Following my earlier post ‘The Smoker’s Rest‘ – illustrating that in most modern businesses smokers are very much less than welcome, I was intrigued to find at least one shop in Belfast where smokers are most definitely welcome!
Miss Moran’s shop in Church Lane, Belfast is a traditional tobacconists, with a huge stock of cigars, snuffs, pipes and tobaccos; not just a resource for those addicted to the weed, but a huge tourist attraction in Belfast’s city centre.
I visited Church Lane on a wet Friday morning, and decided that Miss Moran’s historic facade was well worth a few exposures. The shop advertises openly that smokers are welcome, and I didn’t have to wait long before a smoker appeared, and I got a shot of him actually being welcomed by one of the welcoming staff inside.
Fujifilm X-T30, F=14mm, f/10 @ 1/125th sec on ISO400. Shot in Across Black and White Film Simulation mode – but I used the back-up RAW file to convert most of the image to colour and applied a heavy local contrast in post capture production.
See: ‘The Smoker’s Rest’