Good Sport

© Dennis Gay

Good Sport

Uploaded: October 18, 2010


This handsome young Aussie was checking out the sports results and just as I was locking on to him, he locked on to me. Is that just the hint of a smile?

This caffeine induced candid caper was shot from my regular table at the Crèma Espresso Bar, the greatest coffee shop in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia on a nice spring morning.

Canon EOS 40D & Canon 28-135 USM IS Lens: RAW, f/5.6 @ 1/800sec, 220mm, ISO 100, Hand held.
Lightroom 2.2 & Photoshop CS3.


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 220.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Dennis Gay October 18, 2010

THE MAKING OF 'Good Sport':

Another Wednesday morning means another gathering of some fellow members of the Port Macquarie Panthers Camera Club, where we slurp coffee, eat cake, chat, discuss photography and solve all the world's problems.
On this particular day there were slim pickings for candids. There were people around but nothing of note was happening. In the middle of a conversation I spotted this bloke and his mate standing near a table, ready to take their seats. Our star candid subject took his time and opened the paper. By this time I was standing up to get a clear shot and just as I locked the focus on to him, he locked his eyes on to me. When I lowered the camera there was a brief moment of eye contact, that hint of a smile, a nod and all was right with the world. Boy I love candid photography!


Dennis #1318816

Christine Lobsinger level-classic October 18, 2010

Dennis, I love your commentary!!! And wow, what a handsome guy! Nicely done in b/w too...
I'd put this frame up!!
Smiling Christine
PS excellent expression... #8981740

Dennis Gay October 18, 2010

Whoopee *CHRISTINE*!

Looks like you made it to the Crèma just in time to catch this scene. Take a seat, get your camera ready and I'll buy you a [_]>a coffee.
Maaaaany thanks indeedy for your uplifting and very inspiring feedback on this candid caper.

Dennis #8981868

Carla Capra Anderson level-classic October 19, 2010

Hi Dennis;
Great candid. The black n white is wonderful with this setting. It does appear he was ready to flash a handsome smile for the picture.
;) CC #8983031

Chris N. Sweet October 19, 2010

Good stuff Dennis, I do enjoy your character studies! #8984184

Dennis Gay October 20, 2010

Yahoooeee CARLA* & *CHRIS*!!

So glad to see you both back at the Crèma for coffee, cake, a chat and people peepin'.
Many, many Aussie thanks for your combined stimulating and encouraging feedback on my good sport.

Dennis #8985000

Dennis Gay October 20, 2010


My good sport and I thank you very much indeed Mr Editor for the PICK!

Dennis #8985041

Maxine C. Schnitzer November 15, 2010

Very well deserved Finalist!!! Huge Congrats! #9036029

Carla Capra Anderson level-classic November 15, 2010

Congratulations, Dennis.
;) CC #9036151

Michael Kelly level-deluxe November 15, 2010

Dennis so nice to see you in with a wonderful finalist. Congratulations my friend. #9037280

Dennis Gay November 15, 2010

Holy cow Batman!!!!!

My utmost Aussie thanks to the Judge/s for elevating my 'good sport' to the Finalist status!

Dennis #9038303

Dennis Gay November 15, 2010

By Crikey *MAXINE*, *CARLA* * *MICHAEL*!!!

My max Aussie thanx for your very uplifting and stimulating international internetical congratz and great combined wrap for the work.

Dennis #9038330

Merna L. Nobile November 15, 2010

I would personally like to congratulate you on your winning photograph for October, 2010 and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Merna Nobile #9038740

Dennis Gay November 15, 2010

Merry Be *MERNA*!

Well you can't get much more personal than that due to our geographical locations. 8-)

My utmost thanks for your warm congratz for the Finalist status.

Though we do not 'do Thanksgiving' here in Australia I wish you and yours the happiest of times and God bless you and yours and all the turkeys and pecans. 8-)

Dennis #9039516

Christine Lobsinger level-classic November 16, 2010

Congratulations Dennis!!!
Smiling big #9040708

Lydia Williams level-deluxe November 16, 2010

Well done Dennis...I think you need to buy him a coffee and pastry! Congratulations! #9041793

Dennis Gay November 16, 2010

Deelighted to see you both at the Crèma *CHRISTINE* & *LYDIA*!!

Maaaaany thanks indeedy for your combined cheery congratz for the success of my sporting man.

Thank you too Lydia for your internetical WD Award. If ever I see this bloke again I will certainly but him a coffee at least. 8-)

Dennis #9043465

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