Black and White Candid Canon 20D Cork Ireland People Photos Sigma 18-200 St Patrick's Street St. Patrick's Day Street Urban

Girl with the leprechauns in her hair

On Patrick’s Day all sorts of head gear and clothes are worn by people all over the world. This girl had a hair band with 2 leprechauns on springy stalks! See the shamrock on her cheek?

Shot on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork last March.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 144mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/100s

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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 “Girl with the leprechauns in her hair”

Very nice streetshot. I have a question: How do you go about taking pictures of perfect strangers in the street? I’ve seen countless scenes/situations where I would love to get a shot off, but never been able to just pick up my camera and start snaping photos..

On this day it was easy because of the crowd. It’s much harder to photograph people when there’s nobody around because they’ll notice you but as this was just after the parade there were loads of people milling about. I also used a zoom this time so I was nowhere near her 🙂

When I have a wide angle lens I’ll generally shoot from the hip. The Sigma 10-20 is so wide I have to be practically in front of the person before taking their photo, but luckily the noise of the traffic covers the sound of the shutter.

Lovely photo – somehow I wish it was in colour and she was wearing green !

One of the things that make this picture compulsive to look at is her expression – somehow incongruous with the crazy stuff in her hair and the shamrock.

Awesome picture, I am taking a digital photography class and your pictures are something that help inspire me.

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