November meeting 2018

Our November meeting was full of interesting chatter about recent trips out capturing the magnificent autumnal hues. Wasn’t it only stunning? Every leaf and branch was touched with magic from the warm dry summer we enjoyed this year. There are still many areas clothed in vibrant golds, reds and browns hanging on despite the many windy attempts to tumble them from their lofty heights! Go take advantage of the crisp dry days to explore new areas before winter changes our landscape and mutes natures colourful palette.

CLUB COMPETITION

The monthly theme for November was AGEING. Congratulations to Bernie Blaney taking 1st place with ‘The Exchange’;

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2nd place Mairead Forrestal with ‘Jack’s Hands’;

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Joint 3rd Brigid Coffey with ‘Oldtimers’

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and Mary Herlihy with ‘Sheila’s Recipes’.

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Another night of inspiring entries pointing out many interpretations of the theme so well done to everyone who participated! Thanks to Luke for his wonderful critique.

Decembers themes will be Monthly VIGNETTE  and  Quarterly TEXTURE. Upcoming will be Abstract, Fog and Mist, so keep an eye on the weather for the latter!

NEXT MEETING

Our next gathering will be our party night on 11th December at 7.30pm in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. It’s also our AWARDS NIGHT where our Photographer of the Year will be announced!  So glad rags on and party favours at the ready! Looking forward to all the glam and glitz!

New members are welcome to join us for our January meeting and start the year off challenging yourself to pursue your passion with likeminded enthusiasts! Reminder that if you are interested in learning more about photography that night classes are available in Dungarvan, check out your local colleges re same.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

 

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HALLOWE’EN MAYHEM

 

 

 

 

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Last weekend members decided to get in the ‘Spirit of things’ and join the thousands heading to Ballyvoile Tunnell in Durrow. A magnificent Hallowe’en Spooktacular occupied the normal space used regularly by Greenway enthusiasts.

Coloured lights, skeletons, blood and gore, ghostly appearances and all manner of scary and spooky Hallowe’en trickery filled the void. Blood curdling voices, high and fearful, and maniacal laughter came in gusting bursts in the silence between the clicking of locks and dragging of chains. This night was going to consist of pulling pranks on parents and scaring kids. And so it did!

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Members of Deise Camera Club decided to avail of this opportunity and capture some Hallowe’en images. So we dressed up in our costumes, face paint and all, and partook in the mayhem all around us! Many times we got caught up in the merriment and frightened the daylights out of unsuspecting adults! Fantastic response was received!!

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Check out our Facebook page for a selection of images captured on the night! Thanks to everyone for the kind words and enthusiastic support we received on the night with our merriment!!

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NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on 13th November at 7.30pm in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. New members are always welcome! Reminder that if you are interested in learning more about photography that night classes are available in Dungarvan, check out your local colleges re same.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

 

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October 2018 update

Wonderful weather, despite Storm Callum who brought fantastic coastal opportunities for photographs, while staying well back from danger of course! Check out those autumnal colours bursting through everywhere, just beautiful!

Members continue going out together eager to capture the changing of the seasons. We have had a busy few months and look forward to more trips and competitions ahead.

CONGRATULATIONS

Huge congratulations to club member Kieran Russell   who was listed among the finalists in the ‘Clean Coasts Love Your Coast’ Photo Competition recently.  This is the ninth year of this competition, capturing the essence of the Irish coast under five categories depicting  Coastal Heritage, Coastal Landscape, People & the Coast, Wildlife & the Coast and Underwater. Super image Kieran!

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‘Currachs on Dun Chaoin Pier’  taken at Dunquin, Co Kerry by Photographer Kieran Russell. Finalist of An Taisce Clean Coasts Love Your Coast Photography Competition

CLUB COMPETITION

The monthly theme for October was ‘PERSON AT WORK’. Congratulations to John Murphy taking 1st place with ‘Gréasaí Bróg’;

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joint 2nd place was shared between Mary Herlihy with ‘ Looking Up’ and John Murphy with ‘The Glassblower’.

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Great images put forward by everyone again, well done!

Theme for November is AGING. Another interesting theme that we are looking forward to seeing how members interpret this in images. Upcoming will be Vignette and Textures.

