Time for a Drink

It’s Friday again – another week gone. A day, at the end of the week, when hopefully we can all unwind. And what better way to unwind than with a nice cool glass of liquid refreshment.

So, here we are again, same pub as last time and same glass. If you missed the previous post featuring a glass or two of Peroni Nastro Azzurro then click the Post: Quenching a Thirst.

I get strange looks when I bring out a camera in a pub garden and start photographing, rather than drinking, the beer. The lady at the next table said: ‘Are you from the Brewery?’

‘No’ I said.

‘Oh, I thought you must be and you had a dirty glass or bits in your beer’, she said.‘I’m a photographer’, I explained.

‘Oh, really – are you?’ There was an uneasy silence for a minute while she digested that fact, then she turned to her husband who was clearly deaf because everything she said to him was shouted at him, and said loudly. ‘He’s a photographer, he’s taking pictures of his beer.

Heads swiveled at neighbouring tables. Suddenly I was the rather odd man who takes pictures of his beer! Sometimes in life it would really be rather cool to be able to disappear in a millisecond. Come to think of it, candid photography would be an awful lot easier if we were invisible, wouldn’t it?

Actually, I happen to think Peroni glasses are rather nice glasses and with the right light they really come to life – empty or full – and they do throw some attractive colours across a wooden table.

And Spectacles can look quite interesting too. On a table. Outside a pub. When the sun shines. Now what else can I find to photograph while I drink my beer? I wonder what’s under the table? Now that’s worth a shot…

Does any one know if there are any tablets I can take for my affliction? No, I haven’t been drinking today, not yet. But a glass will pass my lips this evening. Cheers everybody! Enjoy your weekend.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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13 Responses to Time for a Drink

  1. Hahaha … amusing post Andy – enjoy your weekend 🙂

  2. Mark says:

    Nice shot of a nice drink, I’ve got to wait at least another two weeks before I can sample a nice cold beer.

  3. oneowner says:

    VERY AMUSING, EVEN FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER TAKIN’ PICTURES OF HIS BEER!
    I can hear her now!

    • LensScaper says:

      Sorry, Ken. Didn’t quite catch that, I’m a bit deaf in one ear too! Glad you liked the self-deprecating humour. My desire to find images in unexpected places has unexpected consequences sometimes.

  4. This post made me laugh. I’ve gotten some weird looks too when I take out my camera at the strangest times and places. Love the first shot of the beer. You can see the condensation on the glass. And the image of the spectacles is awesome.

  5. seekraz says:

    Good for you, Andy. 🙂

  6. Rich McPeek says:

    Cool shots and great story Andy! Got a laugh over the woman shouting to her husband! Have had a similar situation happen to myself. Have a great weekend!

  7. Very nice use of natural light in these photos, and that drink is tempting.. 😉

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