2nd July 2016 - Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

Photographs now online - CLICK HERE!!!

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Once again, Killarney Camera Club took on the ambitious task of trying to photograph as many as possible of the 11,000 participants of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2016. This has probably become the biggest one day charity fundraising event in Munster. As always, the Killarney Camera Club members enthusiastically played their part, to help make this another spectacular event.

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Last year's cycle was a phenomenal success, but the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Committee surpassed themselves this year, and this year's cycle turned out to be, without doubt, the best. Cyclists descended upon Killarney from early on Friday to take part in Ireland's biggest one-day charity cycle. A grand total of 42 charities will benefit as a result of all the hard work, and the people who need it most will benefit. To date, €10.6 million is raised.

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Cyclists, including our own members, Nicholas Tarrant and Pat O'Shea had been hitting the road from after 5 o'clock to gather at the Start Line in Mission Road for their long arduous journey. They collected their bicycle tags from the Organizers' Office in New Street Car Park from 5.00 am onward and from 6.00 am the cycle started in waves. Wearing the Ring of Kerry Jersey, The British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott headed off around 8.00 am and shortly afterwards, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. hit the road around 8.15 am, also wearing the Ring of Kerry Jersey.

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People from all over the world gathered at the Start Line to commence the 33rd Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. The weather dawned dull and overcast, and lots of umbrellas around, typical weather for Killarney, but with a promise of blue skies in the distance, the weather did not dampen the spirits. Cathal Walsh, the face of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, talked to people from all over the world , Canada, Australia, Dubai, Vietnam, France, all the European countries, 32 counties of Ireland, and 'places that he has even forgotten the name of'. He was at the start line from 5.15 and advised everybody to "take it easy, and that it is not a race, there is no medal for coming first, so enjoy the scenery and most of all, to come home safe".

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The Bishop of Kerry, Bishop Raymond Browne and Mick Galwey, were there at the Start Line seeing off the cyclists and wishing them well. Mick won an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship with the Kerry Gaelic football team in 1986, as a 19-year-old, before turning to rugby union. He is thus the only winner of an "All-Ireland" in both rugby union and football. Thanks to our dedicated club member, Christopher Fitzgerald for the early start to capture these great moments. Christopher said he was blown away by the determination and commitment of the participants and the atmosphere at the Start Line was 'electric' and a fantastic experience.

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The early morning rain quickly cleared to blue skies, and they were blessed with beautiful sunshine as they went along the Ring of Kerry Cycle Route, which is known throughout the world for its breathtaking scenery. The route travels along quiet country roads and passes through all the main towns and villages Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Caherciveen, Sneem, Kenmare and Molls Gap along the way. They returned to Killarney, tired and weary, but with the satisfaction of major achievement. There were 2 food stops sponsored by LIDL – one in Caherciveen and one in Kenmare. There was also food and water available along the route and Nature Valley supplied free Nature Valley Bars at many of the stops. Now in its 33rd year, the cyclists completed 112 miles, and hopefully they enjoyed and appreciated the spectacular views and the variety of scenery along the route.

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On their return to the Finish Line, they were greeted by the cheers of family, friends and onlookers welcoming them back and congratulating them on a terrific performance. We, the photographers of Killarney Camera Club, were lucky to be there for their moment of triumph and capture the smiles, cheers and looks of sheer joy when they finally crossed the finish line. The atmosphere was euphoric as we see the hugs and kisses from children, wives, mothers, family members and friends.

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Having made their way to the New Street Car Park, where they were greeted by cheers and "Well done" and "Ye made it" they were presented with their Certificate of Achievement and 'sign home'. Here, they enjoyed a well earned cuppa and refreshments, before they joined the huge throng in the car-park to enjoy the music and entertainment. Some made their way to the podium to have photos taken with family and friends and proudly display their Certificate of Achievement. For some it was a struggle, but for all, it was rewarding. The after party was a spectacular event that entertained both the cyclists and all their family and friends who had come to support them. The camaraderie was a pleasure to behold as they revel in the achievements and enjoyed the great party atmosphere. Everybody has a story. Having rested their weary bones and shared their experience with fellow cyclists, they wandered though the various tents, and enjoyed the huge array of sponsored foods and drinks on offer. Music filled the air as participants and their friends relaxed in the glorious afternoon sunshine - a perfect ending to a perfect day.

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This is a completely voluntary managed and operated event and without the volunteers it would not be possible, and they were incredible. Over 1,000 helped out with the various tasks that ranged from feeding the hungry participants at the food stations to the cycle marshals, who completed the ring to aid anybody in trouble. A huge team of medics gave up their time and were on hand to help anyone who needed assistance. Anyone with cuts, blisters or cramps made their way to the many Ambulances and First Aid stations nearby.

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On behalf of the Killarney Camera Club, I would like to congratulate the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Committee, who once again, hosted another event to be proud of. My personal thanks go to the enthusiastic team of members of Killarney Camera Club who worked away happily shooting, many for hours on end - I think we had the biggest team ever of 19 members out for this year's event. Many thanks to our own webmaster Donal Lyne, who put these images online for free download.

30th June, 2016 - Print Competition

It was a lovely conclusion to our club year to have as special guests Sean Brennan's family, to present the perpetual Sean Brennan Memorial trophy to the Novice Photographer of the year. During the club year photographers accumulate points towards POTY based on where they finish in our monthly competitions. Well done to Adrian Healy on winning the Novice Photographer of the Year, and to Terry MacSweeney on winning the overall Photographer of the Year.

