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Coffee: company?

Coffee: company?
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Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1061 W: 298 N: 2919] (13428)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2019-10-11
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM
Exposure: 30 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Will's monochromes #2, Will's street snaps #2, TE Meeting in Netherlands [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-10-19 6:31
Viewed: 426
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Markt 19, Delft, Netherlands.

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This is the last photograph I took on a recent TE get-together, kindly organised by Viviane (Porteplume). The weather wasn't co-operative, and had been drizzling pretty much all day, so we hid for a while in this coffee-shop. On leaving, I looked back and saw these three sitting in a line, but apparently not aware of each others' presence. Not so much "company" after all...

Black and white conversion, as it seemed to suit the mood, seems appropriate for street photography, and I like it!

Here it is in better weather.

Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 800
Focal length: 70 mm

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2809 W: 35 N: 5709] (30442)
  • [2019-10-19 7:17]

Hello Will

Good use of the window letters in the picture, good link-up to your chosen title too. A now-documentary shot. I hope you enjoyed Delft.


Hello Will,
Since you couldn't possibly call this Delft conversation, this title seems a lot more relevant. It looks almost exactly as the coffee-shop almost next door to where I live. People are always busy with their iPads and iPhones and rarely seem to be talking to each other. This was an obvious choice of B&W. The colours would mean nothing, the message means everything.

Hello Will, the punctuation in your title says it all!
Excellent observation, and excellent sharp focusing.
Obviously the three women were so engrossed in their separate activities that they didn't spot you with your camera.
Kind regards,

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2858 W: 1387 N: 3445] (42423)
  • [2019-10-19 11:09]

Hi Will

Coffee maybe, company not at all each one is in its own world working on mobile PC or Iphone.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6037 W: 94 N: 9901] (56657)
  • [2019-10-19 12:07]

Hello Will,
Fine capture of a nowadays common daily life scene where everyone is occupying himself.
Thanks and regards,

Hello Will!

Ooooops! I almost removed this photo because of the text on it, “excessive post-processing” !!! Ha ha!... Just JOKING of course! :)
Now being a bit more serious, first I am glad you have safely reached your house and secondly I am very impressed by the sharpness of this photo, marvelous B&W, a real Perrett!


Hello Will,

I think you are the first to post a 'Dutch' photograph.
It's an excellent photograph, especially when you consider the weather and the light.
I love the incongruity between the message on the window and the apparent individuality of the three girls.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

yes well seen, this place where young people were working without gene in the middle of the noise, isolated in their worlds...
the black and white conversion is THE choice to do; good work Will!

Hello Will,
An excellent black and white photo that beautifully shows the atmosphere of the contemporary daily life.
Young adults working with a cup of coffee and a laptop in their public office.
Excellent presentation
Have a good weekend, groet Rob

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