100 Strangers : Round 3 : No. 230 : Walid, Monty and Jasmine by phil_howcroft

100 Strangers : Round 3 : No. 230 : Walid, Monty and Jasmine

Ruby and I had a walk into Nottingham City Centre today. We street park outside the city and walk in. A pleasant walk in the Autumn sun. We followed the tram track into Nottingham Trent University and as we walked past one of the main buildings I noticed 3 students sat on some steps. I thought they would make a great addition to my strangers project. It was quite bright and sunny and not ideal for portraits but I decided it was worth a few shots.

So as I walked near them I approached them, smiled and explained I was an amateur photography doing street photography. Without hesitation they all agreed to a strangers shot.

From let to right meet Walid, Monty and Jasmine. They are all in the second year of their courses. I think Walid and Monty are studying Bio Medical Science and Jasmine is studying Mechanics. I asked them if they were from Nottingham. Walid and Jasmine are from Birmingham and Monty is a Londoner (I think that is right).

They were about to go into a meeting to find out how Covid-19 will effect their second year at Uni’. I felt sorry for them as it is going to be a tough year for them.

I wished them all good luck in their second year.

I took the photo using my Sony A6000 and a 50mm 1.8 Sony prime lens. I think the photo turned out OK for such bright sunlight. I gave them all a contact card and thanked them for their time. As Ruby and I walked away and got to the end of the street, the sun went behind the clouds and I thought about going back to them to ask to re-shoot the photo in the better light ! I decided that returning was not my best idea and therefore the photo remains as is !
Nice cottage
September 25th, 2020  
@pdulis pete...nice cottage ???? you might be on the wrong photo !
September 25th, 2020  
A friendly looking trio with very nice smiles. Well done!
September 26th, 2020  
Tough for students this year. So many now being locked down, one wonders why they sent them back in this term...... lovely trio portrait
September 26th, 2020  
This is a beautiful-enough shot, Phil. I like their smiling faces. Tough times for everyone with this virus. My grandson Max will be following school from my house on my computer, Granddaughter Michaela goes to Sixth form. Children and spouses work in different locations. And during Summer when we thought we would have a break from Covid019 numbers escalated. We have to be very careful and patiently wait and see.
September 26th, 2020  
Love,y shot of these three friends Phil....great detail & happy faces...hope they stay safe & manage to attend their studies though it’s not looking good for unis!
September 27th, 2020  
A three-fer Phil!! Wish I had your way with people, you seem to bring out the best in them:)
September 30th, 2020  
They look quite relaxed and cheerful in the circumstances (due significantly, no doubt, to the photographer's people skills). They have youth on their side when it comes to the possibility of infection but working with the restrictions and knowing that their studies could be disrupted at any time if there's an outbreak on campus must be very stressful. Successfully completing demanding courses is quite an achievement at the best of times.
All the very best to them for now and the future.
October 1st, 2020  
@dulciknit It is a difficult time for students and I wonder what their parents think about the situation their children find themselves in ! Take care stay safe :)

@fbailey i like your 3-fer comment Felicity :)
October 1st, 2020  
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