Workstation - St Germain des prés

By mrswoolybill
It’s happening everywhere. People take their work around with them now. The Parisian café used to be such a sociable, relaxing experience.
I think we’ll have b&w here...
Thanks for looking,

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 7:43AM
Such deep thought you have captured here... mono just works so well

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SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 7:51AM
Well captured.
Ray42 9 3 England
11 May 2011 8:29AM
Two good candids Moira
frz67 7 10 32 Italy
11 May 2011 8:51AM
He looks so isolated from the rest of the world, listening to the music and deeply concentrated on whatever he is doing.
paraphrasing the sentence in the BG, every picture is a story.
well seen

danbrann 13 636 17
11 May 2011 8:59AM
Suits the Mono treatment Moira.
davewaine 10 140 3 England
11 May 2011 9:01AM
V1 wonderful, Moira - and quite right to make it mono. When I saw thew thumbnail, I thought he had a fag in his mouth, which would have made it really French.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
11 May 2011 9:22AM
Youngsters have to carry so much around these days. Something to plug in your ear, computer, no doubt a mobile etc. Apart from the equipment, this lad could easily be from the 60s or 70s. Lovely clear shots.
joolsb 12 27.1k 38 Switzerland
11 May 2011 10:30AM
I like it! Although, for true authenticity, he should be smoking a Gauloise and have a glass of pastis in front of him. Wink
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 10:50AM
Two nice candids Moira, nice in mono i think.. Peter
Dg 6 1
11 May 2011 10:54AM
lovely candid shots, especially with all the elements in the background. It's funny how mono changed the way I feel about photographs where there are loads of technical stuff like the netbook, headphones, etc... Before seeing this, I really hated the immersion of electronics in photos which were meant to create a mood / atmosphere which was not commercial.
ChrisOs Plus
12 2 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 11:09AM
So it's not just on British trains that people using computers think they are entitled to take up the whole of a table meant for four people, and he doesn't seem to have a drink from the café either; I bet he's popular. Every picture has a story. I like the mono treatment; and I prefer the pensive mood of version 1.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
11 May 2011 12:01PM
Thankfully Moira,this electronic,computerised age has not reached the Leith Dockers Social club yet.One can still participate ia a lively debate about whose turn it is to get the drinks in,or what on earth possesed Big Aggie to wear that God awful green dress with the pink flowers on it,without any distractions of any electronic gadgetery !!
For once I reckon mono is a must here.
And for Big Aggie's dress,mono would be a must too !!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
11 May 2011 12:44PM
Excellent candid images, Moira, definitely suits the mono treatment. He certainly looks to be engrossed in his work! Smile
Trev Smile
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
11 May 2011 1:00PM
V1 shows the intensity of it. I was at the local bookstore yesterday, and it has the same clientele making use of the free wi-fi. Probably preferable to studying at home in many cases.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 May 2011 1:25PM
Free wi-fi is worth soemthing--- Europe is wonderful that way!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
11 May 2011 2:24PM
Two well seen images Moira. He was so deep into his work he didn't know a thing. Like V1 best..........Sandy
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 2:32PM
Wonderful images Moira - although my preference is for the thought processes going on in v1.
LexEquine 11 19 United States
11 May 2011 2:43PM
"The only thing, 'that spoils the images,' Moira, that 'He is using a Mac." I am a 'Bill Gates $MS person.' LOL GrinWink...Two excellent candid shots rendered beautifully in monochrome, B&W. I favor the v1 version, today. Have a great Day!

Ciao...Peter Smile
11 May 2011 4:29PM
Great candid shot Moira, wish studying was this comfy when i was a lad Smile
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
11 May 2011 4:35PM
Sign of the times Moira, thank you very much for my award. Very appreciated from an articulate photographer as you are. Ron.
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 5:17PM
I wonder . . . but he cannot tell me.
Very well spotted.
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
11 May 2011 5:26PM
perfect bnw it
11 May 2011 5:53PM
Its ether laptops or phones Moira, he's totally engrossed, fine images, love the conversions,
baclark 8 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 5:54PM
Totally in a world of his own. Wonder how many coffee shops there are around the world all full of people studying and working? Superb candids Moira. Why does that panini sound so much nicer in French?!
11 May 2011 7:50PM
Nice bit of mono Moira, and V1 has the best expression IMHO Smile

John Smile
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 9:34PM
It certainly is a sign of the times, Moira, but it looks like a better place to work than Costa on the M5!

Suehh 10 39 6 England
11 May 2011 11:26PM
Oh yes - could only be b/w!
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
12 May 2011 6:51PM
The mono suits these candids perfectly
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
12 May 2011 7:00PM
I think they are both great Mrs W
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
12 May 2011 8:42PM
v1 for me Moira
davey_griffo 8 213 165 England
15 May 2011 2:00PM
I'm surprised. Paris. The centre of all sorts of culture & art, & they have a tacky, pulp-fiction, whodunnit on the shelf.
(I'm also quite surprised no-one beat me to the observation).

An excellent street shot Moira.

I'd just like to see V1 straightened, as the slightly leaning door frame detracts a little from an otherwise superb image.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1740 United Kingdom
15 May 2011 4:23PM
Yes I should have skewed V1 a bit - I didn't want to rotate as that would cut off the top of the lettering top left.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
10 Jun 2011 12:15PM
Yep I'm a card carrying Costa coffee addict, must spend 1 1/2 hours per day in them working away between appointments, a great capture. The candid street life is IMHO what you do best.
PhillipMinnis 7 94 4 Australia
10 Jun 2011 12:19PM
Ah, Moira, this is my type of image!!!! Wonderful composition, great excellent conversion! When I saw this in the recent comments page, I instantly wanted to give this one a GE award, however, I only have the power to award images between the 6th and 13th of June. Sad

This is top-notch!


mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1740 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 4:44PM
Well I do have the colour versions scheduled for tomorrow...

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