Using a Ricoh GRD III and a Nikon DSLR to photograph streets, people, architecture and anything else that catches my eye.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Lunch time - A time to think

London is a mighty city; an ancient, bustling and vibrant city.  Full of people, cars and noise. Lunch times in the city are busy times. People queue  for food and drinks, tables are packed with customers, much shouting and clinking of cutlery and crockery.  The cashiers' tills ring with sound of over priced orders.

But sometimes all you want is some time to yourself.   Lunch time is a time to stop working, sit and relax, drink something simple, smoke a cigarette if it helps.  A time to put that iphone in the pocket, take those headphones out of the ears. A time just to sit and think...  or not think.

A time to switch off.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Not a lunchtime relaxing read

This guy hasn't learned the art of a relaxing lunch outside of a cafe.  He doesn't seem to have anything to read apart from his iphone. He hasn't a coffee or a pint in sight.  He is probably too healthy to partake in the filthy smoking habit.  In fact, he is sitting outside the pub, talking loudly at his smart phone, in public; whilst gesticulating with his only free hand.   

He needs to learn to detach himself from everyone else, buy a novel or newspaper, sip a long pint or slow coffee... and have that relaxing lunch.   

Taken with the Ricoh GRD3 around London Victoria area. 

Saturday, 6 April 2013

A lunchtime relaxing read

Following on from my last image, I thought I should show another similar style photo.  (Actually I think the image in my last post was a better one).

There is something that appeals to me about relaxing outside a cafe or pub with a pint and a read. It's something I do myself whenever I have the time.  This one is a little over exposed, especially as his shirt is white. I still get it wrong on a regular basis but that is why I keep trying to improve.