Novice Category

  • 1. Adrian Healy - Night Fall
  • 2. Maryann Heidtke - Boats
  • 3. Noel O'Neill - Mt Brandon

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Paul Garnett - Lake Patricia at Dawn
  • 2. Seamus Long - Strawberry Splash
  • 3. Adrian Healy - Night Fall

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Paul Garnett
1st Paul Garnett - Lake Patricia at Dawn
88
2 Seamus Long
2nd Seamus Long - Strawberry Splash
86
2 Adrian Healy
2nd Adrian Healy - Nightfall
86
4 Marek Hajdasz
4th Marek Hajdasz - PlaceHolderPleaseIgnore
81
5 Nikki Foley
5th Nikki Foley - Alscae
78

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5th May, 2016 - Macro Competition

Well done to Terry MacSweeney on winning the Unrestricted Category of our Macro competition with his photo titled 'Bugzilla', the results were:

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Terry MacSweeney - Bugzilla
  • 2. Adrian Healy - Drip Drip
  • 3. Billy Horan - Early Morning

Well done to Adrian Healy on his winning shot "Drip Drip" in the Novice category for our Macro competition. Adrian's shot also came second in the Unrestricted category! The results of the Novice category were:

Novice Category

  • 1. Adrian Healy - Drip Drip
  • 2. David O'Connor - Bug
  • 3. Jane Thomas - Inside Tulip

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Terry MacSweeney
1st Terry MacSweeney - Bugzilla
119
2 Adrian Healy
2nd Adrian Healy - Drip Drip
109
3 Billy Horan
3rd Billy Horan - Early Morning Beside The Lake
108
3 Marek Hajdasz
3rd Marek Hajdasz - Spring Rain Drops
108
5 Seamus Long
5th Seamus Long - Pink Feather Drop
102

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7th April, 2016 - Textures Competition

Our Textures themed competition had lots of entries and a very diverse interpretation on the theme. Well done to Terry MacSweeney on his winning shot "Drop Leaf" in the Unrestricted category. Here are the results:

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Terry MacSweeney - Drop Leaf
  • 2. Paul Garnett - A Knotty Problem
  • 3. Seamus Long - Blue Mitt

Well done to Adrian Healy on his winning shot in the Novice category of our Textures themed competition. Here are the results:

Novice Category

  • 1. Adrian Healy - Grid Iron
  • 2. Maryann Heidke - Slipway
  • 3. Jane Thomas - White Bush

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Terry MacSweeney
1st Terry MacSweeney - Drop Leaf
144
2 Paul Garnett
2nd Paul Garnett - A Knotty Problem
142
3 Seamus Long
3rd Seamus Long - Blue Mitt
130
3 John Keane
3rd John Keane - fern on wood
130
3 Adrian Healy
3rd Adrian Healy - Grid_Iron
130

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Saturday 5th March 2016 - The Photographer's Eye - An Exhibition of Photographs

Killarney Camera Club will hold an exhibition of photographs in Killarney Library in March , commencing on Tuesday 15th and continuing until the end of the month.

Frank Lewis

Frank Lewis, Presenter with Radio Kerry will officially launch the exhibition at 7.00pm. Refreshments will be served.

The Exhibition is intended to appeal to a wide audience, members of the public, schools and organizations, as well as tourists and people with an interest is the arts, culture and especially photography.

Photographers see the world in ways that are unique, interesting and different and we want to share this view though our photography. Consequently the theme of this exhibition, "The Photographer's Eye" which portrays how we see the world though the camera lens. Based on the book of the same name, it is "the ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition". Photography is an art form that requires a lot of mental thought to be put into every shot, but it's all about creativity and individual style. This Exhibition will show the diverse range of styles of our members, who are all fueled by a common goal, a desire to take better photographs.

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Killarney Camera Club was founded in 2001, and this year sees it highest membership ever of almost 50 enthusiastic photographers of all ages and levels of ability. The exhibition reflects the work and dedication of the club members and we are delighted that many of our new members who joined this year are featured in the Exhibition. Many members have years of experience, while more are beginners but we all improve our skills through the knowledge and experience shared by fellow members and through the club activities.

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The club meets every second Thursday at the Heights Hotel, Killarney at 7.30 pm. There is a very wide range of club activities, which include presentations, training and workshops, club competitions and outings. These outings are the life and soul of the club and are great fun, we travel far and wide in search of the perfect shot. New members are always welcome.

Our main charity is the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, and we act as official photographers each year for this event. Many thousands of photographs of the cyclists are posted online for free download from the event.

We wish to thank Killarney Library for hosting this Exhibition and to Eamon Browne and the staff of Killarney Library for their co-operation while planning, organising and setting up this event.

18th February, 2016 - Emotions Competition

Well done to Seamus on his winning shot in the Unrestricted category "Fear". Seamus has asked me not to publish this photo as he hasn't got a model release form for it, so just in case you're wondering why it isn't in the album later :-). Here are the results:

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Seamus Long - Fear
  • 2. Nikki Foley - Catch of the Day
  • 3. Terry MacSweeney - I said 'I'm Fine'

The Novice category was very close with Adrian Healy coming out on top, well done Adrian on your winning shot "Tadhg", here are the results:

Novice Category

  • 1. Adrian Healy - Tadhg
  • 2. Yvette Shea - Jazz Solo
  • 3. Evelyn Dore - Worn Out

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Seamus Long
1st Seamus Long - Fear
119
2 Nikki Foley
2nd Nikki Foley - catch of the day
115
3 Terry MacSweeney
3rd Terry MacSweeney - I said Im Fine
110
4 John Keane
4th John Keane - Fuerteventura
109
5 Marek Hajdasz
5th Marek Hajdasz - Possessed
108

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21st January, 2016 - Open Monochrome Competition

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Paul Garnett - Market Trader
  • 2. Marek Hajdasz - Turbine
  • 3. Terry MacSweeney The End of an Enchanted Day

Novice Category

  • 1. Yvette Shea - Evening Ballydavid Head
  • 2. Jane Thomas - Spider
  • 3. Adrian Healy - Water Ladies

