First up, congratulations to the winners of our landscape competition; Patricia Costello, Grade1; Joe Dolan, Grade 3 and many thanks to Charlie Lee for judging the competition and giving such excellent feedback and encouragement.
Members were asked to submit a colour and a mono image however only one award was made at each grade level. There were a good number of entries so many thanks to all.
On Sunday, January 24th Clonakilty Camera Club hosted the SACC Qualifying round of the IPF Nature Photographer of the Year, 2015/16 at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery. The event was well attended and enjoyed by all.
Many thanks to both the SACC and Clonakilty Camera Club organising committees for arranging the event, to Gerry Kerr of Cellbridge Camera Club for judging and to the Celtic Ross for providing the venue.
From the club’s perspective it was an outstanding event with Charlie Lee winning 6 awards including best image.
Charlie has proven to be an exceptional wildlife photographer and his dedication to the field is reaping just reward. Congratulations Charlie.
Dawn Creagh received an Honourable Mention for her photo of a mountain gorilla in the Colour Print – Open – Intermediate section. Congratulations Dawn.
Results of the competition can be found on the SACC website.
Our last meeting for the year saw Geoff end the year in glorious style as the winner of our environmental portrait competition – congratulations, Geoff.
In second place was Kathleen with Elmarie coming in a well-deserved 3rd place. Many thanks to Tadg Spillane for coming in to judge the photos and for the detailed critique and feedback he gave on each of the entries.
Prior to Tadg announcing the results we were treated to a showing of the photos taken during the trip to Granada and parts Andalucian earlier in the year by several club members.
Judging by the photos they had a fantastic time both taking in the sights and the culinary delights. Some taking on more of the latter than former!
We return in the New Year with our annual POTY (Photographer of the Year) competition which takes place on January 13th which will be lucky for some!
Last night, November 18th, we were delighted to once again welcome renowned photographer Mike Brown to judge our annual Johnny Creedon Nature Photographer of the Year Award.
The evening was most enjoyable and Mike’s assessment, encouragement and advice was most informative and well received. First up, congratulations to Dawn Creagh for winning the competition with her fabulous photo of a mountain gorilla taken whilst on a trip to Rwanda. A wonderful photo that captures the vulnerability of the animal perfectly.