Taken just around the corner from my last picture, we were heading into this café and I spied these two elderly gentlemen sitting together on the windowsill, presumably having come outside for a cigarette between beers or coffees. You can see the reflections of the maroon painted buildings in the main square of Es Castell reflected in the window and perhaps also make out some activity inside the café.
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jcpix (13930) 2014-07-18 9:20
I full understand and appreciate the theme in which you're presenting this shot, but my deviant mind couldn't help but focus on the placement of the walking cane with the gentelman on the left...he was really excited for this smoke break, yeah? :o
O.K. twisted attempt at humor, please forgive me. This really is a great shot though, and conveys that old friendship I'm sure these two have shared for a long, long time. A moment and type of scene we see played out all over the world, which is what makes this seemingly routine event connect with everyone who views this imagery. I also like the fact there's that picture-in-picture effect from the reflected glass.
Have a great weekend. Take good care, and as the saying goes "Smoke 'em if ya' got 'em."
Cheers from across the pond,
jhm (153792) 2014-07-19 1:02
I think that you also have, your reservations about smoking, through your previous profession.
But formerly was smoking stalwart, today a drama.
Nice daily life picture with these two elderly gentlemen wait to the next cigarette.
Excellent composition good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
CLODO (34552) 2014-07-19 2:02
Nowadays, it is forbidden to smoke in the public areas, so cigarette break occurs outside. Nice old men portraits, but I also like the chatting persons behind the window and the street reflection, so you get 3 layers of life.
have a nice WE
holmertz (53590) 2014-07-19 7:40
This may be a fairly unassuming photo, but I like it for that. It just shows two elderly gentlemen doing nothing in particular, probably enjoying each other's company without a need to be talking all the time. In case they even noticed you, this was a brief moment soon forgotten by them but now given eternal (well...) life for the rest of us.
Tigerlily (3379) 2014-07-19 15:35
Nice candid shot.
Yes, smoking is hard to quit until one feels ill.. sometimes I do feel sorry for the smokers when I see them standing outside the building in winter... they seemed fine...
emka (98894) 2014-07-19 23:51
Hi John, How funny picture! This walking stick of the gentleman on the left is so curiously placed. The guy on the right should be wiser and give up smoking. Nice background with the view of interior and reflections. Pleasant view of the elderly frineds
WArm regrad s Malgo
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-07-23 10:06
Hello John - A delightful DL scene and I am sorry to say one that I can relate to now that I am one of society's pariahs. What can be more companionable than perching on a window ledge and keeping your friend company while he has a smoke?
A well managed candid shot.
PS. So glad that you can make it down to Ann's for the get together. You'll recognize me straight away.... I'll be the one sitting on the pub windowsill having a puff (I hope it doesn't rain!)
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (25338)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-18 8:56