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Quarterdeck Café

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 7 January 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

I am at the Quarterdeck Café in Narooma. I called in for breakfast after a sunrise photo shoot at Glasshouse Rocks. The cafe is on a jetty; and at high tide looks out over the blue water of the estuary.

No better place to be than here by the ocean on the South Coast. Last week, when I got this shot, Canberra and much of the country was melting in a 40C heat wave.

In my next post, a shot of a very different cafe scene from my visit to Melbourne.

NIKON D5000 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 100 11 mm

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

I like very much the friendly atmosphere of this colored place

7 Jan 2013 7:20am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Fast alle Tische besetzt. Sehr schöne Aufnahme.

7 Jan 2013 8:24am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Very nice composition and very nice view of the waterfront cafe A very friendly atmosphere emerges from this image. Great shot.
Have a good week.

7 Jan 2013 9:39am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Les couleurs sont magnifiques, superbe cadrage. Bonne journée.

7 Jan 2013 9:44am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

People in summer clothes chillin'. Jealous......, me, no, never-I enjoy wading through puddles and mud after yet another day of rain in the second wettest 12 month period on record!!!

7 Jan 2013 9:57am

@CElliottUK: This piece of coast (three hours drive from Canberra) is not as fierce in a hot summer. At home, we would like some of your rain. Heat waves and bush fires are a big threat right now.

lasiate from bamako, Antigua and Barbuda

c'est frais, c'est flashy, c'est ice cream.

7 Jan 2013 10:15am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I've heard all about your terrible heat, and the harsh light must get in the way of making good daytime shots. I like the finish on this one, the red stands up well in the shade.

7 Jan 2013 10:21am

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw ! Summer at the Quarter deck..
Nice scene and colours out here:-)

7 Jan 2013 12:45pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

I think your view and decision to take a picture here was a stroke of genius. Superb photo
has resulted. Beautiful use of the natural light !~

7 Jan 2013 12:45pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Interesting reading and photography estupensa ... Summer heat beach. !
In my country, cold, rain...
Best regards, Adela

7 Jan 2013 1:06pm

Photo Attraction from Porto, Portugal

Awesome colors!

7 Jan 2013 1:33pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Great placement of the door, inviting the viewer into this colourful and fun scene in such a unique way.

7 Jan 2013 2:11pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a row of pictures within the picture. Almost a cartoon strip :)

7 Jan 2013 4:22pm

@grouser: Yes, grouser - I like your cartoon strip description - all it needs are some speech bubbles for the cast of characters!

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice composition

7 Jan 2013 4:33pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful place. Excellent composition and lovely light. Great atmosphere. Love it, Stephen. A fine shot. :)

7 Jan 2013 4:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Such a very colorful and "outdoorsy" kind of place to grab a bight to eat! And what a place to capture the views from. I hope you're cooling down somewhat. :-)

7 Jan 2013 4:54pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Looks vibrant and very enjoyable, with great framing to give us the doorway glimpse and all of this wonderful color.

7 Jan 2013 5:33pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A lovely capture - it looks like a friendly place at a nice location.

7 Jan 2013 6:33pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Looks like a wonderfully friendly and inviting spot Stephen! Super colours! ;-)

7 Jan 2013 7:09pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

This looks like a very popular cafe to visit. Beautifully captured.

7 Jan 2013 7:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Melting indeed! The cafe seems such a charming place even in the heat. This is a great image.

7 Jan 2013 8:00pm

tatar@y from France

jolie scène colorée.)

7 Jan 2013 8:00pm

franz from Baden, Austria

looks like a really comfortable and breezy place ...

7 Jan 2013 8:38pm

Basile Pesso from France

Very good framing.

7 Jan 2013 10:02pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition

7 Jan 2013 11:24pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It just looks so cheerful and happy. I love the colors. And your other image of the Glasshouse Rocks is just beautiful! I hope it cools off soon. My son said that it was hot when he was there.

8 Jan 2013 12:46am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

What a beautiful place for breakfast - love the open air atmosphere and the colors.

8 Jan 2013 1:08am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Love the different colors and the wooden floor of the cafe.

8 Jan 2013 1:44am

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Une image très conviviale, j'aime beaucoup ton cadrage.

8 Jan 2013 3:07am

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

J'espère que tu sauras venir sur mon nouveau blog.
A bientôt.

8 Jan 2013 3:08am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

c'est agréable avec ces couleurs

8 Jan 2013 9:56am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely Cafe.. lots of people.

9 Jan 2013 10:55am

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