Shot on Patrick Street, Cork a few weeks back.
Shot on Patrick Street, Cork about a week ago. I was crossing the street when I spotted two girls engrossed in a mobile phone.
This is a tightly cropped section of the image which was originally shot from the hip in portrait mode.
The Oasis clothes shop is in the background, and HMV can be seen in the reflection of the window.
See the bag in that guy’s hand? It’s from the “Digital Camera” shop 🙂
At one of the butchers in the English Market a week ago. This butcher sells great honey collected from bees in Co. Cork! I spotted the joint of meat on the counter as I was leaving.
Patrick Street last weekend. I think it’s an
Argus Argos catalogue he’s reading.
Bikes parked on Grand Parade a few weeks ago.
An experiment in high-key cross processing.
Pictured on Patrick Street, Cork.
Howto and what is cross processing?
Cross-processing has been around for as long as film has, and is a way of making your images more interesting and abstract by literally mixing colours. I followed the simple instructions here which I had blogged a long time ago but forgot! It came up in a search for “cross processing gimp”!
There’s no magic secret way of doing this. Simply open your image in your favourite image manipulation program, GIMP of course, or Photoshop if you must. Bring up the Curves tool, and play the Red, Green and Blue channels separately until you have something you like! Create S curves to increase the contrast of each colour, and make it pronounced to increase the effect!
Use the saturation tool to make the colours even more pronounced and remember, have fun!
It’s unusual to see a man wearing a hat like the one above these days. I made this photo on Patrick Street a few weeks ago and love the different textures and the faces!
Patrick Street, Cork.
Sometimes you’ll take a photo and think it’s not great. Occasionally you’ll spot a photo within the photo.
I was attempting to photograph two lads walking down the street but when I saw the resulting image they were blurred by motion and out of focus. A closer look later showed this young lady on her mobile phone, and a man looking after her in the background.
Quite a bit of cropping, and this photo is only a 1/3 of what the original was!