MEMBERS PRESENTATION

Last month Luke O’Brien gave us a wonderful presentation of a sample of his work. Luke expertly captured some great sporting moments and we were also treated to some Australian landscapes as well as a selection of local landmarks.

This month Jim Kennedy presented his fantastic collection of amazing landscapes. We enjoyed some beautiful images from trips abroad as well as wild life photos from closer to home.

Thanks to both members, and indeed all who have made presentations already, it is interesting to view the different genre and styles of each individual. A wonderful teaching and learning experience!

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on 13th November at 7.30pm in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. New members are always welcome! Reminder that if you are interested in learning more about photography that night classes are available in Dungarvan, check out your local colleges re same.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

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WATERFORD COAST REFLECTIONS EXHIBITION CONTINUES

WATERFORD COAST REFLECTIONS EXHIBITION

Déise Camera Club is thrilled with the fantastic response to our Annual Photographic Exhibition. We paid special attention to our vast coastline stretching from Ferrypoint near Youghal all the ways to Cheekpoint. It has been a labour of love really as we all spend quite an amount of time exploring, checking, studying and capturing its every nook, cave and wave in all kinds of weather and from dawn to dusk! It is an amazing asset we should be shouting from the rooftops about. Like our Greenway our coastline is waiting to be discovered not just as a holiday destination but for its historic outdoor museum of geological significance. This area has a wealth of beautiful yet “undiscovered” secluded coves and beaches, each with a story to tell. It took more than 460 million years to create the Copper Coast, so take your time to visit and explore it!

When you visit the Copper Coast Geopark in Bunmahon, you will see the extent our photographers go to capture those unique glimpses of a moment in time along our Coastline. Relax and enjoy a coffee and treat in the Copper Coast Café as you peruse the presentation we offer you in the Geopark.

Framed and unframed prints are available to purchase. We thank those who have already invested in some unique pieces to adorn their homes. Just about 90 days to Christmas so what could be more special than a locally captured, printed and framed image of our amazing Waterford coastline.

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Update for September 2018

It has been an exciting and busy time in the club recently and we have enjoyed every minute!

Our WATERFORD COAST REFELCTIONS EXHIBITION continues in Copper Coast Geopark, Bunmahon and we are delighted with the very positive response from everyone. We have a stunningly scenic coastline with amazing views and so many opportunities to photograph it. As a club project we were hard pressed to take just a selection of images from an extensive collection among members  and exhibit them in the Geopark situated in the historic Copper Coast. If you get a chance we encourage you to call along and enjoy a coffee and relax in the Café while browsing the exhibition.  Thanks to everyone that has called already.

 

We also exhibited a selelction of FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHS in conjunction with The Annual Flower Show recently. T hanks to everyone for the interest and comments, they are much appreciated!

CLUB COMPETITION

The monthly theme in our club competition was ABUNDANCE. We had great fun trying to anticipate what would be submitted! We congratulate Mary Herlihy taking first place with ‘Foxy Johns’ a shop filled to bursting in Kerry,

 

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2nd place ‘Potting Up’ by Angela Feldon

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joint 3rd place shared by John Murphy with ‘Autumnal’,

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‘Les Bateaux’ by Mairead Forrestal

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and ‘Wild Meadow’ by Noreen O’Brien.

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Our Quarterly competition was BLACK/WHITE OPEN. As usual we had a very high standard of entry. Congratulations to Bernie Blaney taking 1st place with ‘Portrait of Siobhan’,

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2nd ‘Smiler’ by John Foley

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and 3rd place Treas Cummins with ‘Bare’

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The theme for October is PERSON AT WORK. Looking forward to some more gems for thIs theme! Upcoming soon will Aging, Vignette and Texture, so keep these in mind!

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on 9th October at 7.30pm in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. New members are always welcome! Reminder that if you are interested in learning more about photography that night classes are available in Dungarvan, check out your local colleges re same.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

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WATERFORD COAST REFLECTIONS EXHIBITION

WATERFORD COAST REFLECTIONS EXHIBITION

With delight we invite you to call to the Copper Coast Geopark, Bunmahon to view our latest photographic exhibition celebrating the magnificent coastline we are so lucky to have on our doorstep.

