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Lime this time to create a stunning bubbles themed photo

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By Michelle Crean

Using lime to create bubbles resulted in a stunning image which has helped one amateur photographer to win a photo competition.

Anne Kelly won the Novice category of Killarney Camera Club's November competition with her exquisite 'Lime Bubbles' photo.

Anne used a lime in sparkling water in a square glass vase with a black card as a background.

"I always wanted to try this photo as I love a nice gin and tonic, so our ‘Bubbles’ themed competition was the perfect time to try it out,” Anne said.

I followed a tutorial on YouTube by Peter Baumgarten on www.creativeislandphoto.com/blog/a-bit-of-bubbly. I had to use a skewer through the side of the slice of lime that's out of shot to keep it from floating up, and I stabilised that with a combination of clothes pegs and chopsticks across the top of the vase. I then set my camera on a tripod, and as I don't have a macro lens, I used my 50-150 lens with a macro converter to allow me to focus close up, and used my flash as the bubbles were moving around. After lots of trial and error I managed to get a few decent shots."

Here are the Novice category results:

1st Place: Anne Kelly, Image 2, Lime Bubbles, 165 points
2nd Place: Noel O'Neill, Image 19, Bubbles, 159 points
3rd Place: Maryann Heidtke, Image 5, Leaf Bubble, 153 points

The club’s Zoom meeting took place on Thursday last where they shared members' images on screen.

Anyone interested in joining the club can email secretary@killarneycameraclub.ie.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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