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Paul Garnett
1st Paul Garnett - Market Trader
123
2 Marek Hajdasz
2nd Marek Hajdasz - image1
114
3 Terry MacSweeney
3rd Terry MacSweeney - The End of an Enchanted Day
110
4 Yvette Shea
4th Yvette Shea -  Evening Ballydavid Head
109
5 jane thomas
5th jane thomas - spider
108

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7th January, 2016 - Shadows Competition

Our first competition of the New Year! This time the theme was "shadows" and was very keenly contested! Here are the results:

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Kevin Dawson - Tree Shadow
  • 2. Terry MacSweeney - Shadow Play
  • 3. Adrian Healy - Knight Moves

Novice Category

  • 1. Adrian Healy - Knight Moves
  • 2. Ille Muul - shadows2015
  • 3. Keith Johnson - each Shadow

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Kevin Dawson
1st Kevin Dawson - Tree Shadow
107
2 Terry MacSweeney
2nd Terry MacSweeney - Shadow Play
106
3 Adrian Healy
3rd Adrian Healy - Knight Moves
105
4 John Keane
4th John Keane - unnamed
101
5 Ille Muul
5th Ille Muul - Shadows2015
99

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5th November, 2015 - Open Competition

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Marek Hajdasz - Power Within
  • 2. Evelyn Dore - Cloud Inversion
  • 3. Billy Dermody - Stars

Novice Category

  • 1. Evelyn Dore - Cloud Inversion
  • 2. Noel O'Neill - 10th X on Mt Brandon
  • 3. Christopher Fitzgerald - Celestial Castle

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Marek Hajdasz
1st Marek Hajdasz - Power Within
152
2 Evelyn Dore
2nd Evelyn Dore - IMG9073
145
3 Billy Dermody
3rd Billy Dermody - Stars
143
3 Noel O Neill
3rd Noel O Neill - 0th X on Mt Brandon
143
3 Terry Macsweeney
3rd Terry Macsweeney - night
143

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13th August 2015 - Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

Photographs now online - CLICK HERE!!!

Killarney Camera Club are delighted to be, once again asked to help take on the mammoth task of trying to photograph as many of the 11,000 participants of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2015 as possible. This has probably become the biggest one day charity fundraising event in Munster. Thankfully the Killarney Camera Club members were able to play their part, to help make this another spectacular event. Ellen Lynch - July3rdNo Time - John Keane - 0117Last year's cycle was a phenomenal success, but the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Committee surpassed themselves this year, and this year's cycle has turned out to be, without doubt, the most successful ever. The 4th of July Celebrations, which were taking place around the town created a wonderful festive atmosphere. The town was decked out with flags and buntings everywhere, and statues of Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty overlooked the whole proceedings. Music from numerous bands entertained the 1,000's that descended on the town. Although dogged by this year's poor weather, the parade took off in fine fettle from Ross Road.

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By the time the parade reached town, the rain had come down, but it didn't dampen the spirits, and the crowds who lined the streets to watch thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle. As the parade reached its destination in the car-park behind Tesco, the downpour came, and the huge influx of tourist that had come to Killarney for the 4th of July scattered into the nearby pubs and restaurants.

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From daybreak on Saturday, the cyclists, including our own Chris Slattery, began to gather at the Start Line in Mission Road for their long arduous journey. They collected their bicycle tags from the Organisers Office in New Street Car Park from 5 am onward and from 6 am the cycle started in waves.

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Typical Irish weather prevailed, and it was damp and overcast as they took off, but were blessed with beautiful sunshine as they went along the Ring of Kerry Cycle Route, which is known throughout the world for its breathtaking scenery. The route travels along quiet country roads and passes through all the main towns and villages Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Sneem, Kenmare and Molls Gap along the way. They returned to Killarney, tired and weary, but with the satisfaction of major achievement. There were two food stops sponsored by LIDL – one in Caherciveen and one in Kenmare and there was food and water available along the route, with Nature Valley supplying free Nature Valley Bars. Now in its 32nd year, the cyclists completed 112 miles, and hopefully they enjoy and appreciated the spectacular views and the variety of scenery along the route.

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On their return to the Finish Line, they were greeted by the cheers of family, friends and onlookers welcoming them back and congratulating them on a terrific performance. We, the photographers of Killarney Camera Club, were lucky to be there for their moment of triumph and capture the smiles, cheers and looks of sheer joy when they finally crossed the finish line. The atmosphere is electric as we see the hugs and kisses from children, wives, mothers, family members and friends.

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Having made their way to the New Street Car Park, they were presented with their Certificate of Achievement and 'sign home'. They enjoyed a well earned cúpan té and refreshments, before they joined the huge throng in the car-park to enjoy the music and entertainment. Here they rested their weary bones and shared their experience with fellow cyclists.

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Over 1,000 volunteers helped out with the various tasks that ranged from feeding the hungry participants at the food stations to the cycle marshals who completed the ring to aid anybody in trouble. A huge team of medics gave up their time to help anyone who needed assistance and anyone with cuts, blisters or cramps made their way to the many Ambulances and First Aid stations nearby. By then, the party had well and truly started as music filled the air. Participants and their friends relaxed in the sunshine in the aftermath of a truly wonderful day as the sun went down behind Mangerton Mountain.

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On behalf of the Killarney Camera Club, I would like to congratulate the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Committee, who once again, hosted another event to be proud of. My personal thanks go to the members of Killarney Camera Club who worked tirelessly on the day, cheerfully and happily taking a greater number of photographs this year than ever before. Although we had less photographers than last year, we came up with a grand total of almost 15,000 photos, which are already live on the Ring of Kerry website. Many thanks to our own webmaster Donal Lyne, who will get these images online to download free of charge.

Ellen Lynch of Sean Brennan

In the meantime, the sudden death of Sean Brennan has come as a great shock to us all. Sean contributed enormously to this event, both this year and since he joined our Club and had done so with great humour, passion and enthusiasm. He was the life and soul of the day, as he was in every other event that he took part in. I am so pleased to have a photo of him on the sideline that day, smiling as always, clicking away happily. Sean, you are sorely missed.

Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.

8th August, 2015 - Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2015

Please note that the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2015 photos are currently being processed, and a link will be placed on this page when they are available.

25th June, 2015 - Open Print Competition

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Paul Garnett - Pyramid Lake
  • 2. Billy Dermody - Evening Time
  • 3. Chris Slattery - The Races

Novice Category

  • 1. Ellen Lynch - The Peacock
  • 2. Ellen Lynch - Mucross Farmhouse
  • 3. Noel O Neill - Sitting Pretty

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Paul Garnett
1st Paul Garnett - Pyramid Lake
134
2 Billy Dermody
2nd Billy Dermody - Evening Time
128
3 Ellen Lynch
3rd Ellen Lynch - The Peacock
124
4 Chris Slattery
4th Chris Slattery - The Races
121
5 John Keane
5th John Keane - Samual Beckett bridge
118

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30th April, 2015 - People Competition

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Paul Garnett - Kenmare Horse Fair
  • 2. Paul Garnett - Streetwise Lady
  • 3. Chris Slattery - Pedal power

Novice Category

  • 1. Marie Lyne Kelly - Perfect Moment
  • 2. Mark Webb - BriJenn
  • 3. Adrian Healy - Smokie

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Paul Garnett
1st Paul Garnett - Kenmare Horse Fair
141
2 Paul Garnett
2nd Paul Garnett - Streetwise Lady
140
3 Chris Slattery
3rd Chris Slattery - Pedal power
138
4 Marie Lyne Kelly
4th Marie Lyne Kelly - Perfect Moment
137
5 Teddy Sugrue
5th Teddy Sugrue - True Grit
136

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2nd April, 2015 - Open Competition

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Billy Horan - Climbing Carrauntoohil
  • 2. Paul Garnett - Pines
  • 3. Chris Slattery - The Canal

Novice Category

  • 1. Jennifer Walsh - Fireworks Display
  • 2. Jennifer Walsh - On the road to Trollstigen
  • 3. Adrian Healy - Rocky Shore

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Billy Horan
1st Billy Horan - Climbing Carrauntoohil
139
2 Paul Garnett
2nd Paul Garnett - Pines
137
3 Chris Slattery
3rd Chris Slattery - The Canal
130
4 John Keane
4th John Keane - Hands
128
5 Jennifer Walsh
5th Jennifer Walsh - Fireworks Display
127

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19th February, 2015 - The Animal World Competition

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Billy Dermody - Deer
  • 2. Paul Garnett - A Bird Eye View
  • 3. Seamus Long - Hungry Squirrel

Novice Category

  • 1. Pierre-Louis Renaudin - Fetch!
  • 2. David Power - Alpaca
  • 3. Mark Webb - Yellow Finch

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Billy Dermody
1st Billy Dermody - Deer
166
2 Paul Garnett
2nd Paul Garnett - A Birds Eye View
160
3 Seamus Long
3rd Seamus Long - Hungry Squirrel
155.8
4 Chris Slattery
4th Chris Slattery - Out of Africa
151.6
5 Pierre Louis Renaudin
5th Pierre Louis Renaudin - Fetch!
150
5 Micheal O Searcoid
5th Micheal O Searcoid - Eyes
150

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22nd January, 2015 - Monochrome Competition

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Paul Garnett - A wise Sikh
  • 2. Paul Garnett - Misty Morning
  • 3. Chris Slattery - Rough Seas

Novice Category

  • 1. Sean Brennan - The Ploughman
  • 2. Jennifer Walsh - Abbey Cloisters
  • 3. Jennifer Walsh - Old Book

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Paul Garnett
1st Paul Garnett - A Wise Sikh
158
2 Paul Garnett
2nd Paul Garnett - Misty Morning
149.5
3 Chris Slattery
3rd Chris Slattery - Rough Seas
142
4 Chris Slattery
4th Chris Slattery - The Fog
139
5 John Keane
5th John Keane - Five Fiddles
135

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14th January, 2015 - Operation Transformation Walk

Photographs now online - CLICK HERE!!!

Operation Transformation Walk Operation Transformation Walk Route

Kerry Recreation And Sport Partnership, in association with Operation Transformation and RTE, have invited Killarney Canera Club to act as official photographers for the five and ten kilometre walks which are taking place on Saturday January 17th next.

Full details are included on the accompanying poster and map.

Photographers will attend during signing in, and will also accompany the walkers for the duration of their routes. The intention is to provide a comprehensive photographic record of the event which will be available to view and download freely from The Killarney Camera Club Website.

The photographs will be available to view and download free of charge from Monday, January 26th.

28th December, 2014 - From Sunrise to Sunset on the Edge of the World

TomSeanThere were seven of us to greet the dawn at Cinn Aird: Nikki, Jennifer, Seán, Shah, Keith, Tom and me. By the time the seventh arrived, there was yet an hour or more before the full tide would cover all but pockets of the strand, so we found vantage points at the edge of the foam as well as in elevated positions above the sand. At no time of year can the rising sun's ascent over the horizon be seen from here, but in the depth of winter it climbs behind the high land mass somewhat south of east and throws subtle hues of pink, orange and yellow across the distant coastline, merging them into the dark blue of the slowly awakening sky and finding a touch of purple above the southern sea line. An Searrach stands majestic off that land mass, a rugged sentinel to a world of wonder.Cinn Aird

From Cinn Aird, we made our way to Moran's garage for a quick cup of coffee. Refreshed, we moved on to the harbour in Daingean Uí Chúis, the stronghold of the Husseys, and from the harbour we walked our separate ways, photographing as we wished.

Boats in Dingle HarbourIt was still early enough for the morning light to give a faint reddish tint to the surface of the water and to convey to the moored boats a sense that they were wakening from slumber on this last Sunday morning of the year.