Waterford Coast Reflections portrays the amazing and diverse coastline that stretches from Cheekpoint all the way to Youghal. As Senator Grace O’Sullivan mentioned when declaring the Exhibition open on 1st September, we should feel privileged to be able to access and explore one of the most diverse and picturesque places on earth. Senator O’Sullivan having spent more than ten years sailing around the world said to arrive home and see the millions of years of history contained in the rocks and coastline of The Copper Coast that we should remind ourselves of how precious our homeland is.

The exhibition delivers a sense of the Waterford Coast by capturing a moment in time, the changing seasons, nature in all its powerful and quiet essence, the lapping water and landscape that soothes the soul. Waterford Coast Reflections Exhibition will run throughout September during opening hours.

Sincere thanks to The Copper Coast Geopark for hosting our exhibition and Serenella for the delicious treats and coffee you can enjoy while you browse the photographs. Special thanks to everyone who came to the official launch including members of other camera clubs, family and friends from far and near, much appreciated!

 

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Official opening of Waterford Coast Reflections Exhibition by Senator Grace O’Sullivan on 1st September in The Copper Coast Geopark, Bunmahon. Included is Orlaidh Hamersley and Breda Colfer, Management Team; Serenella Capelli, Copper Coast Café and John Foley, Chairman Déise Camera Club

CLUB COMPETITION

The monthly theme in our club competition was Reflections. We congratulate Brigid Coffey taking first place with ‘Lovely Hurling’ and sharing joint 2nd place with ‘Herding’ and Patricia Hurley’s photo ‘Silent Stalker’.

The themes for September are as follows; monthly ABUNDANCE and quarterly is OPEN (Black / White). Looking forward to some more gems for these themes! Upcoming soon will be Person at Work and Aging so keep these in mind!

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on 11th September at 7.30pm in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. Until then we wish you happy clicking! New members are always welcome! Reminder that if you are interested in learning more about photography that night classes are available in Dungarvan, check out your local colleges re same.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

 

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REFLECTIONS: Joint 2nd ‘Silent Stalker’ by Patricia Hurley

 

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August 2018 notes and Exhibition news

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Déise Camera Club is delighted to bring you our latest photographic exhibition. WATERFORD COAST REFLECTIONS is an amazing collection of new photographs focusing on Waterford’s Coast in all its dynamic and diverse vistas.

The Official Opening by Senator Grace O’Sullivan will be held on Saturday, 1st September at 4pm in Copper Coast Geopark Visitors Centre. Refreshments will be served. The Exhibition runs every day throughout September. We hope to see as many as possible join us for the celebrations!

The southeast coast is routinely visited by the mighty Atlantic Ocean day after day and presents us with ample opportunity to capture the raw beauty of its roaring strength when storming and in its quieter moments as it gently laps against the shore. Years of ebb and flow has carved out the majestic coastline and offers wonderful opportunities to wander and explore and capture its beauty from dawn to dusk including its magical night sky.

Members of Déise Camera Club present you with an assortment of views in Waterford Coast Reflections Exhibition from Whiting Bay, Dungarvan Harbour, Ballydowane to Tramore and Cheekpoint and many hidden gems you just have to come and view for yourself!

Gerry Kenneally and Kieran Russell offer you wonderfully framed fine art presentations with special emphasis on Dungarvan and the Copper Coast. Their particular style of photography is highly regarded and you will be suitably impressed with their display.

Bring a friend and enjoy a coffee as you browse the impressive scenery we have captured and share with you. Exhibition runs daily right through September. Looking forward to meeting you all there!

 

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June 2018 Meeting update – AGM

Our June meeting was full of anticipation for the summer ahead. Many members are travelling abroad for holidays and we look forward to seeing some exciting photos from their adventures.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

June meeting is always our Annual General Meeting and we thank our outgoing officers for their time and dedication in making Déise Camera Club the friendly and inviting club it is. Following detailed reports on the past year we are making plans for the forthcoming year with many projects in the pipeline! We welcome our incoming officers and wish them well in their roles.

