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Bashful Alley (1 of 3)

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 25 August 2007 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The town of Lancaster on the North West of England is at least 1,000 years old and is full of ancient little alleyways that run between the main commercial shopping streets. When I came across one called ''Bashful Alley'' I couldn't resist going in to have a look.
This is the first in a set of 3 photos. Tomorrows shot is from inside the alley itself and Sunday's will show the unexpected 'photo opportunity' that I found when I came out at the other end.

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd 1/400 second F/5.0 ISO 100 8 mm

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Sidonie from Sydney, Australia

Full of bash? What was "bash"? Great shot of ye olde England - the soot on the church brings out the b&w tonal range really well.

25 Aug 2007 5:46am

@Sidonie: It means shy or timid!

Lorraine from Canada

You can do no wrong....I love this photo soooo much! I want to be there...

25 Aug 2007 9:21am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine - you made me look anew at the photo. maybe I'll post some more from Basful Alley after No3.
Hope you are having a great weekend!

Evi from Athens, Greece


25 Aug 2007 10:09am

@Evi: Thanks Evi :-)

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

I really love the names they use in England they are so very, well..."English"! This is a great find. Very nice work on this.

25 Aug 2007 3:08pm

@Laurie: Laurie - names like this one make us smile too!

Organic Mum from Australia

Great photo Ian!

26 Aug 2007 10:28am

@Organic Mum: Thanks very much!

filipe franco from Lagoa, Azores, Portugal

Wonderful scene!

28 Aug 2007 2:00pm

@filipe franco: Thanks Franco - I guess we all forget how street photos that seem so common place to the original poster in his own country can seem exotic to someone from far away lands!

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
1/400 second
ISO 100
8 mm