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Sunday morning ritual

Posted by
Margie (Auckland, New Zealand) on 16 June 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

NIKON D80 1/125 second F/4.5 ISO 100 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

Any hints, tips, constructive criticism or comments are welcome and appreciated.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

This b&w image with dark tonalities gives the idea of a non-stress morning. The papers are still asleep.

16 Jun 2008 9:53am

@António Pires: Yes, that's my idea of a nice start to the day. Thanks for the comment Antonio!

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

Realistic abstract image, and lovely grayscale tone.

16 Jun 2008 10:50am

saeed from ahwaz, Iran

nice idea and you done it nicely indeed!

16 Jun 2008 11:21am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

well done!! where's the coffee!!

16 Jun 2008 12:34pm

Anthony Lambert from Germany

Nice work.Realy good B+W.The image looks a little dark though(that might be my screen though)

16 Jun 2008 2:33pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Maybe a little bit too dark but nonetheless a great shot with perfect dof!

16 Jun 2008 3:46pm

Florence from Paris, France

That's a nice subject and a great still-life but it could have been better with more light and contrast. I'm sure you can do it ! :-)

16 Jun 2008 4:52pm

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Great suggestive shot. The tonality is perfect!

16 Jun 2008 9:24pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

A little more contrast and this would sing! Love the concept ... just wish I could see more of the glasses.

16 Jun 2008 10:02pm

Kelela from Upland, United States

Niiiice! You just made me smile because Sunday mornings, reading the newspaper is one of my most favorite things ever! I love the crisp clarity of the newspaper and the darkness tells me that you are an early riser and the lights haven't come on yet; lol. This shot works for me!

16 Jun 2008 10:23pm

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

I like this very much. Nice shallow depth of field blends nicely with the BW.

17 Jun 2008 1:49am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

a very solemn photo... but beautiful and works well in b/w.

17 Jun 2008 2:17am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

All it needs is the coffee! :-) Wonderful shot, says Sunday morning exactly! Well done.

17 Jun 2008 9:33am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent image - I like the mood and the framing

18 Jun 2008 3:11pm

Pied Crow from Nairobi, Kenya

I love the eyeglasses, it gives a sense that someone has just that moment put them down and gone away...maybe to get a cup of coffee? but I agree a bit more light and contrast would help, just not so much that the softness is lost.
Fun one to play around with.

18 Jun 2008 6:52pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

I like this have given this some thought too. Perhaps a little dark and had you allowed for more of a view of the newsprint it would have drawn the eye in further. Nice idea & shot though.

18 Jun 2008 9:47pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

This so nostalgic . . must be ten years since I bought a newspaper . . at one time, my Sunday was centered around them. How things change.

23 Jun 2008 1:57pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I should say, since you have comments on this and another image about them being "too dark," that "too dark" is only a flaw if it is unintended. Personally, I find a bias among a lot of people towards photographs with even lighting and detail in the shadows. I don't subscribe to the notion that there are rules for photos that require them to look a certain way. What you choose to reveal is a matter of taste.

24 Jun 2008 4:59am

1/125 second
ISO 100
60 mm (35mm equiv.)