What a great little shop! I had coffee there this morning because it was handy for a business meeting. When we needed to reconvene this afternoon, we choose to go back to the same place. It’s got a great atmosphere. It’s very eclectic, and the mix of bike gear amongst the cafe is really cool. It’s friendly, and the coffee is good. A nice place for bicycle riders and Cafe Cruisers alike ; and if you’re both, it’s heaven!
From a photography perspective, this kind of eclectic place is interesting to the eye. This photo was taken without any lighting, but if I get the chance to shoot it commercially, I’ll take several speedlights with me to really light up the pace and “make it pop!”.
Architectural shoots that offer a wide view are prime candidates for panoramas too, because the field of view extends so far horizontally. Certainly a wider angle lens can be used (this was 24mm on a full frame Pentax K1 camera), such as a 14mm, but whilst it’s a nice look, it does distort the lines near the edges of the frame. Using a 35mm (natural view on a full frame camera) lens and deliberately shooting for a panorama, then stitching the images together gives a much wider image that’s far less distorted. Sure, it’s more work, but doing this really well often are!