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16 Sep

Smokers Delight

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / September 16, 2011 / 4 Comments

Smokers Delight

This is my favourite photo from my recent street photography adventure in Galway City. I asked him could I take his photo and he didn’t mind at all. He seemed very content; sitting outside a pub on Quay Street with a pint and a fag just watching the world go by. The album title Smokers Delight jumped into my head.

I posted two photos; one showing his pint and cigarette smoke, the other one cropped tighter. I prefer the un-cropped one. How about you, which do you prefer?
I think I like this street photography lark; it’s different than ‘normal’ photography. You don’t get time to compose, take multiple photos, check settings etc. It’s more off the cuff and it’s exciting to look through the photos at home with anticipation to see if I got any good photos. (Sad, aren’t I?)

galway street photography smokie Smokers Delight

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Smokers Delight is a deliciously relaxed album from 1995 by Nightmares On Wax (a.k.a. George Evelyn or DJ EASE)

13 Sep

Your Face (Galway Street Photography)

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / September 13, 2011 / 0 Comments

Some more photos from my recent street walking adventures around Galway City. I found that sometimes if people notice me with my camera they keep looking at me, others ignore me and some walk away. This lot ignored me (thankfully).

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Harry Fitz Galway Your Face (Galway Street Photography)

11 Sep

I’ve Seen A Face, A Face In The Crowd

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / September 11, 2011 / 0 Comments

Browsing through my photographs recently I realised how few photos of Galway City I have despite the fact that I live in Galway. So I’m going to make a concerted effort to publish more photos of Galway; Galway City sights, Galway life and Galway people.

I’ve been reading and looking at Street Photography recently (Wikipedia:Street photography is a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches) and like Eric Kim (http://erickimphotography.com/blog). So these some of my attempts of the people of Galway. The woman in the first photo is a known character around Galway, she ‘chased’/followed me after I took her photo and rambled/threatened me. It’s a bit blurry but still a ‘keeper’.

I suppose any photo with a person in it (especially when they’re not posing) is like a snapshot from a story and the viewer gets a first impression of the person and even make assumptions as to what they’re like and up to.

You can read more about the characters around Galway onEoin Molloy’s website

galway city character street photography Ive Seen A Face, A Face In The Crowd

galway city street photography Ive Seen A Face, A Face In The Crowd

and let me tell you another thing Ive Seen A Face, A Face In The Crowd

06 Sep

(The G Hotel, Galway) Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of…

The G hotel is Galway’s only 5 star hotel. It was designed by Irish milliner Philip Tracey it oozes of luxury, modern design and is great to relax ‘away from it all’.

One of their main features in the hundreds of metal balls hanging from the ceiling in the main lounge room. It has floor to ceiling glass and overlooks Galway Bay. These are what I focused on here but I had to throw in one colour photo to show how loud, in-your-face one of the other rooms is (I call it the Alice In Wonderland room).

G hotel philip tracey design (The G Hotel, Galway) Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of...

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G hotel galway lights (The G Hotel, Galway) Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of...

G hotel Philip Tracey room (The G Hotel, Galway) Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of...

G hotel pink room (The G Hotel, Galway) Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of...

01 Sep

Easy Like A Sunday Morning

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals,i. Black&White by admin / September 1, 2011 / 0 Comments

A man relaxing down by The Claddagh in Galway City. I’m beginning to convert a lot of photos to black and white, sometimes I wouldn’t have even thought about it if a photo is good but often they just look nicer in black and white. Maybe because there’s less colour to ‘distract’ your eyes.

Most photos I don’t frame online but this one just seemed nicer in a frame to me…

claddagh galway Easy Like A Sunday Morning