Diner Break - canon 20d w/50mm

I know someone's (Scott's!) shoulder is in the photograph but I like this for some reason.

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  • parella

    DOF is the key, wow!!! great picture!!!, you can almost hear whats the man thinking...

    2005-05-20

  • Susan B.

    I love this man's face and expression. There's something so vulnerable and fragile about him, despite the fact that he appears like an intimadating tough guy.

    I think it's the apparent loneliness and solitude that speaks to me most. A wonderful moment captured.

    2005-05-21

  • Jonathan of |Shrued

    Miles, I agree the DOF makes this shot; well that, the decision to go B&W, and the subject. =)

    It looks like he just got heartburn; could it be the food or the check he appers (IMO) to be looking at?

    2005-05-21

  • Daniel G

    Miles the picture is very interesting...i like this manīs face and expression. The DOf is right, and i donīt care about the shoulder, i think it helps the composition. For me there is a little problem, because there is a person behind the guyīs face that make the image a little confusing...just a little : )

    Thanks for the link..i didnīt know the work of this guy at "eyes wide shut" just fantastic stuff.

    2005-05-21

  • mario

    His expression is so genuine! Is he reading something?

    2005-05-21

  • frisky?

    holy DOF indeed my friend.

    BTW - good point on that vote fishing blog story on photoblogs.org. i agree with ya... man, i just spent 20 minutes reading that thing... what a read!!! :-)

    2005-05-21

  • GKP

    Your B&W work isn't half bad either you know(am still thinking about that chess shot with the coffee cup).

    Have you seen Tina Ruisinger's work - she did portraits of master photographers over the last century in the space of five years - great black and white portrait stuff.

    -Geoff

    2005-05-21

  • your_waitress

    another winner here miles. love the over the shoulder look.

    2005-05-21

  • sinnick

    I don't mind the shoulder there at all.

    2005-05-21

  • mydepiction

    Lovely DOF. I don't mind the shoulder at all ... adds to the framing of the shot and also gives kind of a sneaky feel to the shot.

    2005-05-22

  • owl and dragon

    Miles, I think your the master at shapes. The line in the upper left leading through the mans head connects with the counter line coming in from the right creating a vanishing point which is the man. His nose (just like the veterans shot) is almost the exact opposite angle. My eye naturally follows it to the coffee machine and up to the shelving above, back to the descending line and right back to his face. Stellar-!! the only thing I'm not 100% on is the shoulder. I can't decide if it hides something that makes me uneasy or if it just gets in the way. successful, no doubt as it makes me keep coming back to try and decide-!!
    Cheers
    Paul

    2005-05-22

  • Sean

    Nice b&W great tones and it makes you feel like you are there. The shoulder works.

    2005-05-22

  • matt

    This is an amazine shot, and I even like the shoulder...makes it seem more unplanned. And I love this guy...reminds me of Luca Brasi from the Godfather.

    2005-05-22

  • clea

    I like the shoulder -makes me feel somewhat like a spy. You are revealing us a small piece of reality. And the grain... great!

    2005-05-22

  • bob

    Has a very 50's/60's feel to it -- I love this shot ... something one of the rangefinder boys would have done back in the day -- Did you use the 'cord on this shot? It's really well-done...

    2005-05-22

  • bruce

    Dof and grain are all great. The shot has a great feel except for the shoulder... I'm sorry I couldn't help myself ;-)

    2005-05-22

  • BigA

    For some reason I'm thinking this guy really likes Salsbury Steak.

    2005-05-22

  • Lee

    I agree with clea...makes me feel more like I'm part of the picture. Great capture!

    2005-05-22

  • jane

    I like this a lot - great b&w. I hadn't even noticed the shoulder until I read the caption but I think that it adds to the candid nature of the shot.

    2005-05-23

  • flygirl

    He's a funny guy, wonderful moment you captured...

    2005-05-23

  • scott

    not my shoulder. WHO HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE STEM WITH? ANSWER ME!!

    2005-05-26

  • Scott

    Oh man, I love this shot. It just works for reasons that defy analysis. I do agree that the shoulder adds something.

    If only I could find shots like this.....

    Nice work.

    2005-07-06

  • Scott

    BTW, is it me, or is every other photoblogger from Toronto? Are they adding something to the municipal water supply up there?

    2005-07-06