This one goes out to our resident bar man, Luciano (lousat), for the obvious connection. :)
I go out to lunch once a month with one of my former bosses, to a sports bar/restaurant called Hooters. There’s a “not-so-subtle” double entendre with the name, but I’ll leave it up to your own interests to figure that one out. hehe Take a look at the link if you’d like to know more about the sports bar itself.
Since we meet there on a regular basis, we’ve come to know a few of the staff, one of them being the general manager. I pitched an idea to her that I was wanting to put together a short series of pictures based on P.O.V., and so I asked if it would be possible to step behind the bar to obtain that type of perspective. She gladly obliged, and so I gave it a shot.
The light conditions were tough to say the least, and without a tripod I had to greatly increase the ISO in order to even attempt a hand held shot. Technical details are lacking, but it was the idea of conveying the sense from behind the counter that I wanted to capture. Not the prettiest of pictures, but an avenue I really wanted to try out…so bear with me for a few while I make my way through this short set.
Time to raise a glass…cheers!
Thanks for stopping by.
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COSTANTINO (70166) 2014-05-28 21:30
Godd morning dear friend
a shot that describes a different scenery
from a bar bottles and hundred of details
describe this place
have a nice time
ikeharel (79099) 2014-05-28 21:34
Nice POV taken indor's this bar, cheerful place, espcially where they served by a nice waitress whose moving swiftly around, Jason.
Most vivid composition, with all the bottles and TV sets entertaining, and people filled the space.
PaulVDV (32665) 2014-05-28 22:52
It's always nice to go and have a look from across the bar to see things from a different perspective ... and to be a bit closer to that young woman.
The picture is very well balanced, highly detailed, has good depth and shows the interior clearly and colourful.
Best regards, Paul
emka (107671) 2014-05-28 23:42
I am sure that Luciano will find it very interesting. Funny scene from other perspective. So much ice, bottles and screens. Definitely not for me.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jhm (160851) 2014-05-29 3:29
We get a nice image of this interior with a tribute to our collegue Luciano.
A lot ice and a excellent bottle for the fanciers.
You show us a wonderful picture with excellent colours and sharpness.
Very well composition, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Gigidusud (21247) 2014-05-29 7:02
Un POV bien choisis pour nous présenter ce bar/restaurant avec beaucoup de détails et de jolies couleurs. Une image qui va faire plaisir à notre ami Luciano!
lousat (98221) 2014-05-29 8:51
Hi Jason,a great gift to a barman like me..ehehehe...but this is very different of mine..hehehe...a lot of people and confusion too,a very nice surround effect and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
worldcitizen (9450) 2014-05-29 8:54
Frequenting Hooters are we?? I can imagine that your recent trip to Vegas played out like one of those "Hangover" movies!! ;-) About the photo, I really like the chosen POV; the large containers of ice make a cool (no pun intended!) foreground. I like the way you composed with the intersection of the bar coming to a point near the center of the frame. All of the colors and activity are great, too.
Noel_Byrne (33714) 2014-05-29 9:56
I do know hooters...I've neve been but we get enough American tv here that EVERYBODY knows Hooters. A very interesting shot too,a still life of an American bar, bustling with life, and the waitress in mid motion adds nicely to this feeling as she blurs her way through the scene like this, while all around she is surrounded by the patrons. The way the patrons are sitting reminds me of that famous picture of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and others all sitting lined up a diner. That's a lot ice too, I will use my imagination and not get banned from the site in what that could be used for, heh heh.
Am I imagining things, or is that Barack Obama sitting on the left with his hand on his chin? Now that's timing!
Greetings to you from the mountains of Wicklow. Long weekend in Ireland and I have decided once again to try and photograph glendalough, as every time I come here it is raining. So tomorrow, I rise at 4am to catch sunrise in an ancient city. Fingers crossed the rain holds off and a sunrise happens!
