Cafe Reading, revisited.

This is a candid shot, taken just moments after the original Cafe Reading photograph (which, in contrast to this one, was posed).  I had just informed V  that “I got the shot”, and she immediately relaxed and started to flip through the pages of a book.

So I photographed her, because I knew that this was the better image.

I don’t often set up photographs, but when I do I will wait (with camera in hand) for the moment that follows, because what follows is usually better than any idea I can dream up.

(Technical:  Taken on a rainy morning, with the soft light working its magic.)


Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

4 thoughts on “Cafe Reading, revisited.

  1. Ignacio says:

    Congratulations! I absolutely love this shot. It’s fantastic, both technically and artistically. The tones, the blured but identifiable background, her relaxed pose, the rain outside and the feeling of comfort. It makes me want to be there.

  2. Sean says:

    This image has a lovely contemplative mood taken within an environment that depends upon the aroma of roasted coffee beans and a caffeine fix. It’s the human element that’s been captured so well here.

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