Sunday, 5 June 2016

Favourite Folks

I suppose that my favourite folks are those with enthusiasms, often rather eccentric enthusiasms. So here are some of the same.....

The basket weaver.....


                      ....the Border Morris dancer.....


                              ...the village cricketer.....


                                            .....the artist.....


                                                        .....the spinner......


                                                                 .....the mechanics......


                                                                                         .....the rose fancier.....


                                                        .......the wildlife warden......
(in dry weather she pushes  the wheelbarrow along
a path to feed the swans, in times of flood 
something more heroic is called for)


 
.......the vintage motor-car enthusiasts.....


                                       ......the boy band......


                                                           .......the young at heart......


                                                                      .....the maker of traditional bee skeps....


                                                                                                                  .....the guitarist......


 

Take care (of each other).


29 comments:

  1. I LOVE YOUR POST INTETESTING TAKE CARE

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  2. Brilliant collection of characters. Some are more impressive than others.

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  3. Such a wonderful post. Love it!

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  4. Your photos make people as beautiful as flowers, as compelling as long view scenery, as rich and deep as ancient works of art. Well done.

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  5. That's a very steampunk looking Border Morris. I know such a guy, his side sport black and yellow faces.

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  6. Lovely folk one and all by the looks of your photographs John.

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  7. What a wonderful collection of photos, John. I've enjoyed all of them!

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  8. What a great set! The best photo I think is the spinner.

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  9. That is a great selection of photos! People being themselves. I too like the spinner the best!

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  10. My favourite is Grandpa on the carousel. Other favourites are the mechanics (so engrossed) and the spinner (calm and thoughtful), and I really like the colourful outfit the basket-weaver is wearing.
    Let's hope we all have somebody(ies) to walk with us as we get old.

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  11. Those were wonderful! I would enjoy meeting every one of them and having a chat.

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  12. Take care of each other.

    I love that!

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  13. This is the sweetest most tender post I have seen. Your portraits are beautiful and touching, they speak for you without any words at all. I like the basket-weaver. But each one tells me a story.

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  14. It is a good collection of characters. Grandfather on the carousel got a chuckle from me.

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  15. What a bunch of fascinating characters! I think that guitarist is really striking!

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  16. I scrolled down and saw all your favorite photos taken by yourself. I sighed in admiration. In this post, everyone has appealing tone in your photos. I especially like the first, fourth, fifth, seventh, and the last image. Though I have included people as a part of the landscape, somehow I’ve avoided photographing people as a protagonist of the image.

    Yoko

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  17. Wonderful collection of people photos!

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  18. Hi John - how wonderful .. such rich traditions being kept alive ... the bee skeps (great word), the young at heart ... and such riches in hope ... fantastic to see - cheers Hilary

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  19. An amazing set of images John! I say "three cheers" to 'the wildlife warden' but all of your folk deserve a cheer for just being themselves.

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  20. This is a lovely series of shots and you're so right, it's lovely to see a wonderful mixture of personalities and traits all in one place. Love the shot of the man making the bee skeps (never heard of this before so interesting to learn something new!) and the shot of the couple on the carousel. Lovely! - Tasha

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  21. A really interesting collection of people - the spin ner, basket maker and skep maker would be near the top of my list but right at the top is the wildlife warden!

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  22. This is my favorite of your posts, John. What beautiful people.

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  23. a wonderful series of images John.

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  24. Wow -- what a strong sensitive collection of humanness. Real humanness. Not phone watchers etc. that are everywhere in the U.S. Everyone of your photos reaches out to the human heart. --- barbara

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  25. Excellent portraits. I particularly like the one of the guitarist.

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  26. I share your affection for singular people. Are those bee baskets mad for transport or for hiving? Great photos - love the boy band especially.

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  27. Love them all, John. Especially the first old colourful fellow making baskets. It's grand to carry your enthusiasms along as you grow old as dirt. They make life charming, and interesting..and full! Thank you for a lovely post, full of inspiration.

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  28. Completely gorgeous set of photographs John - and a beautiful way of braiding them together. Are your subjects happy to be photographed? I tend to avoid posting images of people on my blog - but you are inspiring me to do so!! Am local to Cambridgeshire too :)

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  29. What an excellent series of portraits John.. when you see people living with enthusiasm it gives you hope that everything will be OK in this crazy world 😃

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