last puff puff before boarding the chuff-chuff

Petach

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Oct 22, 2011
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Peter Tachauer
Last tanning of the airways before entering the station for the morning commute. I remember when you could smoke on the train. What a horrific thought! I got up early as it was foggy and I knew it was the right ingredient for some dramatic smoke images.

X100S


Last "Puff Puff" before boarding the "Chuff Chuff" (4) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Last "Puff Puff" before boarding the "Chuff Chuff" (3) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr


Last "Puff Puff" before boarding the "Chuff Chuff" (2) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr


Last "Puff Puff" before boarding the "Chuff Chuff" (1) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

and here is **** Joe with his Piaggio 3 wheeler dishing out coffee to go outside the station (6D +50mm f/1.8


**** Joe and his Piaggio by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

....and other commuters arriving, also 6D +50mm


Commuters, Shenfield Essex by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr


Misty Commute (3) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr


Misty Commute (1) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr
 

Lawrence A.

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Nov 8, 2012
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Larry
Great shots. Very dramatic tonally and beautifully processed.

Yes, you could smoke on subway platforms, in subways, in buses, trains, and airplanes, and when I was in college, in class. I got through University on black coffee and two packs a day of Camel filters -- God help us. I am now officially a former smoker and have been for about 2 1/2 years, but it took me years to get more than 11 months together, which I did twice.

The black coffee, however, is here to stay. No discussion about it even. I don't drink; I don't smoke; I have dessert only on occasion. Damned if I'll give up my coffee.
 

Armanius

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Jan 11, 2011
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Houston, Texas
Jack
Great set Pete! Love the look of the photos. Air of mystery.

And glad you gave up the smoke Lawrence! I went through an one year stage during my rebel freshman year in high school. That was enough for me.
 

TraamisVOS

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Nov 29, 2010
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Melbourne, Australia
A kid I used to hang out with in high school tried to introduce me to cigarettes. I coughed my lungs out and never got the hang of it.

Then a couple of years later a gorgeous blonde I hung out with for an entire summer tried to introduce me to the Mary Jane that her mother grew in their organic backyard. Couldn't get into that either.

I can't stand coffee, much less black coffee.

It's no wonder I never fit in, in anything.
 

Ray Sachs

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Sep 21, 2010
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Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
Pete, someday you should do a book of smokers. You seem to get them better than just about anyone...

I think the first and fourth here are particularly good...

-Ray
 

BBW

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Jul 7, 2010
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betwixt and between
BB
Pete, as you know - I found your 4th "Commuters" over on Flickr. The bicycler, the lights, the blocks of "white" paint... That's my favorite, for sure.
 

wt21

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Aug 15, 2010
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Pete, how did you shoot these? I notice they were shot on a 6D. Not the most inconspicuous camera, and poor liveview. Did you raise to your eye to shoot and you're just really quick, did you shoot wide a crop, did you spray and pray, did you ask for permission? Just wondering. Love the set.
 

Petach

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Oct 22, 2011
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Peter Tachauer
most were shot with the X100S, the last general shots of commuters were 6D. At 6ft 3 inches tall and weighing 17.5 stone....I am easily spotted anyways, so may as well go the whole hog and carry a 6D along with the Fuji :0)
These days I try very little by way of subterfuge. I just see, raise the camera, shoot and move on. 99.9 per cent of people couldn't care less. The .1 per cent that do (and look like they do) I leave alone unless something special.
Cheers
Pete
 

Petach

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Oct 22, 2011
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Peter Tachauer
Pete, as you know - I found your 4th "Commuters" over on Flickr. The bicycler, the lights, the blocks of "white" paint... That's my favorite, for sure.
I saw BB, thanks for stopping by.......always a pleasure.
Pete
 
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Petach

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Oct 22, 2011
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Peter Tachauer
Pete, someday you should do a book of smokers. You seem to get them better than just about anyone...

I think the first and fourth here are particularly good...

-Ray
Hi Ray, long time no see'ums. Yes, I could do a book.....good idea, I may just do that!
Best
Pete
 

Petach

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Peter Tachauer
Great shots. Very dramatic tonally and beautifully processed.

Yes, you could smoke on subway platforms, in subways, in buses, trains, and airplanes, and when I was in college, in class. I got through University on black coffee and two packs a day of Camel filters -- God help us. I am now officially a former smoker and have been for about 2 1/2 years, but it took me years to get more than 11 months together, which I did twice.

The black coffee, however, is here to stay. No discussion about it even. I don't drink; I don't smoke; I have dessert only on occasion. Damned if I'll give up my coffee.
Thanks, yes I am also an ex-smoker.....but also heavy coffee drinker. Glad I gave up the wicked weed......and should drink less coffee. I sleep little enough as it is.
 

wt21

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Aug 15, 2010
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most were shot with the X100S, the last general shots of commuters were 6D. At 6ft 3 inches tall and weighing 17.5 stone....I am easily spotted anyways, so may as well go the whole hog and carry a 6D along with the Fuji :0)
These days I try very little by way of subterfuge. I just see, raise the camera, shoot and move on. 99.9 per cent of people couldn't care less. The .1 per cent that do (and look like they do) I leave alone unless something special.
Cheers
Pete
lol. At your size, you can probably point the camera at most people, and they're not going to be inclined to complain too much ;)
 

Dewi Sant

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Dec 20, 2013
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Lancashire, England
Guess?
Stunning shots, for me personally very inspirational because street photography is something I've never done before a recent trip to Amsterdam - but it whet my appetite to do more and get better at it. I'm still not completely comfortable with pointing my lens in the direction of an unsuspecting stranger though, I'm 5 foot 7, thin (ish), got a dodgy ticker, bruise easliy and have an allergy to pain. Who dares wins though eh? :)

D
 

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