The Reader

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

The ReaderThe title should read “Never think you are finished for the day.”

The picture above, “The Reader” is an example of that. I’d spent the morning taking pictures while on a visit to the city of Bergen here in Norway. The weather was cloudy and it was raining, which will come as no surprise to people that live in Norway.

I’d kind of given up for the day after taking some lackluster shots while walking the streets. I was looking forward to lunch. We ended up at a restaurant famous for its Fish soup. While waiting for our order (It was lunchtime and the place was busy) I noticed a lady sitting by the window reading. The light was perfect. I slowly raised my Leica MP and shot off a couple of frames of Ilford XP2 between the shoulders of my friends sitting opposite me.

The result…well you can judge for yourselves.

So, as I said never think you are finished for the day 🙂


35 thoughts on “The Reader

  1. This is so beautiful David, I love the photo! Your friends’ shoulders frame so nicely the lovely scene of the woman reading! Beautiful light, wonderful atmosphere!


  2. Great lighting! I keep saying I’ve got to get out and try some street photography and I actually did one day. But nothing like this. Love it!


    1. Thanks Mike,The frame was two friends sitting opposite me . I used them as a sort of photo hide so as not to spook anyone :0)


    1. I first having seen the shot in my head got to see it when I scanned the negative Then I was sure. Thanks for your kind words.


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