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!
Patrick Street, Cork.
Sometimes you’ll take a photo and think it’s not great. Occasionally you’ll spot a photo within the photo.
I was attempting to photograph two lads walking down the street but when I saw the resulting image they were blurred by motion and out of focus. A closer look later showed this young lady on her mobile phone, and a man looking after her in the background.
Quite a bit of cropping, and this photo is only a 1/3 of what the original was!
I love the old style nature of this shot. The fog that day made the far distance disappear and the middle distance was shrouded in white!
Pictured on Winthrop Street a few days ago.
There’s a wonderful looking olive and spice stall in the English Market!
Unfortunately it is always mobbed with customers making it difficult to capture a photo of it but I raised my camera into the air and shot this blind.
The original is quite grainy as I used a high ISO of 3200 to compensate for the bad light.
- Increased the saturation slightly.
- Unsharp mask with a radius of 5 to bring out the grain more.
- Duplicate layer and used the Threshold tool to isolate bright parts.
- Blur the top layer with a radius of 25 pixels.
- Set the top layer mode to “Soft Light”.
- Saved a .xcf version, .jpg and a resized jpeg too. I didn’t unsharp mask the resized version.
Hope you find that useful!
Children running around a labyrinth on The Grand Parade.
Schools, churches, community groups and businesses around Cork were asked to design them as part of the closing ceremonies of Cork City of Culture 2005.
Through a break in the crowd I spotted a little girl watching a band play on the street in front of Brown Thomas.
Nollaig Shona daoibh! (translation)
Tonight Santa visits as the Christian world celebrates the birth of Jesus over 2000 years ago.