I had to really trawl through my archives to find these photographs but they are the only photographs I have with a Paddy’s Day theme and they aren’t even of the parade! That will all change this year as Pix.ie have organised a fabulous day out for photobloggers and the St Patrick’s Festival are granting us passes to watch the parade from the good seats on O’Connell Street! I can’t wait and I’m clearing all my cards and charging all my batteries so I can take many many photos.
But that’s not all! I’m probably the last blogger to post about this (I’ve been so bad lately) but there’s a brilliant competition too. This is from the Pix.ie blog:
As some of you already know, Pixie has been working with the organisers of the Irish St Patrickâ€™s Festival on a huge photo sharing project to help document this yearâ€™s festival in photos from the perspective of those attending. The aim is to invite everyone bringing their camera to this yearâ€™s events to contribute their photos to the official St Patrickâ€™s Festival group so that the experience can be shared with people from all over the world.
To make things a little more interesting, weâ€™ve created a competition (more details to follow) and will be selecting three lucky winners whose photos capture the spirit of the festival. Canon have very kindly offered to sponsor some of the best prizes weâ€™ve seen in a photo competition and with a total value of just under â‚¬1,800, these are very generous prizes!!!
* 1st Prize â€“ Canon EOS 1000D digital SLR camera, Selphy ES3 photo printer, 150 Euro photography training course, adding memory card and photo printing paper. Total value â‚¬1,050
* 2nd Prize â€“ Powershot E1 digital camera and Selphy ES3 photo printer. Total Value â‚¬480
* 3rd Prize â€“ Selphy ES3 photo printer. Total Value â‚¬240
So if you’re going to the festival bring your camera and when you get home upload your photos to Pix.ie here and you might just bag yourself a new camera!
Thanks to Marcus for yet another brilliant photo coup and thanks to St Patrick’s Festival for letting us join in the fun.