Books are my Bag


Photo Information
That is the message on this lady's shopping bag. Browsing the second-hand books outside David's bookshop in Cambridge
26/06/2014 - 22:46OldTaffy
CategoryStreet Photography
Shutter Speed1/500
Aperturef/6.7
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length47.5mm
Views/Likes52/0

graysummers

Link Posted 27/06/2014 - 01:10
It couldn't be more appropriate. How on earth did you spot this and it happen in this way? Wonderful observational skill.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 27/06/2014 - 06:56
What a lovely shot. A moment full of quiet contemplation. A monochrome conversion may be even more telling.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 27/06/2014 - 10:52
Nice
PPG

tyronet2000

Link Posted 27/06/2014 - 15:33
Well spotted and captured
Regards
Stan

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Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 28/06/2014 - 22:02
Proper 'Street' photography. Excellent capture, well spotted.
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

OldTaffy

Link Posted 28/06/2014 - 23:44
Thanks for all your comments. This photo was a happy chance. I thought that the alley with the bookshop would make a good picture, then people started drifting by and browsing. I took several photos before this lady appeared with her strange shopping bag. I have never seen another bag with the words "Books are my bag" - I wonder if she had it specially printed for her. I liked the composition when she was browsing, but a few moments later she turned and walked past me - scowling with annoyance that I had 'snapped' her. I suppose I should have asked her permission, but I was preoccupied with the next group of browsers (see flickr ).
A few of my photographs in flickr.
Lizars 1910 "Challenge" quarter-plate camera; and some more recent stuff.

pauljay

Link Posted 13/07/2014 - 07:59
Splendid!
Paul.

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autumnlight

Link Posted 03/10/2015 - 23:16
Great spotting and a super shot
Kind regards Maria

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