Funny

What The Duck flew away!

OMG! During a test flight of the What the Duck balloon for a parade it broke it’s tether and the wind blew it away! Yikes! Hehe. Yes, yes. it’s fake. Good video though! Via TOP.

Photoshopped in real life

If you don’t read xkcd you’re missing out

Bring out the gimp!

Some people find the name of the most popular open source and GPLed image manipulation program slightly funny or rude, others as a derogatory term, while others just see it as the acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Programme. I think a lot of English speakers fall into the first or second camp unfortunately. Wikipedia has […]

Wow! A super hero!

Wow! A super hero! This is for all the fans of Marvel and DC Comics publications! Super heroes do exist. They live in Cork, and hand out leaflets on Patrick’s Street in front of Dunnes Stores!

Five more common digital photography mistakes

Jim posted his 5 most common digital photography mistakes and I knew I could come up with a further five, so here goes: I’m not ready! How many times have I missed a shot because my camera was at home or in the bag? Lens covers can be a nuisance too. Leaving the camera in […]

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I just press the little doohickey

Cameras get easier to use all the time, even a pig could use them! Pearls Before Swine on May 8th featured this comic strip. Not quite in the same league as What The Duck for photographers but a very funny comic for everyone else!

Street photography large format style

Choosing the right equipment for the job is half the battle. If you don’t choose carefully you could be making a lot of extra work for yourself as you battle with your tools. Actually, I don’t think this is one of those situations because he handled that camera rather well and didn’t try to use […]

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The non-average photographer

Nikonkit have dedicated a page to the wackiest pictures of photographers ever. They’re all funny or strange and entertainig too although a few are NSFW so proceed with caution! (via)

The red and white man

The red and white man A street entertainer on stilts entertained the crowd at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last September. I took photos of him in Cork too and I think he recognised me and my wife as he made a beeline for us and stopped to chat. This was shot from below […]

Pog Mo Thoin san Daingean

Pog Mo Thoin san Daingean “Kiss my ass!” That’s what “póg mo thóin” means. This is from a shop display in Dingle, Co. Kerry. The town, also known by it’s Irish name, An Daingean, is in an Irish speaking part of the country collectively known as An Gaeltacht. If you’re interested, you’d probably pronounce “póg […]

All the technology in the world…

After the leaked picture of the Canon 30D I think we were all relieved when the real thing really didn’t have buttons for wine and beer. It didn’t make coffee so I can just imagine inebriated journalists running around a war zone.. “What the Duck” does have a camera that makes coffee but it doesn’t […]

Princess Jacinta

Princess Jacinta Princess Jacinta was formally announced to the populace of Cork as she rode a sedan car up Saint Patrick’s Street in Cork. She was regal in stature, enjoying every moment of it, and alighted outside Boots Chemist on the thoroughfare where she was presented with a flower as a token of gratitude from […]

Midleton Princess

Midleton Princess Adding a bit of humour ot the Midleton Food and Drink Festival, this princess was just on a break but kindly posed for the camera after I asked. Sorry about the blown out detail on her hand – the sun was behind her so I had to fill in the shadows with flash. […]

The Photography Olympics

Photoheadlines will run a series on the Photography Olympics, the first installment covers three events: Postcarding, Branding and Bragging. I’m looking forward to the rest!

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The Thieving Duck

A duck robs a poor innocent woman as she’s distracted by the cute ducklings. Moments later they all rush off with their ill-gotten gains! What you don’t see is the camera crew, make-up and lighting people and a small crowd watching from behind them. This was for some advert and of course the woman in […]