cafe noir

Café Noir

I have a lot of readers that love it when I take photos of coffee and I this weekend while at one of my favorite little coffee shops I decided to bring in my 5D for a few shots to share as wallpapers. The shop is called Third Place, in Raleigh, NC. It’s a small shop selling fresh and delicious coffee, sandwiches, and pastries and I always make a point to stop by when I am in town. I love the stone table tops and the atmosphere is not unlike a cozy room in your own home. At any rate, I ordered a simple drip coffee and a croissant and sat down to take a few photos. The combination of the artificial lighting inside and the wonderful light from the window ended up leading to some messy color temperatures so when in post I decided to make the lead desktop a deep black and white film noir looking image. Perhaps a bit heavy but I thought it was still nice enough to share. (desktop number 2 is the color version seen below.)

cafe noir 2

Comments

  1. Jay - March 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Ah, Third Place! Sadly, it’s one of the few independent coffee house left in Raleigh.

    We’ve lived around here for nearly 20 years, and some of our favorite nights out have been a movie at The Rialto followed by a fresh mug of Larry’s Beans over at Third Place.

  2. naturalismus - March 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    (Image)…

  3. Michel Dupre - March 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Is what I need right now.

  4. A. Hernan - March 8, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Another great pair. I personally prefer the color photo, so thanks for including that in.

  5. Dave - March 8, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Thanks so much for posting. Love it!

  6. George - March 10, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Great photos as always! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Mirza Maaz - March 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Flawless smoke rising from the smooth surface of the coffee..mmmm awesome..:):)

  8. renackman - April 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Great pictures. I just found this website pretty randomly but I’m loving it. Keep up the nice work!

  9. Giacomo - July 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I’ve finally tracked down this image! Google seems to have “discovered” your site, but Tineye.com still doesn’t know the first thing about it — you might want to rectify this, to make sure people can find the original source for your shots.

    It’s a wonderful image, and my desktop for many weeks, although I got it elsewhere in a scaled-down version. I was prompted to track down the original source after getting a MBP-Retina, obviously I wanted a high-resolution file.

    I thought about posting it in my small collection of retina-ready wallpapers on Google+ ( https://plus.google.com/photos/112001311733983789595/albums/5771420700873356241 ), but reading your T&C this doesn’t seem possible; fair enough, I just mentioned it in a comment.

    BTW, I personally adore shots of coffee mugs in empty rooms. Would you take a custom order for a new one? If yes, please drop me an email to discuss a rate.

    Thanks again for the great pic!

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  12. Zazuli - November 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Hi there, John!
    I’d like to inform you that I used this cool picture here as the background (again) for my another Bulbo project.

    Here’s the link for the post :
    http://www.notes-bulb.blogspot.com/2014/11/have-you-met-bulbo.html
    (By the way, it’s written in Indonesian language. Well, mostly.)

    If you found something inconvenient (like the credit isn’t clear enough, or anything else), just email me. I’ll do something to fix it.

    Thanks again, John. I really happy to use your pictures. See you in my next artworks!

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