An Apple a Day

© Dennis Gay

An Apple a Day

Uploaded: June 16, 2011


The mobility and accessibility of communication and information in the digital age is quite apparent in this cafe candid photograph.

This caffeinated shot was made inside the Crema Espresso Bar, the greatest coffeehouse in my home town of Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia on a miserable winter morning.

Canon EOS 40D & Canon 28-135mm IS USM Lens: RAW, Manual settings of f/5.6 @ 1/125sec, 112mm, ISO 400, Hand held.
Lightroom 2.2 & Photoshop CS3


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 112.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Dennis Gay June 16, 2011

THE MAKING of 'An Apple a Day':

Although the weather was foul this Wednesday my Port Macquarie Panthers Camera Club friends and I we undaunted in gathering for our weekly dose of coffee and chat.

Because of the wind and rain we tookover the large table indoors and this meant switching over to my shorter lens in the hope of bagging a shot or two.

There was very little on offer unfortunately but as luck would have it I kept an eye on this woman continually beavering away at her Apple laptop.

The natural Rembrandt lighting was superb so I kept my camera at the ready set up for such an exposure and as soon as she placed her hand against her cheek I had the chance for just one shot.

This type of photography is very rare for me so making this shot was such a special moment.


Dennis #1385750

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 16, 2011

This is outstanding Dennis - Great lighting, tones and capture of the moment! #9463741

Douglas Pignet June 16, 2011

very nice capture,lighting and comp #9463795

Liz blahh June 16, 2011

Great light & capture! #9463941

Robert Jensen June 16, 2011

superb portrait and perfect in B&W #9464594

Dennis Gay June 17, 2011

Cheers *JEFF*, *DOUGLAS*, *LIZ* & *ROBERT*!!!!

Welcome to you all to the warmth and friendly atmosphere of the Crema Espresso Bar on this miserable winter morning.

Massive Aussie thanks to each and every one of you for your delightfully inspiring and supportive combined feedback for my coffee flavoured candid. (Any Apple owners among you must be smiling to yourselves).

Dennis #9464807

Arthur Bohlmann June 17, 2011

Truely a great image Dennis #9465170

Dennis Gay June 17, 2011

Bon Soir *Arthur*!

There is always a seat for you at the Crema - rain, hail or shine, inside or out. Good to see you drop by mate.

A big drum full of Aussie thanks for your very encouraging wrap for my Apple user. So glad you like it.

Dennis #9465182

Lonnie M. Scott level-classic June 20, 2011

Absolutely a perfect image Dennis!! Lighting, tones and overall composition is excellent!! Well done mate... #9469914

Dennis Gay June 20, 2011

Yowza *LONNIE*!

I hope you like being inside the Crema as well as being outside mate. Glad you made it.

Massive thanks for your massive feedback and highly prized WD Award for this one.

Dennis #9470101

Dennis Gay June 20, 2011

Sacre Bleu Monsieur Editor!!!!!

Merci beaucoup for awarding my Aple user a PICK!

Dennis #9470174

Carla Capra Anderson level-classic July 29, 2011

;) CC #9563756

Arthur Bohlmann July 29, 2011

Congraluations Dennis #9563849

Lydia Williams level-deluxe July 29, 2011

The weather was miserable, but this catch is awesome...The coffee shop needs to pay you to be many amazing catch's....Congratulations! #9564241

Patrick Rouzes July 29, 2011

WTG, Dennis-Congratulations & good luck, my friend! #9564804

Merna L. Nobile July 30, 2011

Imagine it. Feel it. Receive it. Congratulations, your entry was very special and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Merna Nobile

Dennis Gay September 02, 2011

Yowza *Carla*, *Arthur*, *Lydia*, *Patrick* & *Merna*!!!!!

Lovely to have you all at my table at the Crèma checking out the locals.

Oodles of belated Aussie thganks for your combined internetical, international inspiring feedback and hearty congratz.

Dennis #9648204

Dennis Gay September 02, 2011

Massive belated Aussie thanks to the Judge/s for elevating my Apple user to Finalist status.

D! #9648224

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