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Waiting with shopping

Pictured in Kilkenny a few weeks ago.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/250s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

11 replies on “Waiting with shopping”

Oh, they seems to be relaxing a while before continuing their shopping activities 🙂 I also notice the heart decoration in the background. Getting ready for Valentine’s Day? 🙂

Thanks for the comment Eric – I couldn’t believe it when I saw all the hearts. The shopping center was going all-out on the Valentine’s Day decoration! I haven’t seen the same thing in Cork, but then again I haven’t been around town much since I took this.
Ready? I’ll be going to the florist early tomorrow morning to get the flowers!

Hmm. Shooting from the hip and still getting the background to go out of focus is tough. I find myself disracted by the background though, and would try throwing the camera into manual mode to see if I could fuzz out the background (and the gal, to a lesser extent) while keeping the guy sharp.

Actually, now that I look at the info, the lens was already pretty wide-open, just shot wide enough that your depth of field was nearly infinite. Hmm….

Thanks Dave and Dean. In the original shot, the background is actually more in focus than the man on the bench. It was good luck that the web version hides the blurred details of the figure. That’s what you get for candid photography while walking towards your subject.
Maybe I should try the focus tracking mode of the 20D. I should pay more attention to isolating the subject though, and even some post-shot blurring would have helped.

As it happens Donncha, I know the fine gentleman pictured waiting on whoever. He’s Dick Holland, the front of house man in the Watergate theatre, and much better known for his smile. Passing the pic onto him. Meanwhile I think I’m the first Kilkenny politician to start my own blog as listed above. All visitors and comments welcom. Is it OK to use your pics on site?

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