In good company - # 259
Here's my "bar fly" shot for this week end. No dramatic deep contrast with moody b&w treatment. No ambiguity or existential inferences. Just a nice drink and a good chat after a job well done.
The Dysart Arms (an "Arts and Crafts" English style pub crafted in 1902) has been refurbished, preserving and enhancing the best of the "Arts and Crafts" features and combining them with a very clean minimalist 21st C uncluttered decor.
The music programme is now extensive and nightly, with excellent musicians in jazz and classical styles, vocal and instrumental. The sound system is top notch. (Yes, I do know the owner, but that is incidental).
I'm wondering are you doing all these shots surreptitiously, with the camera balanced on the table?ReplyDelete
I like it anyway. I'd be interested to see how they maintained the Arts and Crafts aesthetic in a modern pub
Oh, I can sniff out your "bar fly" posts 5000 miles away ;-)ReplyDelete
Love the minimalistic decor and the jazz entertainment...but let's face it, this is no "proper English Pub": there are no strange animals in the name and its patrons use phrases like "existential inferences" ;-)))
@Isabella....Oh, Izzy! With enemies like you who would even think of looking for a friend? We discussed, Sarkozy, Putin, Blair, Karl Zeiss optical developments and Schiller....are you now satisfied?ReplyDelete
@Richard.....Good point. a)WB adjusted to "tungsten", soft bean bag on table, flash "off", occasional change of ISO, PP to B&W with - in this case - minor/zero tweaks b) Previous owner wrecked orig interior as far as he could and covered the rest in paint. Current (fanatical owner) has lovingly recovered interior woodwork. Exterior is still pure original, so imagine clean "space" embraced by very warm and gentle A&C cocoon: a tricky task but it works and provides the necessary modernity.
Well you're impressed so I guess it's a good job. Ahh the bean bag - the essential photographers accessory. Karl Zeiss optical developments? what have I missed?ReplyDelete
Looks like a nice place for a pint or two.ReplyDelete
'Bar' not 'pub'. "English Style"? C'mon - Where's the atmos? I'm not an old fella from Yorkshire with a whippet but this place looks tooooo clean. Get yerself into a real pub!ReplyDelete
Still, a nice photo and I watch your blog daily. Go get yourself a pint of REAL ALE and take a photo.
How about a photo of the outside?ReplyDelete
ew - when you enlarge this photo that guy with the drink has one beady, black eye looking right at you.ReplyDelete
It's a little bit creepy.
I was thinking how nice it all looked in B&W and didn't seem very pub-like, until that is, I read freefalling's comment and took a look. And now, that's what defines the photo for me.... It really is about the lowest common denominator, isn't it? ;-DReplyDelete
But also, when you enlarge it you see the nice tones in the vase arrangement and the back bar. This would look like some brochure shot in colour, and the movement would just look like an error - in black and white it has mood and characterReplyDelete
Nice photo. Clean, neat, ad quality.ReplyDelete