The shop across the street

The shop across the street

Photo Information
A small fruit, veg and wine shop in the village, one mild evening earlier this month. K-S2 and 35 mm DA Macro Ltd. No tripod: just steadied the camera on a gatepost and hoped for the best. Pushed ISO up to 1600 so there is quite a lot of noise evident on the full size image.
20/11/2016 - 22:44OldTaffy
CategoryStreet Photography
Shutter Speed1/20
Focal Length35mm


Link Posted 20/11/2016 - 23:50
It works though. You got both the lighting extremes nailed in one shot, which ain't bad by anyone's standard
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 21/11/2016 - 07:41


Link Posted 21/11/2016 - 17:25
How lovely, it just reminds me of Open All Hours!
Kind regards Maria


Link Posted 21/11/2016 - 19:42
Very unusual and most effective.
Best wishes,


"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
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Link Posted 22/11/2016 - 15:14
Making a photograph out of what most would walk past, and it works.


Link Posted 23/11/2016 - 17:39
Thanks for your comments. I did more post-processing than usual to get this ready: the contrasts were extreme so shadows have been lightened and the interior worked on as selections. In addition, it was tedious to clone out a bright flare, in the 'Organics' sign, where a lamp on my side of the street was reflecting.

The young lady who recently opened this nice shop is from eastern Europe, and had worked very hard indeed to get it set up attractively. Her produce is excellent and she is deservedly doing quite well in the village.

I have now put up a later view of the same shop on my flickr page.

A few of my photographs in flickr.
Lizars 1910 "Challenge" quarter-plate camera; and some more recent stuff.
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