the man in the shot shouted over the road to me as we parked up on the seafront in Skegness, Lincolnshire.

It's half term at school I work at, so I have took 3 days off work and today was a 'day trip' to the seaside.

The man was referring to Ruby our little whippet. So I crossed the road to have a chat about whippets and other things. He was sat in a wheelchair outside his holiday let. He lived in Spalding and regularly visited Skegness (and the apartments he was sat outside) to take in the air.

I told him I was from Nottingham and he said he used to go fishing in Colwick and the River Trent. I asked about the standard of his accommodation. "Top Notch, spotlessly clean, we always come here"

I asked him if I could take his picture..."go for it buddy"....so here it is No. 21 in my series of mono portraits

I got some good landscape / street shots and three 'stranger' portraits from our daytrip. I will share a few over the next few days
Super portrait - even shows his growing whiskers! Why shave when you are on holiday!
October 30th, 2014  
Great portrait
October 30th, 2014  
Great shot. He looks like he has a lifetime of stories to tell.
October 30th, 2014  
Super capture. Love his expression - that of a pure Englishman of days gone by. You do have the nerve going around asking people to take their shots - I cannot make myself do that - probably the shots would be crap anyway, haha. FAV.
October 30th, 2014  
excellent facial features and light on the eyes
October 30th, 2014  
Sounds like you made his day Phil!
October 30th, 2014  
@judithg thanks judith, Jane said exactly the same as you "I probably made his day" :)

@glendq thanks for the fave glenda

@sangwann dione, most people are really pleased you asked them to be photographed. I have only been refused 1 photo when I've asked and that was two Bolton Wanderers officails, stood by the main entrance to the Macron Stadium. They said you need permission to take photos but didn't mind if I did a 'walk by shoot' :)

@newbank thanks newbank, I am sure he does

@kerristephens thanks kerri

@maggiemae the nifty fifty can be unforgiving in the details it captures :)
October 30th, 2014  
A very good one (portrait)...and I love your stories! Remiinds me a bit of the "Humans of New York" photogrpaher. He also takes great photographs and always reports their stories. Love this idea. A good bit of character in this face.
October 31st, 2014  
He looks a proper character, Good shot.
November 2nd, 2014  
Great shot phil this guy looks like he could tell a tale or two
November 3rd, 2014  
A proper Northener even down to the flat cap!
November 3rd, 2014  
@happypat thanks pat, he said he actually originates from Lancaster :)

@steveh I'm sure he could have told me a lot more if i had stayed longer

@gamelee cheers lee, he is a lancastrian by birth

@eyesmile oooh gena many thanks for your very kind compliment :)
November 3rd, 2014  
Very nice portrait :)
November 4th, 2014  
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