Lone Diner with Waitress

© Nikki McDonald

Lone Diner with Waitress

Debbie Bray Student 4/8/2012 2:46:40 PM

Nikki, it's superb, why wouldn't you enter it in the contest? The black and white is so stunning here!! #1455291

Nikki McDonald 6/2/2012 6:23:42 AM

Thanks, Deb :) I always intended to enter it eventually - just wanted it in a different month from the Lone Diner #10165580

Christopher J. Budny 6/3/2012 5:08:31 AM

Glad this one came up on your entry list... I really like it! It looks terrific in b/w, and I love the similar visuals between them---each has a black top on, and her apron is "repeated" by his white tablecloth. Terrific! #10166623

Carol L. Quina 6/4/2012 2:49:55 PM

Super cute! #10168193

Kathy Wesserling 6/16/2012 9:45:00 AM

Another perfect "story-teller". It was a smart choice to do it as a B/W. #10182623

Kathy Wesserling 6/16/2012 9:45:46 AM

Another perfect "story-teller". It was a smart choice to do it as a B/W. #10182624

Chuck Bruton 7/18/2012 3:18:01 PM

...I like it, well done ! #10235345

Peggy J. Pfister 7/30/2012 3:29:57 PM

Well done, Nikki, this is terrific. Kudos to you for getting up the courage to ask to take the photo! #10252005

Peggy J. Pfister 7/30/2012 3:30:53 PM

Oh, and I forgot to say ... congrats on the finalist!! #10252010

Stefania Barbier 7/30/2012 3:35:59 PM

Huge congratulations Nikki!!! #10252043

Nancy Marie Ricketts 7/30/2012 4:02:50 PM

Hey, Girl, you have been busy-another great composition and finalist! Good luck-another sure winner, IMO. #10252235

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 7/30/2012 5:05:32 PM

Great "slice of life" image. #10252568

Sherran Andersen 7/30/2012 9:12:01 PM

Congrats Nikki. #10253661

Usman M. Bajwa 7/30/2012 10:42:37 PM

CONGRATZ Nikki on both your Finalists in People category, WTG. Good luck up next!

UB. #10253784

Christopher J. Budny 7/31/2012 10:18:49 AM

Woohoo! Definitely one of my favs of your b/w people series. Congratulations! #10255128

Judy V. Kennamer 7/31/2012 3:26:16 PM

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist, Nikki!!!! #10255766

Stefania Barbier 7/31/2012 4:37:40 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner!!! #10255977

Christopher J. Budny 7/31/2012 4:41:45 PM

Congratulations once again, Nikki, on your win! #10255998

Ken Smith 7/31/2012 5:04:41 PM

Timing is everything...congrats on the gold, Nikki! #10256107

Leslie McLain 7/31/2012 5:05:42 PM

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Nikki. #10256110

Dan J. Holm 7/31/2012 5:06:28 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Nikki! Awesome catch and capture! #10256113

Bob Cournoyer 7/31/2012 5:16:48 PM

:-) #10256156

David Phalen 7/31/2012 5:21:30 PM

BIG Congrats on a fantastic Winner!! #10256174

Rolando Rosito 7/31/2012 5:32:06 PM

Congratulations Nikki!! great winner!!! #10256203

Phyllis Burchett 7/31/2012 5:38:15 PM

Congrats Nikki! #10256229

Patricia A. Coblentz 7/31/2012 5:41:40 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding gold winner, Nikki! Just love this image! #10256250

Lydia Williams 7/31/2012 5:47:05 PM

Wow, congratulations, Nikki...well deserved and well done! I love it. #10256274

Peggy J. Pfister 7/31/2012 6:05:30 PM

Congrats on the win, Nikki! Well deserved! #10256312

Terry Cervi 7/31/2012 6:23:23 PM

Congrats on your fantastic win, Nikki! #10256369

Claudia Kuhn 7/31/2012 6:41:23 PM

Congrats on your winner Nikki #10256442

Philip B. Ludwig 7/31/2012 6:49:48 PM

Big congratulations for your second place win! Good for you for getting up the nerve to ask permission to shoot. I don't think I would ever have the nerve to ask. It really paid off. Great shot. #10256496

