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Seamus has a keen eye for an interesting angle

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Killarney Camera Club's latest theme was 'Low Angle' and again an eclectic range of subjects were photographed and submitted for the January competition.

Many members rose to the challenge with winning images being awarded to Seamus Long in the Unrestricted Category and to Deirdre Donohue in the Novice category.

Seamus gave the following insight into his winning shot.

“I have many photographs of the Eiffel Tower from my many visits to Paris over the years. This time, I wanted to get something out of the ordinary and decided to photograph it from underneath one of the arches to create a dynamic composition. I took the photograph in the evening, just after the artificial lights on the tower were turned on, but with effective natural light still in the sky.”

Winners in the top three in each category were:

 

Unrestricted category:

1st Place: Seamus Long, Image 15, Eiffel Tower, 175 points
2nd Place: Ade Desbrow, Image 17, Mycena, 173 points
3rd Place: Tina Costigan, Image 11, Tangerine Dreams, 168 points

Novice category:

1st Place: Deirdre Donohue, Image 2, Uprooted, 163 points
Joint 2nd Place: Eamon Fleming, Image 20,
Lola the Showgirl, 161 points
Joint 2nd Place: Eoin Foley, Image 14, Lighting The Way, 161 points
3rd Place: Conor Healy, Image 7, Roches Point Lighthouse, 154 points

To see more images go to the club's website www.killarneycameraclub.ie.

The club continues to meet fortnightly on Thursday night via Zoom and hopes to return to physical meetings in the coming months. New members are always welcome. Anyone interested in joining can email secretary@killarneycameraclub.ie.

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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