Saturday, October 25, 2008

LOCALS, BUT WHO COULD IT BE?

After a colourful skywatch image I always like to get back to the nitty gritty of Ramsey local life. Guess what folks? Look at what I have for you today, top of your requests...... people! This image has been hanging around on the laptop but as Saturdays are quiet I thought I'd sneak it on today.

So question is does anyone recognise the locals gathered in Mooragh Park? This was another walking very quickly so not to be noticed shot. I actually like doing these shots with people, not having all of them in shot, body parts missing(Knoxville girl have you got them down on the body farm?) feet missing from the frame. It's your typical journalistic local newspaper image. It also implies this a part of larger scene rather than a self contained, contrived perfectly framed shot. Ok. I'll shut up with the pretentious photo speak. Back to who is it.

Now there is a clue. You can see the word coastguard on the vehicle, and yes those are definitely uniforms you can see. So I'm guessing overnight when this magic post appears, when I've gone to bed a message will appear in my comments box telling me who's who and what was going on.MANNANAN'S CLOAK it's over to you. What I can tell you is this was taken one Sunday, the last day of Ramsey Week activities. A very lively day up the park, stalls, bands, face painting even a bouncy castle. Unfortunately that was for the kids which I totally object to but have been over ruled on the subject. I'd like to bounce too, wouldn't you?

As it's Friday, you guessed by my absence one was down the local drinking emporium known as the Swan. Fortunately this time I remembered a post was required for Saturday and prepared this one in advance. After re reading last Saturday's rather drunken ramblings I thought this would be a wise move. Am I the only one who has posted drunk? Are you all good boys and girls and always post with a clear head? Thought for the weekend.

32 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

Well, I haven't a clue what the picture is about and I can definitely tell you I have never posted drunk but I hear people do.
:-)

Virginia said...

B,
My theory is that wine enhances our ramblings and adds to the ambiance of our posts. I love seeing the folks in your city. Bring us more my friend.
PS Did you get the FB I sent ???heee

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I like the image. The people are interesting. The Skywatch bridge image was truly stunning.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I have no clue either, but I do like the image, its so everyday, but you can relate to it,

Gill in Canada

BRAD, BOSTON said...

LB,

I'm guessing it's your Baywatch guys.
No swimsuits? Paid or Volunteers?

Island Rambles Blog said...

I have no idea what this photo is about...I am not supposed to be here and I should be looking at sky watch below which is as always a stunner...thanks for your always present sense of humor and your descriptive writing, be you drunk or not it is always soooo good here. I see many tipsy postings I think I do anyway.....;-)

Boise Diva said...

I usually post while way-hyped up on caffeine....then I type too fast for my brain to catch up.

Jules said...

I love images such as this - a snapshot of life!!!!

paul l said...

Are you a journalist? I think you must be. Your blog is too professional. Not a complaint, I really enjoy it just curious.

Dina said...

Hi, what an interesting blog you have here, your photos are very fascinating. I will definately come visit often .

Lilli & Nevada said...

Have no clue but surely has a lot of interesting things it could be

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

ooh, people, always be wary of posting them - our islands are too small for getting lost in a photo shoot...

GrandAnglais said...

Do I ever post drunk?Never! The photos in my blog are for research purposes only!
Clueless as to the pic but at least there is the proof that the island is actually inhabited!

Webradio said...

Hello Babooshka !
You have a nice photo in B&W...
But I'm laughing when I read Your text... Too vine is bad !

mannanan said...

Do I ever post drunk? No but I have bought stuff on the internet whilst a little worse for wear. As for the photo........It is as you say of the local coastguard which is government run and funded whereas the lifeboat is a charity. We do work together on occasions them on the land and us on the water and they do sterling work. As to who they are I'm going to disappoint you for the most as I only know the name of one of the people. The chap on the far left in the shirt is their leader. He is north operations manager and I know him as Mac. Not sure of his first name but his surname is definitely McDonald.

Sally said...

It's called PUI - Posting Under the Influence!

Not a bloody clue what is happening though!

Dragonstar said...

Nice to have Mannanan's input here (that's the benefit of waiting a bit!) but the photo speaks for itself. I like it a lot.

Jackie said...

I like it too.

I don't think I've ever posted drunk - I'd be too busy groaning and beating myself up and vowing never to drink again EVER to think about blogging :)

I probably have taken pictures when I'm drunk, but in the cold sober light of day I doubt any of them would make it onto the blog!

Abraham Lincoln said...

It could be the modern pope-mobile. I have no clues.

Today (October 25th) in my birthday. I am 74 years old.

JM said...

I like street scenes too, but after seeing your previous photo I just can say: WoW!

Larry D said...

Interesting photo, Im not sure who it is. You have captured the moment.

don said...

A fine, immediate feeling, street scene. I like your B&W work.

Kelly said...

No clue as to who. Like Boise, I need caffeine. After a cup or two, I am ready to go! A nice "slice of life" shot.

Professor said...

Interesting photo- I like the journalistic approach to showing people.

I also think drunken posting could be a hobby of mine.... :)

And I've been catching up on all the pictures I've missed over the last week. Amazing, as always!

www.niamhphotography.com said...

please don't make that your last drunken post. it was very entertaining!

Rambling Woods said...

I think that if I started taking photos of people that I would get reported to the police. People are very jumpy in the US..Regarding posting drunk..I wish I had that as an option, but my meds for my MS prevent it. I had some wine at my daughter's graduation reception and it didn't sit too well...Thank you for visiting my scary election post..

Kris said...

Are they the armed response group?

Cloudia said...

Thanks for this street scene.

we both titled today's posts "Local."
Great minds...

Eki Akhwan said...

i like the intergenerational interaction you show in this photo, Babooshka. this is the kind of photo i like to see.

jill said...

I'm pretty sure I've read some blog comments people posted while a little tipsy!

I just sneaked a shot this evening of a young fellow with a irridescent red mohawk.

webdesign said...

A nice blog

E.E. Kelley said...

I'm curious about how many photos you take before you capture one you just adore. If photography is anything like writing novels or poetry, you go through countless drafts before securing the one that's just right. Hence my awe at you being able to post a new photo every single day.

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