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It’s happening everywhere. People take their work around with them now. The Parisian café used to be such a sociable, relaxing experience.
I think we’ll have b&w here...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Workstation - St Germain des prés
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:11 May 2011 - 7:34 AM
Tags:Black & white, People, Photo journalism
Votes:57
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 7:43 AM

Such deep thought you have captured here... mono just works so well

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 7:51 AM

Well captured.

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 8:29 AM

Two good candids Moira

frz67
frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 8:51 AM

He looks so isolated from the rest of the world, listening to the music and deeply concentrated on whatever he is doing.
paraphrasing the sentence in the BG, every picture is a story.
well seen

francesco

Last Modified By frz67 at 11 May 2011 - 8:51 AM
danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 8:59 AM

Suits the Mono treatment Moira.

davewaine
davewaine  7115 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 9:01 AM

V1 wonderful, Moira - and quite right to make it mono. When I saw thew thumbnail, I thought he had a fag in his mouth, which would have made it really French.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 9:22 AM

Youngsters have to carry so much around these days. Something to plug in your ear, computer, no doubt a mobile etc. Apart from the equipment, this lad could easily be from the 60s or 70s. Lovely clear shots.
Chris

joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 10:30 AM

I like it! Although, for true authenticity, he should be smoking a Gauloise and have a glass of pastis in front of him. Wink

pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 - 10:50 AM

Two nice candids Moira, nice in mono i think.. Peter

Dg
Dg  31 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 10:54 AM

lovely candid shots, especially with all the elements in the background. It's funny how mono changed the way I feel about photographs where there are loads of technical stuff like the netbook, headphones, etc... Before seeing this, I really hated the immersion of electronics in photos which were meant to create a mood / atmosphere which was not commercial.

ChrisOs
ChrisOs e2 Member 9ChrisOs vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 11:09 AM

So it's not just on British trains that people using computers think they are entitled to take up the whole of a table meant for four people, and he doesn't seem to have a drink from the café either; I bet he's popular. Every picture has a story. I like the mono treatment; and I prefer the pensive mood of version 1.
Chris

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 12:01 PM

Thankfully Moira,this electronic,computerised age has not reached the Leith Dockers Social club yet.One can still participate ia a lively debate about whose turn it is to get the drinks in,or what on earth possesed Big Aggie to wear that God awful green dress with the pink flowers on it,without any distractions of any electronic gadgetery !!
For once I reckon mono is a must here.
And for Big Aggie's dress,mono would be a must too !!
Mick.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 12:44 PM

Excellent candid images, Moira, definitely suits the mono treatment. He certainly looks to be engrossed in his work! Smile
Trev Smile

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 1:00 PM

V1 shows the intensity of it. I was at the local bookstore yesterday, and it has the same clientele making use of the free wi-fi. Probably preferable to studying at home in many cases.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 1:25 PM

Free wi-fi is worth soemthing--- Europe is wonderful that way!
Jennn

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 2:24 PM

Two well seen images Moira. He was so deep into his work he didn't know a thing. Like V1 best..........Sandy

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 2:32 PM

Wonderful images Moira - although my preference is for the thought processes going on in v1.
Ann

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 2:43 PM

"The only thing, 'that spoils the images,' Moira,...is that 'He is using a Mac." I am a 'Bill Gates $MS person.' LOL GrinWink...Two excellent candid shots rendered beautifully in monochrome, B&W. I favor the v1 version, today. Have a great Day!

Ciao...Peter Smile

Last Modified By LexEquine at 11 May 2011 - 3:08 PM
NobbytheNobster

Great candid shot Moira, wish studying was this comfy when i was a lad Smile
Ricky.

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 4:35 PM

Sign of the times Moira, thank you very much for my award. Very appreciated from an articulate photographer as you are. Ron.

jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 5:17 PM

I wonder . . . but he cannot tell me.
Very well spotted.
jon

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 5:26 PM

perfect bnw work.....love it

Adrian_Reynolds
11 May 2011 - 5:53 PM

Its ether laptops or phones Moira, he's totally engrossed, fine images, love the conversions,
Adrian

Last Modified By Adrian_Reynolds at 11 May 2011 - 5:53 PM
baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 5:54 PM

Totally in a world of his own. Wonder how many coffee shops there are around the world all full of people studying and working? Superb candids Moira. Why does that panini sound so much nicer in French?!
Barbara

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 7:50 PM

Nice bit of mono Moira, and V1 has the best expression IMHO Smile

John Smile

RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 9:34 PM

It certainly is a sign of the times, Moira, but it looks like a better place to work than Costa on the M5!

David

Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 11:26 PM

Oh yes - could only be b/w!

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 6:51 PM

The mono suits these candids perfectly

kinfatric
kinfatric  10550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 7:00 PM

I think they are both great Mrs W

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 8:42 PM

v1 for me Moira
Helen

davey_griffo
15 May 2011 - 2:00 PM

I'm surprised. Paris. The centre of all sorts of culture & art, & they have a tacky, pulp-fiction, whodunnit on the shelf.
(I'm also quite surprised no-one beat me to the observation).

An excellent street shot Moira.

I'd just like to see V1 straightened, as the slightly leaning door frame detracts a little from an otherwise superb image.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7439 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1027 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2011 - 4:23 PM

Yes I should have skewed V1 a bit - I didn't want to rotate as that would cut off the top of the lettering top left.
Moira

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73885 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 12:15 PM

Yep I'm a card carrying Costa coffee addict, must spend 1 1/2 hours per day in them working away between appointments, a great capture. The candid street life is IMHO what you do best.

PhillipMinnis
10 Jun 2011 - 12:19 PM

Ah, Moira, this is my type of image!!!! Wonderful composition, great tones......an excellent conversion! When I saw this in the recent comments page, I instantly wanted to give this one a GE award, however, I only have the power to award images between the 6th and 13th of June. Sad

This is top-notch!


Cheers

Phil

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7439 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1027 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 4:44 PM

Well I do have the colour versions scheduled for tomorrow...
Moira

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