Monday, September 4, 2017

The conversation..


Most cities and towns have one.. a central spot with trees, benches and alfresco eating areas where you can catch up with friends and generally just hang out with a coffee and people watch. Sitting in Forrest Place on Saturday there were many conversations going on.. you could see the respect and interest on the young man's face as the gentleman, one of my favourite people to spot around town, talked. One of these days when I see him I am going to be brave enough to talk to him myself, I feel that he would have many stories to tell. Happy Monday, take care and stay safe... P.s. black and white or colour?



36 comments:

  1. I can't decide Grace because they are both wonderful shots! That young man obviously appreciates what that gentleman is telling him.

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  2. Schöner Schnappschuss des Bild in Farbe ist besser find ich.

    Noke

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  3. Hope you see the gentleman again and talk to him. Perhaps make a portrait of him? The B&W photo shows more character in both of them.

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  4. ...nice and not just texting!

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  5. Like TFG I was thinking a portrait might be in the future!

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  6. and when that day comes I know that you will take a few very good portraits of him.

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  7. Love both of these ...
    I think I'd choose the black and white one as my favourite.

    All the best Jan

    PS Belated - Happy September Wishes

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  8. Black and white although either is great!

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  9. We can learn a lot from listening to those old guys. In the small mining town where I grew up this area was the town square. I loved going along with my grandfather and listening to the stories. Most places I lived had a gathering spot. If we took the time to stop, listen, converse, and learn. I vote for B & W.

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  10. They're both striking, but I have to go with the color image.

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  11. Wonderful shots Grace. I like them both, but if I only could pick one it would be the b&w one. Looking forward to that great portrait when you take it. It will be fine and I bet the gentleman will be happy and accommodating to you.

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  12. Black and white is so classic that it is hard to beat, but I often love colour, too, as I do with these two photos. Grace, please do speak to "the gentleman"-- he will be charmed by you and you and he will have an interesting conversation to relate to us. I LOVE talking to strangers because it seems that everyone has an interesting story to tell.

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  13. In this case, colour. The black and white does not convey the tweedy farmer look, or perhaps that is university lecturer appearance.

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  14. Nice photo, good to see young people paying attention to the elderly, sometimes they have some interesting things to say.

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  15. Hmmmmm....I like them both, but b/w seems to draw more attention to the emotion of the photograph.

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  16. I bet he does have some stories to tell. I think this one works in black and white beautifully. Great observation!

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  17. I like how engaged the young man looks. You caught a good moment in each shot. I love each of these photos for their own reasons. If I were posting on my own blog I think I'd go with the color shot just because it feels a little more lively with color. Do talk to the man if you're feeling ready...

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  18. WOW! I love to be in such place.It would be a good time with our friends and loved ones.:)

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  19. I prefer colour. Looks like they are having a good chat there. Have a good week Diane

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  20. Such heartwarming photos, wonder what wisdom the older man was dispelling. They both look nice, but prefer the colour. Warm greetings.

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  21. I'd like to have a chat to that older gentleman myself. Or the younger one too, he looks interesting as well.

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  22. That´s really a nice scene, Grace! Yes, do brave up and tell his stories here. Cannot decide if color or not - very difficult with this motive...

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  23. To observe people is so interesting. Great photos Grace.

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  24. Color, definitely. B&W loses much of the richness of the image.

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  25. Definitely color. Interesting to see those two conversing. Not a natural pair.

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  26. I like the colour photo. Hope you get to talk to the elderly gentleman Grace.

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  27. Very nice street scenes, Grace. In this case I prefer the b&w.

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  28. To observe people is so interesting. Great photos Grace.


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  29. B/W in this case. Like the way it helps put the focus on the two having conversation.

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