Posts Tagged: Street

Behind the scenes of the Thieving Duck

Long time readers will remember the thieving duck photo that I made in 2005. Scratch that, many people who use email, Facebook, Twitter or other social media website will be familiar with this photo. A recent post on Reddit showed me just how tired some people are of it as a meme! I would dearly love to know who it was that copied the photo into a joke email because I would thank them.

At first I was upset that my photo had been taken and used without my permission. It took me a long time to figure out that it doesn’t matter. I had fun taking the photo and it’s a reminder of a great holiday. I smiled looking at the photos this morning while I picked out these shots for this post. I wonder if the model, or the people pictured here have seen the meme?

I had no idea who financed this shoot although the Snopes article on it suggests Western Union did, nor did I talk to anyone there but I saw a chance to get an interesting photo and I took it.

Here’s a gallery of behind the scenes shots. Enjoy!


Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 55mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

Engrossed

Patrick Street, Cork. October 2011.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/400s

Waiting

Waiting for the bus, Patrick’s Street, Cork. January 2012.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s

Milk

Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. January 2012

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/40s

Conversation

Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. January 2012

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/80s

Goldhawk Road

The train station at Goldhawk Road, London. March 2012.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/400s

Countdown to the Olympics

The Olympic countdown in Trafalgar Square. Obviously from a few months ago unless the timer has stopped again!

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

Yellow and Pink

A small corner house in Reykjavik, Iceland. Love the colours.

There was a music lesson going full swing when I passed there. I think they were beating drums.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

An entertaining statue

A street performer in Galway City last September. Put money in his box and he’d shake a bit and make some noise. Only kids stopped to watch him.

Adults hurried by.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s