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This lonely image of a diner sitting at a table all on her own was waiting to be captured. It was certainly one to pull at my own heart strings, thinking about how my wife would cope, If I wasn't to get any better and simply fade away. I was going to name the piece 'A sad reflection' , because I thought at the time that that would sum the image up more poignantly.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Apr 2012 - 2:42 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/7.1
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Lonely Diner
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:30 Apr 2012 - 7:29 AM
Tags:Alone, Dining, Memories, Mournful, Portraits / people, Reflecting, Reflection, Relationships
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Votes:45
Voters:SUE118 · martinjp · RLF · Jonny5874 · stuart1963 · Len1950 · RysiekJan · Cor · mrswoolybill · danmclean · reflectionsinlight · woolybill1 · WhiteRose1 · Herge88 · helenlinda · jaktis · morpheus1955 · annettep38 · Big_Beavis · gallero · taggart · danbrann · moiral · mikbee · nonur · RonnieAG · Techno · Metro6R4 · ChiliMan · UrbaneMagick · carper123 · twelvemegs · netta1234 · footloose · Brian65 · AnnChown · User_Removed · bobsblues · SlowSong · prabhusinha · Shellio · johnriley1uk · JohnChambersPhotography · Glostopcat · walk8 ·
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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 7:32 AM

Very heartening image.

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43915 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 7:34 AM

A huge thank you goes out too all you such wonderful people who have over the last past days viewed, commented and voted on my images over the last three days. And furthermore sending for me their best wishes and personal messages. After yesterdays injections, although very stiff, I feel a lot better in myself.

Thank you to you all.

Highest regards Nathan

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danmclean
danmclean  8 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 9:11 AM

Glad you are feeling better mate, If i could only get you on a plane, the Australian life would make anyone feel better, especialy with so much to photograph here. Plus the Roo steaks are wonderful... Keep your pecker up mate...
Oh good pic by the way Wink

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reflectionsinlight

like the reflection in glass

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woolybill1
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30 Apr 2012 - 10:38 AM

Glad to hear there has been some improvement, Nathan.
Regards
Bill

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51258 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 10:52 AM

Cafe Riveria - chips with everything!GrinGrin

Well captured Nathan.

Dave

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Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 11:24 AM

I like this and wonder how a mono version might look.

Best Matt

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helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 12:21 PM

Good to hear that you are feeling a little better - but better is a relative word SmileSmile.

Now I know this can be viewed as a sad image, but its a half full cup or half empty cup picture for me - you see I actually like nothing better if I go to town, than to quietly eat my lunch on my own somewhere - very indulgent and very peaceful SmileSmileSmile
Helen

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morpheus1955
30 Apr 2012 - 12:43 PM

Very thought provoking image, well spotted and captured.

Hugh

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 12:45 PM


Quote: Glad you are feeling better mate, If i could only get you on a plane, the Australian life would make anyone feel better, especialy with so much to photograph here. Plus the Roo steaks are wonderful... Keep your pecker up mate...
Oh good pic by the way Wink

One of the best wishes you could send to a person you like.

Well Nathan, I sincerely hope you are on the mend, I don't really know what you are suffering from but it doesn't sound good.
A friend of ours is a vegetable after a bad stroke, his partner is confined to 24 hours home care ... I have the highest esteem for her, because I couldn't do it. I went through a time of a lot of care and the wore me out completely. Slept about 4 hours/night and was useless at work. And you picture makes me think very much of Pat mentioned before, she considers herself extremely lucky if she can go out at all.

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gallero
gallero  3 Venezuela
30 Apr 2012 - 1:33 PM

Un excelente reflejo.
Que bueno que usted este mejorando de salud.
Mucha suerte..

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taggart
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30 Apr 2012 - 1:34 PM

A very thoughtful image and commentary!

Time is a great healer---I do not think your wife will be left alone!

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30 Apr 2012 - 1:59 PM


Quote: A very thoughtful image and commentary!

Time is a great healer---I do not think your wife will be left alone!

and Excellent street photography.

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30 Apr 2012 - 2:05 PM

In the words of the Monty Python song 'Always look on the bright side of life'. Good to hear that you are feeling the benefit of the treatment Nathan.
A good piece of street photography, but I suppose that we never what is going on in the life of strangers, so draw our own conclusions.
Moira

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 2:47 PM

Certainly food for thought this one Nathan !!
Easier said than done I know,
but just keep positive thoughts in your head !!
Mick.

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nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 3:04 PM

Glad to hear that the injections have worked. I'd also recommend to keep the nerves loose and try to do what you like doing most. I think it could even help you better not to occupy your mind with things that would put you in distress. Everything depends on nerve system and it's the best medicine to try to feel good, as I was told by a doctor. Great candid shot!

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Techno
Techno  61022 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 4:19 PM

Well spotted, a picture with a story to tell.
My best wishes.
Mal

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30 Apr 2012 - 5:01 PM

Thanks to you all in the world of EPZ, I say world, because it is completely different too the one that I live in from day to today. However I you all so kindly remind me off that I must look on the bright side of life, and whatever hand I am dealt, then I must play it fair and square, and my darling wife will never be on her own.

Fondest regards, and may I take this time just to say before I sign off for the time being, I regard you all as friends.

Nathan

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Metro6R4
Metro6R4  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 5:09 PM

I like this a lot, very well captured image...............

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ChiliMan
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30 Apr 2012 - 5:32 PM

Your wife won't need to cope 'cos you're gonna be around, dude. When you're feeling better, take her out to a diner and have a good sit down over some greasy chips and the works. And get a good shot for us Wink

Andrew

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30 Apr 2012 - 5:52 PM

Glad to hear yesterday went Well Nathan!!!

Image is quite sad..I always think this when saeeing this kind of image.

Gareth

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30 Apr 2012 - 6:38 PM

Hi Nathan, luv it great candid shot, wish i had the nerve to take images like that. well seen and captured.
Darryl.

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twelvemegs
30 Apr 2012 - 7:06 PM

Great candid Nathan
People look so lonely when eating alone.
I think she is enjoying her meal. Smile

Good to hear you’re feeling a little better


David

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30 Apr 2012 - 8:03 PM

She does look as if she is enjoying her meal and maybee her own company- who know's.Glad to hear that the Injection worked for you Smileand that you are feeling better today,take careSmile
Netta

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footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 8:15 PM

Well caught candid,well done, chin up!!!!
Dennis

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Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 - 8:15 PM

Fantastic Nathan, so is your potfoilo, great stuffSmileSmileSmile
Brian

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30 Apr 2012 - 9:05 PM

Good to hear you're feeling a bit better Nathan and I hope you will continue to do so - this image is excellent and Cafe Riviera certainly looks worth a visit - if not for the food, for the photography!!! Smile

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2012 - 5:54 AM

First rate photography Nathan .Have you captured the feeling of lonelines or just fust one person's mundane life ?? Perhaps we will never know, but what a super capture mate. Take care and keep thinking positive .
Rob

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SlowSong
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1 May 2012 - 7:12 AM

Terrific, if sad, capture. The sort of thing I wish I'd taken.
All the best.
Chris

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Shellio
Shellio  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2012 - 11:46 PM

Superb photography Nathan presenting a very poignant message... it makes you wonder if she is very lonely or having some time on her own before a busy day or perhaps she enjoys her own company.
Shell

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6 May 2012 - 10:14 PM

A very thought provoking candid Nathan, this one is definitely open to interpretation and has provoked some interesting responses from the epzers'

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