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Aug 19, 2021 -A sign of our times!

Aug 19, 2021 -A sign of our times!
World Photography Day

Even though, by enlarge Covid restrictions are fully released here in Britain, lots of our population are still wary and try to protect themselves in our town centres. This taken in my own town centre of Oldham today. It also shows the enduring love and affection we have for our own species in these days of tragic events around the world caused by pandemic, climate and conflicts.

www.ipernity.com/group/worldphotographyday

Heidiho, Annalia S., Leo W, William Sutherland and 25 other people have particularly liked this photo


44 comments - The latest ones
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A very topical subject Herb it may well become compulsory again
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Peter Castell club
Thanks Peter. I rather think we will be OK for a bit longer yet but as you say, we don't know what is around the corner. I still wear my mask in these places and all shops etc but I think at my granddaughters 21st birthday meal venue tomorrow night -there will hardly be a mask in sight, even though its a small venue with not so much ventilation.

Keep safe. Herb
3 months ago.
 Annaig56
Annaig56 club
très belle émotion émane de cette photo, les français sont beaucoup moins sérieux hélas et nous allons tous le payer au prix fort à la rentrée je pense, bonne continuation,
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Annaig56 club
Glad you liked this one. Yes, we here have been a bit better at keeping safe with mask and distancing than in some countries I know. We will see how things go.

Keep safe. Herb
3 months ago.
 Stephan Fey
Stephan Fey club
Sehr schön unseren derzeitigen Alltag dargestellt.
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Stephan Fey club
Yes, unfortunately it does show the reality of it.

Keep safe. Herb
3 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A great capture of the current way of the world, Herb.
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to tiabunna club
I would sooner not have taken it but it tells the story, as you know. I think things are bad in your part of the world now.

Keep safe. Herb
3 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
Bien choisi comme symbole de cette funeste période !!
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to neira-Dan club
Thank you Dan.

Keep safe. Herb
3 months ago.
 Steve Paxton
Steve Paxton club
The current world we dont need but what we have got , great to see these two still getting on with life no matter what.
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Steve Paxton club
You can say that again Steve. We have to make the best of things.

Keep safe. Herb
3 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A delightful candid shot Herb................and the location looks very beautiful and well kept!

A very topical image............and perfect for World Photography Day! Stay safe my friend :-)
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Keith Burton club
Thanks Steve. Yes our town centre has a lot of flowers on display as is normal nowadays. This paints a picture of our daily lives.

Keep safe. Herb
3 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Herb Riddle club
I'm sure Steve will be pleased to hear that.....whoever he is? :-)))
3 months ago.
 Daniela Brocca
Daniela Brocca club
A very nice shot for the World Photography Day. Nice couple.
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Daniela Brocca club
Glad you approved Daniela.
3 months ago.
 Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft club
A good choice Herb. I was looking for something similar at the start of the day but nothing as good as this.
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Colin Ashcroft club
Hi Colin, I did think about it last night and thought a rather different photo from me was called for. Since I had to go to the town anyway, I took the camera in the hope of something like this.
Keep safe. Herb
3 months ago.
 Christa1004
Christa1004 club
A current message from 2021, Herb.
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Christa1004 club
Unfortunately that is very true Christa.
Keep safe, Herb
3 months ago.
 TOZ
TOZ club
Hi Herb great Image as you say A sign of our times.
TOZ
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to TOZ club
Something a little different from me here. Glad you approved.
Keep safe, Herb
3 months ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
a great contribute!
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Gabi Lombardo club
Thank you,
Keep safe, Herb
3 months ago.
 HappySnapper
HappySnapper club
A photo with feeling, good choice for your World Photography day.
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to HappySnapper club
Tried to demonstrate today that I could do more than just my landscapes, Maurice. This seemed very appropriate.

Keep safe, Herb
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
good!
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Boarischa Krautmo club
Thank you.

Keep safe. Herbert
3 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Better safe than sorry !!
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
You are so right Jaap but it is already being forgotten here.

Keep safe. Herbert
3 months ago.
 Weard Bültena
Weard Bültena club
Moin,
ja das ist sehr schön zu sehen. Ich vermute das mit dem Mund/Nasenschutz wird auch bei einigen bleiben. Es gibt viel zu tun um unseren einzigartigen tollen Planeten zu retten. Leider müssen es unsere Nachkommen ausbaden was wir und die Generation vor uns dieser Erde angetan haben.
Weard
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Weard Bültena club
Thank you Weard. Yes we still much of this in our town centres but already I see many younger people not bothering. As you say -the world damage is probably all done already.

Keep safe. Herbert
3 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Very much a picture of our times Herb. It is lovely to see them hand in hand. I don't see many people not wearing masks when I go shopping. Cheers, Rosa.
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Thanks Rosa. we always wear our mask when in our town or near/in shops but we are seeing more people each week ignoring all that Good to hear that you are playing safe too.

Keep safe. Herbert
3 months ago.
 Valfal
Valfal club
A beautiful find and excellent capture! Happy World Photography Day, Herb!
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Valfal club
Thank you Valfal.

And a belated Happy Photography day to you too. Herbert
3 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
True words there - Herb'... and a very pleasant shot of a typical couple.... have a good weekend and a fine week ahead... keep well - and 'best wishes' too - from > Dj..
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to David G Johnson club
Thanks for this David. Yes, just like Eileen and I as we walk together hand in hand. I was a little sorry that they were not wearing their mask properly but out of a dozen I took on that day this was the best I had.

Keep safe. Herbert
3 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding street capture! Will it ever end? Stay well!
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to William Sutherland club
Nice to see you again William. Time will tell but somehow, I doubt it.

Keep safe. Herbert
3 months ago.
 raingirl
raingirl club
I appreciate the inclusion from you of how life is being lived right now. Our World Photography Day group would not be complete without it.

This photo shows both the seemingly ever present mask, but also the essential relationship that if one is lucky one has been able to maintain through the past year. Touching from both perspectives.
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to raingirl club
Raingirl, your comment here re my capture honours me. I wanted to so something a little different for this special group and I also wanted my photo to demonstrate the reality of life in 2021. I am a little surprised that there were not more photos of this photo-journalistic type here but I know that Ipernity attracts a certain blend of photographers of a gentler nature :)

Regards, Herb
3 months ago.
raingirl club
has replied to Herb Riddle club
The lack of more photo-journalistic contributions may be due to the reach of the message about the Club event. Hopefully next year I can start earlier and get more notice out - and current group members can invite their contacts!
2 months ago.

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