A face in the crowd

by Helen Hooker August. 06, 2010 4427 views

I travelled up to Yorkshire today in readiness for my summer school which starts tomorrow. On my way to Beverley I stopped off if York to meet up with my friend Felicity who I haven??t seen for ages. We had a lovely catch up over coffee and cakes in Betty??s tea rooms then went for a stroll along the Shambles, York??s narrowest street. We ended up in a shop called ??Duttons for Buttons?? which was an absolute treasure trove of, you??ve guessed it, buttons. Apparently they stock over 12,000 different types! I bought some mother of pearl ones in gorgeous vivid colours which will no doubt be featured here on a future rainy day. After Fliss and I parted company I wandered back towards the Minster, arriving with about an hour to spare before closing time. Thanks to the dire weather outside it was very gloomy inside but I found this chap looking down over the crowds of tourists with his harp and I rather liked his intense stare.

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Tom 6 years, 10 months ago

Love that capture love the angle shot very cool

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Dorothe 6 years, 10 months ago

I always wonder if the sculptors had real people as models.

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Moira 6 years, 10 months ago

actually I think he looks rather startled. great shot and angle once again.

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Birthe 6 years, 10 months ago

Wow, must have been fun looking around in that shop with all the buttons!

I do also like the inense stare you catched at this chap,
well done :)

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Eiram 6 years, 10 months ago

seems you had a great day!
great photo....I always wonder what they think about us:)

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Huiching 6 years, 10 months ago

Yes, so intense expression. Great capture.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 6 years, 10 months ago

Whoever the artist was, he gave this fellow wonderful, chiselled features - love his eyes and carved cheekbones. This is really a neat image. I could stare at him for days!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lucinda 6 years, 10 months ago

What an excellent eye you have. This is great in bw.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 10 months ago

Very beautiful portrait full of nobility.

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Imdanchan 6 years, 10 months ago

the harpist has a very interesting expression. he looks familiar... letterman? haha... it is a very nice capture.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 6 years, 10 months ago

yeah seems he knows all about us, great catch Helen

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