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Holi – Festival of Colours

After a week of rain the sun came out, as it should, for Holi – Festival of Colours in the grounds of University College Cork, yesterday morning. I put on my best old clothes and headed down to get in the thick of things and shoot some of the action. It was an absolute blast.

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. March 11, 2017. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. March 11, 2017. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. March 11, 2017. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. March 11, 2017. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. March 11, 2017. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. March 11, 2017. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. March 11, 2017. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. March 11, 2017. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. March 11, 2017. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. March 11, 2017. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Holi – Festival of Colours, UCC. March 11, 2017. (Shot on iPhone 7 plus)

Shower and scrub time

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December 9 2014

December – what a bleak month. Dark mornings, dark days and Christmas!

Had a few days in Berlin last week when I attended the excellent Online Educa conference. It was excellent. HAve been to Berlin a few times, always to attend this conference and always at this time of the year. Not the best of times to see Berlin, I think. The sun rises late and sets early. It is cold and you don’t want to spend too much time outside. I like Berlin and would like to see what it is like in the height of summer.

As you can imagine, in my free time I tried to get in as many opportunities to get out and shoot. Will post some of these in the weeks to come, but there are still some Copenhagen photos I want to show. You can see some of the iPhone Berlin shots here on Instagram.

I love street art. It adds so much if it is done well and in Copenhagen it sure is. This is a street in Vesterbro. I got a number of photographs of this, both with the DSLR and the iPhone.

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Copenhagen

The iPhone shot took time. I wanted a human element for the composition, but had to wait for a passerby to pass by.

A Copenhagen Passerby

A Copenhagen Passerby

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August 30 2014

The process I go through when I am out shooting is very simple. I try to get straight up, in-focus street photographs with both the DSLR and the iPhone and then after a while I come across a scene or location that just screams for distortion. Usually, dramatic colourful backgrounds  get my attention. I mean, looking at the shot below, how could I not want to blur it up and transform this scene?

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Dental Distractions

This was taken in Dublin city centre. There is very little post-processing done on the image, except for a little sliding on contrasts and saturation.

The iPhone photograph is one of those straight up, in-focus street photographs of a guy whose skinny frame and stance caught my eye. It is another shot taken in Dublin earlier this month. Nothing really special about the shot, but I like the guy’s positioning and the green colour.

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Have a nice Saturday. Thanks for all the visits.

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some of my favourite images of the week

This week had a lot of blur on my own streams. Nothing new in that I guess, but I am working towards building up a body of blur with a similar theme. The theme is apparent to anyone viewing these images. They are not the most difficult images to compose. All you need is a wall for people to pass by. Click, click then and drag it all into Lightroom and slide. Talking of Lightroom; this week I was screaming at it. For some strange reason on Wednesday night,  it decided to delete an image I had posted on Wednesday morning. An image that had gathered many faves and comments. So, Lightroom and I are parting ways on uploading to Flickr. In future, I will do it independently. But Flickr has a messed up uploader which can try your patience. Oh, the world of technology does not make things easier all the time you know.

OK, here are some of my favourite images of the week:

The corridor of blur

The corridor of blur

Another image taken in the corridor where I work. This one was of a student waiting to enter class. I saw him from far off and knew that if I framed it right I could line up a good shot. The trick is to point the iPhone down and then pop it back up quickly, shocking the lens with the sudden rush of light and resulting in a blurred up image. Tall people make the best blur figures too; tall skinny people. Oh and have the iPhone on silent – that camera clicking sound….

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Coincidences

Lines! I love lines. I love shadows. I love the sun. The sun treats Ireland with scorn. Abandons it. Hides behind clouds. But when it does come out, it lights up my world. Simple photograph this. Waiting to cross the road. Yes, look right, look left, but if you are a photographer you are looking up, looking down too. And looking down I saw this. How could I not take a photo of it?

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Mr. Whippy

A spoon. A spoon I found in my bedroom. Having two little kids you can find the strangest things in the strangest of places, and if, if you find them, you are lucky. Things disappear a lot with kids. I love reflections and spoons distort and reflect so well. You can see my hand and iPhone in the reflection.

And on to the DSLR. Shots taken last Saturday (Feb 23). Some of these are visible to the right. Here are others.

This is the wall of a sports clothing store in Cork city centre. There is a windowless red facade. I sat on concrete bench opposite and s discreetly as possible clicked as passersby passed by. These are of a mother and daughter.

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A long-legged blonde with a large handbag walking into the frame

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Mother and daughter

 

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Mother and daughter 1

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Mother and Daughter 2

Here’s to a great week. Thanks to all for coming to this blog and to my Flickr streams. I appreciate it a lot.

 

 

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