Saturday, November 13, 2010

Studying for your bar exam?

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON (Image ID: 131-7720)


We had just finished dinner at the Hog's Breath Cafe when the lighting around the bar area caught my eye. By this time we were out on the wide pedestrian walkway, and I knew I didn't really have enough time to go back inside.

So I shot this from outside, looking through the wide glass window that allows passers-by to look into the cafe. I could have shot a really tight frame, with just the black silhouettes against the blue-lit bar, but it was much more fun to allow one of the wooden chairs to intrude in the foreground!

By the way, did you look close enough to spot the reflection on the top of the chair in the middle?

And if you want to take part in a fun title-writing contest on my Red Bubble site, just click here to enter (or simply view) the entries for a "numbers" image with a difference!

19 comments:

Maggie May said...

I really pleasing photo!
Saw the reflection on the top of the stool. Looked for your reflection too.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Jackie said...

Love the image and the reflection off the chair. It is Foto week here in Washington DC and photography exhibits are everywhere. It is truly opening my eyes to the world of images. Thanks for the post!

Jackie
http://josieandpeter.blogspot.com/2010/11/borrowed-eyes.html

Daryl said...

Love chairs, stools ... and reflections ..

willow said...

Terrific shot, David. Hog's Breath? Mmm...sounds appetizing.

TechnoBabe said...

What great colors. The glimpse of the wooden chair adds to the picture. Great photo. Simplicity and color.

Rajlakshmi said...

awesome ... :d the color has come out so beautifully :D

Moannie said...

Technicolour baby! Very '50's.

Marguerite said...

Very cool shot! And a funny name for a cafe! :) Have a great weekend, David!

Hilary said...

So colourful. What a fun shot!

david mcmahon said...

Glad you like it, Maggie.

david mcmahon said...

Sounds like you are surrounded by great camera work, Jackie.

david mcmahon said...

Wot about bars, Daryl?

david mcmahon said...

Glad you like the glimpse of the wooden stool, Gina.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Willow - the steak was huge!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Moannie - thanks for putting it all in the context of decades.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Rajlakshmi - it was interesting, trying to shoot it through that window.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Marguerite - there were some great sights in there. Have a great weekend.

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Hilary - you would have been right there, using your camera at the same window!

Virginia said...

EVer the photographer. Grab that shot on the fly! Bar fly??