Fort2Fort Cycle – 20/03/2016

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The Fort 2 Fort charity cycle sportif took place last Sunday, March 20th 2016. This event was a unique challenge for all levels of cyclists, which began at the Trabolgan Holiday Village outside Whitegate at 10am and ended at Fort Camden in Cross haven. A total of 402 cyclists took part in this challenging event which saw cyclists of all abilities participate in the 60km, 85km and 125km routes. The routes covered the full loop of Cork Harbour crossing the River Lee by the Cross River Ferry outside Cobh and finishing at Fort Camden for both the 60km and 85km distances. The challenge of the 125km was  a return trip to Whitegate.

Now in its fifth year, the purpose of the cycle was to raise funds for the Mercy Hospital Foundation, Mercy Cancer Care Centre, Lions Club of Cork and Camden Fort Meagher Restoration fund. ECCG was on hand again to record this fun event.

Click here to see a gallery of images from the shoot. Enjoy!

 - Noelle Lowney

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Midleton – 2016

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Given the current national preoccupation with the one-hundredth anniversary of the 1916 rising, "Feels Like It's Been Raining Since 1916" coupled with a model of Noah's Ark was probably not what those who chose the "1916" theme had in mind but it didn't half capture the mood after, what seems like, an eternity of rain and flooding over the past four or five months!

The 2016 Midleton Parade was held in beautiful sunshine with record crowds lining the streets. As the 3pm start ticked by, the Midleton Concert Band began to make its way towards the top of the town followed by a varied selection of imaginative floats and representatives of the various clubs and organisations from the town and surrounding areas.

Well done to the organisers and participants for another great family and fun day out.

Click here to see a gallery of images from the parade. Enjoy.

If you have an interest in photography and would like to find out more about East Cork Camera Group, click the 'Contact Us' link and leave us a message.

 

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How I took that Shot – Anthony O’Connor

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Anthony O'Connor took first place in Grade A in our recent 'Urban' competition with the self portrait/ graffiti shot. This is how he made the image:

I had a few different ideas for the Urban theme but settled on graffiti, and there are plenty of good examples around.

I took the image in the car park on White Street, Cork where most of the wall space is covered in works by various graffiti artists.

I tried a number of different compositions standing in and out of the shots, this one was my favourite.

It’s a HDR image processed in Photomatix essentials from a single RAW image, and finished in Photoshop.

The camera was mounted on a tripod using the timer. Settings were: f/8, 1/30 sec, ISO 100, 24mm.

Move the slider left and right below to compare the pre and post processed shots.

 

- Anthony O'Connor

See also:
How I took that Shot - JIm O'Neill
How I took that Shot - Keith Johnson
Competition Gallery
Competition Results and 2016 League Table 

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How I took that Shot – Jim O’Neill

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Jim O'Neill took first place in Grade B in our recent 'Urban' competition with the shot of Cork City's French Church St. above. This is how he made the image:

I had a shot in mind for the "Urban" theme competition and thought Cork City would be the best place. With the help of "Google Street Viewer" I set my sights on a couple of streets off Patrick Street. I was looking for a narrow street with high buildings and settled on "French Church Street"

I took several shots at different angles. The low angle shot, to me, gave good depth to the image and I was happy with the leading lines from the side and the drain up the middle.

To add mood to the image I thought Black and White worked best but the sky was too grey and blown out. With an "app" on the ipod i was able to change the sky to add more mood.

Taken on Nikon D5000, Tokina 11-16mm wide angle lens at 12mm focal length. Aperture 7.1, ISO 400, 1/6s shutter speed. iPod app, "Juxtaposer"

- Jim O'Neill

See also:
How I took that Shot - Anthony O'Connor
How I took that Shot - Keith Johnson
Competition Gallery
Competition Results and 2016 League Table 

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How I took that Shot – Keith Johnson

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Keith Johnson took first place in Grade C, for the second time in a row, in our recent 'Urban' competition with the unusual shot of Cobh town above. This is how he made the image:

This unusual picture of Cobh was taken from the top deck of the cruise liner, MSC Splendida, while it was berthed in Cobh last summer.
Taken handheld, hanging over the top guard rail to get a clear shot!
Using my Canon 650 with a 17=85 lens ISO 100, F20, 1/30sec

 

- Keith Johnson

See also:
How I took that Shot - Anthony O'Connor
How I took that Shot - Jim O'Neill
Competition Gallery
Competition Results and 2016 League Table 

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