Shopping Can Wait

By SlowSong
Taken this morning at Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford. I just saw this row of seats which face huge windows which overlook the piazza and people were just sitting there gazing out, or in the foreground lad's case, having a kip. I'd just been looking at a new camera but decided not to buy so feeling rather self-righteous that I haven't wasted any more money on unnecessary equipment, although very tempting. Smile

I just realised when I got home that I can't record a colour RAW and b/w jpeg when using the Program mode on the G11 so this is the b/w jpeg. No conversion done. I don't usually use program but thought I'd give it a go to see what it did. Pics were OK, but no RAW, so now I know - back to AV. Good job it wasn't anything important.

Chris Smile

And big thanks to Bill (Woolybill) and David (RockArea) for their UAs on my previous image. Smile

Tags: Photo journalism General Candid Black and white Portraits and people

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Nov 2012 3:00PM
What comfortable looking chairs, Chris, I'm not surprised the lad fell asleep in one Smile A great candid, and very many congratulations for being so self-controlled and not falling for a new camera (yet!) Smile Carol

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 3:02PM
Nice the way those wings mean that you can avoid any risk of catching a neighbour's eye...
It's an impressive b&w, very clean-looking. I've never used digital in-camera mono, I'm too much of a control freak...
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
29 Nov 2012 3:06PM
Very good capture Chris - sleeping in public is a risky thing to do when there are photogs around Tongue

Be glad you didn't buy the new camera - for now. A flaw in the LCD screen is showing up Sad

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
29 Nov 2012 3:07PM
But if you capture a RAW which is recorded in colour and b/w jpeg together you have the best of both worlds. I particularly went out to do b/w so being able to see it on the screen is very useful.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
29 Nov 2012 3:08PM

Quote:Very good capture Chris - sleeping in public is a risky thing to do when there are photogs around Tongue
Be glad you didn't buy the new camera - for now. A flaw in the LCD screen is showing up Sad Anne

Thanks Anne. That's good to know. Not so good for you though.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 3:23PM
A great candid, wonderful crafted.

Regards Nathan
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Nov 2012 3:36PM
A fine mono-- however you captured it--- super work!
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
29 Nov 2012 3:43PM
at last they've thought about us poor men WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 3:52PM
Excellent candid Chris.

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
29 Nov 2012 4:24PM
Full range of tones in this fine mono candid.

DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 5:02PM
Just relax - great capture - no vacant chair for me ... Smile

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 Nov 2012 5:06PM
Yes,I knew about this feature on my G11 Chris but never used it.
And I am probably stating the obvious here,
but did you know in Macro mode the lens focuses down to 1 cm ?
This is the feature I use for 99.9% of my shots !!
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 5:12PM
Great candid and this is just how I feel about Christmas shopping this yearTongueTongue
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
29 Nov 2012 5:49PM
This reminds me of the fact that shopping malls are the most tiring places. Such a good candid shot, and the tones are so lovely.SmileSmileSmile
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
29 Nov 2012 6:02PM
A great candid and so well converted to mono. - gary
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
29 Nov 2012 6:25PM
The macro's very good on the G11 Mick. Much better than most I'd say. Smile

But Gary, it's not a conversion. You didn't read my blurb - tut, tut. Grin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Nov 2012 6:56PM
Well, that's a cracking candid capture, Chris, despite not been shot in Raw, and excellent depth of field from front to back Smile Lovely quality mono too - especially if this was how it was shot and not converted afterwards Wink
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
29 Nov 2012 7:33PM
Hmmm...wish this was one i took, Chris. Really like it. Quality shot.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 Nov 2012 3:00AM
Good candid work here Chris...

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 9:24AM
Great candid, Chris - well composed.
I love the shape ,composition, well everything about this image is wonderful, x.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Dec 2012 11:23PM
So well observed... A group which is not, a sleep which is not.. And shoppingwhich is also not happening. And an intriguing composition !

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