Ok, so the story behind this photo goes like this……….
Here I was wandering around my favourite place in Dublin and I stumble upon this very large big top style tent well hidden in the trees. The tent was just at the side of the visitor centre in the Phoenix Park and on the day I was wandering around there was lots of activity with trucks, forklifts and burly security men. At first I thought it must be some kind of kooky circus setting up in the park but I thought the fencing and security was a bit too tight for it to be just a circus, I also kind of wondered why it would be so well hidden in the trees.
Anyway I proceeded to set up my camera and started snapping some very long exposure infra-red shots of the tent as it was being assembled. On several occasions I noticed security men, all dressed in black, passing me by in a very casual just having a wander in the park style. One or two of them would stop and have a quick chat, it was pretty obvious they wanted to know exactly what I was up to. I’m happily clicking away thinking the lads are just a little bit too concerned about what I’m doing so I finished shooting and decided to hightail it away out of the area, just in case.
On the way out of the park I bumped into a friend of mine and he asked me if I was going to see the much advertised Tom Waits show in the big top tent………………….DOH !
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10 thoughts on “Tom Waits’ Big Top Tent”
Love this image, very beautiful Jen xoxo http://mystylisticlife.wordpress.com
Thanks Jennifer, appreciate you stopping by the blog.
Love the IR- thanks
Thanks so much Andy, I’m completely addicted to infra-red at this stage, sometimes I find it hard to just take a normal shot now.
I really like this picture 🙂 Are the trees starting to go yellow over there?
Ah, thanks Charlie, good to hear from you again.
Due to our miserable wet weather our trees tend to loose their leaves before having a chance to go yellow. By the time the weather has turned cold enough the leaves are all on the ground. We don’t really get proper seasons over here, just lots of rain and various degrees of cold.
That’s no good. Oh well every environment has its ups and downs. We get yellow trees most years but no reds. The shrubs and bushes turn red so its not too bad. Glad you are taking pictures again. I need some monochrome inspiration! I need to process a mountain of files this fall before the winter pictures start….at least some of them 🙂
We don’t really get any extremes of weather so we have to be thankful for some things, its rare we ever get snow, high winds etc but it’s also very rare that we get too many summer days either. We would probably get better sunshine in the winter months, that’s why I love our winter so much, its great for photography. Dedicate a day soon to monochrome, turn you camera to black and white mode and restrict yourself to monochrome. It’s a good excercise sometimes, makes you see things a little bit differently.
Thanks for the advice 🙂 I have been switching to the monochrome setting once in a while when I am out just to see what it would look like. But I should set out and insist on shooting nothing but B&W for a day.
I have to say I find B&W particularly great fun during the winter months.