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I always like to look in at office workers when I'm walking around the City. They're either behind their computers or at very tedious-looking meetings. It makes me happy that I don't have to do that any more. Smile This is obviously a meeting over coffee - yawn!!!

This is taken from the walkway on the way to the Museum of London. I think I had the better day. Smile

Not too keen on this shot but as I haven't been out photographing anything for weeks I raided my old stuff again. Not sure about the composition and it was taken at such a rakish angle I couldn't quite get it straight either. Might hide it later if it annoys me too much.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:15.0-85.0 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Mar 2013 - 11:40 AM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Lounge Lizards
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:26 Jun 2013 - 7:44 AM
Tags:Being nosey, Candid, General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
Votes:38

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 8:02 AM

Makes me delighted that I don't have to do it anymore Smile Great observation Chris.

Albert

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41113 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 8:40 AM

'Rakish'... that's very cavalier of you, Chris!!

Dave

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104247 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 8:41 AM

Oh how I empathise with you GrinGrinGrin

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3260 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 8:42 AM

I'm pleased I don't have to attend tedious meetings or tedious training courses about Blue Sky Thinking etc etc.............which had nothing to do with the job I had to do every day.........or nights as in my case...............and being dragged off nights to attend day courses which were a complete waste of time and buggered up ya body clock................GrinGrinGrinGrin

Pleased to be out of it..................forever.............GrinGrin

Last Modified By NaturesHaven at 26 Jun 2013 - 8:43 AM
richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 8:48 AM

Business or Jolly??? - glad its all over with!! Super image!!

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 9:17 AM

Meetings: dirty word, I always used to hate them. Convened to discuss and decide upon measures that had already been decided upon; often consisted of somebody reading aloud the texts of papers that were already in our hands. I considered myself the prime supplier of red herrings.

Yet I have recently volunteered (yes, volunteered) myself as vice-chair of our U3A which means automatic promotion next year. Must be going barmy (actually barmier).

But I shan't be wearing a suit or toting a lap-top!

You have captured the essence of it all, Chris.

Regards
Bill

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 9:24 AM

Glad I never worked in an office, freedom of the open road suited me. Observed well Chris, considering the restrictions of POV.
Ron.

Michaela_Solway

Yes, this image captures the tedium of office life very well...great observation

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 9:43 AM

Taking the office with you... Yes, I find this a fascinating subject, and the more so for being retired and out of it. There was a time when you could say goodbye to work for a few hours, not any more. The rot set in with pagers and fax...
Moira

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 1:52 PM


Quote: But I shan't be wearing a suit or toting a lap-top!

I should hope not. Definitely a step too far. Smile

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 2:06 PM

I never worked in an office Chris.
I always had PROPER jobs !!
Mind you,when I worked in the railway,
I did do quite a bit of lounging about in the first class
carriages when the managers went home !!
Mick.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 2:27 PM

Me too - glad to be out and away from all that B.S! Love your narrative.
Ann

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
26 Jun 2013 - 3:50 PM

this is great!

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 3:54 PM

Well spotted and captured, Chris, 'workers' seem to spend more time in coffee shops than they do in their offices Smile Carol

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 3:56 PM


Quote: ...They're either behind their computers or at very tedious-looking meetings. It makes me happy that I don't have to do that any more...

Me too, Chris...though it is different being on the computer looking at EPZ! Wink A well seen shot, and one definitely not to be hidden! Smile
Trev Smile

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44288 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 4:24 PM

I hate the modern-day work situation where you are expected to always be accessible. The voicemail on my mobile includes, "If this is work related, please call me on my office number during normal office hours". I refuse to play the game! I refuse to be on Fęcesbook and Twatter and I refuse to have call re-directed to my mobile outside office hours. No wonder I never get a decent pay rise.

Rant over, sorry ChrisBlush

Great grab shot.

Malc

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

YUP! Yawn---

Image brings it all to the fore!

marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 9:17 PM

great shot and great title Chris superb

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:20 AM

You've captured the tedium very well, Chris. Just look at the face of the guy on the left. He's thinking, "I'm falling asleep but even so, this coffee could reeeally do with a good slug of Jim".

Andrew Grin

Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 2:37 PM

Perfect picture of suits in todays world, bloody liars and out right bullshitters sell their own mothers for fast buck Wink
Gary

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:09 PM

Excellent candid with great reflections Chris. I wonder whether it's meaningful that the only bit that doesn't reflect is where those guys are Wink
Rende

carper123
carper123 e2 Member 3116 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 4:08 PM

Super candid shot with a dash of creativity.
Well done.
Darryl. Smile

bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 4:46 PM

great shot

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 6:34 PM

Good composition and a superb image Chris.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 6:39 PM

You certainly had the better day out in the fresh air Chris
a good candid
Lillian

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2013 - 10:23 PM

your keywords are the best part of the description Smile and boy, do they look stressed.
believe me , if I could spend a day in a museum I wouldn't mind... office workers clearly live in another world than us mere mortals Wink

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