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Dennis Gay 7/1/2011 11:09:21 AM

THE MAKING of 'Paranoia':
Once more unto the Crema my friends, with my Port Macquarie Panthers Camera Club mate Peter in tow, for our Saturday morning libation of great coffee, a friendly chat and a lot of people spotting.

It just so happened that the Wintersun Nostalgia Festival 2011 was in full swing, (well it was until the rain bucketed down) and there were people everywhere we looked.

I caught sight of this young woman through the crowd and waited until there was a break to nail this shot. Fortunately it took some time, during which she spotted me and beamed that smile at me at the right moment. It was not until I looked at the image on my computer that I saw the man in the background had his eyes on me too. In fact I think he had his eyes on both of us and was enjoying the moment. I love that sort on interaction in my candid photography.


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Michelle Alton 7/1/2011 5:46:08 PM

Absolutely brilliant photo, Dennis. Congratulations. Love your "making of" narratives too. #9500615

Dennis Gay 7/2/2011 2:41:06 AM

Wotcha *Michelle*!

You now have a permament seat at my table at the Crema.

Maaassive thanks for your inspirational and most supportive feedback. So glad you enjoy the 'package deal'.

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Carla Capra 7/2/2011 2:13:02 PM

what a great way to get 'sprung', Dennis. She is indeed sharing a brillant, beaming smile with you. How fitting the gentlemen is curiously watch.
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Dennis Gay 7/4/2011 6:16:05 PM

Holy Smokes Mr Editor!!!!!

Thank you verrrrry much indeed for awarding my candid a PICK!

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Dennis Gay 7/4/2011 6:18:10 PM

Happy Independence Day *Carla*!

So good to see you back at the Crema for a mugga coffee and some people spotting.

Mega thanks for your encouraging feedback for this caffeinated candid.

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The photographer is well & truly sprung, not only by the subject but by an interested onlooker as well.
Such a lovely warm smile on such a chilly day.

Shot from my usual seat at the Crema Espresso Bar, the greatest coffeehouse in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia on a very wet, windy and chilly winter day.

Canon EOS 40D & Canon 100-300mm USM Lens: RAW, Manual setting of f/5.6 @ 1/800sec, 220omm, ISO 200, Continuous focus, Hand held.
Lightroom 2.2 & Photoshop CS3


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 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 7/1/2011 11:08:36 AM

Made With

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

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