The Listener #2 (b&w) [Restaurants]

© Dennis Gay

The Listener #2 (b&w)

Uploaded: July 02, 2012 01:03:40


The same day and the same table as 'The Listener' and another woman is giving her friend her full attention during a conversation while warming her hands on a cold and wet winter day.

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, High speed motor drive.
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


Michelle Alton July 02, 2012

Beautiful work. I think that lens is under-promoted. You've made a superb image with it. #1472477

Arthur Bohlmann July 02, 2012

Very very nice! You are the master #10210364

Dennis Gay July 02, 2012

Mighty good MICHELLE!

So nice to have your company at the Crèma on such a cold winter day.

Massive thanks for your inspiring feedback for this coffee flavoured candid.

You are right about that lens. Because of my limited array I have been forced yo learn how to use this lens for many different situations and rarely has it let me down. Café candids indoors and out, close-ups, portraits, landscapes and sports shots. As a "kit lens" it has the goods. While the IS is a good selling point I feel it is the overall quality of the beast that makes it a winner.

Dennis #10210365

Dennis Gay July 02, 2012

How do ARTHUR!

Good to see in the Crèma again mate.

Maximum Aussie thanks for your most encouraging VVN Award and your very flattering "Master" reference. No, not a Master by any means, just a dead keen amateur. 8-)

Dennis #10210381

Christina N. Seuser July 02, 2012

I really like your title and the story this image conveys. Wonderful. #10210632

Dennis Gay July 02, 2012


So nice to see you visit the Crèma. Take a seat and I'll get you a coffee.

Merci beaucoup for your stimulating and encouraging feedback for this "acrosss the room" candid.

Dennis #10210670

Dennis Gay July 03, 2012

Well I'll be a monkey's uncle Mr EDITOR!!!!!

You missed the colour version completely but you do have my warmest Aussie thanks for the PICK you gave this one.

D! #10212324

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