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!)
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!
Am I feeling conspicuous or what?
I tried shooting from the hip yesterday with the strap of my camera over my shoulder and my camera in a horizontal position instead of being wrapped around my hand in a vertical orientation.
It proved useful, but I found that:
A child sleeps while the rest of his family mill about.
Taken in the same market as yesterday’s music posters in Dublin.
Music posters for sale in a market in Dublin a few weeks ago.
A woman walking in the English Market is the perfect subject for a bit of surreal experimentation with the GIMP!
A long exposure shot in the English Market in the vicinity of one of the many chicken meat shops.
The camera was set to f/8.0 and placed on top of a wall. In this semi-dark passage the exposure was 1/4 second blurring the passing people nicely but capturing the relatively motionless shop keepers.
Kay O’Connell’s is probably the biggest of the fishmongers in the English Market, Cork.