15 September 2008

Monte Carlo Gentlemen - 9


Whilst Monsieur Benaut was snapping ladies the other day, I snapped this gentleman. I hadn't realised his face would be lit from underneath - from the bar. Do you like it or not?

He and the gentleman next to him - so deep in thought, aren't they? - their faces almost blank. Wonder what they are thinking as they sit at this lunch counter at the Metropole Centre?

20 comments:

Sally said...

Oh Jilly, I just love this photo. A very 1940s feel to it - will Humphrey Bogart be arriving soon?
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Nathalie said...

I like this photo too! Agree with Sally about the style.

But m.benaut's photo of girls the other day was my favorite by far. He caught them just right. I'm sure he had the time of his life.

Virginia said...

Yep 1940's it is and I LOVE it. The lighting just makes it. I think he's eyeing a Monte Carlo lady!

Tanya said...

I immediately thought the same thing as Sally, before I even read the comments! I do love the photo the way you photographed it....I think he is thinking about a huge business deal, or checking out some lady,lol.

Anonymous said...

Black and White was the key here.

Anonymous said...

probably a business deal don't you think? Otherwise wouldn't there be a smile or some expression on his face. Or perhaps, not sure as to what he thinks of a particular lady? hee.

Love the lighting on the countertop. He took a superb picture even in posture and clothing for such a spontaneous photo-shot, didn't he?? The line of the eye is smooth from top to bottom. Not bad..not bad at all!

Jilly said...

Anonymous, this was actually my photo. Monsieur Benaut's was featured a couple of days ago - the two ladies leaning over the railing.

Anyway thanks for the compliment even if you didn't think it was mine!

Actually Monsieur Benaut did take a similar photo to this one but of the gentleman on the left of this photo I think. It is not similar to this and I like it very much and am sure you will too. Perhaps he'll show it one day when he gets back to Adelaide.

Sara said...

Jilly, What a great photo! I love it! And, he's quite good looking (the gentleman closest to the camera)...

You could just ship him to the US -

Laurie said...

I had the same impression as the others -- this shot has such a classic 1940s feel to it. Very film noirish to me. I LOVE IT! This is up there with the oleander flower kissing couple in my list of Jilly favorites.

Gail's Man said...

This is a very good character study. What sort of camera was used, as I don't think the flash went off?

Jilly said...

Gail's Man, it's a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-18. My only camera! What I love about this camera is the zoom - and right, no flash - just the indoor lighting and of course the luck of the light that came up from the lunch counter. Luck really, truth be told! I just took it on the automatic setting - iA.

Gail's Man said...

Thanks for that bit of info Jilly. I have one of those & leave it on the automatic setting too. It's not a bad camera and I've taken some good photos (well I think they are) with it. Yesterday's boat picture was taken with it. Just a shame it's silver & not black.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

I like the way you make this picture old style. Very nice

Chuckeroon said...

Oh....I'm going to have assign the Bar Fly slot to you, Jilly. That bean bag is now essential!!!!

Halcyon said...

I like the lighting. I bet he's thinking about his next high-powered deal or selling another Ferrari. :)

Mo said...

Oh Jilly I love it.

babooshka said...

Rules are meant to be broken in photography. It's such a noir image, the mystery the intrigue. I am expecting Bogart to enter any minute.

Rambling Round said...

Hmmmm...I think he may be watching TV!

Blognote said...

He looks somewhat like Nicholas Sarkozy, probably waiting for his Carla...

Laurie Keller said...

They are thinking about beautiful women like you and I !!!

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