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Cafe Scene

Cafe Scene
Copyright ©2007, dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1

Next time you go to a cafe look around and observe the people; it's quite interesting to see what kind of things people do there (this one's at Starbucks in the City) ...Cheers ;-))

Photographer: dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1
Folder: Creatures like us
Uploaded: 2007-Feb-08 18:06 EST
Current Rating: 10.00/2 (Weighted rating: 8.67)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 200
Aperture: f3
Shutter Speed: 1/5s
Focal Length: 23
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: Yes
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Very well captured dee vee, I like your composition here :-)

nicholas pye Win ¤ $ at 18:14 EST on 2007-Feb-08 [Reply]


Nice one, good view in the city again, thanks.

theo keijzers HoF ¤ ¤ at 18:34 EST on 2007-Feb-08 [Reply]


Interesting. I like it. Good contemporary shot of the times we live in ...

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 19:09 EST on 2007-Feb-08 [Reply]

thanks Eugene ...

you're right ... seems like the cell phone is everything to everyone these days from games to music to video to IM to voice to email to you fill in your need ...i'm the only one who doesn't carry one i backwards ? cheers ;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 19:15 EST on 2007-Feb-08 [Reply]


I like the feel of this very much, dee vee. Conversion is yummy and I like the way you make the viewer feel like a fly on the wall. The tilt leaves me feeling somewhat off-balance, but it seems to go with the shot somehow. I might not like it so much if it weren't skewed a bit. Perhaps it has something to do with the social commentary or the wry humor of this? (I always think of cafes as places to meet and mingle, and it seems more and more as if they are places to sit alone with a cup of coffee and perhaps to converse on a cell phone--lots of people but each in their own little world.) Anyway, I like this one a lot.

Elisabeth Spector HoF Win ¤1 $ at 20:39 EST on 2007-Feb-08 [Reply]

thanks Elizabeth

this triggers a cafe series and in most cases you'll see people playing with their cell phones ...LOL and i play with my E1 instead ...cheers ;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 21:08 EST on 2007-Feb-08 [Reply]


A great "slice of life" scene. Most enjoyable and a keeper in my book.


E. Edwin Ennor ~ (Eł) HoF Win ¤ $1 at 23:04 EST on 2007-Feb-08 [Reply]

thanks EEE

and may I borrow your book? ;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 23:36 EST on 2007-Feb-08 [Reply]


Can tell by the cup on the table this guy needs the big shot of java. Now we need to get Starbucks to put up fouir thirds art instead. Think of your soft water shots up there instead.


Bruce Wendler Win ¤ $1 at 01:16 EST on 2007-Feb-09 [Reply]

Thanks All for the comments and ratings

thanks Bruce...that's an idea about posting our work in exchange for free coffee ;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 01:19 EST on 2007-Feb-09 [Reply]


love the conversion and light Deevee; beautifully composed ......

vaggelis fragiadakis HoF Win ¤ $1 $ at 03:09 EST on 2007-Feb-09 [Reply]

You've fitted...

...EVERYTHING in this shot to show it is indeed a cafe.

Obviously the coffee machine and the cup, but also the picture on the wall showing the modernes look of the place, and yes almost everyone has a cell phone.

You could go into a cafe and there would be a group of people together but they will still all be texting or phoning other people :-) as there are two coats on the stools this shows this very well.

Great shot a 10 from me.

Thorin Croll ¤1 at 04:17 EST on 2007-Feb-09 [Reply]

thanks all for the comments and ratings

Thorin: thanks for the commentary ( you may have email turned off on MFT too? )... cheers,

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 11:59 EST on 2007-Feb-09 [Reply]


I'm much to shy to take a shot like this but always enjoy viewing them. This to me represents a slice of life and a sign of the times, Starbucks and cell phone user. I personally don't care for their coffee. Can't add much to what's already been said except that I like this one a lot.

Marianne Decker Win ¤ at 06:44 EST on 2007-Feb-10 [Reply]


thanks Marianne, you can always do this in discretion ...cheers ;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 11:36 EST on 2007-Feb-10 [Reply]