This will be my last shot from Uruguay before moving on to Argentina, which is fitting as it depicts the lovely restaurant where we ate dinner on our last night in Uruguay.
This is the interior of La Casa de Jorge Paez Vilaro, a small restaurant/art gallery located within Colonia's old town. As we were there in winter, there wasn't much activity at night; the restaurant, though lovely and with excellent food, remained empty save for us the entire night. This gave me a good opportunity to catch the gorgeous lighting and decor without any interruption (and despite posted 'no photography' signs - I couldn't resist!)
Between the rich stone walls, deep red tablecloths, bright spot lighting on tables and wall hangings, and the art and puppetry on the walls, the place was a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. As I had to take furtive shots, I didn't quite get the chance to line things up the exact way I wanted, but I'm pleased with how this particular shot came out.
Tomorrow: on to Buenos Aires!
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Oceania (4522) 2012-08-02 7:34
I'm sure you had a very enjoyable dinner. We almost feel the kind of romantic atmosphere in the restaurant.
rbellemare (2109) 2012-08-02 8:29
Your surely enjoying yourself. This restaurant shot is beautiful and inviting. Your composition is great. The choice to go vertically was the right choice to make. The nice table is the focal point of your picture. But it is well complemented by the art surroundings them and the beautiful walls. Nice use of the light.
GREGG (7888) 2012-08-02 11:55
Andrew - I think that the meal had to taste
cool place,have a nice evening
lousat (72137) 2012-08-02 15:12
Hi Andrew,you were lucky to be there,this interior is really original and elegante,there is a special atmosphere and a magic light inside,great choice for you last pic from Uruguay,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ManuMay (34357) 2012-08-02 15:26
Very interesting place, you have captured its mood and atmosphere really well, warm colour tones and an excellent light management...I like it very much!!
Have a nice day...and good trip!
chrisvek (7001) 2012-08-02 15:43
Amazing photo.I think that the strong detail here is the romantic atmosphere and the perfect lightning management.Superb colors and POV.Nice job!
Have a great day
pajaran (48331) 2012-08-02 22:58
Dobar tekst o restoranu i trenutku ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lep restoran i atmosvera.
Good article about the restaurant and have ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, nice restaurant and the atmosphere.
All the best.
danos (83031) 2012-08-03 0:40
nice and romantic this corner of the charmy restaurant
with the red tablecloths and the stone walls to make the image unique.
The light and the colour management are well captured and presented.
bayno (18342) 2012-08-03 23:42
very nice composition, the light is so particoular as the tones, you create a special atmosphere and the restaurant look very typical...nice one..
have a good WE...
quovadis (928) 2012-08-04 22:56
What a great "marriage", namely a restaurant and an art gallery.
Yes, I guess you and your companion were very lucky to be the only guests on the plate:)
Indeed, an extraordinary interior decoration and the light is so well arranged all over, beautiful colours.
Maybe one day, I will travel to Uruguay too, so this unique place, I put on the waiting list things to visit.
delpeoples (52443) 2012-08-05 2:58
Brownie points for photographing where all photographers fear to go. I'd be too scared of being thrown in gaol or held hostage until my family paid the ransom. Or does that only happen in Alabammy? :) Anyway, a very inviting scene, where the light is attractive, warm and welcoming. Quite a romantic scene. Nice work, and done on the hop.
mirosu (12514) 2012-08-06 7:27
This is an excellent interiour photo. Perfect lighting and very good light-shadow contrast. Pefect choise of crop allows eyes to remain fixed on the well lighted glasses on the table. This is really a good example of interiour photography mode. Vertical composition works great for this.
ikeharel (52153) 2012-08-08 3:15
Indoor's shot at dinner table, with many interesting elements in picture-space's.
Light management was very good, under those given conditions, and an interesting note written.
jmdias (52472) 2012-08-10 7:38
yes, some restaurants has a marvelous decoration and addornments and this one is very nice. you got a nice visual effect with this golden light . I liked the elements and the way they are shown here. nice job.
gus72 (3719) 2012-08-12 0:21
Hi Andrew !!
I am glad that you persisted and got this photo....... these type of restaurants have such a special mood with old decorations and dimmed light.
I attempted similar shots on two or three occasions in Argentina but did not get any good results ..... yours is very nice.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7467)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-27
- Categories: Artwork
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/6 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: South America - June/July 2012
- Theme(s): A Shot in the Dark, My Favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-02 7:02