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Quiet, please

By saltireblue    
The reading area of our local library, where all the national and major regional newspapers are provided every day for those who wish to catch up to date with all the latest news.
This was taken from the outside, looking through the large window which provides natural light to this secluded section of the ground floor. The brick wall is a reflection of what was behind me...

Hand-held at 1/13 and the 5-stop IOS does what it is designed to do...

Many thanks to all who contributed to last week's effort, by commenting, voting or awarding - much appreciated, as always.

Thanks for bothering.

Tags: B&w Reflection Window Library Reading Newspaper Portraits and people Drammen

Voters: franken, woolybill1, mrswoolybill and 67 more

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franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2021 7:33AM
Superb, Malc.

woolybill1 Plus
15 38 79 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2021 7:43AM
Excellent, Malc. I like photos like this. Layers of interest.

Is today a Monday, or am I thinking of something else?

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2021 7:46AM
A little oasis of calm, but the reflections give it a ghostly, ethereal look.
Some issues over mask discipline protocol here...
15 Mar 2021 7:49AM
‘Near, or far away, Ted??’ Excellent creation Malc, everything blends so well here.

Dave 🐈
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
15 Mar 2021 8:07AM
top work...will come back tomorrow
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
15 Mar 2021 8:29AM
Ace 😁😁😁
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2021 9:01AM
My brain is discombobulated just looking!
15 Mar 2021 9:23AM
Very well seen and taken, Malc'.
One mask half on and the other; no mask at all.
Maybe this shot should be in the local paper's. Smile

chase Plus
16 2.4k 621 England
15 Mar 2021 9:32AM
A frame very well seen Malc and very well photographed.
ZenTony Plus
6 13 2 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2021 9:38AM
Such a good composition Malc. And of course it could not work in colour.
Not that you have one on your camera anyway !
James124 Plus
7 49 51 Portugal
15 Mar 2021 9:39AM
I like how the reflections of the wall and light in the window frames the two readers. Super candids of the readers and excellent processing as usual.
Lucky the libraries are open!
15 Mar 2021 10:33AM
Well caught. Let's hope neither of them had a sudden sneezing fit.
But then, would the other one even have cared?
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
15 Mar 2021 11:30AM
A fine and intriguing capture, Malc. At first glance, I saw a man reading his newspaper and a head wearing a mask floating by! 😁👍
Trev 😀
mlseawell 12 1 United States
15 Mar 2021 12:09PM
Fantastic image.

mistere Plus
9 14 5 England
15 Mar 2021 12:16PM
Very nicely captured Malc, you did well avoiding a selfie.
A very civilised pastime, do they serve coffee?.
leo_nid 5 12
15 Mar 2021 12:46PM
This is a library !

saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
15 Mar 2021 12:47PM
Brilliant, Leo!🤣🤣
dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 819 England
15 Mar 2021 1:10PM
Very nicely shot Malc.

Quote:all the national and major regional newspapers are provided every day

Echos of a Gentleman's Club Smile
jasonrwl Plus
12 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2021 1:29PM
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
15 Mar 2021 1:39PM
Now how does he get away without a mask? Excellent image Malc.
clicknimagine Plus
12 1.0k 105 India
15 Mar 2021 4:26PM
shhhh...don't sound please, just to say quietly the layers of really is merged so well to form a new reality...The man without the mask may have taken the vaccine before, amazing atmosphere, the calmness gushes out of the scene, beautifully composed and processed...Well Done...
DaveU 16 1.4k 127 England
15 Mar 2021 7:10PM
Fascinating image Malc and so much in there to hold the attention let alone figuring out what’s real and what’s reflection. BW is definitely the way to go here and you know, I think you could go even more contrasty and get away with it.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
15 Mar 2021 8:05PM

Quote:I think you could go even more contrasty and get away with it.

I thought about it, but felt this level of contrasty-ness (that's not a word, is it?) was better...must be getting soft in my old age!
Chinga Plus
11 68 3 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2021 1:58PM
Great photography, very appealing image...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
clevercloggs 18 251 15 Netherlands
17 Mar 2021 8:35AM
well captured. the mono is post on and like how the image oozes tranquility.
and mean while i am thinking, they are still providing newspapers? beautifully 'old school' as they say nowadays.
Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2021 4:51PM
Yes...its Thursday I know. I have been busy Tongue
I wonder if that fella has put his mask on yet?
They look very relaxed about the news they are reading, maybe you have better news where you live Wink
21 Mar 2021 3:57PM
29 Mar 2021 3:17AM
Lovely black and white photo.

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