Thirst Aid

© Dennis Gay

Thirst Aid

Dennis Gay 11/20/2010 6:25:07 AM

THE MAKING OF 'Thirst Aid':

It was yet another Wednesday get together with my Port Macquarie Panthers Camera Club friends where we slurp coffee, eat cake, have a chat, solve all the world's problems and sometimes talk about photography.
During proceedings I caught sight of this chap and his wife walking passed after a shopping expedition and when I saw that T shirt I just HAD to make a shot. Fortunately as they drew closer I could see the text on his shirt and as I pressed the shutter he looked my way and gave me that look which is a double bonus. A nod and a wink and all was well with the world.


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Dennis Gay 11/23/2010 6:26:47 PM


My grumpy old man and I would like to thank the Editor wholeheartedly for awarding this candid caper a PICK!

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Carla Capra 12/13/2010 12:55:06 PM

;) CC #9097104

Dennis Gay 12/13/2010 4:41:06 PM

By Crickey!!!!!!!!!!

Lots 'n' lotsa warm Aussie thanks to the Judge/s for awarding my grumpt old man a FINALIST badge. I am honoured.

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Dennis Gay 12/13/2010 4:43:12 PM

Carumba *CARLA*!

My uber Aussie thanks for your cheery and supportive internetical congratz.
I am sure the old bloke would thanks you too. 8-)

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Lydia Williams 12/13/2010 5:34:49 PM

Ha...Awesome Dennis! Well caught...yes indeedy, it can be a money shot! Congratulations! #9098933

Dennis Gay 12/13/2010 7:11:16 PM

Hidey Hodey *LYDIA*!

Lovely to see you at the Crèma for another spot of candid shootin'.
Thank you verrrry much indeed for your uplifting and encouraging "Awesome" wrap for my caffeine induced street shot and for your hearty congratz.

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Merna L. Nobile 12/13/2010 9:34:46 PM

It is my honor to congratulate and celebrate your award for November, 2010. Merna #9100595

Jeff Robinson 12/14/2010 4:34:52 AM

Congrats Dennis on this Great candid Finalist!! Jeff #9101460

Nancyj E. Hovey 12/14/2010 4:41:13 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9101506

Dennis Gay 12/15/2010 3:13:06 AM

Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy *MERNA*, *JEFF* & *NANCY*!!!

Happy to see you all at the Crèma.
A big warm Aussie trio of thanks for your combined great feedback on my coffee flavoured candid and for the uplifting triple congratz.

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While this is a case of the photographer being well and truly spotted by the subject, I really feel that this is the money shot.
The man's face is full of character and his T shirt carries a real 'Ocker' message.

Shot from my favourite seat at the Crèma Espresso Bar, the best coffee shop in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia.

Canon EOS 40D & Canon USM 100-300mm Lens: RAW, Manual settings of f/5.6 @ 1/250sec, 230mm, ISO 100, Hand held.
Lightroom 2.2 & Photoshop CS3.


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 230.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 11/20/2010 6:24:05 AM

Made With

Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Photo Contest Finalist

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