Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban

Thumbs up for Cork!

You may remember this gentleman from a photo I posted around a year ago (it’s pure coincidence I’m posting this today! Really!)

This was shot in Midleton, Co. Cork during the Food and Drink Festival in 2006. Nice guy who came over for a chat afterwards.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Boy all alone

A little boy sits on the ground near some bikes while all around people talk and enjoy the day. This was taken at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last year.

In the last 3 weeks I’ve worked on perhaps 3 photos, but luckily I had another 50 prepared to tide me over the weeks following the birth of Adam. Now where are those nappies…

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban

The face painting girl

This young lady was painting the faces of kids at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival when I took this photo. She was really enjoying herself as were the kids!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Fun on a unicycle

A young street performer at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last year.
Late posting today, so much to do..

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Hula hoop dancer

A dancer entertained the crowds at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last September. She was quite popular as you can imagine!

Here’s a fascinating page on hula hoops courtesy of Wikipedia.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s
Standard
Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Market, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street

The Art of Negotiation

A group of boys discuss the day’s market in Midleton at the Food and Drink Fair there last September.

I’m off to the hospital again. I came home for a few hours sleep. Strong coffee day today methinks and no sign of baby just yet. Don’t even contemplate ringing me unless you’re family. The phone won’t be picked up.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s
Standard
Canon 20D, Cork, Funny, Ireland, Look up, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Street, Urban

The red and white man

A street entertainer on stilts entertained the crowd at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last September. I took photos of him in Cork too and I think he recognised me and my wife as he made a beeline for us and stopped to chat.

This was shot from below as he was towering over us, but I cropped a much larger shot. I used flash to illuminate his face against the bright sky.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s
Standard
Cork, Cork Circus, Events, Funny, Ireland, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban

Midleton Princess

Adding a bit of humour ot the Midleton Food and Drink Festival, this princess was just on a break but kindly posed for the camera after I asked.

Sorry about the blown out detail on her hand – the sun was behind her so I had to fill in the shadows with flash. Unfortunately her hand was sunlit and the camera just couldn’t take it.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s
Standard
Candid, Cork, Events, Food, Ireland, Market, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Sowan’s Organic Bread Mixes

Sowan’s Organic Bread Mixes were a big hit with everyone who sampled their bread, including Jacinta. She bought a packet of the stuff and I’m going to sample the finished product this morning! This is their stall at the Midleton Food & Drink Festival.

Their website is sowanorganic.ie and I discovered this positive post about them from a WordPress.com user, Keith. It always gives me a tingly feeling whenever I come across those because of my involvement with WordPress.com.

The September issue of the Digital Journalist is just out. This picture just screams at me – the contrast between the normal living room and the huge cloud of one of the collapsing Twin Tower is alarming.

Late in the day, but I like these: Randy for you, a truck with a message, and Back from the dirty, photos by Chris Weeks of Paris Hilton and others at a party.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/160s
Standard
Cork, Events, Food, Ireland, Market, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, Photos, Rain, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

The Apple Store

An apple stall at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last weekend. It was a wet morning and when I saw the water glistening on the apples I just had to make this photo.

Technique: Photo was levels adjusted manually because the GIMP thought there was too much green in the image, it gave a blue tinge to the whites in the image. I then burned the scene and did the apples over a little more to really bring out the rain drops. Saturation increase of everything but the blue and cyan channels helps to warm up the image. Finally resize and unsharp mask to sharpen. (Was that useful? I’ll add this more often if it was!)

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/800s
Standard
Cork, Events, Ireland, Market, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban

East Cork Camera Group at Midleton Food and Drink Festival

Thomas Tattan at the East Cork Camera Group stand in Midleton yesterday. They were participating in the Midleton Food and Drink Festival and had a great photo gallery in a quiet courtyard off the beaten track. A good crowd were milling about enjoying the photos and making purchases.

We got down early to the festival, before the main crowds and were able to enjoy it at our leisure. More photos throughout the week!

I like this: Mara crossing and Taken at a wedding and Some stop action frames

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 33mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s
Standard