Baile an Daingin behind us, we were to meet again at Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir in Dún Chaoin. We took the longer route, along the southern coast of the peninsula and around Ceann Sléibhe. Roads used wisely are surely less for travel from place to place than for exploration. Each side road is an invitation, a temptation when it is accompanied by a finger post displaying a name that excites the imagination. The road west presents such invitations, as well as spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean and its rocky islands. The river that flows across the road comes suddenly upon the unsuspecting traveller and seems to say that this place, despite its thousands of years of civilization, still belongs to Nature. The road affords a fine view of Inis Tuaisceart, named An Fear Marbh by reason of the aspect that it presents to the mainlander, of An Tiaracht with its fairy-tale peak and of An Blascaod Mór, once home to authors Tomás Ó Criomhthain, Peig Sayers and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin.

A century ago, scholars from across Ireland and from the universities of Europe, Carl Marstrander, Robin Flower (An Bláithín), Seoirse Mac Tomáis and others, came to An Blascaod Mór to share the language, the stories and the extraordinary way of life of the hardy and talented islanders. Here, inspired by these visitors and finally guided by schoolmaster Brian Ó Ceallaigh of Killarney, Tomás Ó Criomhthain penned some of the finest and most perceptive Irish prose of the twentieth century in 'Allagar na hInise', his day-to-day reflections on island life. This and his later work were the foundation of a literary revival in Iarthar Dhuibhneach that bears fruit to this day and has made this tiny corner of the world the heartland of Irish literature in genres as varied as the landscape: biographies, novels, short stories, essays, diaries, histories, travel books, books for children, drama and poetry.

After rounding the head, we pass by Com Dhíneoil and look out across Ceann an Dúna, the most westerly strip of the Irish mainland, where that fine prose writer and novelist of a later generation, Pádraig Ua Maoileoin, spent his childhood. Spread out before us is Dún Chaoin: Baile na Rátha, home of Seán Óg Ó Caomhánaigh; Baile Viocáire, birthplace of Peig Sayers and home to Seán Ó Dálaigh; Baile na hAbha, home of the much loved storyteller and sometime broadcaster Bab Feiritéar.

Distracted at every turn, I barely reached the meeting place in time for lunch. Some of the party had climbed up to the site of David Lean's 1970 film of Robert Bolt's 'Ryan's Daughter', which starred Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Trevor Howard and Leo McKern, and in which John Mills gave the most extraordinary performance of an adult acting career that spanned more than seven decades. When the party descended with their images, we went together to Louis Mulcahy's and were there joined by Ellen. We relaxed, enjoyed the company, and lunched on paninis and hot drinks.

Louis Mulcahy's is an impressive place. Nowhere else have I seen a craft shop with such a large collection of exhibits of the art. Pottery of every sort and size begs inspection on table after table, downstairs and upstairs. On a rainy day, it would be worthwhile to spend more time in here, to look at pottery and read some of the master potter's poetry, for he too has found a voice in this extraordinary place. But today is a glorious day; the air is clearer than on any summer day I remember in Corca Dhuibhne. It is a day to be out of doors.

Our next stop was to be at Cill Maolcéadair. We passed on through Baile an Fheirtéirigh, home of writer and historian Seán Ó Lúing, left An Riasc on our right and, turning right at TP's, Gallarus on our left. We did not stop here, a pity perhaps because some of our party have never seen this most perfect of Ireland's stone buildings, a small oratory that has stood intact for well over a thousand years and is as fine a building today as on the day it was built. This and An Riasc are for another day's photography.

The ancient site of Cill Maolcéadair is one of the wonders of the region and we all took pictures there. Maolcéadair mac Rónáin is recorded as grandson to the King of Ulster and descendant of Fiatach Finn, High King of Ireland. He is said to have founded a monastic settlement here around the end of the sixth century. Cill MaolceadairThe present church, its nave at least, dates from the twelfth century and, despite having lost its stone roof, is in good condition. It is hiberno-romanesque in style and exhibits fine distinctive arches, gable ornamentation and blind arcading. Its similarity to Séipéal Chormaic in Caiseal Mumhan has led to some speculation on the nature of the connection, for connection there must surely be, between this rugged place and the distant heart of Cúige Mumhan nine hundred years ago. The site has many attractions older than the church: ogham stones, one featuring a curious (perhaps later) hole not common in such stones, a sundial, an alphabet stone now inside the church, and a number of interesting stone crosses. Here too is Cosán na Naomh, the ancient route of pilgrimage to the summit of Cnoc Bhréanainn; the modern pathway ends at the foot of the mountain. Many of the graves around the church are contemporary with ourselves.

Every graveyard is a place of pilgrimage. The attentive pilgrim is imbued with a heightened awareness of a shared humanity and a common destiny with all who have been buried in that place. It is especially so here, where stories cut in stone an age ago bring to sharp focus the fleeting nature of our earthly life, and there rises from the pilgrim's heart the universal prayer : requiescant in pace. In some graveyards there is a more personal aspect to this reflection and prayer, and for me it is so at Cill Maolcéadair. Here, there are laid to rest people in whose company I have laughed, people who were good to me in times gone by. Ar dheis Dé go rabhadar.

From Cill Maolcéadair, we set off to catch the setting sun. We travelled back through An Mhuiríoch, home of writer Seán Ó Criomhthainn. Close by is the Baile Loisce home of journalist Eibhlín Ní Mhurchú and of Pádraig Ó Murchú, whose Idir Dhá Shaol compares and contrasts life growing up in Baile Loisce in the mid-twentieth century with life in Korea where he spent much of his priestly ministry. A little further away is the home of the late Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé, probably the most prolific of the writers of Corca Dhuibhne.

Sunset over the Blaskets

We went back around Cuan Ard na Caithne to Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir. From there we walked down to the sea. A part of the Dingle Way passes by here and there is a bridge over the river to accommodate walkers. While the rest of the party set up on the rocks beside the sea, Shah and I crossed the bridge and climbed up onto the common land. Shah set up his tripod on the edge of a formidable drop into the sea and caught the sun going down over the Blasket islands.

