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The lonely game in town by Rhoufi

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A forest of Bentwood chairs cluster around the marble-top tables of Cafe Delphi near closing time. They make the best Galaktobouriko… better than Athens; better than all of Greece!!! Just ask the Oracle!

Single RAW capture: Pentax K-7; FL=18mm; A = f10; T = 1/30sec; ISO = 100
Post processing in Lightroom 3.5: cropping, exposure, contrast, white balance, sharpening

To reveal art and conceal the artist,
is art’s aim.

Oscar Wilde – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiabout 3 years ago

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsabout 3 years ago

    FAVE! … :-D

  • Thank you, Oh Wheeled-One. Great to have you back with your enthusiastic comments.

    – Rhoufi

  • Evelyn Bach
    Evelyn Bachabout 3 years ago

    love the way the street enters in the reflections in the counter / tabletop. You can feel the lingering presence of people now gone.

  • Thanks Evelyn – in fact there may be very slight ghosts in the frame because the shutter speed was so slow, passing people on the footpath did not show up much at all. Thanks for your comment.

    – Rhoufi

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 3 years ago

    Ah what a familiar streetscape, yet so intimate presented as a table’s eye view from inside. Great reflections in the marble and leading lines R!

  • Art in our backyard, eh? Next time you’re down that end of Puckle drop in and indulge in a Galaktobouriko and a coffee. Actually you may need someone to share the Galakto, they’re huge. I love it down there – takes me back to Kythera!!! ;-))))

    – Rhoufi

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...about 3 years ago

    reminds me of life after people there is not even anyone walking outside :)) well caught

  • I love that idea that the world’s built structures will go one when we have all perished and how bizarre it will look 500 years after the last human. Thanks Christine

    – Rhoufi

  • 1more photo
    1more photoabout 3 years ago

    café all over the world….
    hmmm, I’ll check Greece first ;-))))

  • You would know, Paris has so many cafés. But when You go to Greece, tell me because I’ll tell you the very best place to go, the very best place in the whole of Greece. Of course it’s secret, but for You I’ll tell. Merci Madame ;-)))

    – Rhoufi

  • claireh
    clairehabout 3 years ago

    Love it!

  • Hi Claire, thank you for this, sorry I missed replying.

    – Rhoufi

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 3 years ago

    ha! I love the way you see things!

  • You again! I’ll have to make you a coffee soon ;-))) The struggle I have is capturing what I “see” with my camera. That’s the joy and frustration of the art isn’t it? I see that you have 788 photos in your gallery, oh boy, it’s going to be long wander for me!!! I was in Spain (Barcelona) in May this year, so I hope to post many Spanish photos once I have processed them all. So good to have you look at my photos Berns.

    – Rhoufi

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