Normality, modified

By mrswoolybill
Maintaining social distancing at our local coffee shop.
I considered getting rid of the highlights on the pictures but decided that I quite liked them.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Photo journalism Fisheye Black and white Coronavirus diary

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SUE118 Plus
14 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 7:18AM
Super capture Moira.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
8 Oct 2020 7:20AM
an excellent capture - great use of the 10.5 mm lens

stay well

ollie
8 Oct 2020 7:31AM
So many reasons to like this image, Moira.

JohnSmile
8 Oct 2020 7:41AM
I think she could do with a refill. Several refills.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 7:45AM

Quote:I think she could do with a refill. Several refills.

Her name's Ken... Retired school caretaker, tried to teach me astronomy many years ago. His sister, who was his best friend, died during lockdown. Yes, he could do with a few refills in his cup...
8 Oct 2020 8:14AM
That could be me at some hopefully distant future time.
gpimages Plus
12 80 3 England
8 Oct 2020 8:20AM
Your caretaker makes the image for me. Nicely composed Moira.
Graham Wink
8 Oct 2020 8:22AM
Lovely photo. The coffe shop loooks very 1950s in style, like the milk bar I used to frequent.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
8 Oct 2020 8:24AM

Quote:That could be me at some hopefully distant future time.

What? Trying to teach Moira astronomy?
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
8 Oct 2020 8:26AM
I always think there's something rather sad about images of one person sitting alone in a cafe.
Bills americano on the table?
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
8 Oct 2020 8:28AM
The highlights confirm we have Aliens amongst us?...what would they think of the human race now?😁
8 Oct 2020 8:31AM
She'd probably be better at Gastronomy.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
8 Oct 2020 8:38AM

Quote:She'd probably be better at Gastronomy.

Perhaps she should try her hand at astrophotography?
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 8:47AM
The highlights add to it, Moira. Do I detect a coffee but no milk?Smile
viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 8:55AM
A sad image, but very effective, image. Going for coffee and meeting people is something I enjoyed but choose not to do just now. I long for normal again.

Phil.
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
8 Oct 2020 8:57AM
Shows very well how life is now days.

Arne
kaybee 18 8.5k 27 Scotland
8 Oct 2020 9:01AM
The loneliness of the single tea drinker.

I suppose when the cafe reopens with my exhibition in it I will need to go and clean them - They had only been up a few days when the place shut in March.
8 Oct 2020 9:21AM

Quote:
Quote:She'd probably be better at Gastronomy.

Perhaps she should try her hand at astrophotography?


Actually, I believe Bill drives a Renault.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 9:37AM
Some people know us too well. Yes, that's Bill's americano (so named by the Spanish in contempt for American tourists asking for their expresso to be diluted... ) and he drinks it black. And yes, I am better suited for gastronomy than astrophotography.
Thanks, and thanks to Mara who added a UA on the quiet.
Big day today, I have a dental appointment. A filling dropped out in April, it's been a long wait...
leo_nid 5 12
8 Oct 2020 10:03AM
a rather poignant scene with perfect focusing and yes, removing those highlights would have been visually detrimental to the entire image..
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
8 Oct 2020 10:59AM
I think it is the feeling of loneliness that comes across, in your image of the solitary person, sitting in isolation. You have to feel for single people and widowers in these times, with nobody to speak to or even approach nearer than 2 metres.
Ian
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 11:07AM
Beautifully photographed. I like the lady enjoying her cuppa, the inviting look of the place, and the shadows on the table. Good image Moira, Isabel GrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
8 Oct 2020 11:26AM
Good use of that fisheye, Moira, holds everything in the scene very well - like it! 😃👍
Trev 😀
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
8 Oct 2020 11:31AM
Very well documented with this excellent image Moira
Ian
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 11:55AM
A great mono image Moira, to me it heightens the sense of lonelinessSmileSmile

Cliff
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
8 Oct 2020 2:25PM
I feel like I'm in a large sailboat. There's a little sway and I'm wondering if I can make it to the table with my coffee all in my cup. Love the flower shadow and the feeling of being another early riser.
mistere Plus
9 23 7 England
8 Oct 2020 2:37PM
Costa? It has that look about it. Excellent image Moira. Quite sad.
Fefe Plus
11 82 49 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 4:32PM
There is money in your coffee.... Grin
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 5:12PM
Thanks Sandy for noticing the shadow.
Costa? Prudhoe doesn't rise to classy chains, this is Number 22, our local coffee shop, owned by a lovely lady called Karen whose wedding we photographed last year.
Thanks everyone, and particularly Dave for the UA.
LoryC 6 2 Italy
8 Oct 2020 6:09PM
Beautiful image, tells a story and the flowers shadow is impressive.

LorySmile

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