Festival of Fools

A celebration of street entertainment over the Mayday holiday weekend. The festival is the largest comedy and street theatre festival in the country, taking place mostly in Cathedral Quarter but also throughout the city.

Festival of Fools

Festival of Fools

It was a dull wet day and I have desaturated some of the colours to add atmosphere.

New lens

Trying out the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 lens by photographing the Salmon of Knowledge or ‘Big Fish’ at Donegall Quay.

Although new to me the lens was bought second hand from MPB. This is the second lens I’ve bought from them and they’ve both been fine. They seem to grade their stock modestly as both lenses I bought were described as ‘Excellent’ but were unmarked as far as I can see.

The Big Fish
Big Fish, Belfast

This image was taken at f2 at 1/6400 iso 200.

The Debater

Today the Anti Vaccination Passport people had another rally in Belfast, the last one of the year. I didn’t get any images I was happy with and I’ve already posted twice on these protests so here’s something different.

This guy was standing at the entrance to Corn Market inviting debate on children being taught to eat animals. He was happy to have his photograph taken and happy to put his opinion forward in a friendly, civilised way.

We need more people like him.

The Debater, Belfast
The Debater, Belfast

The Debater, Belfast
The Debater, Belfast