That Cafe

Discussion in 'Competitions, Themes & Blogs' started by Chris Bennett, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Thanks Dave.
     
  2. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Pyjama Man

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  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Haha. You live in a strange place, Chris. Great catch.
     
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  4. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Thanks Rob. I thought it might be you!
     
  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I'm very demure, really.
     
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  6. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Surely not?!
     
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  7. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Now that is a suit!

    One of the last living members of the Max Miller fan club perhaps?
     
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  8. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Thinking of acquiring one for myself, Dave.
     
  9. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I prefer the first of the 2 shots that you couldn't choose between. I find the one with her back to you makes both a more complete composition and has a nice amount of tension to it.

    Again, I like the look impacted by the 'cross-processing'.

    And I love 'pyjama man' and the fact that he is 'cropped' strengthens the composition I think. An element of the Vivian Stanshalls about him.
     
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  10. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    I agree Pete. I have come to much prefer that one of the two and you put your finger on the reasons for that. Something I haven't been able to do.
     
  11. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

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  12. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Aww, that is a sad sight. :(

    Another victim of the times I guess.
     
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  13. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Yes, all cleared out except for the red chair. A shame in many ways, Dave.
     
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  14. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Sad indeed, but I am pleased you captured the memorial hall before an estate agency moved in.
     
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  15. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Those color ones remind me so much of the work of Saul Leiter. Great set of window images, Chris.
     
  16. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Thanks Brian.
    Pete mentioned Saul Leiter when I posted my first ever photo of the cafe.
    I had never heard of him before then, but now I know a little more, I see lots of things in his work that parallel the things I do. Stuff like the window shots, reflections, things that cut off large portions of the frame, disembodied limbs(!) etc. Then I read that he preferred short to medium length telephoto lenses. My preferred focal length is 85 or 90mm. Nothing new under the sun, eh?!
     
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  17. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    @Pete Askew is always copying me. :D
     
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  18. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    You can't trust him. Not one bit, the bounder.
     
  19. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Chris, they could be one and the same person...
     
  20. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Oh, I hadn't thought of that, Rob. Now that you mention it, you must be correct because, after all, they both seem to have an interest in photography. Now that can't just be a coincidence.
     
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