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Thursday Night in a Suburban Hotel Bar
« on: May 31, 2018, 10:02:11 pm »

I snapped the photo below tonight while my wife and I were waiting for our dinner to be served in the suburban New Jersey hotel where we're staying overnight enroute to see a couple of Broadway shows in New York City.  (I decided some years ago that I would never again attempt to drive into Manhattan during evening rush hour.)

Alas, my experience is that there's isn't much you can do technically with a low-light cellphone capture, even if you are working with the raw sensor data.  You either have to put up with noise or scrap the picture.  I liked the postures and expressions of the bartender and the two girls in the left lower corner of the frame well enough that I decided I could tolerate the noise.

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Re: Thursday Night in a Suburban Hotel Bar
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 03:58:22 am »

The noise doesn't distract from a fine image. The line up of figures make the image.

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Re: Thursday Night in a Suburban Hotel Bar
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 04:51:20 am »

What noise?

I often add noise and grain; I don't like digital bland or anodyne.

Hugging girls are more interesting than screens. Unless they, too, are filled with yet more hugging girls, for example.

What a depressingly garish place. Brave the traffic next trip!

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Re: Thursday Night in a Suburban Hotel Bar
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 05:50:49 am »

What noise?

I often add noise and grain; I don't like digital bland or anodyne.

Hugging girls are more interesting than screens. Unless they, too, are filled with yet more hugging girls, for example.

What a depressingly garish place. Brave the traffic next trip!

;-)
I don't think it's garish at all.  It's very American.

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Re: Thursday Night in a Suburban Hotel Bar
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 10:53:09 am »

I don't think it's garish at all.  It's very American.

Is that necessarily a contradiction?  ;)

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Re: Thursday Night in a Suburban Hotel Bar
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 10:53:25 am »

I don't think it's garish at all.  It's very American.

Oh well. Nothing's perfect.

Just wait until the new steel and aluminium import taxes retaliation strikes back; it'll all get much worse better.

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Re: Thursday Night in a Suburban Hotel Bar
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2018, 10:55:38 am »

Is that necessarily a contradiction?  ;)

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Re: Thursday Night in a Suburban Hotel Bar
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2018, 12:48:52 pm »

 A British bartender wouldn't' have those pearly whites  :D

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Re: Thursday Night in a Suburban Hotel Bar
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2018, 02:01:02 pm »

A British bartender wouldn't' have those pearly whites  :D

Nor, sadly, does at least one British barrister (which is how I first read your comment).

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Re: Thursday Night in a Suburban Hotel Bar
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2018, 02:07:07 pm »

It was an unexpected disaster when disco lights were able to reveal capped teeth as such.

That's what killed disco, not the Travolta movie.

I suppose staff get tested for these thing today.

Strange thing: beautiful teeth make a face, more or less, yet whenever I see a woderful set (of teeth) I can't help thinking of the entire skull sans the meat. I really have no explanation for it.

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Re: Thursday Night in a Suburban Hotel Bar
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2018, 03:52:08 pm »

I like the noise level: it suits the subject.  :)

Last time I drove to NYC I parked my car in Hoboken, then took the ferry over to Manhattan. Stayed in my usual downtown hotel and got around as usual via the trains. Me and the 9 go back a long ways!

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