4th December, 2014 - Urban Decay Competition

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Adrian Healy - Noelie
  • 2. Seamus Long - Twins
  • 3. Paul Garnett - How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up

Novice Category

  • 1. Adrian Healy - Noelie
  • 2. Mark Webb - Puddle Jumper
  • 3. Jennifer Walsh - Water Protest

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Adrian Healy
1st Adrian Healy - Noelie
151
1 Seamus Long
1st Seamus Long - Twins
151
3 Paul Garnett
3rd Paul Garnett - How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up
143
3 Mark Webb
3rd Mark Webb - Puddle jumper
143
5 Paul Garnett
5th Paul Garnett - Getting the Right Price
141

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6th November, 2014 - Open Competition

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Chris Slattery
1st Chris Slattery - Red Deer at dawn
171
2 Pierre Louis
2nd Pierre Louis - Renaudin Baths
168
3 Mark Webb
3rd Mark Webb - Butterfly Garden
164
4 Billy Dermody
4th Billy Dermody - Milky Way
160
5 Terry MacSweeney
5th Terry MacSweeney - Aurora Terealis
158

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05 July 2014 - Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

Photographs now online - CLICK HERE!!!

Killarney Camera Club were delighted to be once again asked to help take on the mammoth task of trying to photograph as many of the 9,700 participants of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2014 as possible. We joined local professional photographers, press photographers and film crews in covering what has become the biggest one day charity fundraising event in Munster. As was shown in countless instances throughout the weekend. The spirit of volunteerism is as alive and well in our club as it is throughout the county. Janette O Callaghan (242)Over 1,000 volunteers helped out with jobs that ranged from feeding the hungry participants at the food stations to cycle marshals who completed the ring to aid those in trouble. A huge team of medics gave their precious time free of charge to be there for anyone who may have needed their help. 14 of our members were part of that incredible number of volunteers who willingly gave their time to support the event and the charities that will benefit from the funds raised.

After the phenomenal success of last year's event it was always going to be a hard act to follow. But the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Committee surpassed themselves and then some. It was obvious from early on Friday that this was going to be a special event. Registration took place during Killarney's 4th of July Celebrations which created a fantastic festival atmosphere around the town.

Marie Lyne Kelly - 4th July ROK 2014

The dawn raising of the Stars & Stripes over the town hall kicked off a day of fun. A huge BBQ followed by the antics of a Wild West Troupe hijacking bus loads of tourists, having gun fights on Main Street, Killarney which was turned into Main Street, USA for the day kept both visitors and locals amused. An Uncle Sam statue stood at the Market Cross overseeing the party. A nearby Statue of Liberty provided a perfect backdrop for photos with families stopping to pose with the iconic lady. Music from numerous bands entertained the 1,000's that were starting to descend on the town.

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The evening started with Pedal in the Park where families took to their bicycles and headed off around Killarney National Park. To their surprise they finished at the Golden Gates of the park where the joined the rear of the most impressive parade that Killarney has ever seen. Fantastic floats, bands and tourists carrying the flags of the 50 states led them through the streets of Killarney to the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle exhibition area where a concert was held until the day was brought to an end with a spectacular fireworks display. The scene was set and in less than 7 hours we would all be back at the Start line to get this year's event on the road.

Marie Lyne Kelly - Hector ROK 2014

From 5am cyclists including two of our own club members Nikki Foley & Chris Slattery began to leave. All in good spirits thanks to the hilarious master of ceremonies Hector O hEochagain. Hector was just the man to kick things off being well used to the early starts when he presented his popular radio breakfast show on 2FM.

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He interviewed, encouraged and happily took "selfies" with many participants before they set off on their long journeys. The official starting ceremony took place at 7:30 am. There were words of welcome from the ROK committee and local dignitaries. Cyclists were then sent on their way with a blessing from Fr. Kieran O'Brien Administrator to Killarney Parish. Once again An Taoiseach Enda Kenny joined the cycle with other ministers in what now has become an annual trip for them.

Marie Lyne Kelly - Enda ROK 2014

The cyclists were to travel through some of the most spectacular scenery our wonderful county has to offer. Some on their first visit others who have completed the Ring on many occasions. Killorglin was the first town on the route followed by Glenbeigh & Kells then the first food station in Caherciveen.

Janette O Callaghan (312)

This was a chance to rest weary legs before heading on to Waterville and the first of the two infamous climbs of the Ring of Kerry, Coomakista. Here the amazing vista was a very understandable reason to stop and catch a breath. Next stop on the route was Caherdaniel followed by Castlecove, Sneem & Blackwater Bridge. The next food stop was Kenmare which prepared the cyclists for the slow climb to Molls Gap and the final leg of the journey which brought them back to Killarney and the finish line.

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What awaited them was the sound of drums, cheers and 1,000's of family, friends and onlookers welcoming them back after completing their adventure. We as photographers were lucky to be there for their moment of triumph and capture the smiles, cheers and looks of joy when they finally crossed that finish line. The feeling of euphoria was infectious.

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After collecting their certificates. Medical assistance for those sore blisters cuts & bruises. Physios to hand for cramps. The party well and truly started. Hector was mingling amongst the crowd in the refreshment area chatting and listening to stories of the day. There were at least two proposals of marriage to add to the celebrations. Music from the various bands in the line up filled the air and with the sun going down the 31st Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle came to an end.

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On behalf of the Killarney Camera Club I would like to congratulate the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Committee who once again hosted an event to be proud of. Our congratulations and admiration also goes to all the participants of the cycle itself including our very own Nikki & Chris. The amount of people who will benefit from the funds you have raised is astounding. To our fellow volunteers. You make us proud of our town & county. My personal thanks go to the members of Killarney Camera Club who gave not only their time on the day but the many, many hours spent on their computers editing the 1000's of images taken. Finally, thanks and appreciation go to our very patient webmaster Donal who will get these images online for you all to download free of charge. These photographs are High Resolution, sized 6 x 4 and have 300dpi.

