Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk 2018

2018 will be East Cork Camera Group’s fifth participation in the Scott Kelby's World Wide Photowalk. In 2014 we walked in our hometown of Midleton, in 2015, we walked in Youghal, in 2016, we went to Cobh and last year we visited Kinsale. This year we’re going to walk in the real capital of Ireland – Cork City! So what is a PhotoWalk you might well ask? Well, it’s simply a leisurely walk, during which you take photographs of your surroundings. That’s all it is and you don't have to be a professional photographer or have expensive gear either - even a mobile phone camera will do!

Trying to isolate one venue from all those available in this fine city is a chore in itself but we have decided that we will concentrate on the general area of the Western Road where we will have Elizabeth Fort, St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, UCC and Fitzgerald Park in our sights.

We’ve had great weather on all our previous walks and we’re hoping that this year’s exceptionally fine summer might make a reappearance on the 6th of October to allow us to walk and photograph this area at its best. The walk will be a leisurely affair and will end with lunch at a local venue to be decided.

You don’t have to be a member of East Cork Camera Group to participate either so if you simply have an interest in photography and would like to tag along, no problem! All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult, however. The walk is free but any nominal admission fees (more details after you register) and lunch will be at your own expense. As the walk is in aid of the Springs of Hope charity, a small donation to it at the time of registration would be appreciated.

Remember, you must pre-register at the official website, worldwidephotowalk.com, in order to participate.

We will publish your photos from the day on our website (www.eastcorkcameragroup.ie) and there will be competitions to enter if you so wish.

If our previous walks are anything to go by, this will be a great event and will be worth coming along. We look forward to seeing you there.

However, spaces are limited so, if you are interested in coming along, please register now by clicking the 'Join Walk' button at www.worldwidephotowalk.com.

 

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Culture Night, Cork – 22/09/2017

This the 2nd of 2 days open invites where Cork people and visitors can view the insides of buildings, this time for cultural purposes. This night started in Dublin's Temple Bar about 10 years ago and has spread throughout the country since. Many large buildings were used to display Art, Music, Films and Dance and a great night was had.

Walking from the northside, I stopped in St. Lukes where there was an interesting Art exhibition entitled, "Fantasy of the Good Life". Then I met up with fellow club member, Keith Johnston and went to the "Port of Cork" building, where the trade skills of Cork builders were visible and complimented by Traditional Music played by young musicians. The building was full of history with model boats in glass cases and mementos of visiting ships on display in the reception area. In the boardroom were paintings, prints and a outstanding City Coat of Arms on display.

On to The City Hall which had several areas of activity. including films with a Cork theme. Next, in the Millennium Hall was a youth orchestra from "Music Generation from Cork City" and Barrack Street. In the new building there were male voice groups performing. We watched the "The Polyphonics Cork"  which were very entertaining.

With the 9pm train looming we worked our way back photographing buildings and bridges dressed in coloured lights for the occasion.

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

 - Jim Curtin

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ECCG Awards Night 2016

ECCG members, their families and friends gathered in The Midleton Park Hotel on Saturday 26/11/15 for the annual awards night. With over fifty shoots done and six internal competitions throughout the year feeding into the prestigious Photographer of the Year award, the final results were eagerly awaited.

Photographer of the Year was not the only award on offer on the night however, as best website gallery, best Panel, best in Category, best in Grades A, B and C, best New Photographer and Club Person of the Year also had to be revealed.

Judging was carried out by Mr. John Hooton, Ms. Vivian Buckley and Mr. Neily Curtin from Mallow Camera Club.

Following a fine meal expertly provided by the staff of Midleton Park Hotel, the formal proceedings were opened by Competitions Secretary, Anthony O'Connor and ECCG chairman, Denis Barry, the award winners were announced as follows:

Best Website Gallery
Grade C: Keith Johnson
Grade B: Noelle Lowney
Grade A: Finbarr O'Shea LIPF

Best Panel
Third Place: Denis Barry LIPF
Second Place: Zane Llewellyn LIPF
First Place: Kevin Day

Best in Category
Landscape (J): Zane Llewellyn LIPF
Landscape (J): Anthony O'Connor LIPF
Seascape: Zane Llewellyn LIPF
Portrait: Denis Barry LIPF
Nature: Kevin Day
Sport (J): Noelle Lowney
Sport (J): Denis O'Flynn
Macro: John Tait LIPF
Architecture: John Tait LIPF
Travel: Kevin Day
Black and White: Zane Llewellyn LIPF
Black and White: Anthony O'Connor LIPF
HDR: Finbarr O'Shea LIPF
Reportage/Documentary: Kevin Day
Open: John Tait LIPF

Best in Grade
Grade C
Third Place: Jim Curtin
Second Place: Keith Johnson
First Place: Eileen Upton

Grade B
Third Place: Jim O'Neill
Second Place: Noelle Lowney
First Place: Zane Llewellyn LIPF

Grade A
Third Place: Denis Barry LIPF
Second Place: Finbarr O'Shea LIPF
First Place: Anthony O'Connor LIPF

Best New Member: Zane Llewellyn LIPF

Club Person of the Year: Finbarr O'Shea LIPF

Photographer of the Year
Third Place: Finbarr O'Shea LIPF
Runner Up: Anthony O'Connor LIPF
POTY: Zane Llewellyn LIPF

Congratulations to all award winners and especially, Photographer of the Year, 2016, Zane Llewellyn. Well done too to everyone else who entered as scores were close in many competitions and a point or two given in another direction would have seen some of these in the prizes.

A big thank you goes to the three judges who did a stellar job. While the important task of awarding points was their main function, their feedback is equally important as it is vital that everyone gets an objective assessment of their work which can be factored into the fine tuning for the future.

Finally, thanks to our sponsors (click on the links to visit their websites) for the night O'Leary's Camera World, Oliver Plunkett St, Cork and Art and Frame, Model Farm Rd, Cork and also to The Midleton Park Hotel for providing a beautiful meal and surroundings for a memorable night.

Click here to check out all the images. Enjoy!

Click here for all the results in detail..

All images from the Awards night by Finbarr O'Shea LIPF.

If your are interested in photography or would like to know more about East Cork Camera Group, contact us by using the link above.

 

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