Quiet time at the local diner. NYC.
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Great photo and take-away. Note take-away instead of take-out! In Australia we take-away. Great tom sauce bottle too. I like the dedication of that man on the end of the bench.
Thank you Gerard, you have to have a certain dedication to sit up there and want to get into whatever you order from these menus. Noted on the take-away!
Didn’t you shoot in that diner before, and from pretty much the same vantage point? It’s lucky spot isn’t it?
Nope! The one I was thinking of was Hope & Anchor:
Both cool shots though!
Thank you so much Allan, you have exposed my diner attraction! As to your original question, before you answered it yourself, no I haven’t shot in that diner before but I have shot into that diner from the outside, ages ago. It’s the Take-Out Service. The Hope & Anchor is over in Redhook, Brooklyn while this one is in Manhattan – it looks lovely at night with the old red neon sign hanging on the corner, specially in winter.
Always great to hear from you and hope all well with you.
Nice shot, and kind of a familiar scene from movies. 🙂 I’m waiting for Superman to pop in through the door.
Thank you Lignum, I think the guy behind the counter thinks he is Superman. 🙂
great composition, Patti. I like the triangle of the two men and the ketchup bottle!!! …like this capture tells a story
Thank you Markus, your ketchup is my ketchup!
..I thought it was Heinz’s?
Feel like I’m there ☺️ smiles Patti!
Great to see you here Hedy, thank you!
may be i will take a seat there 😉
Plenty of room Joshi! 🙂
Happy Turkey Day, Patti – I bet you’ll be out there snapping.
That’s one turkey down with one more to go . . . .hope you had a great day and thank you Lyn!
Yes!! Looks like a great place that knows how to make proper soft scrambled eggs !! Hope you had a good T day!
Nailed it one Pat! T day feels so long ago already don’t you think?
yup – the start of the long Holidaze season
American diners always remind me of two things: a hallucinating car trip from San Francisco to San Diego and back when I was about ten, and the Twilight Zone.
Or is it the other way round?
Either way round, what a fantastic combination!
🙂 Definitely. Now thinking back, maybe I stepped into the Twilight zone that day without knowing. Regardless, thank you patti for a nice shot. Bon week-end
Excellent. Like a scene from a movie.
I keep waiting for Woody Allen to walk in. Thank you Rabirius!
A little bit of Hopper in your vision Patti. I love the diners’ disinterest in the lens. How do you manage that? Do you lie in wait for ages? Do you have agents of distraction lurking at other tables? No, Don’t tell me. That’s your magic!
Apart from waiting for my lunch perhaps I just look like another hapless selfie-taker . . . . Thank you so much Philippa for your kind words. I honestly think the “magic” of such shots is being on your own with no risk of embarrassing friends or worse, family.
Love it in black and white!
You can just see all the colour can’t you Margie! Big thanks 🙂
I know I left a comment on this on Monochromia, but just have to say once again how much I love this photo! You’ve captured the essence of the diner experience. You have such a wonderful eye, my friend!
Stacy, I have been such a slow responder but thank you so much for your kind words. Let’s hit the high counter of luxury at Neil’s next time you’re in town. Soon I hope!
So much detail of interest in this shot Patti – very much the Diner that we see in the movies!
Central casting for Dinerdom! Thank you Martin.
You are every bit an artist/artiste with black and white photos/portraits.
Your photos are beautiful and they entertain; telling stories without words.
So happy to entertain you Annie and big thank you for your kindest words.
your photography is always open to feature anthropological basic experiences …
We have to start somewhere, thank you Frizz!
The ever present Hienz:)
Isn’t it just . . . !
so cool, with lots of interesting details to explore in the scene 🙂
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