This is for Virtual Paintout Nov 2014 Luxembourg challenge. It's oil on 10x12 canvas panel.
While randomly browsing, this cafe scene appeared interesting (Ref), with nice sun and shadow contrast, interesting reflection on glass so both outdoor cafe and a little bit of the cafe inside were viewable. Plus, these few restaurant goers were not looking straight at the Google camera.
I made color intensity quite high to make it more interesting. Due to the width of my canvas, I could not fit the whole Takajo name. My goal was really trying to capture the light and shadow and the outdoor cafe's lively atmosphere.