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2015!

26th June, 2014 - Open Print Competition

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Terry MacSweeney - Above the Clouds
  • 2. Micheal O Searcoid - Touching Heaven
  • 3. Terry MacSweeney - Time Traveller

Novice Category

  • 1. Chris Slattery - Killegy Woods
  • 2. Chris Slattery - Mangerton Stag
  • 3. Ellen Lynch - Dead Hawthorn at Looscaunagh Lough

And finally the Photographer of the Year Award. Well done to Terry MacSweeney who won the Unrestricted Category and to Nikki Foley who won the Novice Category

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Terry MacSweeney
1st Terry MacSweeney - AboveTheClouds
146
2 Micheal O Searcoid
2nd Micheal O Searcoid - Touching Heaven
142
3 Terry MacSweeney
3rd Terry MacSweeney - Time Traveller
138
4 Shahriar Shahidi
4th Shahriar Shahidi - Lower Lake
137
5 Janette O Callaghan
5th Janette O Callaghan - Stag
132

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15 June 2014 - Ballinskelligs Bay

Billy Horan - 2 - Fog Rolls Into Ballinskelligs Bay

Have you ever seen the sunset over Ballinskelligs Bay? Well, I hadn't either until last weekend and it was really magical. Members of Killarney Camera Club met with members of the Galway Camera Club and the organiser for the weekend, Michael Hermann of skelligphoto.com and member of the South Kerry Camera Club on Friday evening in the Waterville Lake Hotel to discuss the weekends itinerary and then we all headed off to capture the sunset in beautiful scenery as the weather conditions were completely in our favour. Billy Horan - 9 - Gannets On Skellig BheagIt was spectacular to witness the fog roll over the sea and get pushed upwards when it hit the islands and the mainland. It was a great start to our weekend away (see photo).

On Saturday morning after a 'healthy' fry up we headed for Knightstown on Valentia Island where we were to catch a small boat onto Beginish Island. Billy Horan - 4 - Yacht Sails Past Beenanillar Cliffs, Valentia IslandIn the meantime Galway Camera Club headed for some cliffs on the north-west coast of Valentia Island and we were to swap destinations inthe afternoon. So we were on our way to Beginish Island, 6 of us at a time got onto a small craft and it took about 8 minutes to get there. Billy Horan - 11 - Fog Envelops The Summit Of Skellig MichaelThe islands lookout tower perched high up on cliffs is a recognisable landmark when you see photos of Cromwell Point Lighthouse, Valentia as it is often clearly visible in the background. It was a great experience to explore the island with it's volcanic rock formations and abundant plant life (see photo). John Dowd, the same person that summited Everest gave us a tour of the island and was a wealth of knowledge. It was now3pm and we were back in Knightstown having a tasty lunch after plenty walking on the island and we now swapped locations with Galway Camera Club after a visit to the photo exhibition in aid of the RNLI at their Lifeboat Station. Billy Horan - 3 - Seapink On Beginish IslandThe cliffs from this location were really picturesque and it could be stated as Michael put it "that they were Kerry's answer to the Cliffs Of Moher" and I would agree with him (see photo). We spent a couple hours here and then headed back to Waterville for the opening of the Art Exibhition at Tech Amergin followed by a short presentation by Killarney Camera Club.

Billy Horan - 1 - Fog Rolls In Over The Sea

The weekend wasn't over yet and on Sunday we headed for Skellig Michael(Sceilg Mhichil). We met at 10.30am in Portmagee and took the 50minute boat trip out to the Island in overcast conditions. I had never been outto these islands so I did not know what to expect. As we approached Skellig Michael I could see hundreds of puffins perched high above on the cliffs. We landed on the island and the Puffins would be as close as 5' so they were an easy target to photograph. The puffins are mainly a marine bird and just live on land during the breeding season in underground burrows and they partner for life. Billy Horan - 8 - Puffins, Deep In ConversationBoth Puffins go their separate ways when they migrate north at the end of July and they often don't see each other again until they meet back at the burrow site on the island 8 months later at the beginning of the breeding season. It's hard to know how they can tell each other apart. I proceeded to climb the steps to the monastery but I did not have much time to spare on top as I spent most of it photographing the birds, I just couldn't stop myself whereas most of the rest of the group had gone ahead (see photo).I will have to come back here again to spend more time on top as we had to be back down to the pier in 2.5 hours and time was just about up (see photo).

It was awe inspiring to approach Little Skellig (Sceilg Bheag) by boa tand see the thousands of Gannets perched on every available little ledge. Billy Horan - 10 - Gannets Flying AboveMist and fog shrouded the serrated peaks and cliffs which added to the serene spooky atmosphere, it was like something you would see on the discovery channel on tv (see photo). Little Skellig holds the second largest colony of Northern Gannets in the world and they are the largest seabirds in the North Atlantic, with a wingspan of up to 2 metres.It's great to have places like this in Co. Kerry. I would like to thank Michael Hermann of skelligphoto.com on behalf of Killarney Camera Club for organising such an excellent weekend away.

