Views: 898 (461 Unique) 
Vote 103
Award Shortlist   

What the Feck Eddie ?

By Nick_w      
I was in Ireland last week, this is from the Temple Bar area of Dublin. The guy on the left is Eddie Valantine, the resident vocalist in the bar on a fag break, the other guy is Paul the Bar owner. If you get chance I recommend a visit, the music is brilliant.

There was an incident going on to the right, involving a young woman overcome by intoxicating substances, the Garda had become involved. I have a couple of images that may get an airing at some stage.

Photo journalism is probably my favourite genre, I don't get chance to do much of it and even less if anything finds its way to EPZ

Anyway let me know what you think

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Black and white

Voters: User_Removed, ArtRat, hellsbells8868 and 100 more

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Exclusive 25% off Affinity Photo: Professional photo editing with no subscription!


baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 7:56AM
Nice candid which suits mono, gets my vote!

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

martinproe 12 293 5 England
16 Jun 2009 8:25AM
Fantastic piece of pj work, love the richness of you black and white.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
16 Jun 2009 8:25AM
great B&W.
It reminds me of one of Paul Stefan's.
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
16 Jun 2009 8:26AM

Quote:It reminds me of one of Paul Stefan's.

Thanks Cole thats praise indeed.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
16 Jun 2009 8:40AM
Superb Nick, great choice for mono, perfect crop - shortlisted, more please Smile

Sarah *
Richsr 11 91 223 England
16 Jun 2009 8:59AM
Love the expression you have captured and works so well in mono.
Good work Nick.
Regards Richard.
LesF 11 182 9
16 Jun 2009 9:01AM
This is terrific Nick, mono certainly suits and the processing is excellent, as Sarah shortlisted this plus won't be supprised if this does'nt get a badge.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 9:11AM
Dublin distilled. Ooooh I love this - composition plus characters. I hope we get to see more.
Cormy 10 3 England
16 Jun 2009 10:49AM
Great shot love the title.
andy_AHG 9 106 6 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 11:01AM
Lovely shot and narrative Nick.

pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 11:06AM
Love this style of gritty portrait, so perfect for the subject.
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
16 Jun 2009 11:33AM
excellent mono Smile
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
16 Jun 2009 11:50AM

Quote:Great B&W.
It reminds me of one of Paul Stefan's.

... same bar by the look of it!!!

Nice job mate, let's have some more!!!
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
16 Jun 2009 11:57AM
Excellent candid and suits the mono tones Nick.Well done.
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
16 Jun 2009 4:46PM
Thanks everyone. I was a bit shocked when I looked at the link to Paul Stefans image. I do remember it from when he posted, but I cant believe its the same bar, and the same guy (I think) - tho' he does chain smoke. I had thought Paul's image was from the Temple Bar pub (just along from the Quays Bar).

I recommend it if you go a great mix of Irish folk and rock, all live..helped down with a pint (alright 3 or 4 - I lost count) of the black and white stuff.

I go to Ireland 3 or 4 times a year, but its only the second time with the camera, the first time was over 2 years ago when I first picked up a dSLR - and the images then were dreadful.

Thanks again everyone.
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 5:25PM
A great shot Nick, works well in B&W.

HectorRivera 10 17 1 United States
16 Jun 2009 7:26PM
Great candid B&W
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
16 Jun 2009 9:14PM
Waited to see this on a decent monitor....worth the wait..smasher.
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
16 Jun 2009 9:17PM
Thanks everyone, Cheers Chris no what you mean about a decent monitor, I've just binned about a dozen images I had processed on the laptop ! Thanks for the comment it means a lot.
HowardA 11 231
16 Jun 2009 11:45PM
great Nick - really mature processing and you've brought out bags of tone. Not sure where you've been learning these b+w skills but mine's a pint of what you're having!

17 Jun 2009 12:10AM
Really pleased to see this in the HC gallery. Well done, you've really caught the character. helen
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
17 Jun 2009 6:41AM
Thanks team, its most appreciated Smile

You might see these characters again in a future upload...or two Wink

LesF 11 182 9
17 Jun 2009 7:11AM
Told you

Congrats on the HC Nick.

MikeH 13 217 4 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2009 7:23AM
Well done on the HC Nick,
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
17 Jun 2009 8:52AM
Does look like the same guy...creepy! LOL
Well done, Nick.
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
17 Jun 2009 5:22PM
Thanks everyone, yes Cole I couldn't believe it when I saw Pauls image, tho #eddie Valantine is the resident singer (well on a tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).


17 Jun 2009 6:12PM
Great capture Nic, been to this pub myself several times its good craic all right, congrats on thr HC, a superb candid look forward to more.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
17 Jun 2009 8:17PM
My congrat's Nick Smile
HowardA 11 231
17 Jun 2009 10:20PM
Well done on the HC NIck - just desserts!
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
18 Jun 2009 1:06AM
Just logged in, to say i'm shocked is an understatment, thanks team Smile
LesF 11 182 9
18 Jun 2009 6:36AM
PA now, excellent Nick, well pleased for you, one more upgrade to go.

VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 8:25AM
Congrats on the award NIck
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
18 Jun 2009 12:17PM
Wonderful shot and superb use of BW .....
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
18 Jun 2009 12:28PM
great processing.lesley
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
18 Jun 2009 4:50PM
Thanks everyone, it was a big surprise when this made PA, i wasn't sure how it would do, a mono street scene etc. Thanks for the kind words Les, however I'm not so sure.


MikeH 13 217 4 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 5:05PM
Get to Ireland more often Nick, good processing,
pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 5:11PM
A well deserved PA, congratulations.
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
18 Jun 2009 5:51PM
Thanks Mike & Penny.

Quote:Get to Ireland more often Nick

don't know if my liver could stand it Wink seriously its a super country and somewher I love visiting from the bustle of Dublin, to the carm of Coek / Waterford.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 10:45PM
Wonderful processing, well deserving of the award.
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
18 Jun 2009 11:07PM
Congrats Nick..
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
18 Jun 2009 11:10PM
Thanks Pamela & chris
TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 7:27AM
Super mono conversion , perfect subject
HowardA 11 231
20 Jun 2009 11:06PM
Blimey Nick. An upgrade on un upgrade. Just POTW to go and then I'll stop commenting on this! Well done fella....
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
21 Jun 2009 11:24AM
lovely work
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
21 Jun 2009 9:02PM
Thanks Henri , Tony & Howard. And thanks to Colin & Les for the awards.

paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2009 4:15PM
The finest form of flattery Wink
T'is a lovely shot - but then I'm biased!

Cheers, Paul
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
25 Jun 2009 7:25PM
Thanks Paul, I suppose the original was not too bad Wink
martin.w 16 522 22 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 9:25PM
Somehow missed this, superb work Nick Smile
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
3 Jul 2009 10:41PM
Thanks Martin. I've missed a lot recently too with work getting in the way ...
Kerniggit 9 2 1 England
29 Jul 2009 4:16PM
Belated Congrats this is stunning image. when I first saw it in the Clubman I said it was the winner Smile


Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.