Eye Contact

Uploaded: March 09, 2012 02:31:50


The more I study this photograph the more I feel this dapper young man is giving me just the slightest look of assent.

Photographed '...from my usual seat...' at the Crèma Espresso Bar in the mid-north coast town of Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia.

Canon EOS 40D with Canon 100-300mm USM lens: RAW, f/5.6 @ 1/100sec, 230mm, ISO 100.
Lightroom3 & Photoshop CS5.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 230.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic March 09, 2012

What a great capture, Dennis! He's a handsome lad! #1448447

Dennis Gay March 09, 2012

Bon Jour Carolyn,

Merci beaucoup Madame for dropping by the Crèma to check out the locals and for leaving such encouraging feedback.

Dennis #10029954

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 09, 2012

A Great candid capture Dennis - Excellent use of tones! #10029981

Dennis Gay March 09, 2012

Jolly good Jeff!

So good of you to drop by the Crèma to watch the passing parade of humanity and to leave such an encouraging wrap.

I used a touch of Split Toning in Lightroom3.

Dennis #10030090

Jack Gaskin March 09, 2012

NO doubt he recognizes you and the Camera as
REGULARS and is wishing you well. Besides ALLS BETTER ONCE YOU GET THAT FIRST CUP IN !!!

Nice Candid Shooting

Jack #10030113

Dennis Gay March 09, 2012

Hola Jack!

Much gracias Senor for sharing time with me at the Crèma and for leaving your most encouraging feedback.

Yup, that 1st cup is a real heart starter.

Dennis #10030156

Arthur Bohlmann March 09, 2012

Very nice work Dennis #10030198

Dennis Gay March 09, 2012


Always a seat for you at the Crèma mate. So glad you made it in time to meet this dude.

Mega thanks for your great wrap.

Dennis #10030314

Liz blahh March 09, 2012

Greatshot! #10030365

Dennis Gay March 09, 2012

Lovely LIZ!

So nice to see you at the Crèma.

Many thanks for the great wrap.

Dennis #10030396

Carol Quina level-classic March 09, 2012

I love it! Not only does it look like he is giving you a look of assent, I feel that he is saying Good Morning to me also!

Dennis Gay March 09, 2012

Yowza CAROL!

So sweet of you to jon me at the Crèma for a spot of people watching.

Max thanx for your very insightful feedback.

Dennis #10030467

Wendy M. Hansen-Penman March 09, 2012

I just love your candid portraits! I love to shoot them too, but I am not as brave about shooting strangers. Did he say anything to you after? #10031203

Dennis Gay March 09, 2012

Well wadda ya know WENDY!

Thanks heaps for dropping by the Crèma for coffee, cak, a chat and some people spotting.

Mega thanks too for your very encouraging and inspiring feedback.

No, we did not exchange any words but that look plus a nod and a wink were all I needed.

Dennis #10031217

Dennis Gay March 09, 2012

@Wendy: Whoops! "cak" = "cake" #10031236

Rita K. Connell level-classic March 11, 2012

this is an awesome portrait and what makes it even better is that you didn't even know each other. great job! #10032947

Dennis Gay March 11, 2012

Yowza RITA!

Welcome to the Crèma. Take a seat and check out the locals while I get you a coffee.

My warmest Aussie thanks for your very inspiring feedback.

It really is all about "The Moment" eh?!

Dennis #10033491

Dennis Gay March 12, 2012


My warmest Aussie thanks for awarding my café candid a PICK!

D! #10035245

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