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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,
Moira

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 18-55mm Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Breakfast alone
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:2 Jul 2009 - 7:53 AM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
Votes:86

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maggie9
maggie9  645 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 7:55 AM

love this........its wonderful!

maggie

e_villeda
e_villeda  7
2 Jul 2009 - 8:03 AM

Good B & W ,

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 8:06 AM

Works well in mono
Love the picture at the back

cjl47
cjl47 e2 Member 6cjl47 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 8:20 AM

Good shot,
Good composition too
chris

Last Modified By cjl47 at 2 Jul 2009 - 8:21 AM
rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 8:33 AM

Excellent juxtposition, Moira. Ron.

morpheus1955
2 Jul 2009 - 8:39 AM

It all works for me, very nice conversion.

Hugh

bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 8:43 AM

an excellent observed and composed photo.....the picture at the back makes it more interesting....very well titled

cheers

ollie

RobboB
RobboB e2 Member 887 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 - 8:53 AM

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'

Last Modified By RobboB at 2 Jul 2009 - 8:54 AM
mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 8:53 AM

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...
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 2 Jul 2009 - 8:59 AM
Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 8:59 AM

Like your comp in this one Moria - love the juxtaposition. Fine work.
Regards Richard.

tigertimb
tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 9:07 AM

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
Tim

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 9:17 AM

Thanks for noticing that Tim, I was particularly pleased with how that wood comes out.
Moira

zebraboy
zebraboy  10197 forum posts Australia
2 Jul 2009 - 9:18 AM

I recognised this from the thumbnail and think it works very well/indeed better in B&W, nice work Moira

Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 10257 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 9:20 AM

Good capture, like the relationship between him and the picture.

seanslevin
seanslevin  10 Ireland
2 Jul 2009 - 9:50 AM

Excellent

Sean .

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 10:23 AM

The whole set up a story teller.

fossilized
fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 - 10:47 AM

Very well spotted - a lovely composition that works well in B&W and is full of interest.
Jean

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 10:50 AM

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 !!
Mick.

BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 11:16 AM

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 !

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
2 Jul 2009 - 11:35 AM

Looks great to me

Peter

Neeka
Neeka  5 Wales
2 Jul 2009 - 11:54 AM

What a clever image Moira. In the thumbnail it almost looks like a mirror [the picture]....very clever. Love it.
~Necia~

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 11:58 AM

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.

paulcr
paulcr  101536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 11:59 AM

Yep, like it. Nice one. Paul

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 12:44 PM

A good conversion Moira and it's interesting to see the divisions as to whether to tidy or not.

dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 1:00 PM

I remember this so well Moira..excellent in mono, I think I prefer it ! A really clever composition.
Di

nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
2 Jul 2009 - 1:41 PM

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........

Nicky Wink

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 2:02 PM

Wonderful shot Moira.......Sandy

franken
franken e2 Member 123264 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 2:39 PM

Works for me.

regards
Ken

Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
2 Jul 2009 - 4:25 PM

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

dmull
dmull  5 Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 4:52 PM

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...

Roly
Roly  7 Wales
2 Jul 2009 - 5:48 PM

Smashing image.Just clicked the link and I can't decide which version I prefer.

Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 7:41 PM

Great work Moira.
Rachel

MilanaG
MilanaG  8 Bulgaria
2 Jul 2009 - 7:55 PM

WOW...very well seen...good candid...works good in mono ...
Milena

kitsch
kitsch  8439 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 8:22 PM

missed the colour version i have to admit, but i love this shot!!
excellent Smile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 8:25 PM

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?

glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 8:29 PM

I remember the original too, I like the mono version best.

Robert

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 8:33 PM

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.
Thanks everyone.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 2 Jul 2009 - 8:34 PM
davidhu
davidhu  9 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 8:50 PM

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.
Dave

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 9:10 PM

stunning

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 9:12 PM

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.

Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 737 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 9:27 PM

I remember this and really like this version.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 9:41 PM

Thanks again everyone, and thanks to Dave for his award, I really appreciate it.
Moira

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 10:55 PM

This is great Moira..

Bernie

Lucy_Locket
2 Jul 2009 - 11:00 PM

Just love this. Lucy

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 7:13 AM

And many thanks to Lucy for her award too, I'm glad you like this one.
Moira

samsalt
samsalt  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 8:20 AM

I remember it too and yet it somehow seems very different , guess the mono treatmennt does that.
Stll amongst your premier shots.

jonathanbp
jonathanbp e2 Member 699 forum postsjonathanbp vcard India
3 Jul 2009 - 8:33 AM

Superb mono - Jonathan

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 9:06 AM

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

EllieEdge
EllieEdge  7 Norway42 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 1:01 PM

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. Smile
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.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 1:22 PM

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...
Moira

roverrat
roverrat e2 Member 7roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 4:47 PM

A fantastic observation that works great in mono.
Alex

photophantom
4 Jul 2009 - 11:11 AM

superb Moira
Dennis

riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2009 - 2:28 PM

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. Smile very pleasing

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 9:27 PM

Perfection. And I rarely say that.

A.

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 8:20 AM

Excellent mono candid image Moira.
Tom.

thebopper
thebopper  5 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 - 2:32 PM

I think that this works pretty well. Looks good in mono, it adds some depth and feeling to it. I like it!

User_Removed
10 Jul 2009 - 12:36 PM

Great capture Moira!

AL.

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