...across a crowded room...

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...across a crowded room...

Dennis Gay 12/6/2011 3:40:32 AM

The Making of '...across a crowded room...'

I spotted the pretty subject of this candid shot about 6 metres way from my seat inside the Crèma and with that glorious light flooding in from the open double door and windows, I hoped upon hope to be able to make a decent shot.

Patience and observation were my virtues on this day and as I saw a gap in the crowd, the girl donned her boyfriend's hat and started a conversation with one of her friends. Serendipity.

Camera settings were made from a couple of earlier test shots and ensured a good exposure with no blown out highlights on the subject.


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Antonio Amen 12/6/2011 3:56:54 AM

Nice capture, nice portrait. #9850187

David Resnikoff 12/6/2011 4:38:17 AM

I fell In love with her.
What a fantastic Candid portrait.

David (The Mexican) #9850288

Arthur Bohlmann 12/6/2011 5:33:54 AM

Nice portrait #9850433

Liz blahh 12/6/2011 6:05:25 AM

Beautifully captured, like the B/W. #9850514

Inge Linden 12/6/2011 6:58:54 AM

nice picture in black and white #9850588

Dennis Gay 12/7/2011 6:16:00 PM

How Doody Mr EDITOR,

A barn full of thanks for awarding my café candid a PICK!

D! #9853149

Dennis Gay 12/7/2011 6:19:07 PM

Carumba Antonio, David, Arthur, Liz & Inge!!!!!

Welcome one and all to my table at the Crèma.

Maximum thanks (x5) for the stimulation and encouragement of your collective great review for this coffee flavoured shot.

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Wendy M. Hansen-Penman 12/8/2011 7:46:39 PM

I love the pure emotion in her beautiful face! The black & white makes it even more striking. What a gorgeous portrait! #9854799

Dennis Gay 4/4/2012 2:21:23 AM


My most humble apolgies for my much belated reply.

Max thanx for your great feedback. I got a real kick out of maing this one.

Dennis #10074388

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This coffee flavoured candid was shot through the crowd inside the Crèma Espresso Bar, the greatest coffeehouse in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia.

My best mate Pete and I had turned up on this glorious Sunday hoping for a table outside but due to the crowd we were forced inside. After bagging this shot I am so glad we were.

Canon EOS 40D with Canon 28-135mm IS USM lens: RAW, f/5.6 @ 1/50sec, 115mm, ISO 400.
Lightroom 3.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 115.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 12/6/2011 3:39:40 AM

Made With

Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

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