Life Through a Lens

© Dennis Gay

Life Through a Lens

Uploaded: February 21, 2012


How many lenses were involved in the making of this photograph? (The answer is below in the Comments section).

Canon EOS 40D with Canon 100-300mm USM lens: RAW, f/5.6 @ 1/800sec, 230mm, ISO 100.
Lightroom3 & Photoshop CS5.


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: 230.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Dennis Gay February 21, 2012

The Making of 'Life Through a Lens':

It was a Wednesday morning and once more my camera club friends and I met up for good coffee, nice cake, good company, good conversation, the chance to solve all the world's problems and sometimes even to discuss photography.
Me, well I joined in all that but my trusty camera was all set up and ready for any candid characters to come my way.
Unfortunately it was one of those days when it seems there will never be a shot in the making so I cast my eagle eye over the two tables we were occupying and chanced to spot my mate Dennis concentrating on reading a brochure.
There are no friends nor foes when I'm out 'n about with a camera so I quickly made the necessary adjustments and bagged this coffee flavoured candid.

How many lenses were involved? Well there is the obvious lens of Dennis' glasses, the less obvious lens of his eye, the blinking eye of my camera's lens and of course the lens of my own eye.
Now you have added the lenses of your own eyes and perhaps glasses to the list.


D! #1444795

Arthur Bohlmann February 22, 2012

Very Very nice work Dennis and welcome back #9995789

Robert Jensen February 22, 2012

Beautiful B&W study #9995928

Carla Capra Anderson level-classic February 22, 2012

Awesome! #9995987

Wendy M. Hansen-Penman February 22, 2012

Really like the contrast and DOF in this! Nice to see your work again! #9996654

Dennis Gay March 02, 2012

Cockadoodledoo Mr Editor for awarding this one a PICK!

D! #10017581

Dennis Gay March 02, 2012


I kept a table for us at the Crèma. Glad you could make it.

Mega thanks x4 for the great feedback on this one folks.

Dennis #10017585

Dennis Gay March 25, 2012

Well wadda ya know!!!!!

Mr EDITOR, my friend and I thank the Judge/s and you most sincerely for elevating this candid to the FINALIST status.

Dennis #10054144

Lydia Williams level-deluxe March 26, 2012

Oh my Dennis...this is wonderful..Friends, Coffee, Cake, Camera,and fantastic image Awesome!
Congratulations! :) #10057905

March 26, 2012

Great perspective #10057978

Dennis Gay March 26, 2012


Lovely to see you at the Crèma. Take a seat, check out the locals and I'll get you a coffee.

Massive thanks for your bubbly encouragement and support.

Oh yeah, retirement has its drawbacks. ;~)

Dennis #10059031

Arthur Bohlmann March 26, 2012

Way cool Dennis a very big CONGRADULATIONS! #10059042

Dennis Gay March 26, 2012


Max thanx for your return visit and cheery congratz mate.

Dennis #10059065

Merna L. Nobile March 26, 2012

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Congratulations! Merna


Dennis Gay March 26, 2012

Howdy do MERNA!

Now that was very deep.

Massive thanks for your visit, your wise words and your cheery congratz.

Dennis #10059175

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 26, 2012

Huge CONGRATZ on the Finalist and good luck in the next round!!!

UB. #10060113

Dennis Gay March 27, 2012

'Ullo there USMAN B!

Great to have you with me at the Crèma. Take a seat, set your camera up and I'll get you a coffee.

Ultra Aussie thanks for your massice congratz and support.

Dennis #10060142

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