So Myself and Patrick when out and about as the Crowes left the match at Croagh Park to see what picture I could get and want Video Patrick could get on his new toy. IT was good day got some nice pictures of the Fans. Read the rest of this entry →
So myself and Patrick (his photos here) went out to this and took a few picture just to have some fun, It was a good walk around and we both took a few nice picture. For People that don’t know what the St Anne’s Park Rose Festival is:
The Parks and Landscape Services Division of Dublin City Council are delighted to announce details of the annual Rose Festival to be held at St. Anne’s Rose Garden, St. Anne’s Park, Raheny on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21th July, 2013.
Set in the 270 acre historic St. Anne’s Park the Festival provides for an enjoyable and entertaining fun day out for all the family. As the Festival is held at the peak of flowering season for Roses it is really a special time to see our Rose Garden at its best. Not only are the Roses there to be enjoyed but the Festival offers, Music from Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, and the eclectic sounds of the Prairie Dawgs, Young Ballet by Ballet Fusion and lots more.
For all our gardening visitors we will have Plant sellers, Nurseries, Garden Centres and Florists, Master composters and Bee keepers and recyclers and upcyclers.
For those who want a day in the sun “fingers crossed” there will be a good assortment of trade stands and treats and of course our Farmers market should be in full swing over the weekend also.
What could be better on a warm July day than to ramble for free among the community enjoying the entertainment, looking for a bargain and taking time to smell the Roses?
As stolen from /www.dublincity.ie/
Anyway it was a good day and you may be going why is there a picture of a puppet. Well we should the puppet stand.. and myself and Patrick being the kids we are had to get one each . So off to the ATM and than 20 mins or so to pick the right ones… This poor guy was Patrick Second Choice in the end and had to remain behind.
Aoibheann’s Pink Tie is an Charity to help and support Children and their families during their Child’s battle to beat Cancer in Ireland. They held an Ball for all the kids, family and friends to enjoy in Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa. They had all different forms of entertainment there, dancing but Irish and break dancing, The Garda Band played and even had the kids joy in. Garda, Fire, Ambulance, Civil Defence where all there for the kids to look at and even have a go, The Garda Helicopter even did a few passes for the kids to have a look. All in all a great day for the everyone there including myself.
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So Myself and Patrick when for a walk with our dogs, by walk I mean with walked glendalough Valley on the one of the hottest days of the year and our poor dogs when very tried afterwards. But we got some nice pictures.
One of which I am enter in a little friendly comp with people which theme was “Humans of Ireland” I decide to show the end of Humans and the after mat so I have a picture of the graveyard at Glendalough which I push the colours to gloomy blues to get the feeling across that I wanted. But please if you wouldn’t mind telling me your thoughts.
The other pictures are just some nice landscape.. Well other that Patrick Dog “Sam” falling down a waterfall.. Can’t believe I took that picture I don’t remember doing it but I had framed up the waterfall for a picture and down he came.
Ok well few of these images are based on People so you could call this more Arty Farty and Landscape photography than street but the goal was to do street. So Myself and the wonderful Photographer (who needs to get a camera) Caoimhe.
Any way there not a lot of different pictures, we have a few ducklings which are beautiful animals and there was a lovely man, that hand fed the birds it was an impressive site to see I was lucky enough to get a picture too.
Now I know the Flower very Arty farty standard everyone and there mother do it. but I like the picture all the same so “meh” to you lot.
Well my friend Patrick finally got a new lens to replace the one that broke, and today was the time to go out and test it with a bit of street photography, So the pair of us set off for a walk around Dublin City and a chat, trying to set challenges to one another and have some fun. Fun was had so we are happy.
Now to the singer in the two photos I would like to say to you (assuming you got the card I dropped for you with my money and decide to check out the site) If you would like a copy of those picture without the “Andrew Boylan”, and at full size just let me know. (No charge so long as you tell your friend where you got them )
To anyone doing or thinking of doing street photography it much more fun with someone to chat to and set yourselves challenges to get a bit of healthy competition going between friends which add a bit more to your day. Also remember not stay in one place walk around and try not to annoy people if you miss a shoot you miss don’t try to take it again just move on, this forces you to be better the next time which improves your skill as a photography. (Again to the singer, I am aware I broke this myself with you, but couldn’t help myself)
The dancing in the middle of Trinity was brilliant two people just started dance no music and having a bit of fun. was great to see and better to get a chance to photo
So I am subscribe to DigiDIRECT TV on youtube which is an Photography Show funded by a shop in DigiDIRECT.com.au They run a Competition once a month this was my first time trying my had and while I don’t believe I will win it was good fun to have a go at it. The theme was “light” pretty open, and there lots of cool stop of the google+ page for the competition appearing wroth a look in fact.
