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I have measured out my life with coffee spoons

By SuziBlue  
Taken in a Paris cafe She seemed distant and preoccupied and the title kind of suggested itself. (T S Eliot)

1/15 @ f5.6
ISO 100

Thank you for dropping by! I appreciate any and all comments and find them all valuable, whether you want to leave a couple of words or a longer constructive criticism. So, in the spirit of non-competitiveness I wonít click on any comments on this pic but would invite anyone who visits to mark the comments they feel are helpful. Iíll do the same when I visit other portfolios, of course Smile

Tags: Paris Candid Cafe Portraits and people

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beriah 12 1 Canada
14 Apr 2006 3:09PM
well done!

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TopsyTopping 12 51 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2006 3:13PM
Great shot very inventive.

Topsy Smile
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2006 3:15PM
This is fantastic! Just love eveything about it....Superb stuff! ☼☼☼☼☼

whitehall55 12 15 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2006 3:20PM
Lovely, evocative portrait.....rings MY bell!
Sus 13 3.2k 9 England
14 Apr 2006 3:36PM
SOunds like the lovesong of J Prufrock? Looks a bit like Minnie Driver!
Sus 13 3.2k 9 England
14 Apr 2006 3:45PM
sorry just looked it up J Alfred Prufrock. Knew it was missing something! - and just realised who the photographer was - aha it must be from your Paris trip!
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
14 Apr 2006 3:56PM
Wow thanks so much everyone. So glad this works - I do love to experiment with new things and I've not done many candids apart from the latest trip to Paris 8-D .. so yes, Sus, you're right! And yes, it's Prufrock. (It does look like MD, doesn't it..)
martinproe 12 293 5 England
14 Apr 2006 10:59PM
I love this, it's so different and I really like the presentation and your use of text.
shane 13 7 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2006 11:08PM
Excelelnt, Love it

15 Apr 2006 1:04AM
a really cracking image.. you have caught her with that far-away-from-here-cafe-state.. very meditative. I normally hate text with images but this is definately an exception.
15 Apr 2006 1:08AM
great soft light, lovely composition, and romantic atmosphere, CLICK

terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2006 2:28AM
WOW.....Superb Capture
15 Apr 2006 3:08AM
brilliant! love the way the back ground reflects how she looks, dreamy.
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
15 Apr 2006 4:47AM
Wonderful, Suzi, very nice candid shot, hope you had a good time

Mari Smile
conrad 13 10.9k 116
15 Apr 2006 5:00AM
What an excellent candid, Suzi, I love this. And you certainly know how to combine the fruits of the great authors with the fruits of your camera!

sheilac 14 162 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2006 6:19AM
Absolutely brilliant, Suzi. I think you have found your spot with candid photography.

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
15 Apr 2006 9:40AM
Thanks so much everyone. It was a good opportunity to try candids on that trip. Which is all very well, but without releases I don't have a hope in doing anything with 'em .. next step I guess is talking to them afterwards .. *gulp*
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
15 Apr 2006 1:09PM
Really good candid image, - nice presentation.

owp 13 168
18 Apr 2006 10:52PM
. . Suzi . this is terrific! . . such feeling and mood . . great title also . . [been out of the loop for a few weeks] will troll you recent stuff when I've got more time . .

randomrubble 13 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2006 4:01AM
A nice candid shot.
User_Removed 13 825 Lithuania
19 Apr 2006 5:08PM
nice work... love the presentation!
sputnki 14 10 Canada
20 Apr 2006 2:43AM
Smashing! The thumbnail didn't do it justice. The text and the pose really work here.

I'm hoping to get to Paris in June, I see I'm going to have to go walkabout with my 'stealth' camera.

KenTaylor Plus
13 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2006 1:22PM
An excellent shot. Those two out of focus heads in the background pull it together. Everything you look at in this says something.

The best I have seen from you but then I an bias towards social documentary or whatever the label is these days. I used to do lots of this work but alas it has all got screwed up with restrictions.
With hindsight I bet you wish you had gone for a chat.

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
20 Apr 2006 1:40PM
Thanks so much everyone. I must admit I had some fun, curled up in my little corner outside the cafe and people watching. Got a good few candids.

Yes Ken I do wish I'd gone over and introduced myself and got talking and then whipped out the release! hehe (Must remember to start carrying some around with me).
jimthistle73 14 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2006 2:55PM
Yup - she does look kind of'll do that to a person.
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
20 Apr 2006 9:21PM
LOL Jim! Thanks for the visit Wink
skydivemike 13 47 Northern Ireland
20 Apr 2006 10:53PM
Great work. Have your RC on me...

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
21 Apr 2006 7:51AM
Wow thanks Mike! glad you like it! Thanks for the visit. 8-]
mr g 13 403 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2006 8:36AM
Very well seen, captured and presented image -
Love the profile banner too

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
24 Apr 2006 3:47PM
Thank you Rob. Just seen your improved banner too! Great minds .. hehe
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2006 7:55PM
Excellent candid. Have you tried some of your candids in B&W? Sometimes they work well this way.
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
24 Apr 2006 9:13PM
Thanks for the visit and the feedback Stevie Smile I haven't done many candids although I took a few on the Paris meet. I've given the B/W a go and have posted it as a mod. Thanks for the suggestion Smile
stevenb Plus
14 265 6 England
6 May 2006 4:50AM
Great candid image Suzi you've captured the moment well. The BW looks good also.

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
6 May 2006 12:54PM
Thanks very much Bill *-} and thanks too for taking a squint at the mod.
chensuriashi Plus
11 280 17 England
19 Jul 2007 2:55PM
Such a talent no more tears now, for me, this is more expressive than the wine glass shot. Introspective thought is hard to shoot here in Blackpool, people are so touchy, this is early morning coffee, she is so beautifully french.
Cant wait for more.
Cheers for now.

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
28 Jul 2007 10:38PM
Thank you! Just found your comment. So pleased you like this - my best candids seem to have been taken in Paris and I itch to go back there for more.
Take-a-View 14 293 5 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2007 2:24AM
superb candid
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
3 Aug 2007 4:39PM
Thanks Ian Smile
harryw 12 80 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 11:19PM
Hi Suzi
Beautiful classy image, typically Parisienne. Well captured pose . Like the writing.
Well done.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
3 Mar 2010 6:25PM
A young version of the character of poem. Especially like the ladies' heads from behind making it much more meaningful. Great photo!
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
8 Mar 2010 1:52AM
Thanks very much Smile Paris is wonderful for candids but I also know it's a no-no Wink

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