Pat Harry 7/31/2012 7:20:43 PM

Congratulations, Nikki! #10256614

Cindy Bendush 7/31/2012 7:56:32 PM

Fabulous win Nikki - huge congratulations #10256735

Carol L. Quina 7/31/2012 9:21:13 PM

Congratulations Nikki on this wonderful WINNER! Sometimes it pays to step out of our comfort zones! #10256875

Nancy Marie Ricketts 7/31/2012 9:29:54 PM

Congratulations, Nikki, on your GOLD win-for a truly wonderful composition. #10256893

Renee Doyle 8/1/2012 1:16:25 AM

BIG congrats to you Nikki on this excellent winner!! #10257069

Christine Czernin 8/1/2012 8:23:59 AM

Big congratulations, Nikki.
The waitress just came right into the picture.
You are so good with this kind of shots.
I am always too embarrassed. #10257759

Rona L. Schwarz 8/1/2012 9:36:04 AM

Super Congratulations on this superb gold winner, Nikki! This has your signature all over it! Marvelous comp and so perfect in B&W! I didn't finish the Finalists this month so will go back and catch up with your others. Like the others, I am also reluctant to approach people and so rarely do. Another lesson learned from you! #10257895

Michele Peterson 8/1/2012 9:41:10 AM

I had a good feeling about this one! So happy to see it get a gold win!! Congratulations, Nikki! #10257900

Mike Clime 8/1/2012 10:49:12 AM

Congratulations on your winner! #10257988

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/1/2012 12:15:58 PM

Congratulations on this great Gold Winner Nikki!


jo ann c. #10258145

Mitch Spence 8/1/2012 1:05:26 PM

Oh, good!!!! #10258210

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/1/2012 2:18:13 PM

Marvelous image and story, Nikki! Congrats on your win!

Debby #10258351

Dave Montero 8/1/2012 5:01:49 PM

Never hurts to ask. You might be surprised and catch a winner. B&W befits to mood of the capture and your clarity is perfect. Congratulations Nikki! #10258644

Usman M. Bajwa 8/2/2012 12:44:21 AM

Good to see this again, Nikki. Huge CONGRATZ on a very candid scene capture and the accompanying worthy Gold Award!

UB. #10259361

Patrick Rouzes 8/2/2012 7:41:54 AM

Big Congrats on your WINNING photo, Nikki! WTG!
#10259739

Anita N. Hogue 8/2/2012 2:54:37 PM

WOW, this is terrific, Nikki! Congratulations! #10260250

Mariann Kovats 8/2/2012 9:02:46 PM

Huge congratulations to your awesome win, Nikki! #10260620

Susan M. Campbell 8/3/2012 7:44:30 AM

Excellent shot. Congrats on your well deserved win! #10261116

Amanda J. Tanner 8/3/2012 9:27:50 AM

Congratulations Nikki! Beautiful work! #10261201

Mary Beth Aiello 8/4/2012 7:24:17 AM

No surprise here, Nikki. Perfect in every way, and I LOVE that B&W. Huge congrats. #10262287

Maria Coulson 8/7/2012 11:50:57 PM

Perfect Nikki, congratulations. #10267146

Priscilla J. Burgers 8/13/2012 7:11:37 AM

Congratulations, Nikki! Well deserved. #10274054

PATRICIA A. CASEY 8/28/2012 6:36:14 AM

Debbie was right right from the beginning.....this is a winner....wonderful capture..glad you had the courage...Cheers on a beautiful win! =^..^= #10293670

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Entered in contest June 2, 2012
I had lunch alone in a small, charming French bistro in downtown Albuquerque. This young man was enjoying his leisurely meal when I arrived. He lingered over desert and coffee and, finally, a book on his Kindle; I kept glancing over and wishing I had a picture with him in it. Finally I found the nerve to ask his permission and he obliged. The waitress unexpectedly walked into my last frame.
Category: People


Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 25000/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 64,64, FocalLength: 6.00 mm, Model: KODAK P712 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA

Uploaded on 4/8/2012 6:23:50 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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