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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.

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
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
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



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



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



Oh how I empathise with you GrinGrinGrin


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

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


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.



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


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

mrswoolybill Critique Team 9829 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1314 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...


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  8 Scotland8 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 !!


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


this is great!


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


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 Site Moderator 55131 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway31 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.



YUP! Yawn---

Image brings it all to the fore!


great shot and great title Chris superb


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


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


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


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

bliba  10 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 4:46 PM

great shot


Good composition and a superb image Chris.


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


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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