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    20-02 Fab4_Street by Stephen Thompson, on Flickr

    This is understandably a very popular attraction at Liverpool's pier head.

    If I'd taken the 'normal' point of view I'd just end up with a regular family snapshot as visitors, sightseers and other Day Trippers gathered around the Fab4. So to achieve the image I had in my mind's eye I needed to shoot from the reverse angle.

    I positioned myself across the road, behind the statue with a long lens, but the mid-afternoon location was so busy that despite waiting for nearly an hour I just couldn't get my shot due the constant stream of fans posing for holiday snaps.

    I moved on, and returned in the early evening, and my patience was rewarded when this young girl turned up right on cue.

    I had to crop tighter on the left than I might have preferred due to a group of people who were just a few yards behind her, and this meant that to achieve a balance I also needed a tight crop on the right.

    My only real disappointment is that the girl wasn't making eye contact with her idols, but hey-ho I got my shot.

    EOS70D, Tamron SP 70-300mm and Velbon monopod.
    Last edited by powernapper; 18-07-2020, 11:27. Reason: Added Tags.

    #2
    More patience than me Stephen, well worth waiting for nicely balanced shot.

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      #3
      A great shot Stephen, I like that being a Beetle fan. --- Now I got to brag, I actually met them and been in their company
      Trev

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        #4
        Your patience was worth it, well done.
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          #5
          Great capture,I know what you mean about the crowds around there,your patience paid off.
          Roy

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            #6
            Great shot Stephen. It sounds like you had a hard days night!
            Last edited by Brian Sugden; 29-07-2020, 08:29.
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              #7
              I tell you what Brian, I thought I was going to have to hang around for Eight Days A Week!

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                #8
                Very interesting shot. Well framed and perfect focus, well done.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by powernapper View Post
                  I tell you what Brian, I thought I was going to have to hang around for Eight Days A Week!
                  Then you would probably have bumped into Lovely Rita. This could go on and on!
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Brian Sugden View Post

                    Then you would probably have bumped into Lovely Rita. This could go on and on!
                    There's a statue of Eleanor Rigby on Stanley Street in Liverpool city centre, just round the corner from the Cavern.

                    As soon as I escape from this shielding thing she's next on my to-do list. ​​​​​​​

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                      #11
                      Thanks everyone for your comments, much appreciated.

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