Work Station 2 - Trust me...

By mrswoolybill
Work Station 2 - 'Trust me... '
Leicester Forest East Service Station. Screaming kids, canned music. Six lanes of traffic thundering past beneath our feet. And a full scale business meeting going on - laptop presentation, spreadsheets, the lot.
Business has moved out of the office. It seems that nowadays all you need is vinyl upholstery, plastic tables and bad coffee, and you've got yourself a board meeting.
I was intrigued to see so much of this going on along the M1. I'll be looking out for more next time we travel...!
Taken contre-jour, and obviously flash was out of the question; plus, being me I didn't think to up the ISO which was set at 200... All things considered it could have turned out a lot worse.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Coffee Laptop Meeting Motorway Businessman Sales rep Portraits and people

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Take-a-View 16 293 5 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 7:59AM
that title is so apt from the body language and obviously so engrossed, didn't catch you snapping them. Nice one
robincoombes 13 1 5 Wales
21 Aug 2007 8:03AM
keep it up great series

21 Aug 2007 8:08AM
Good morning Moira, excellent candid, two very different expressions,
CliveA 14 5 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 8:16AM
Brilliant title, a man and his protoget. 200 asa seems to have been spot on Moira.
imagio 14 12 1 England
21 Aug 2007 8:21AM
Excellent candid Moira, You've captured the gestural very well

SuperRoo 14 63 2 Australia
21 Aug 2007 8:31AM
Another wonderful candid shot... captured the moment well. Smile

glyndwr 13 66 10 Wales
21 Aug 2007 8:33AM
The picture tells the story very well.

Nettles 13 England
21 Aug 2007 8:40AM
Wonderful candid Moira, you have captured the moment so well.
What has the world come to - a business meeting and not a tie in sight !
Great shot, you did really well in the circumstances.
imander 13 388 7 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 9:19AM
excellent shot,well taken
fentiger 19 920 24 England
21 Aug 2007 10:51AM
As ever Moira you have captured the right moment. Well done!

Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
21 Aug 2007 11:17AM
Wonderful candid with great expressions; it really makes you wonder what they're up to.
danbrann 16 640 17
21 Aug 2007 11:18AM
Tut Tut not a tie in sight.Business standards are dropping so quickly but fortunately yours are not with the camera.
fossilized 16 79 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 11:37AM
Well captured... photo ops everywhere if you have a good eye for them like you do!
21 Aug 2007 11:39AM
Yes we have the same but we call it "The Daily Mirror" lol, nice one
GrahamBaines 13 39 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 12:42PM
Another super candid, laptops are oblviously the theme for this week. I haven't seen many photos incorporating them before, but they are so prevalent a part of modern life i'm suprised. Nicely observed.

TyChee Plus
15 275 1 United States
21 Aug 2007 2:01PM
Great capture! His body language says it all. I think that have the deal in the bag!
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 2:21PM
I could almost write the conversation here Moira..that would be interesting to see different versions! I love you candid shots..please keep them coming.
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
21 Aug 2007 3:21PM
It does make you wonder how the wheels of industry and commerce were able to function without these things.A good capture again with both parties engrossed with the business of the day.Good spot Moira.
ChristineL 15 39 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 3:35PM
'A cunning plan' about to be hatched there I think, great candid,
TelStar 15 116 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 4:17PM
Ha! I know what you mean; it's about 10 mins from where I live. I used to call there regularly in the early hours after gigs.

Meaningful social event in a hectic spot.

SandraKay Plus
13 233 4 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 4:19PM
Perhaps that's what we all need. A few meetings away from the office - with a change of scene prompting new ideas. I must tell my bosses. A very good shot captured at just the right moment.
Libby_M 13 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 4:26PM
i was going to say this looks as if its a service station
its got so much detail and colour its fab
well taken
DolphinLady 14 54 1 Wales
21 Aug 2007 6:12PM
OMG....I just hope they're not polititcans trying to put the country to rights.
A wonderful candid capture Moira....this is going to be a great series, am looking forward to it.
21 Aug 2007 6:13PM
A great addition to this series Moira, and I really like the info'. Great stuff.

John Smile
chodge987 13 20 Scotland
21 Aug 2007 7:53PM
Fantastic candid moira, the composition even down to getting the two mugs of bad coffee in has worked well. great job Smile

BEVZED 13 1.1k United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 8:32PM
Pleased to click the magic 30 for your RC Moira,
21 Aug 2007 9:12PM
Great body language - you've captured this really well.
13snaphappy Junior Member 14 1 England
21 Aug 2007 9:16PM
Great candid - and I simply LOVE the interaction between these two! Can't you just imagine what they're saying? (Well - anyone whose had anything to do with a computer suffering teenage-angst would know!)
Hop-A-Long 13 52 1 England
21 Aug 2007 9:23PM
Looks fine to me Moira, another cracking candid. Really caught the moment well.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 12 Wales
21 Aug 2007 9:54PM
Could they be talking about Cricket or which way Hurricane Dean is heading.
Love it.
csr Plus
13 3 England
21 Aug 2007 10:10PM
Nice one
davewaine 13 141 3 England
21 Aug 2007 10:26PM
This guy graduated from the Hughie Green Academy of, "Seriously, folks, I want you to know how sincere I am."
Nice one, Moira. You described it to me in advance and it is like you said on the tin.

brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 10:46PM
Very interesting shot, lots of detail to attract the looks.
newy17 14 273 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2007 4:41AM
this is alot clearer than the last one and i have to salute your bravery aswell for pointing the camera at everyone in there,oh and has bill uncluterd the spare room yet he he he ,great candid moira.
JudeC 13 6 3 England
22 Aug 2007 7:01AM
Love these people pictures Moira - looking forward to your revenge on Mr WB - JudeC
AlanBW 14 20 England
22 Aug 2007 6:41PM
Intense conversation there, another fine candid
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
22 Aug 2007 7:56PM
very good
AngelaR 16 155 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2007 10:45PM
You've hit the jackpot with these shots Moira - and very well deserved.
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Aug 2007 10:04PM
well the hand expression

John_Humphreys 15 69 2 Ireland
26 Aug 2007 10:39PM
Well done Moira. You've picked up on a good theme about how we live and work today. John

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