I set the F stop nice and high and the shutter at 500 of a second if I remember right, My goal was the get the Light right for the streams of light coming between the clouds. Than later I edited the pictures by doing the following.
- Pushed the center levels (this made the areas other the clouds darker, Also added more deep to the clouds and the grayness)
- Than I crushed the blacks and bit (again make the areas darker)
- Than I darken the shadows
- Brighten the Highlights to make the streams of light stand out more.
Now I had great fun doing this, I just happen to spot the clouds the right way in a nice framing and ran for the camera. If you wish to enter the video for the comp is here
So to the surprise of everyone living on the lovely isle of Ireland we have lovely sun shinny and want seem to be a beautiful summer … for all of 2 days, As we Irish are well use to the false hope of good weather, we ran out into the sun! Here at Dollymount Beach the family when and myself being me grabbed my Camera as we left.
Now first off one of these photos is not mine, it was is named that but it is a very nice picture so I decided to upload it anyway. (it is clearly name that it not mine and I am in it so I am really not claiming it).
This gave me a chance to frame up some very nice (if I do say so myself) Arty shots, Should as the on of the paddler in the sea (The Irish Sea to be clear). The lone person standing off in the distance, This was all taken on the one lens on my Canon EOS 60D, which was the Canon 20 to 35mm F2.8 L its an old lens but its still brilliant all the same and I can a good deal normal about €600 around me for it second hand I got it for €300 so i was very very happy.
Now you many notice the panorama photo now I did this as a crop of a standard 3:2 photo, the reason for this was far to much sky in the picture and also it was a very nice panorama shot. Also when you shoot on a camera like the 60d at 18 million pixel one can get away with crops like this.
All of the picture where taken with the picture style, “cinestyle”, and as it was very bright i end up having to add a lot of saturation to the pictures
I went out for a meal with family and friends, To a lovely little restaurant on Baggot Street in Dublin called Chai Yo where they do a meal type called Teppanyaki where the meal is cook right in front of you. They also do lots of entertainment things with you as the Cook, Flipping eggs, throwing food at you to catch in your mouth and of course playing with fire
Both the food and the entertainment was wonderful and have to say it was one of the best meals I have had in a restaurant. Chai Yo only have three of these tables which have to of course be booked in advance and I recommend going in a group of 6 to 8 people the large group means you have a lot more fun. they do have a normal restaurant area down stair but I didn’t try it. And fair warning the teppanyaki being want it is, is well pricey but well worth the money for a nice night out or birthday meal.
As you can see from the pictures it was great fun and brilliant to see such fresh food cooked in front of your eyes. In fact the Chief decided that he didn’t like the cut of some of the fish and ran off to get better ones done for us.
So Myself and two friends (I know shocking I have two friends) when out for a night shot in Dublin City along the quays, So it turned out great for myself, Patrick and Caoimhe (check out her Blog and pictures) that there some type of fair/market on that night.
Now First off all this picture of mine, It is up to the other two what they do with their pictures. I had great fun (I believe it safe to say we all did) and went out with the goal of not to take to many pictures but to frame each one and think about it before I shot it. It was a good challenge and I will admit that I did at one point go back to snapping away but I caught myself and stopped.
I would like if you could buy SD cards for cameras that you could put a photo limit on, so your could say lock at 36 picture before you go out and than see what you could do with a roll of film, but also one you could later return to normal so that you have full use of the card again other wise it is a waste of money and in this day an age who would buy a pure 36 picture card…. well other than me
You may notice the Luas Shot (that’s is train for people not in Ireland) with the high grain level, that was a goal I was testing something out and messing not sure if I like it or hate it but I let you guys pick
There where two lens i was using on my Canon Eos 60D on this trip, which where the kit 18 to 135mm which work well as an everyday lens till someone buys me or I some how makes lots of money and get the 24 to 70mm L. The other lens was he canon 50mm 1.8 f which it cheap and plasticly as hell the images off it are beautiful and its a lens I think anyone use the canon system should get! (Example of the 50mm is the Picture of Patrick Smith)