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Candid Canon 20D Cork Emmet Place Ireland People Photos Sigma 18-200 Skateboarding Street Urban Vehicles

Arrggghhhh!

Young boy admiring the graffitti on a van.
The van was used to transport ramps and tools for the skateboarders in Emmett Square, Cork.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Candid Canon 20D Cork Ireland People Photos Sigma 18-200 Sky St Patrick's Street Street Urban Us

Chatting and Shopping

Two girls pictured on Patricks Street, October 1st 2005.
This is one of the US photos I forgot to post!
Minor US trivia: It was mislabeled in the US book as Sharing.

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Candid Canon 20D Cork Ireland People Photos Sigma 18-200 St Patrick's Street Street Urban Us

Crowded Cork

Patricks Street, Cork. October 1st 2005
This is one of the US photos I forgot to post!

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Links

Hiking: What to take with you

Here’s a good article describing what you should take with you while hiking and how to take it too. The idea of charging batteries from a solar panel sitting on your backpack is cute!

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Links

The New York City Skyline

Here’s a very impressive New York Panorama via Daily Web Thing. Nice!

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Gimp

Noise Reduction the Open Source way

What are your options when you don’t run Windows or Mac and/or don’t want to use proprietary software?
Niklas Saers covers some of the options in this blog post. Thanks to him, I learned about ISO Noise Reduction, a GIMP plugin, which I’ll give a try tomorrow.
I usually use DCAM Noise, or selective blur to remove offending pixels but that can leave awful looking smooth areas next to unsightly pixels.

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Abstract

Blue Moon

Detail from a decorative earring, laid out on a newspaper.

Aperture ƒ/2.8
Camera DMC-FZ5
Focal length 6mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/8s
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Stock

Stock photography? Is that a bad word?

Interesting thread on the EOS forums on stock photography websites.
I’m a member of both Shutterstock and I Stock Photo but I haven’t been very persistent in uploading photos.
After all the trouble one goes to to become a member it’s worth remembering to upload stuff sometimes!

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Cork People

The Bride and Groom

On the weekend that we had our pre-marriage course, a wedding was held in the Honan Chapel in UCC. Here’s the Bride and Groom greeting people after the ceremony.
No doubt they’re all partying away in some hotel now!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera DMC-FZ5
Focal length 72mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Black and White Photography Tutorials Words

Black & White Recipes

Here’s a long list of channel mixer settings to emulate various black & white films. I used the high contrast setting for the photo below but the different types of film create interesting effects.

It’s worth checking them out, but don’t get hung up on them – one setting will suit one particular type of shot while another will suit others.

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Birds Black and White Blarney Canon 20D Canon 75-300 Cork Ireland

Bird Feeding

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Abstract Cork People Urban

Maze