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Stylish break

Stylish break
Photo Information
Copyright: Roland Roesler (Roly) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 4 N: 64] (587)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-25
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-27 21:19
Viewed: 1932
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The waitresses working at one of the small restaurants in Covent Garden seemed to favor this place for their cigarette breaks. An unusually elegant way to sit on the pavement, isn't it?
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  • Great 
  • Lano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 184] (1205)
  • [2008-09-28 1:05]

Hi Roland,

good capture of smokers, as a smokers myself sometimes I sit whereever possible to have break. :)

good instinct my freind



  • Good 
  • ukn (192)
  • [2008-09-28 10:08]

Nicely spotted!
I wish the cigarette was sharp.

Hi Roland,
I think it is a great shot.
I like the red shoes and I'm agree with you on that she's very elegant on the unusually way to sit.
Well done.

Interesting voyeuristic type shot. It's well composed - and certainly calls to be stared at for a while with that pose.

  • Great 
  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-11-13 20:01]

Okay, I'm confused:) Are there extra legs there besides the ones with the red shoes?! Oops...looks like she left the price tag on the bottom of the shoe on the left. Of course, who'd ever be thinking that some photographer might catch a shot of that when you weren't looking...hehe. I wish the shoes were clearer, not the cigarette. I'm having way too much fun examining this shot:) Good catch!

Hi Roly! ;)
First of all, let me say that your shot is more than a daily life instant, it has something of a "stolen" look, almost as if you invaded somebody's privacy for a moment... I like very much the low angle of shot, and the focus on the girl itself - watching her makes me feel accomplice to your shot, and invading her moment. I am a smoker myself so I can easily relate to this shot. The cigarette and shoes out of focus don't bother me that much, as your shot is successful in surpassing the barren stillness and coldness of a technical, "perfect" instant.
Compliments and best regards,

Hi Roly
Great capture of a life time !
Very well composed !
I like her posture and shoes !
Great to capture this moment like this !
Well done

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