Chairperson – John Foley; Vice-Chairperson – Gerry Kenneally; Secretary – Mary Herlihy; Vice-Secretary – Mairead Forrestal; Treasurer – Denis Ryan; Vice-Treasurer – Patricia Hurley; PRO – Noreen O’Brien and Vice-PRO – Kieran Russell.

CLUB COMPETITION

The monthly theme for June was MULTI-COLOURED and we weren’t disappointed! The selection to choose from was amazing, well done everyone fantastic effort again! Congratulations to Mary Herlihy taking 1st and 3rd place with her entries ’Artists Tool’s and’ Reykjavik Cityscape’ respectively also congrats to John Murphy taking 2nd place with ‘Tulips from Amsterdam’.

Theme for July will be SIGNS. Some upcoming themes to be looking out for include Reflections, Abundance and Aging. Keep you on your toes and alert!

AWARD WINNING

Déise Camera Club member and Photographer of the Year 2017 John Murphy was awarded a Licentiateship in Photography from the Irish Photographic Federation at a distinction sitting held in Mullingar recently. This award represents an overall accreditation of proficiency and skills in several areas of photography. Huge congratulations to John on his wonderful achievement. Here is the panel John submitted.

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NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on 10th July 2018 in The Park Hotel , Dungarvan. Until then we wish you happy clicking!

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

 

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MULTICOLOURED: 2nd ‘Tulips from Amsterdam’ by John Murphy

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MULTICOLOURED: 3rd ‘ Reykjavik Cityscape’ by Mary Herlihy

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May 2018 Meeting update

Another great meeting tonight full of ideas for trips and adventures over the coming months.  There is still a variety of photographs that can be achieved with dramatic results despite the lack of beaming sunshine. Get out there in nature and enjoy the scents and sounds of the season!

CLUB COMPETITION

This months theme was BLUE HOUR and again we were not disappointed with the display on offer.

Congratulations to John Murphy who took first and second place with his entries; 1st place ‘Harbour Nights’Harbour lights JM

 

and 2nd ‘Reflections in Blue’,

3rd place went to Mary Herlihy with ‘City Night Lights’. Well done everyone!

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Themes for next month June will be: Quarterly ( 10/12 x 8)  LAKE LOCATION – must be one of the following locations:- (Carrigavantry Lake; Knockaderry  Reservoir;  Ballyscanlon Lake,  Belle Lake – Woodstown or Ballyshunnock  Lake).

And the Monthly is MULTI COLOURED  (7 x 5). Please be careful and perhaps bring a friend …what better way to enjoy a day out!

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on 12th June 2018 in The Park Hotel , Dungarvan. Until then we wish you happy clicking!

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

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April 2018 Meeting update

We had a very informative club meeting again this month in The Park Hotel Dungarvan. Many excursions were discussed with the highlight being the club away trip later in the year. Reminder to members to secure your place as soon as possible, we want to make sure you all get a bed!

CLUB COMPETITION

Congratulations to three members who shared first place with April’s theme ODD ONE OUT.

Brigid Coffey with ‘One of the Girls’, John Murphy with ‘The Changeling’ and Noreen O’Brien with ‘Kiwi Spritzer’.

The monthly theme for May is BLUE HOUR, that lovely blue light seen before sunrise and after sunset. You’d be surprised that despite all the wet weather, we have been getting some beautiful early morning and late evening light also. So fingers crossed for some more seasonal weather soon during the day also!

We have some interesting upcoming club competition themes that can be explored from now on so members will be busy searching for creative images depicting SIGN(s), ABOUNDANCE and MULTI-COLOURED to mention just a few! Thinking hats on gang!

MEMBER PRESENTATION

Club member Noreen O’Brien gave us a very interesting presentation showing her photographic interest in capturing a wide variety of genre. She likes telling stories by linking images together in album style. Thank you Noreen!

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 8th May 2018 in The PARK HOTEL, Dungarvan at 7.30pm.New members are always welcome to call in and see what we get up to!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com Thanks to those who have found us and enjoy our page already!

ODD ONE OUT: ‘One of the Girls’ by Brigid Coffey

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ODD ONE OUT: ‘The Changeling’ by John Murphy

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ODD ONE OUT: ‘Kiwi Spritzer’ by Noreen O’Brien

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