Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 29 September 2016 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Even in North Carolina, you can no longer smoke inside bars and restaurants. So this guy stepped out for a quick smoke.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/40 second F/6.3 ISO 200 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle scène de rue. )

29 Sep 2016 5:58am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Must say I'd not want to go back to those smoke-filled rooms of yesteryear . . .

29 Sep 2016 6:34am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb portrait with a great composition !

29 Sep 2016 8:53am

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

Good news.
They should put him on diet too.

29 Sep 2016 9:28am

jean pierre a from France

belle compo!! amitiés

29 Sep 2016 10:40am

Devi from Chennai, India

that is a nice rule Harry...The No Smoking Zones are needed everywhere as passive smoking kills more people than active smoking !!!

29 Sep 2016 10:57am

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this person forced to get outside to smoke.

29 Sep 2016 3:05pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the way you composed this to include the flag!

29 Sep 2016 5:58pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Had you not said what he was doing, I would have thought he was fiddling with a toothpick in his mouth. I love the colors throughout, that A-frame chalkboard, and the many flags spotted next to him and in the two windows' reflections. It gives me the "Americana" feel.

29 Sep 2016 6:08pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing shot!

29 Sep 2016 6:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

A good ole boy! I really like the reflections in the windows!

30 Sep 2016 12:27am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


30 Sep 2016 1:07pm