The Bartender by Jane Brack

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I was going through some images that I shot at a bat mitzvah a couple of years ago. I came across this one and thought, “I bet this would be cool to play around with”. So, here is my edit on the bartender, who didn’t look too happy about my taking his photo. LOL.

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Processed in Photomatix Pro (3 exp., tonemapped), Lightroom 4.0, and Photoshop CS5.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70 mm lens

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bartender, beer, bottles, bar, drink, drinks, beverages, man, elder, pensive, server


  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 1 year ago

    Probably too embarrassed about having an O’Doul’s there with the grandmasters of beer. LOL I got so embarrassed with my very first limmerick. I was in a contest for O’Doul’s beer. The first place prize was an all expense paid vacation in Ireland for 2 weeks. Not knowing that O’Doul’s is a non-alcoholic beaverage, I wrote:
    There once was a man named O’Donnal
    Who lived his life in a tunnel
    He fell off his stool
    While drinking his O’Doul’s
    And said, "Bartender!! Bring me a funnel

    Well they wrote me back and told me more clearly why they couldn’t use the poem, upon which I replied, “Shhhhh … he doesn’t know that!” They gave me $100 for making them laugh.

  • LOL! That’s a great story, JR! Also, a great limerick, it made me laugh too! They gave you money too!? Awesome! Haha! Thanks for the laugh today, I needed that! ;)

    – Jane Brack

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 1 year ago

    LOL They were insulted by the poem until I gave them my response. That’s how you turn lemmons into lemmonaide. LOL

  • Haha! Well, it was a great response and deserving of a hundred bucks! ;)

    – Jane Brack

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Great capture and treatment Jane … I’m sure he’d love too see it now :)

  • Thanks Susie! I wonder if he’s still working there. Would be interesting to see his reaction. ;)

    – Jane Brack

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 1 year ago

    Great capture!

  • Many thanks Lucinda!

    – Jane Brack

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    wow! beautiful ;)

  • So glad you like it Manon!! Thanks so much for the feature! I’m honored!

    – Jane Brack

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 1 year ago

    Fantastic portrait Jane!

  • Thank you Carol!

    – Jane Brack

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    Now Young Jane, !!! here is a Man after my own Heart a great image you’ve captured here and my Favorite

  • Thanks for your thoughtful comments, Malcolm! For some reason, now I’m thirsty! ;)

    – Jane Brack

  • Guatemwc
    Guatemwcover 1 year ago

    Such a nice shot!

  • Thanks so much!

    – Jane Brack

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 1 year ago

    This is great Jane ~love that expression !

  • Thanks Renee! :)

    – Jane Brack

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyover 1 year ago

    Great shot Jane, not a fan of hdr usually but it really works well here. :o) tony

  • Thanks Tony. I’m glad you like it! I had a lot of fun with it.

    – Jane Brack

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