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  Mini#32 Monochrome, 2016
Entry 10 of 28
Saturday Night Spaghetti       ©2016 aoc46
Panasonic DMC-LX100       10th place, 107 points
1/100s, f2.8, ISO 800, 50mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Minor adjustments to tone and contrast during RAW and monochrome conversion.       Extra Info: Our town's main street features a bustling restaurant scene, especially on the weekends. This couple at a sidewalk table are enjoying their spaghetti dinner by the light of a restaurant sign, while the host attends to other diners inside.
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Mar 7, 2016
    Thanks to all for the comments - they are always welcome, and my favorite part of these challenges!
A.N.Other: I would have liked a wider wider view showed more clearly that this was happening at a sidewalk table, but i would have had to stand in the busy street. As to the eating, I had some other shots more as you describe, but in the end I preferred the energy and "real-ness" of this.
Jade: It hadn't occurred to me to me that he might be seeing as expelling. I generally tried to avoid that sort of thing on Saturday night dates, gauche as I may have been in other respects.

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Mar 7, 2016
    Great exposure on a tricky subject. My first thoughts on seeing this photo were "What - no chopsticks! and 4 glasses of wine, they sure are thirsty!"

I've looked at this photo several times over the weekend and have always been confused why the door leading outside would have the notice and number on the inside. I've just read your 'Extra Info' and finally worked out what I'm seeing! I think I would have preferred the chap a few seconds later chewing, but a good shot none the less. GL.

Mar 7, 2016
    On subject, well done

Mar 7, 2016
    Nicely controlled lighting, nice composition! In my favs.

Mar 6, 2016
    Lovely tones of black to white, well composed to give a great interactive scene.

Anthony Comyn
Mar 6, 2016
    Lovely tones... a good Black and White... Only problem is the white light board takes some attention... But I still like it.

Mar 5, 2016
    I wouldn't usually find a picture of someone forking food into their mouth so appealing, but this photo is. That sign creates wonderful lighting and the glimpse through into the interior adds much secondary interest. High in my favourites.

Mar 5, 2016
    You've managed to capture a lovely slice of life with this photo. Great exposure, given the difficulty of shooting into the window.

Jade O.
Mar 5, 2016
    Nice use of light, nice setting, terrible timing. Can't tell if the guy is ingesting or expelling.

Old Finn
Mar 5, 2016
    Interesting picture, well composed, good sharpness and contrasts. In my favorites.

Mar 4, 2016
    I like the way that eye is drawn through to the inside of the restaurant and the foreground figures are not aware of the camera
the details are clear in the lit window

Mar 4, 2016
    well composed. That's why we love window light!

Mar 3, 2016
    nice balance to this shot. i was hoping we'd have more entries that involved the human element. nice going with this one.
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