IronDad

Dennis Gay 5/2/2011 9:07:02 AM

THE MAKING OF 'IronDad':

My best Port Macquarie Panthers Camera Club mate Peter and I finally got a table on this very exciting and busy day and while Pete headed off to the barrier to gat some panning action shots I stayed at the table and picked off a few candids from among the crowd.

I was most fortunate that there was a break in the constantly moving crowd just long enough for me to make a few shots of this cute little scene.

The conditions were so changeable that I set my ISO higher than usual to cope with the erratic drop in light that happened due to a lot of cloud cover and regulated the shutter speed to cope with those times when the light increased. This meant I only had to make one quick adjustment each time the light fluctuated.

Enjoy!

GB
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Doug Pignet 5/2/2011 12:18:57 PM

very nice capture of this dad & son...great B&W #9384944

Michelle Alton 5/2/2011 1:11:40 PM

You had a way more relaxed time of it than did our fellow BP member, Brett Dolsen. He was on assignment shooting this event and had been "indentured" to shoot at least 5000 frames. The company provided memory cards and he had to fill' em and give them back filled. H e didn't get to keep a single shot!

I think perhaps he would have enjoyed changing places with you!

This is a wonderful capture, from your usual seat, Dennis. #9385039

Dennis Gay 5/2/2011 7:27:13 PM

Ciao *DOUGLAS* & *MICHELLE*!@!

So good to see you at my table at the Crèma watching the people watching the Ironman event.
Umpteen thanks to you both for the encouragement of your great feedback on this paternal candid.

Michelle: I considered joining that team of photographers but I was not in very good health leading up to the event so I backed out. That's why I stayed at my table at the Crèma.
When I made this shot I feel I justified that decision. Maybe next year.....

GB
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David A. Smith 5/3/2011 5:31:41 AM

Great capture, love the contrast between "Ironman" and baby. #9386349

Dennis Gay 5/3/2011 6:07:20 AM

Hellooooo *DAVID*!

So glad you made it to the Crèma in time to catch this cute scene.
Mega thanks for the encouragement of your great wrap.

GB
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Dennis Gay 5/3/2011 4:31:25 PM

Oooooh Yezzz Mr Editor!!!!!

Mu tumost Aussie thanks for awarding my Ironman candid a PICK!

GB
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Carol Eade 6/22/2011 5:13:15 PM

A beautiful finalist, Dennis, congratulations! #9475255

Dennis Gay 6/22/2011 8:46:18 PM

YAHOOOOO Mr EDITOR!!!!!

Loads and loads of warm Aussie thanks for the FINALIST award.

GB
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Dennis Gay 6/22/2011 8:47:16 PM

Chneers *CAROL*!

My sincerest thanks for your great wrap and cheery congratz.

GB
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Carla Capra 6/23/2011 9:09:16 AM

Ah, Dennis..how is it I missed seeing this touching image? My loss for sure. Congratulations on receiving this Finalist Award.
;) CC #9478742

Lydia Williams 6/28/2011 6:32:20 AM

Hello Dennis,
This is a most awesome image...Nice to see this memory maker...Dad needs to get a copy of this image...well captured..from your bestest seat in the house! Congratulations on your finalist award and you need a gold plaque on that table and chair! Love it! #9491755

Dennis Gay 6/30/2011 4:07:18 AM

Sacre Bleu *CARLA* & *LYDIA**!!

Sweet of you both to share my table at the Crema for some people watching.

Merci beaucoups mes amies for the collective inspirational feedback on this touching street portrait.

Carla: Aha! I slip some through occasioanlly. Thanks for the congratz.

Lydia: My chances of finding this doting Dad are slim to none as I don't recognise him from town so he is probably from intrastate, interstate or even overseas. Thanks for the congratz.

GB
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Merna L. Nobile 7/1/2011 12:24:40 PM

Congratulations to all of the Award Winners for May 2011. Merna


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Dennis Gay 7/2/2011 3:04:32 AM

Shazam Merna!

Max thanx for the cheery Mernaised congratz. 8-)

GB
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Christine R. Lobsinger 8/26/2011 10:50:15 PM

Another beautiful shot Dennis...
Outstanding work!
COngraTS to you on this Finalist too...
CHRISTINE
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Dennis Gay 8/27/2011 3:01:28 AM

Yo *Christine*!

So nice to see you at the Crèma checking out the locals.

Oodles of Aussie thanks for leaving such encouraging and capital feedback.

GB
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Description

A loving and dedicated 'IronDad' fits a warm woollen beanie over the head of his baby son while Mum competes in the 2011 Port Macquarie Ironman.

Shot from my usual seat at the Crèma Espresso Bar, the bestest coffee shop in my home town of Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia on a variable autumn afternoon.

Canon EOS 40D & Canon USM 100-300mm Lens: RAW, Manual settings of f/5.6 @ 1/320sec, 220 mm, ISO 200, Hand held.
Lightroom 2.2 & Photoshop CS3.

Enjoy!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 220.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 5/2/2011 9:05:57 AM

Made With

Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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