Have a cool Friday, with this much ice around I imagine you will.
ourania (51103) 2014-05-29 12:59
I like very much the point of view you chose for this presentation, not only because it's so thorough and comprehensive (and satisfies my irresistible curiosity to see what's behind bar counters) but also due to the irresistible, incessant play of perspectives that send our glance darting from one angle to the other until we have taken a complete idea of this bar and its atmosphere. You handled the light superbly and the colours are bright and attractive. There are countless details and the people are very interesting too. The inclusion of the mysterious man at the edge of the right border, talking on his phone (about you maybe:) is marvellous. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-05-29 16:54
I will be watching this series with interest as this is exactly my every day environment and it will be different to see it through someone else eyes. Good persuasive skills to let you inside the bar for the photo session ;-) and the result is refreshing and original. I especially like the boxes with ice in the foreground and abundance of eye catching details. The barmaid seems to be busy since you caught her slightly blurred in contrast with the other people in the bar.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening
mirosu (16273) 2014-05-30 0:15
Cheers to your excellent bar photo. This is a photo subject I like very much. I have few photos taken in bar, but usually I'm very shy to do them, some bar guests are not keen to be photographed. Your viewpoint is excellent and the arrangement with the lady bar tender, the guests and the colourful TV screens in BG is excellent. Nice place for a cool beer.
Very well done.
Cricri (126666) 2014-05-30 4:13
Un bar/ restaurant très différent de chez nous, déjà par l'ambiance de toutes ces télévisions, ces gros bacs de glaçons, qui doit être utile par la chaleur extérieur, il a beaucoup de choses a voir, la serveuse un peu flou par son dynamiste est aussi agréable a regarder, c'est sans aucun doute un passage a faire a cet endroit, pour mieux se rendre compte du style américain :-)
Ici pas besoin de glaçons, il fait moche :-)
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-05-30 12:28
Excellent shot of the bat with people enjoying their time.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-06-01 2:59
Ohh,alright.I´ve just written I like the section with the chips.Forget it-this is my new favourite:)And great to hear Noel is the same fan of Hooters:)maybe it could be our meeting point for the next TE meeting?:)
But now seriously-well composed scene and excellently captured mood of this bar.
Take care my friend
nikkitta (17068) 2014-06-01 13:40
After your Las Vegas trip I was waiting some hotel, casino , gambling captures and you post a quite different one
Never heard or saw Hooters, after watching the link, I know what I suspected..(nice, training, eye catching (for men)girls at the service of the place
Why all people are alone, did you noticed it?
Your idea and POV are quite interesting, when in a restaurant I always try a look at the kitchens (not always welcome)
Good diagonal capture, enjoy watchig all drinks and the ices at the front
Cheers with a Stella Artois
delpeoples (59844) 2014-06-02 5:34
Ciao dear Vulgarian
Well at least you weren't under the bar ;) Although that might have come later. What a nice lady she was allowing you to take this shot, although I'm sure she was pretty relieved to only be asked for this. I can imagine the requests she'd get...shudder. Good work in low light conditions and thanks for giving us a daily life insight into the life of Hooters....ah dear, shakes her head sadly.
Ciao, keep up the good work
mcmtanyel (29608) 2014-06-04 14:09
I must say, being behind the bar is much better than being behind bars. Of course, no jury in the world would have the heart to put this bartender behind bars. Well spotted!
adores (46417) 2014-06-28 16:36
It's always nice to see something different! I like the result, the sense of movement of the girl, the clients around... Curious to see so many screens around and these containers with so much ice. It's an interesting shot, with a very good pov!
berek (50508) 2014-12-19 20:25
A well chosen point of view to present this bar with great detail and nice colors. to look at life from a different angle is inportant.
ps: meantime I forgot my promise , I published photographs of Paris. I am willing to punishment :-)
Have a nice weekend.
serp2000 (45970) 2015-04-30 5:20
It sounds strange but I did not see this photo in your gallery. This is not classic bar (I mean the dark interiors in the numerous movies with showdowns in American pubs). Amazing and very informative photo, well, you said me something about your non-alcohol life style. Hmmm, I bet you were there not only for this photo ))
Best wishes, my friend, from sunny and very warm Ural!