This chap was sat in the corner of the awesomely rustic restaurant / bar where we sat & had lunch in Halifax … I looked accross the room, saw him sat there and he was simply the “the perfect picture” … But how to take the shot without being observed … hmmmm … so a few random test shots to try & get the right settings … analysing composition … and then a casual lift of the camera, zoom, focus, compose, correct exposure and shoot. Done. :))
I took a handful of shots and no-one noticed. I loved it! The bloke, his stance, the paper, the beer, the textures of the walls, the light from the window … fabulous setting … I couldn’t have arranged him in a better way if I tried to stage it :))

Sometimes life just smiles at us like that and gives us random gifts in moments when we least expect it :)

Hope you like the shot as much as I love it !! :))


I am a German born South African Photographer, Copywriter, SME Brand Coach. An enthusiast for travel and life, always keenly interested in authentic people & their worlds – connect with me at and let’s see what we want to create together :)

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    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Danny Roozen
    Danny Roozenabout 4 years ago

    This looks absolutely beautiful, very well done!

  • :)) Thanks Danny!! Appreciate it loads!

    – SeeOneSoul

  • Saikat Babin Biswas
    Saikat Babin B...about 4 years ago

    Love the metering ad the contrast!

  • AudGirv
    AudGirvabout 4 years ago

    Great shot well done you!

  • awefaul
    awefaulabout 4 years ago

    I also like the process you describe. It isn’t only thrilling (I have to remember to breath) but can give wonderful results like this of everyday life and people. I imagine that I am invisible and for that person you were. Beautiful light.

  • snphotography
    snphotographyabout 4 years ago

    great !

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 4 years ago

    Really great candid Tina – the setting and the light are wonderful :)

  • Gabrielle Camilleri
    Gabrielle Cami...about 4 years ago

    Love the lighting in this, nice image :)

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarabout 4 years ago

  • Shelby  Stalnaker Bortone
    Shelby Stalna...about 4 years ago

    wonderful shot, very real, very soulfull

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