The Listener b&w

© Dennis Gay

The Listener b&w

Uploaded: June 15, 2012


Looking warm and snug in her winter gear, this stylish woman sits listening intently to her friend over a coffee at the Crèma.

Photographed '...from my usual (indoor) seat...' at the Crèma Espresso Bar in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia.

Canon EOS 40D with Canon 28-135mm IS USM lens: RAW, f/5.6 @ 1/100sec, 115mm, ISO 400.
Lightroom4 & PhotoshopCS3.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 115.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Dennis Gay June 15, 2012

Some ceiling lighting may have been in play but the main light source was from windows over the woman's right shoulder and from left front. It is a great corner for these candid portraits. #1469356

Carla Capra level-classic June 16, 2012

What a lovely woman and a wonderful portrait. #10182467

David Resnikoff level-deluxe June 16, 2012


Great BW conversion.

The portrait has a retro feeling,
Maybe adding a bit of Sepia or using an old looking scent software ?

David R #10182724

Michelle Alton June 16, 2012

I find this to be perfectly exquisite, Dannis. #10183173

Arthur Bohlmann June 16, 2012

Awsome portrait! I like everything about this image #10183250

Dennis Gay June 18, 2012

Mon Dieu Monsieur EDITOR!!!!!

Madame and I thank you kindly for awarding her candid portrait a PICK!

D! #10186595

Dennis Gay June 18, 2012


So good to see familiar faces back at the Crèma checking out the customers.

Muchos gracias amigos for the encouragement of your combined feedback.

David: Yes, I thought of that retro lok myself and I will be experimenting with split toning in Lightroom to see how that looks too.

Dennis #10186610

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. Editor's Pick

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Dennis Gay.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.