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I uploaded this in colour a few months ago, prepared a mono conversion, and promptly forgot about it. I do think it works though... Iíve tidied the dishes a bit in this version.
Thanks for looking,
love this........its wonderful!
Good B & W ,
Works well in mono
Love the picture at the back
Good composition too
Excellent juxtposition, Moira. Ron.
It all works for me, very nice conversion.
an excellent observed and composed photo.....the picture at the back makes it more interesting....very well titled
I remember this and thought it was great in colour. Had an Edward Hopper Highthawks quality about it. I really like this too but somehow the mono gives it a different atmosphere. Not less good but different. I think the 'Farmer Brown' menu is the 'cherry on the cake'
Good morning people, and thank you for being very kind to this upload. I've been engaged in an 'interesting' discussion with someone who took extreme exception to one of my uploads, so I'm ready for anything that's thrown at me this morning.
I'll add the map location - Farmer Brown is in central London!
Here' a link to the original picture, I'm still not sure about the ethics of tidying the dishes!
Have a great day, it's nearly the weekend...
Like your comp in this one Moria - love the juxtaposition. Fine work.
I miss some of the warm cosy feel that the colour version had Moira, but I like the mono too and it's brought out some of the detail like the woodgrain
Thanks for noticing that Tim, I was particularly pleased with how that wood comes out.
I recognised this from the thumbnail and think it works very well/indeed better in B&W, nice work Moira
Good capture, like the relationship between him and the picture.
The whole set up a story teller.
Very well spotted - a lovely composition that works well in B&W and is full of interest.
I remember the original colour one Moira,and yes,it works in mono,but being the old stick in the mud I am,you will know which one I prefer!! I hope your ''discussion'' had a satisfying conclusion.Later on this afternoon,I will be engaged on more discussions regarding my ''red tape''.It will reach a conclusion.Either the tape will be unravelled,or I will put it round the my doctors neck, and hang her from the nearest ceiling rafter !! A shame really.She is rather attractive !!
I think the colour one had more of a 'Hopper' feel to it, with it's warm colouring...but this works just as well in B+W.
I also think cleaning up the table does work - whatever the ethics of doing it !
Looks great to me
What a clever image Moira. In the thumbnail it almost looks like a mirror [the picture]....very clever. Love it.
I like this even more in mono. Tidying the table is minor, compared with some of the photo "editing" that is done. I think artistic license is very broad.
Yep, like it. Nice one. Paul
A good conversion Moira and it's interesting to see the divisions as to whether to tidy or not.
I remember this so well Moira..excellent in mono, I think I prefer it ! A really clever composition.
I was looking for the new recruits comments, none yet !!!!!!!!!!!!
Super shot, I really thought in the thumbnail that someone was looking at him eating his breakfast........
Wonderful shot Moira.......Sandy
Works for me.
Ah well I was only a couple of months out but I knew it was coming
Quote: A Moira special, stunning candid. The composition is just amazing and I feel a mono coming on
And I was so right stunning mono candid
nicely taken and processed.Get the feeling the man is not alone but the image on the wall is like a mirror or another section of the cafe.works very well in mono...
Smashing image.Just clicked the link and I can't decide which version I prefer.
Great work Moira.
WOW...very well seen...good candid...works good in mono ...
missed the colour version i have to admit, but i love this shot!!
A classic candid which is perfectly suited to monochrome. Is the guy supping his tea in the background the erstwhile epzer the enigmatic Pascal G?
I remember the original too, I like the mono version best.
Looks a bit like Pascal in the background picture, doesn't it - I hadn't noticed that. The chap was very definitely alone, by the way. And lost in his thoughts. I stood opposite him and took maybe half a dozen pictures and he never noticed. The waitress was trying not to giggle (I'd asked to photograph the mural but she twigged immediately what I was doing), my nearest and dearest were intensely embarrassed. All part of the enjoyment.
Fine observation Moira, love the juxtaposition of the two figures. Works perfectly in mono too. Pity Bert doesn't seem to comment anymore, it would be right up his street. Anyway it's my pic of the week so it gets the gong.
I prefer the colour version, Moira, it has a warm feel, and the mono loses the green tiles, blue light on the chairs, etc. It's still a great candid, though, and I love your explanation as to how you achieved it.
I remember this and really like this version.
Thanks again everyone, and thanks to Dave for his award, I really appreciate it.
This is great Moira..
Just love this. Lucy
And many thanks to Lucy for her award too, I'm glad you like this one.
I remember it too and yet it somehow seems very different , guess the mono treatmennt does that.
Stll amongst your premier shots.
Superb mono - Jonathan
I remember the original Moira but like this one equaly. In fact I think I like it more . Being on your own can sometimes be in B/W or even grey !xxx
My first impression was that it was a mirror! I would be interested in seeing a slight tilt to the right, compositionwise although I think the composition is great as it is. Perhaps it could fill the bottom left corner a bit more, and include a bit more below the salt & pepper. If this is locally perhaps you can get the Mister to pretend with a coffe cup.
A girl in my club just won a price with a shot from India where a mirror was hanging from a wall pointing downwards so now i am on the lookout for a similiar location, haha.
Hi Ellie, unfortunately this place is in Covent Garden, London, and we are at the opposite end of the country! I first saw the possibilities during a visit last year but had to wait until this year's visit to see a customer sitting in the seat. Well we shall be going back again next year.
I know what you mean about the cruet set...
A fantastic observation that works great in mono.
A formal informal candid.
not sure where my comments vanished too, however, here goes for round two: the formal lines and tonal leads all point to the subject, who is oblivious (looks like a magazine) but it could so easily be correspondence and the setting some stately pile. very pleasing
Perfection. And I rarely say that.
Excellent mono candid image Moira.
I think that this works pretty well. Looks good in mono, it adds some depth and feeling to it. I like it!
Great capture Moira!
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