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  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 29 Apr 2014, 02:22
Help keep Cob's Coffee House clean...
Eat a pigeon! grin
Chris: They are persistent pests Peter
This dude was tailor made for a photo!
Chris: Taken yesterday Elizabeth - I couldn't resist him!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Apr 2014, 06:45
a wonderful scene quite from another world which you enhanced by your twiddling - the man with his hat, the pidgeon ... - Jacob's coffee from Bremen?
Chris: This is in the Abbey Churchyard in Bath Philine, a place I often patronise for coffee, pasties or the occasional pastry
This made me smile, my first thought was he had missed his train to London but he does not seem to bothered about it and why should he in such a pleasant location.
Chris: Indeed so Scotia, he could chuck his season ticket away and stay here forever
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2014, 07:33
I see we both feature chaps in hats today - but yours is content to idle time away like some urban Hitchcock with his coterie of pigeons.
Chris: His only companions..
Fat pigeons reveal civilization's decadence, Chris, and good pastries...
Chris: These pigeons know good pastries when they see them JC!
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 29 Apr 2014, 08:04
When I was a mere whipper-snapper Tiff, there was no outside seating anywhere. I thought it was because we had the English Chanel instead of the Mediteranean to keep us cold.
Chris: And now the times they are a changed Chad
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 29 Apr 2014, 08:08
I have noticed of late a preponderance of pictures showing edible goodies, Chris
Chris: But none shall pass my chaste lips Lisl!
I know you discovered the HDR button on your camera, but there is no need to go mad!

Actually this is a good picture
Chris: I bought Photomatix Essentials, so some things I take these days are genuine HDR. This isn't
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2014, 08:22
those pigeons are stalking him! i like the painterly effect you have here
Chris: This is all a bit of experimental twiddling Sarah
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 29 Apr 2014, 09:26
Quality time ... Just hope he wasn't reading the Daily Mail
Chris: Would it make you happier if I told you he was perusing Socialist Worker?
Seems no one has served the birds yet.
Chris: They'll soon find something Mary - they are true pros!
What a fine model the gent is, lost in his own little world. Love the pigeons. It's a really gentle photo and made me smile.
Chris: Thank you Pauline, another little aspect of Bath's centre.
Love how relaxed the gentleman seems, Chris, sitting there reading his newspaper, dressed for the weather and looking so dapper in his bowler hat.
Chris: I might buy one myself Bev
love this Chris...
Chris: Thank you Ronky
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 29 Apr 2014, 13:05
So many stories here. Is this HDR by the way? You bring us INTO this scene unobtrusively!
Chris: It isn't real HDR Bonnie because it is only a single image but it has been tonemapped by a programme I've acquired called Photomatix Essentials, which produces HDR pictures too
There's some tasty looking pastries in the windows of both establishments.
Chris: Very Much so Brian, good coffee too
  • Shane
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2014, 15:43
He suits this picture ...and the pigeon smile
Chris: Thank you kindly Shane
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2014, 17:33
Looks like two feathery customers for other tables, too. Good to see independents thriving in the face of Costa Starbucks Nero.
Chris: Very much so Alan, I always try to use independents whenever I can
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Apr 2014, 17:59
I think those two at the chair are the regulars here....
Great shot, does that mean you had a koffie break too, or did you have an ontbijt.
Chris: I had koffie later Astrid but only after I had waved my equipment around for a while
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2014, 18:34
This has an other wordly feel to it Chris
Chris: I tend to agree Anne, maybe this was the effect of the processing
This is great. Would have been good to get rid of the bods heads on the right, the Queen of hearts has her uses. It would seem Mr Mannering is alive and well.
Chris: Thank you John: I deliberately left the heads in to balance the thing up..
Love the hat!
Chris: I'll buy you one..
the pigeons are waiting for the man to finish up with his newspaper so they can swig the remnants of the coffee
Chris: That is what it looks like Ayush
Good catch > Did the pigeons get their order eventually too? ; )

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