Weekly Photo Challenge – EVERY DAY LIFE

A cup of coffee after a shopping tour at a large department store.
Whether you have fun together …

Leica M2
Fuji Neopan 400
Tmax developer

… or maybe not …..

Leica M2
Fuji Neopan 400
Tmax developer

This is two candid photos I took in a coffeeshop.

I just couldn’t resist…..

Just recognizable, huh?…..  From our every day life…….


30 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – EVERY DAY LIFE

  1. Hi Marie, lovely candids.

    These are cameras I am more familiar with! I’m lucky enough to have several M’s. I do like the tones of the Neopan 400, a film I have only recently given a try having been caught up in Ilford HP5 plus for quite a while.

    I’ve sent off the first roll Ektar 100 from the new (old) 500c so fingers crossed its all working fine…..is this a film you’ve used?



    • Hi Jason, and thanks a lot for your comment!
      No, I have just tried Ektar 100 once, and I got a lot of magenta cast, so I wasn,t very pleased with that roll, but I will for sure try again, it can be so different from time to time, don’t know what that depends on…
      And the same with Neopan 400. I have not tried it for more than a couple of rolls. Usually I use Tri-X400, and now lately I have swiched over to Ilford HP5+. Just have to try all of them, huh?
      Have a great weekend!

      • Your welcome, yes you certainly have to try them all…..thats my thought process!! I’ll let you know what comes back from processing…..have a great weekend. Jason

    • Thank you! Yes, it is a kind of great feeling even though I’m still not quite comfortable with doing it, but this time I had decided in advance to sit there and “wait” for pictures, as a training, and I think because of being prepaired, it was a lot easier. And I’m pleased with the results.

    • Thank you Cindy!
      Yes it is quite interesting when looking at this couple, at first they looks kind of bored, but it can also be a safe and comforting togetherness. Everything is in the eye of the beholder.

    • Yes, and for me, being there, is the serenity in these two photos kind of strange, a picture taken out from the reality, because there was almost a crowd of people there, so these two sat in there own kind of bubble…..
      Thank you very much Steve!

  2. This reminds me so much of a promise my husband and I made to each other when we were first dating. We’d gone to breakfast at a pancake house one morning and saw a couple at another table. The husband was reading the newspaper. The wife was sitting silently, staring into space. Their food came and they ate without saying a word. We promised each other right then that we would never become them; we would never sit in a restaurant without something to say to each other. And so far (12 years), we haven’t.

  3. Lovely moments captured with smooth tones. Just the way I like b&w work…Very nice. Sorry to get technical but do you scan your images? If so what scanner do you use. Reason I ask is because I am really struggling with getting satisfactory images with my Canon 9000f and I really love the tones you have managed here.

    • Thank you very much for your kind words, most appreciated!
      Yes, I scan myself, and I use Epson V750 PRO.
      But I think that even more important is what scanning software you are using. I was not satisfied at all with Epson software. Then I found Silverfast! It is a bit hard to learn, but it is absolutely stunning!! A bit pricy though, but my suggestion is that you try it for free ( I think they have a 30 day free trial) so you can evaluate it together with your scanner before you buy a new scanner. The software is (unfortunately) dedicated to the scanner, so you need to try that first, or else you may be forced to buy two softwares….. http://www.silverfast.com
      Good luck, and thank you for stopping by! 🙂

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