Updated September 2, 2016: AND THE WINNER IS …
Okay, everyone. Votes have been cast and the choice made. While my three choices ended in a three-way tie with two votes each, I ended up choosing from the list of “other” titles: Hustle and Bustle, Around the Oyster Bar Restaurant, Blue Oyster Cult, Ah Sweet Mysteries of Life, Stop and Savor the Oysters, The Incentive to Continue, and Rush Hour. I loved the reasoning behind each of your choices, but one just made me laugh out loud. For those of you who know Emilio, you guessed it, it was his title that not only referenced “blue” and “oyster” but gave a wonderful twist as only he can to the title!
So, Emilio, perhaps I owe you a happy hour at the Oyster Bar??
Thanks, everyone, for participating. I had a blast reading your comments! (And FYI, I chose a different title for the black and white image, so if you’re interested in learning about that, pop on over via the Monochromia link below.)
Posted in B&W on Monochromia.
I’ve never had too much of a problem coming up with a title for a post. For some reason, this one has baffled me. I’ve always believed that if I can’t title an image, then my vision for it wasn’t clear, and therefore, neither will it be for the viewer. So I hesitated posting this one. Trouble is, I really like it. The reason for shooting was to capture the famous Oyster Bar Restaurant in the basement of Grand Central. It was a challenge as tripods aren’t allowed and the light is very low. Handholding with high ISO was the only way to go.
I loved the hustle and bustle of the area, but what caught my attention was the lone woman, head down, pulling her suitcase, making her way to the restaurant. That was the focus of my attention. As fate would have it, when I pushed the shutter, the young man entered the right of the frame – I love his motion and especially love that he is wearing a blue shirt, which works together with the woman’s blue sweater.
With that backstory, I then began to think about titles for this post. “Blue” was the first idea I had, but when I asked my husband to look at the photo, he didn’t see that; he saw, instead, the woman, who was in fact the reason behind the photo. So “To the Bar?” “Travel Weary?” “By One’s Lonesome?” After pondering this for far too long, I finally decided, hey, why don’t I ask all of you.
What makes this even more interesting is that I chose to post this photo for my weekly contribution to Monochromia. If you’re up for it, head on over there and see it in black and white. I’ve posted a poll there as well (though, clearly, “blue” is no longer an option!).
So, chime in and let me know if any of my titles appeal to you. Or perhaps you have a better idea. I’ll hold the poll open for one week and whatever title comes out on top is the one I’ll change the title to (unless I like someone’s “other” idea the best). It will be interesting to see if the top choices for both end up being the same or different. So have some fun and I thank you in advance for your input!