Lone Diner with Waitress [Restaurants]

© Nikki McDonald

Lone Diner with Waitress

Uploaded: April 08, 2012 06:23:49


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


Debbie Bray April 08, 2012

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 02, 2012

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 03, 2012

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 Quina level-classic June 04, 2012

Super cute! #10168193

Kathryn Wesserling June 16, 2012

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

Kathryn Wesserling June 16, 2012

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

Chuck Bruton level-deluxe July 18, 2012

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

Peggy Pfister level-classic July 30, 2012

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

Peggy Pfister level-classic July 30, 2012

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

Stefania Barbier level-classic July 30, 2012

Huge congratulations Nikki!!! #10252043

Nancy Marie Ricketts July 30, 2012

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

July 30, 2012

Great "slice of life" image. #10252568

Sherran Andersen level-classic July 30, 2012

Congrats Nikki. #10253661

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 30, 2012

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

UB. #10253784

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 31, 2012

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

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic July 31, 2012

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

Stefania Barbier level-classic July 31, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful winner!!! #10255977

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 31, 2012

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

Ken Smith level-classic July 31, 2012

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

Leslie McLain level-classic July 31, 2012

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Nikki. #10256110

Dan Holm July 31, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS, Nikki! Awesome catch and capture! #10256113

Bob Cournoyer level-classic July 31, 2012

:-) #10256156

David Phalen July 31, 2012

BIG Congrats on a fantastic Winner!! #10256174

Rolando Rosito July 31, 2012

Congratulations Nikki!! great winner!!! #10256203

Phyllis H. Burchett July 31, 2012

Congrats Nikki! #10256229

Patti Coblentz July 31, 2012

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

Lydia Williams level-classic July 31, 2012

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

Peggy Pfister level-classic July 31, 2012

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

Terry Cervi level-deluxe July 31, 2012

Congrats on your fantastic win, Nikki! #10256369

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 31, 2012

Congrats on your winner Nikki #10256442

Philip B. Ludwig level-classic July 31, 2012

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 July 31, 2012

Congratulations, Nikki! #10256614

Cindy Bendush level-classic July 31, 2012

Fabulous win Nikki - huge congratulations #10256735

Carol Quina level-classic July 31, 2012

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

Nancy Marie Ricketts July 31, 2012

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

Renee Doyle August 01, 2012

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

Christine Czernin level-classic August 01, 2012

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 August 01, 2012

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 level-classic August 01, 2012

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

Mike Clime August 01, 2012

Congratulations on your winner! #10257988

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 01, 2012

Congratulations on this great Gold Winner Nikki!

jo ann c. #10258145

Mitch Spence level-classic August 01, 2012

Oh, good!!!! #10258210

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 01, 2012

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

Debby #10258351

David M. Montero August 01, 2012

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 level-classic August 02, 2012

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

UB. #10259361

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 02, 2012

Big Congrats on your WINNING photo, Nikki! WTG!

Anita Hogue August 02, 2012

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

Mariann Kovats level-classic August 02, 2012

Huge congratulations to your awesome win, Nikki! #10260620

Susan M. Campbell August 03, 2012

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

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic August 03, 2012

Congratulations Nikki! Beautiful work! #10261201

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic August 04, 2012

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

Maria Coulson August 07, 2012

Perfect Nikki, congratulations. #10267146

Priscilla J. Burgers August 13, 2012

Congratulations, Nikki! Well deserved. #10274054

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe August 28, 2012

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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