Dennis Gay 6/22/2011 8:28:33 AM

THE MAKING of 'Rockers':

My Port Macquarie Panthers Camera Club mate Peter and I were in town for the festival and after downing some great coffee and raisin toast at the Crema Espresso Bar, the greatest coffeehouse in town, we headed off into the crowd for some candid capers.

I was sidetracked for a while by all the bright, shiny paint and chrome of the classic cars on display but eventually the beat of some really good rock 'n' roll drew me to the Town green, where I worked my way around the edge of the crowd who were boppin' to the music while a handful of couples were dancing away, rapt in the nostalgia of it all.

This couple really caught my eye - the man was tall and his hair was well greased, the woman as you see with her hair in rollers ready for the big rock party that night.

Making the shot was not as easy as it seemed as all the dancers were constantly moving passed me and loads of folk would walk right in front of me. A typical photographer's day really. but eventually there was a gap for long enough to make the shot with the coupe interacting for me beautifully. High speed multi-shot ensured I nailed a good one.

I thought the B&W was most suitable for the nostalgic mood.


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Bonnie C. Lackey 6/22/2011 8:43:25 AM

I agree - the b&w is perfect. I instantly thought of celebration shots from the end of WWII. A capture to treasure... #9473176

Dennis Gay 6/25/2011 3:18:41 AM

Bewdy *BONNIE*!

Glad you could make it to the festival in time to check out these rockers.

Massive thanks for your most insightful and encouraging feedback on this piece of nostalgia.

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Dennis Gay 6/27/2011 6:41:25 PM

Yaaaaay Mr Editor!!!!!

Lotsa rockin' thanks for awarding my rock 'n' rollers a PICK!

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A couple of rock 'n' rollers doing their thing to the 4/4 beat of a pumpin' rock band.

The shot was made on the Town Green during the Wintersun11 Nostalgia Festival in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia on a totally miserable wet and windy early winter day.

Canon EOS 40D & Canon 28-135mm IS USM Lens: RAW, Manual settings of f/5.6 @ 1/400sec, 115mm, ISO 200, High speed multi-shot, Hand held.
Lightroom 2.2 & Photoshop CS3


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 115.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 6/22/2011 8:27:48 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Editor's Pick

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