The Yellow Helmet

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.

I like this: King Corner – great sky and architecture shot. All in your hands…. – keep on smiling!


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    Flickr: Psycrow August 30, 2006

    Psycrow has posted a comment:

    I’ve got to get myself a 10mm lens. Angles are always great.

    Love the tones in this shot, and it’s a good capture for the effect.

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    Flickr: xeer August 30, 2006

    xeer has posted a comment:

    Thanks, I really love the lens, and believe it or not, this is a cropped shot, but still probably wider/taller than a kit lens.

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    ABM August 30, 2006

    How long was the exposure on that?

    My particular problem is that I only have one hand. I haven’t figured out how to change my zoom while releaseing the shutter. 🙂 I imagine it’s easier with long exposures in that I don’t need to hold the camera… though timing the zoom would be much harder to ensure the effect exposed properly.

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    Donncha August 30, 2006

    ABM – it’s actually a short exposure but I used the motion blur plugins to create the zoom effect! When I manage to do it in-camera it’s usually by accident when I was zoomed in and wanted to zoom out quickly but the bad light kept the shutter open..

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    Flickr: Mike Cohn August 30, 2006

    Mike Cohn has posted a comment:

    Nice capture!


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    recursion_see_recursion has posted a comment:

    Good timing!

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    Flickr: rakelilla August 31, 2006

    rakelilla has posted a comment:

    good capture

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    .. March 25, 2007

    […] a layer mask to hide a b/w layer above the original colour layer. Shot from the same place I took this photo in front of The Body Shop in Cork. Tags: Abstract, Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, […]

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    First time fathers October 10, 2008

    Nice picture! You are able to caught the exact move of the father. Well, i guess your professional in using camera.

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