1st May, 2014 - At Work Competition

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Janette O Callaghan - Tom the Blacksmith
  • 2. Chris Slattery - The Craftsman
  • 3. Janette O Callaghan - Margaret the Potter

Novice Category

  • 1. Chris Slattery - The Craftsman
  • 2. Ellen Lynch - The shoemaker
  • 3. Adrian Healy - Crash Repairs

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Janette O Callaghan
1st Janette O Callaghan - Tom the Blacksmith
165
1 Chris Slattery
1st Chris Slattery - The Craftsman
165
3 Janette O Callaghan
3rd Janette O Callaghan - Margaret the Potter
162.75
4 Seamus Long
4th Seamus Long - Ploughing
159
5 John Keane
5th John Keane - Flying Sparks
158

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3rd April, 2014 - Night Competition

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Billy Horan - Venus and the Milky Way Over
  • 2. Terry MacSweeney - Abbey Window
  • 3. Marek Hajdasz - Bright Lights

Novice Category

  • 1. Nikki Foley - Midnight Abbey
  • 2. Chris Slattery - St Mary's
  • 3. Keith Johnson - Gougane Beara

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Billy Horan
1st Billy Horan - Venus and Milky Way Over Kemare
163
1 Terry MacSweeney
1st Terry MacSweeney - Abbey Window
163
3 Marek Hajdasz
3rd Marek Hajdasz - Bright Lights
158
3 Billy Horan
3rd Billy Horan - Frosty Night Up The Gap
158
5 Nikki Foley
5th Nikki Foley - midnight abbey
154

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31st March 2014 - Club Outing

Nikki Foley - killarney lakesWe set off from Killarney with great expectations of a productive day. Heading for the Black Valley we would not be short of locations to stop at along the way. Myself, Shah, Seamus, Sean, Tom, Ellen and Tadgh arrived at the lower lake. Making the most of the beautiful light we set up and stayed for half an hour admiring the breath-taking surroundings while trying to capture the beauty of the lake with our cameras.

Nikki Foley - the door tree

At the upper lake we all spread out and enjoyed the spring weather while looking for the shot that might be a little different. These locations are well known for their photogenic opportunities so it's a challenge to get a new angle.

A brief stop at ladies view prompted us to try out the coffee and cakes in the cafe, while we discussed the next location, which was to be Looscaunagh Lake.

Nikki Foley - skull

While half the group stayed at the lake, some of us went exploring, we could see an old derelict building up on the hill, which looked like an interesting view point. With camera and tripod in hand we rambled up the slope to find some interesting areas to photograph. Along the way we came across a fairie ring and a fascinating Sheep skull. While we couldn't decide if the stone ring was recent or ancient, it still made for an interesting subject to photograph.

Nikki Foley - the lonely hill

By now we were in need of lunch so the next stopping place was Avoca where we chatted and reviewed the day so far over more coffee and delicious food.

Nikki Foley - the gang

The day wouldn't be complete without stopping to photograph the famous run down house in the black valley. It was good to see the location in 'real' life and we all managed to get some shots in between the ever changing light.

The day was very enjoyable and it was very rewarding to receive tips and information from other member's in the group. We covered many topics from composition to lightroom, with many other subjects in between. A great day was had by all.

20th February, 2014 - Monochrome Competition

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Nikki Foley - Another storm
  • 2. Paul Garnett - Keeping an Eye Open
  • 3. Terry MacSweeney - UrbanPortrait

Novice Category

  • 1. Nikki Foley - Another storm
  • 2. Chris Slattery - Reflections
  • 3. Chris Slattery - Carrauntoohil

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Nikki Foley
1st Nikki Foley - Another storm
199
1 Paul Garnett
1st Paul Garnett - Keeping an Eye Open
199
3 Terry MacSweeney
3rd Terry MacSweeney - UrbanPortrait
189
4 Marek Hajdasz
4th Marek Hajdasz - Wings
185
5 Janette O Callaghan
5th Janette O Callaghan - Cinn Aird
183.3

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23rd January, 2014 - Movement Competition

Unrestricted Category

  • 1. Terry MacSweeney - City Lights
  • 2. Marek Hajdasz - The Lone Rider
  • 3. Michael O Searcoid - Down Tern

Novice Category

  • 1. Michael O Searcoid - Down Tern
  • 2. Michael O Searcoid - Riverrun
  • 3. Nikki Foley - Splashing Ducks

Scoring

Place Photographer
Title
Total
1 Terry MacSweeney
1st Terry MacSweeney - CityLights
162
2 Marek Hajdasz
2nd Marek Hajdasz - The Lone Rider
159
3 Micheal O Searcoid
3rd Micheal O Searcoid - Down tern
158
4 Terry MacSweeney
4th Terry MacSweeney - MindTheGap
156
5 Paul Garnett
5th Paul Garnett - Autumn Falls
154
5 Seamus Long
5th Seamus Long - Spinning Top
154

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19th January, 2014 - Charlie Lee and Phil Pound Presentation

foxKillarney Camera Club recently had a presentation by two experienced & award winning photographers from West Cork, Phil Pound and Charlie Lee. In May 2013 Charlie gained an Associate from The International Society of Nature and Wildlife Photographers, to check out the gallery showing the 20 images that made up his entry log on to his website.

Our next meeting is on Thursday 23rd of January, it is a competition night and the theme is "Movement", following that the next night on our calendar is the 6th February when Peter Cox Landscape Photographer will be welcomed to the club to meet and chat with club members and display some of his work. Peter's first book "The Irish Light - A Collection of Landscape Photographs" is now available. To see more of Peters work check out his website.

13th January, 2014 - Phil Pound and Charlie Lee

Killarney Camera Club kicked off the New Year with a very interesting and informative presentation by two experienced & award winning photographers from West Cork, Phil Pound and Charlie Lee. Both Phil & Charlie put together a selection of their amazing images both projected and prints that would inspire you to get out there and get snapping. It was a relaxed atmosphere and both men answered any questions people had in relation to all topics of photography. Check out some more of Phils work on his website.

PhilPound

Our next meeting is on Thursday 23rd of January, it is a competition night and the theme is "Movement", it should prove to be another interesting night as the members images will go on display and then be marked on quality of image and also on its relation to the theme.

Please come and check us out!! Our door is open to new members who share our passion for photography, regardless of level of experience or knowledge. Now is your chance to take up a new and very rewarding hobby. We meet every fortnight on Thursday night, at the Heights Hotel from 7.30pm in the Conference Room, First Floor.

Please contact us if you want more details.