He texted me!

Shot on Patrick Street, Cork about a week ago. I was crossing the street when I spotted two girls engrossed in a mobile phone.
This is a tightly cropped section of the image which was originally shot from the hip in portrait mode.
The Oasis clothes shop is in the background, and HMV can be seen in the reflection of the window.
See the bag in that guy’s hand? It’s from the “Digital Camera” shop :)

The Look, Dad, The Yawn

An experiment in high-key cross processing.
Pictured on Patrick Street, Cork.

Howto and what is cross processing?
Cross-processing has been around for as long as film has, and is a way of making your images more interesting and abstract by literally mixing colours. I followed the simple instructions here which I had blogged a long time ago but forgot! It came up in a search for “cross processing gimp”!

There’s no magic secret way of doing this. Simply open your image in your favourite image manipulation program, GIMP of course, or Photoshop if you must. Bring up the Curves tool, and play the Red, Green and Blue channels separately until you have something you like! Create S curves to increase the contrast of each colour, and make it pronounced to increase the effect!
Use the saturation tool to make the colours even more pronounced and remember, have fun!

Coats and Hat

It’s unusual to see a man wearing a hat like the one above these days. I made this photo on Patrick Street a few weeks ago and love the different textures and the faces!