What's Next?

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What's Next?

Dennis Gay 2/3/2011 6:10:48 AM

THE MAKING OF 'What's Next?':

It was another Wednesday morning get together with my Port Macquarie Panthers Camera Club when we slurp our mugs of coffee, sometimes eat cake, talk about photography and solve the world's problems.
On this occasion it was almost a candid shot desert then not long before we were to leave I noticed this gentleman sit under the tree and begin to read the paper. With my camera at the ready I kept a close eye on him waiting for a useable shot. I had just about given up when the man turned on his bench, raised the paper and struck this pose. I could not have directed it better.
As the light was extremely bright out in the open, my subject was in shade and I was close enough for my pop-up flash to offer some fill light, the end result was a really good exposure overall. The f/5 aperture is the widest my lens will allow at that focal length so I had switched to aperture priority and let the camera set the shutter speed to get the very best flash exposure.


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Tammy D. Ferren 2/3/2011 8:25:36 AM

Nice one, Dennis! Love your use of b&w on it. Have a good day! #9210144

Douglas Pignet 2/3/2011 9:39:49 AM

Excellent capture and great comp...B&W was a great choice for this one...Well done #9210246

Carla Capra 2/3/2011 4:09:59 PM

Hi Dennis;
I always enjoy your candid images. The lighting is quite nice as is the DOF.
Another great one.
;) CC #9210943

Dennis Gay 2/3/2011 8:27:41 PM

So glad you could make it to the Crèma for some people spotting *TAMMY*, *DOUGLAS* & * CARLA*!!!

A bucket load of Aussie thanks to each of you for your interest in my café candids and for your collective inspirational feedback on my newspaper reader.

Dennis #9211381

Dennis Gay 2/4/2011 4:41:26 PM

Roll out the barrells!!!!!!!!!!

My max Aussie thanx to the Editor for awarding my coffee flavoured candid a PICK!

Dennis #9213365

Dennis Gay 3/20/2011 5:16:56 PM

Holy Cow Batman!!!!!

A plethora of warm Aussie thanks to the Judge/s for elevating my newspaper reader to *FINALIST* status.

Dennis #9301540

Maxine C. Schnitzer 3/21/2011 4:49:06 AM

Big Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist! #9304101

Carol Eade 3/21/2011 10:40:30 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #9305520

Karen Celella 3/21/2011 2:27:08 PM

Congratulations on your superb finalist, Dennis. #9306197

Carla Capra 3/21/2011 2:50:36 PM

Hi Dennis;
Sending you Congratulations on your Finalist.
;) CC #9306296

Lydia Williams 3/22/2011 10:33:26 AM

Amazing Dennis....you catch some awesome images...keep them cafe shots a comin'! Congratulations! #9309154

Merna L. Nobile 3/24/2011 2:41:32 PM

Yes, you heard right! Congratulations you are a winner! Merna


Dennis Gay 4/26/2011 11:12:32 PM

Yabba Dabba Doo *MAXINE*, *CAROL*, *KAREN*, *CARLA*, *LYDIA* & *MERNA*!!!!!!

A barrel load of Aussie thanks (x6) for your warm and inspiring congratz for this award.

D! #9371846

Christine Lobsinger 8/26/2011 10:48:57 PM

Hi Dennis, you are the MASTER With B/W...
MY GOD! Such a pleasure to see your people- awesome shot!
Smiling CHRIS
PS CONGRATS to YOU on your Finalist! #9635957

Dennis Gay 8/27/2011 3:04:17 AM

Hiya *Christine*!

Always a seat at my table at the Crèma for you.

Massive thanks for your exuberant and inspiring feedback and cheery congratz.

Dennis #9636137

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What better way to spend the time waiting for your wife to finish her shopping on a hot Aussie summer day than to sit in the dappled shade of a spreading tree and read the newspaper sports section?

Shot from my seat at the Crèma Espresso Bar, the very best coffee shop in my home town of Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia.

Canon EOS 40D & Canon USM 100-300mm Lens: RAW, f/5 @ 1/200sec, 145mm, ISO 100, TTL pop-up flash, Hand held.
Lightroom 2.2 & Photoshop CS3.


Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 145.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 2/3/2011 6:09:52 AM

Made With

Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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