“See there… In the back corner
“Hooked up high?
Is it Phillip Marlowe’s trench coat?”

“Who?” the kid wondered?
“Who’s Marlowe?”

I muttered something about
The Big Sleep….

And the boy nodded figuring
I was talking about this ancient
diner at night…

The Museum of the American Classic Car Collectors’ Society – Harrisburg, Pa.
Canon 7D, 8 panel pano w/ Canon EFS 17-85mm (f4-5.6), PS4: AlienSkin: SnapArt3: Watercolor, Exposure 4, Cross Processing, Lomo-Afga Film 50%.

Aging… Um…. Maturing. Still wondering what I’ll be when I grow up.

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  • toby snelgrove  IPA
    toby snelgrove...almost 2 years ago

    I get it … great fun.

  • Can you believe that Bogart’s first name was Humphrey? No wonder he grew up tough, eh Toby? Glad you enjoyed my take on “Nighthawks”.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 2 years ago

    I’m cinematically challenged, but love the scene!

  • The Big Sleep was a dark, hard boiled detective tale with the first really flawed hero, Phillip Marlowe. It was Raymond Chandler’s creation Mel and reads as well today as then, maybe better. Bogart played Marlowe in the adaptations of Chandler’s books to movies. Thanks for the support.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 2 years ago

    Great work Ted! I love the feel of this.

  • Can you feel the grit between your teeth Barbara? Hope so. Thanks.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandalmost 2 years ago

    Wow amazing feel just awesome!

  • Well, you know Rita that I’m a great fan of your ability to create a sense of urban place through composition and palette… Thanks for supporting my attempt to prowl the nighttime spots.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerralmost 2 years ago

    Play it again Sam !! or should that be Ted !!?? nice work ; ))

  • D’jever see Edward Hopper’s ‘Nighthawks"? In the 30-50s these places were open all night long for a coffee-fix, piece of apple pie, and a smoke. They’ve gone from most cities pretty much like that smoke drifted away, eh?

    – Ted Byrne

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful cinematic feeling to this Ted, love the coloring, xxo

  • It’s begging for a couple of the B&W stars of the 40s and 50s Anna. You could stage one of your powerful vignettes in that room…

    – Ted Byrne

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Captured the feel perfectly Ted.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Glad the banner is now a portal. Always learn from the group. Thanks for the visit and support.

    – Ted Byrne

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersalmost 2 years ago

    Aww, I would love to work with this for my vignettes as you call them so beautifully Ted, thank you so much for the honor my friend, love, xox

  • Be my guest… And enjoy the coffee…

    – Ted Byrne

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  • Wheee…. so nice to find me there twice!!!! One word comes to mind…. YIPEEEEEE!!

    – Ted Byrne

  • LindaR
    LindaRalmost 2 years ago

    classic Ted ~ in every way ~ love how this feels so xx

  • Thanks Linda. Just the set for 40s B&W detective flick, huh?

    – Ted Byrne

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