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Balloon Boy

A boy is dragged by his mother up St. Patrick’s Street at the Ceili Mor. He was playing with a balloon by punching it continually. I saw him approach and as luck would have it, err, I mean, I quickly composed this shot. I love the expression on his face and I’m very happy that I caught this moment!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s

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.

10 replies on “Balloon Boy”

What caught my eye and questions my mind are the little legs behind the boy in the stroller that looks like a girl with a band-aid or bump on one leg and a TRIBAL TATTOO on the other. WHAT!? I don’t know what it is really, but that’s a pretty serious gash if it’s not some kind of kid decal from a birthday party. I love pictures that capture accidental images. Or moments in time that were thought of as ordinary, before they became extraordinary – Like the guy who was filming the JFK motorcade. There is such a story behind them. Oh…and the kid with the balloon is cool too. 🙂 I love how everyone else is just legs…this is the world from his perspective. 🙂

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It does look like a
“Tribal Tattoo”

seeing alot of this lately….THANK GOODNESS it’s not on her back……….every time my grandmother bends over to get a cake out of the oven …..i see that tattoo…….not good……….

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