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    Sky runners

    Sky runners

    I love to see this...it always makes me smile.
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    Re: Sky runners

    Doesn't it mean someone has been killed on the streets ? gang related....

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    Hi Gary, I don't know about NY but here in Scotland it doesn't signify that......I sure wouldn't be smiling if it did.

    It's just a game the kids play.....the council cut them down and they put them back up overnight.

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    Interesting shot.

    Not unusual around playing fields. Someone probably forgot to pack away their playing shoes and someone else throws them onto the nearest high fence or powerline.

    Gary - gang related? I did not know that. Could be a USA thing but as I have seen this sort of thing in the most unlikely of places, it makes me wonder. More details please.

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    Oh sorry my mistake. From what i understand in USA its to do with gangs, i though it would mean the same here.My ignorance

    Here is the meaning’s from a site i found .

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_th...telephone_wire

    Obviously there is more sites with more info about this i just picked the first one.

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    Re: Sky runners

    Thanks Bobo

    Gary, in the pic I took the powerlines are so high up that I would imagine it's almost sporting kudos to be able to lob them up there.

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    Re: Sky runners

    Woke to find this had achieved an Explore on Flickr.

    Nice start to the day

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    When I lived in Glasgow I saw some phone lines outside a school with at least 12 pairs of trainers hanging from them. I didn't get a chance to photograph them, sadly

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    Re: Sky runners

    Great composition. It's amazing how something that takes up such a small part of the image can be the subject so obviously when handled properly, as in this case.

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    Very nice image Sharon...

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    mat...I'd love to have seen that.

    Rob...Thank you so much.

    Mike...Thanks, it was a bit of a beast to crop and maintain the perspective while keeping it tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GVincent View Post
    Oh sorry my mistake. From what i understand in USA its to do with gangs, i though it would mean the same here.My ignorance

    Here is the meaning’s from a site i found .

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_th...telephone_wire

    Obviously there is more sites with more info about this i just picked the first one.
    I like the bully explanation, not for the bullying part but for what would happen if you came home and told your parents what happened.
    1. Mom: "Poor baby, we'll get you another pair".
    2. Dad: "I suggest you start climbing or learn to fight".

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    Re: Sky runners

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    I like the bully explanation, not for the bullying part but for what would happen if you came home and told your parents what happened.
    1. Mom: "Poor baby, we'll get you another pair".
    2. Dad: "I suggest you start climbing or learn to fight".
    John!!!

    lol

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    Re: Sky runners

    Still not in the same class as getting the cone on the Wellington statue in Glasgow!

    What I love about this image are the tones of gray in it. Look at it in the Lightbox. There's a glorious richness in the tones ... I think.

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    True Donald..true!

    I really like random public stuff like this and clever, well placed graffiti..in fact I like it way much more than official 'public art'.

    I am happily messing about with my little Ricoh camera and they say Ricoh does b&w second only to Leica. I wonder if this is where the richness in the midtones comes from.

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    Thanks Gary. That was illuminating.

    "Every person we meet knows something we don't"

    Donald - that is a cool tradition.
    I was in Delhi once and visited a number of old mosques etc. In one there was a huge iron pillar that looked oddly out of place. The guide explained that it was a test for men. If one could wrap their arms around it backwards and overlap the hands he was considered to have the physique of a warrior. I did that test.

    30 years later was in Delhi again and went to the same place - the pillar had been cordoned off with a high iron fence to prevent people from damaging it or taking out little pieces as souvenirs.

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    [QUOTE=Bobobird;285559]Thanks Gary. That was illuminating.

    "Every person we meet knows something we don't"

    Indeed Bobo..we live and learn ..lol

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    Sharon, you have a great eye for these types of things and the skills as a photographer to do them justice. I like your style!

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    Thank you very much Shane.

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