Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Café Life

1)Un Café = check
2)Cigarettes = check
3)Lots of small round tables and chairs = check
4)French Newspaper = check
5)The newspaper goes down and the eyes go up when a lady walks by = check
6)It's Paris = check

Now if only the man had a little mustache and a beret. :)

21 comments:

  1. Great choice for the angle, such a feel to it!

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  2. Fine composition and the B&W is perfect!

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  3. Wonderful! What a great photographic moment James.

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  4. Every day the same scene, the same coffee...
    But not every scene has the same plot...

    I loved the photo in black and white!
    Hugs.

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  5. Great slice of life shot James. The black and white is perfect! Kat

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  6. I really like this shot. It reminds me of some of the shots from Vivian Maier collection. I don't really know how to explain it, but it is life in our time.
    Good Job James! You are very inspiring to me!

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  7. "Masculine" cafe life! ..:)through a masculine eye.You did not mention the phone..:)
    I like the mood of this picture very much, it's exactly that!

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  8. You said it all.
    Great picture = check :)
    ☼ Sunny

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  9. Oh no, no , no mustache and beret - it's perfect as it is - with the man almost out of frame, it puts us in his point of view and draws the eye to where he's looking! Wish I were sitting in that empty chair in the foreground! Lovely, James.

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  10. James, thanks for that wonderful memory you posted at my site. Memories, I think that is why I do this in the first place. To recapture something lost. I love old signs, and I love the story you told of your grandmother. SO you saw that sigh many times growing up a child. Amazing. My girlfriend was there on a convention and the sign was near her hotel. She knew I would like it. and am glad you do too.

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  11. Better in the summer though, when the women walking by in the street are not all bundled up...
    :-)
    (that's another masculine viewpoint, I know...)

    And the cigarettes can only be smoked outside these days, if they're respecting the law.

    Excellent photo in every respect. Gotta be careful though, café life can be addictive...

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  12. PS and I just noticed the cigarette butt on the floor; looks like someone has been breaking the rules...

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  13. Nice checklist... Eventually, it's wonderful Paris! Go for it! :)
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  14. Like a still from a movie I'd love to see.

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  15. Great shot and check handler, James.
    Best way to start in the day!
    Greetings
    Juergen

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  16. Looks good to me. His leather jacket looks pretty cool too! Love the backlighting, the man's face out of the frame, and the accoutrements on the table top.

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