Cuppa by LouJay

I had the privilege of going along to the Pingelly Men’s Shed, in order to photograph the presentation of a Community Chest Cheque from the IGA – our local supermarket, for our local paper, The Pingelly Times. Of course I really really just wanted to run amok and play with the lines and light, and the lovely vibe from these gorgeous men. Surreptitiously snapped away, with a few funny looks sent my way! When I was sprung photographing up through the underside of a whirleygig in the roof, I thought I’d better lay off! Small towns being what they are……

This image of the fellas at morning tea, during the presentation grabbed me. For a bit of a giggle, check out the calendar top left! Apparently the one with hot chicks went missing! The one with stud muffins is still here! The owner of the IGA and I both independently spotted this one – and there was plenty of good natured jokes and laughs going ’round!

Pingelly Men’s Shed
Western Australia
Fujifilm Finepix S1500 Auto setting in Black and White mode

I like to play. I find joy in small things and moments where the edge between conscious looking and subconscious seeing becomes soft enough for me to be there for a moment.

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  • Mike Edwards
    Mike Edwardsabout 5 years ago

    Great shot LouJay, B&W sits well with it.

  • Thank you Mike.

    – LouJay

  • Naia
    Naiaabout 5 years ago


  • Wow – glad you think so. Be fabulous to work with more people, but generally they or I am not quite comfortable!

    – LouJay

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentabout 5 years ago

    This is so good Lou, its a masterpiece, love the angle, fantastic characters and expressions, its a real “feel good” photo and I love it!

  • Thank you Adrian! Wow – what a nice thing to say ‘a masterpiece’! You have made my day!

    – LouJay

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaabout 5 years ago

  • Ooh! ooh! ooh! I am so chuffed!! I have never been featured in The Woman Photographer before!!! Thank you, what a lovely honour!

    – LouJay

  • NancyR
    NancyRabout 5 years ago

    Great shot! Candid shots are usually very hard to get, especially in restricted spaces! You’ve done well capturing the expressions & sense of friendship! Esp. effective in B&W!

  • Thank you! I was so lucky and happy with this one!!

    – LouJay

  • neilbrown
    neilbrownabout 5 years ago

    Great take, nice depth of field & framing.

    Sweet candid.

  • Cheers Neil. Thank you for visiting and commenting!

    – LouJay

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous Lou, what a great candid :)

  • Thank you Trish – don’t usually get to do people- other than my daughters! I am itching now to do more!

    – LouJay

  • Elizabeth McPhee
    Elizabeth McPheeabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot – great angle and light. I like the guy giving you a bit of a look!

  • I loved that too ! It was a lucky shot – but I would love to work more on black and white, and doing people oriented work. Like you, I have concerns about posting images of recognizable people without permission. Tricky area! Thank you very much Elizabeth!

    – LouJay

  • pambut
    pambutabout 5 years ago

    Great stuff full of character! What a wonderful opportunity for photography.

  • Cheers Pam! Lovely to have the opportunity!

    – LouJay

  • Sanne Thijs
    Sanne Thijsabout 5 years ago

    Congrats on the homepagefeature!!

  • Wow Sanne! I missed it – so I am so so glad you have posted the screensnap!! Thank you :))

    – LouJay

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