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These two elderly ladies were having a lovely chat in the outside cafe at Somerset House. I sepia toned the image then brought back a little bit of colour just to give the image a more genteel look, suited to the subjects. The lavender in the pot matched the lady's coat too. I was pleased to capture the pigeon, so much an integral part of many London photographs. Grin
Smile

(And many thanks to pamelajean for her UA on my previous image).

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G11
Lens:6.1-30.5 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Apr 2013 - 1:04 PM
Focal Length:18.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Coffee Break
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:7 May 2013 - 12:44 PM
Tags:Candid, Digitally manipulated, General, Ladies, London, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street
Votes:38

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

Looks like they were discussing the weekend's football scores!! TongueGrin I'm intrigued as to your pov, were you up a lamppost? Wink

Dave

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

I love what you've done here Chris. The sepia toning is perfect. It tells a wonderful story and like your pov capturing this.......Sandy
I just noticed when I scrolled up and removed the window and the bird it gave it such an intimate feel. Could possible make a second shot.

Last Modified By Daisymaye at 7 May 2013 - 1:00 PM
barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 1:15 PM

works a dream ...

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 1:31 PM

Super image Chris - great toning.

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104253 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 1:39 PM

clearly former SOE agents GrinGrinGrinGrin

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 1:46 PM

Many thanks Sandy for your UA. Very unexpected but I'm so glad you like it. Smile
I see what you mean about losing the window but I wanted to include it as it gives a better idea as to the character of the building as a whole. Smile

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 2:04 PM

Sepia renders the feeling of a touching moment.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 2:26 PM

A lovely candid capture, Chris, great viewpoint, and really like the way you've toned the image Wink
Trev Smile

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 2:33 PM

This is very nice, Chris. I don't usually much care for this partial colouring malarkey ( each to his own ) but I admit it works very well here.

Is the pigeon thinking " Hmmph! ... Nowt! ...... greedy buggers... "

P.S. Just today bought Salgado's book "Genesis." .....Stunning. ....That's me pocket money blown...

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3261 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 2:34 PM

Times gone by..............GrinGrinGrin

marktc
marktc e2 Member 459 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 3:15 PM

An intimate peek into someones life, very well captured Chris.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 4:27 PM

How delightful! also, like your technique!

leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
7 May 2013 - 5:23 PM

Lovely capture!
Effrossini

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 6:21 PM

This is such a nice image, they really look like they are enjoying each others company. - gary

RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 8149 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
7 May 2013 - 6:27 PM

Like the inclusion of the fluttering pigeon, acts as a counterpoint to the quietly chatting ladies.

Richard

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 6:51 PM

I'd love to know what they were talking about. Super pigeon!
Ann

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 8:20 PM

COFFEE BREAK POEM

While you face your moments with a smile on your face
While you create a confusion in a long chaotic race
Everything around you gives you a stare
That you are running, running everywhere;

Now whether you cry or you sit with an empty heart
Whether you think of times you had to depart
The world doesn’t stop,
It never does.

While path may seem too long for some
Or life’s open for mysteries to come
Somehow it’s never the way we feel
The wound sometimes has to heal…

Now whether you laugh or you dance alone or in a crowd
Whether you‘re forced to be quiet or you’re too loud
The world doesn’t stop,
It never does.

While ‘Second sex’ undergo First’s domination
Or they compromise with full determination
When each flesh is forced to be eaten raw
When all are still dumb on the crime they saw;

Now whether you plan not to care
Now whether you’ve no time to dig the layer
The world doesn’t stop,
It never does.

While love is returned with an innocent hatred
While the skin is cut or it’s painted red
While colors darken, but reality lack
When white is forced over the hidden black
Now whether you stay awake or pretend to sleep
Or whether you find a small pillow to weep
The world never stops,
It never does.

While tears are flowing from the caste and creed
When blood is differentiated from every breed
While mother’s milk has no regard
When respect depends on playing card,
Now whether relation is found in growing age
Whether a beauty is in a diamond cage,
The world still never stops,
It never does…

Regards Nathan

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 8morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 8:53 PM

Superb candid, I like the pov, well spotted and captured

Hugh

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 10:14 PM

That's a pretty deep poem there Nathan. Thank you.
x

nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 12:27 AM

A very pleasing candid shot, well done.

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 5:41 PM


Quote: I'm intrigued as to your pov, were you up a lamppost? Wink

Dave

Sounds like hard work to get a photo - but it is a beauty Chris SmileSmile
Helen

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 8:07 PM

LOVE your processing, Chris. It's like one of those old hand-toned photographs!

Excellent shot to begin with, especially with that hopeful pigeon arriving on the scene Grin

Andrew

maggietear
maggietear e2 Member 2maggietear vcard
8 May 2013 - 9:13 PM

A great moment caught Chris. The inclusion of the "hopeful" bird adds a little more too!
Maggie

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 10:17 PM

Wonderfully sympathetic candid Smile
Rende

debu
debu e2 Member 4debu vcard India
9 May 2013 - 12:42 AM

Lovely image.
debu

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2013 - 10:09 AM

there is a whole story in there, a first class candid!

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