A father picks up the yellow helmet dropped by his son in front of the Body Shop on Patrick’s Street, Cork last Saturday. I was sitting on one of the marble blocks that pass as street furniture on our main thoroughfare. I had my camera ready to shoot when I saw them passing and within a heartbeat had snapped off a few shots.
There’s something fascinating for me about old buildings. Perhaps it’s the history they have seen and the memories they hold. Some of the old buildings on Castle Street, Cork are really interesting. I noticed this small building nestled in between it’s larger brethern and when I saw some people walking by I took my shot.
It was processed afterwards with the gimp Wide Angle plugin and I did a little work changing colours but not much else.
I like this: downtown strips, simply because it’s a neat idea I haven’t seen anyone else do yet.
Am I feeling conspicuous or what?
I tried shooting from the hip yesterday with the strap of my camera over my shoulder and my camera in a horizontal position instead of being wrapped around my hand in a vertical orientation.
It proved useful, but I found that:
- More of my shots were blurry, perhaps because either the back and forth movement of me walking. I tried shooting in Tv (Shutter Priority mode) and even at 1/200sec and higher there was shake.
- It’s great getting more of the surroundings in but I miss the feet.
Aboard one of the trains of the Chicago L, the elevated and underground train network in Chicago. I think this was taken near the south end of the Loop, possibly around the corner from the library.
The last time I was in Chicago I took the L for nostalgic reasons and because it’s not a half-bad way for a tourist to see the town. The stations of the Loop are all elevated above street level and some afford a good view down the main streets of downtown Chicago! Maps and schedules are posted in each station, on the trains and online too making it very easy to find your way around.
Here’s a tour of the Loop with pictures if you’d like to know more.
I like this: Real Esteli played its best match ever – couple of great football shots!
We bought smoothies in Honest, a small shop in Dublin. They were having problems with their machines and gave us one of the smoothies free but they didn’t taste all that great unfortunately.
A child sleeps while the rest of his family mill about.
Taken in the same market as yesterday’s music posters in Dublin.
Music posters for sale in a market in Dublin a few weeks ago.