Smiling pretty girls

On the night when firemen closed off Dorothy Perkins in Cork, a few people saw my camera and presumed I was a photojournalist. Some even asked what was happening but I didn’t know!

Anyway, these two girls wanted their photo taken. They presumed I was with the Evening Echo but I told them photography was just my hobby. Still, got a nice photo considering I was shooting by available light.

I don’t want to be reminded how high I had to shove the ISO to get a decent shutter speed. Thankfully resizing loses some of the noise!

PS. we passed by the shop a few days ago. A sign on the door says, “Closed until further notice”. Does anyone know what happened there?


  1. Gamma Goblin Reply

    When someone asks you whats going on, you always, always, tell them the “escaped radioactive lab monkies” story.

  2. Photography Business Reply

    Wonderful image…almost looks like twins. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Collin Reply

    For Windows there’s a great app called Noise Ninja. Works a treat on digital noise on high ISO images. I don’t know if there’s a Linux/Mac version though.

    Great image anyway!

    I used something similar to Gamma story not so long ago. Photographing a petrol station (at night, available light) someone came up and asked what the **** I thought I was doing.

    Told them there had been a massive petrol leak and I was there to “photograph the petrol fumes diffusing the light” for the next day’s paper…

  4. Donncha O Caoimh Reply

    Yes, I need to come up with an inventive reason for photographing people. “It’s my hobby” sounds so lame. Maybe if I said I was shooting for Hello! magazine?

    I tried Noise Ninja on an image but I can’t remember how well it worked tbh. Bibblelabs has “basic noise reduction” but doesn’t work too well. There is a Linux version of NN too, but cubic interpolation while resizing really does work wonder for removing noise!

  5. Flickr: KieranHynes Reply

    …. must of been a buy one get one free on the coats ….

  6. Flickr: frenchsvilla Reply

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