Sunday, April 26, 2009

Couple in Tillie's


No one living in the New York area will forget April 25th, 2009, the day the temperature rose to a blissful 85°, warming the body and the cockles of your heart, after the interminable period of this winter. The couple, however, would not have noticed if the temperature was 105° or 0°. I saw them as I left Tillie's, the café with a good feel and a wobbly table in Fort Greene in Brooklyn. I took one shot on the D40. (Probably could have stood there for ten minutes before they noticed me.) I had the camera set at 1600 ISO and on automatic, with the focal length between 35 and 24 mm.

6 comments:

  1. Wish it could be bottled--that feeling.

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  2. What a great shot. They're so completely absorbed in each other. Tillie's is such a feel-good cafe, and Fort Greene is just full of people with faces this open and full of joy - it's great to see that captured so nicely.

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  3. Does Jonathan have a girlfriend I don't know about? That boy looks EXACTLY like Jonathan from behind, Dmitri - same head shape, hair, shoulders, tatooed arm, and he always has his ear phones on at home. Scary.
    The girl's expression is so telling.
    Very refreshing sight.

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  4. My friends and I were discussing what is middle age. I thought that it begins when you stop behaving like this in coffee shops.

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  5. The squint of her eye, the scrunch of her nose and the way her hands grasp his head say "Gotcha Ya!" His position is braced, like a swimmer coming up for air at the side of a pool.

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