How I Took That Shot – Kevin O’Brien

This shot by Kevin O'Brien took first place in Grade C in our recent 'Seascape' printed competition. This is how the shot came about:

I took this shot specifically for the competition as I wanted to try out some recently bought filters.

The location is Poll Gorm near Myrtleville, Co. Cork, a nice rugged, rocky area. The setup was manual, on a tripod with a Lee “Little Stopper” filter (6 stops), to allow a long exposure to blur the water motion, and a 2 stop Lee graduated filter to control the highlights in the sky.  The camera settings were f/11, ISO 100 and an 8-second exposure.

I tried a few shots from different positions but I chose this one mainly because I liked the light on the rocks in the foreground.

 - Kevin O'Brien

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ECCG ‘Festive’ Competition – 06/02/2018

Coming so quickly after Christmas, hopes were high that the 'Festive' theme would entice a good entry to our first internal competition of 2018 and we were not disappointed as twenty-nine entries were received. The image above by John Tait was the overall highest scoring image on the night and took first place in Grade A.

These were the 1, 2, 3s in each Grade:

Grade C saw Neil O'Carroll on the winner's podium for the first time with Ray O'Connell and Paul Stack in second and third respectively.

Noelle Lowney won Grade B by a comfortable 29 point margin from Keith Johnson in second followed by Denis O'Flynn in third.

Grade A was the real battleground in this competition with different competitors occupying the first, second and third berths at different times as the votes were recorded. In the end, though it was John Tait who took the top spot from Fidelma Read by a winning margin of only eleven points with Eileen Upton coming home in a very credible third place in her first outing in the Grade. The Grade A placings were replicated in the Overall first, second and third spots.

Well done to all our winners and everyone who entered, especially to those entering for the first time.

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

See also:
How I took that Shot - John Tait
How I took that Shot - Noelle Lowney
How I took that Shot - Neil O'Carroll
Winners Presentation Photos
Competition Results and 2018 League Table

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How I Took That Shot – Jim Curtin

Jim Curtin took first place in Grade C in our recent 'Selfie' competition with the image above. This is how he made the shot:

Selfies - what are they?. There were 14 opinions entered in this competition. My one started with a U-Tube show on another competition night when prompted  to do a lookalike of Robert Osborne fine art Photographer. So I grew the beard, got the shirt, had the cap and added the pipe. I set up the corner in the bedroom with a black backdrop and my camera on a tripod.  After an amount of trial and error I had several shots that were workable. The lighting was a side view of natural light with the blind pulled down to kill the light a bit. The use of Lightroom was vital to use the Dark and Shadow sliders.

Camera settings:  Canon 100D with kit lens (18-55) ,1/6 sec., f4.0, ISO 100. I worked the camera remotely with the switch in my hand. No flash used.

Well done Jim.

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

See also:
How I took that Shot - Finbarr O'Shea
How I took that Shot - Noelle Lowney
Winners Presentation Photos
Competition Results and 2017 League Table

 

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How I Took That Shot – Miriam Keogh

Miriam Keogh took the top spot in Grade C in our recent 'Vacation' competition with the shot above. This is how the shot came about:

This was a bridge I was walking over in Pontevedre in Spain as part of the Camino Way. It was early morning and only fellow walkers were to be seen beginning the days journey. The water was so calm and the sun just rising which gave it the orange glow and I just had to stop and take a photo.

 - Miriam Keogh

Well done Miriam.

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

See also:
How I took that Shot - John Tait
How I took that Shot - Noelle Lowney
Winners Presentation Photos
Competition Results and 2017 League Table

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ECCG ‘Vacation’ Competition – 05/09/2017

With summer already fading from memory, the first ECCG meeting of the autumn, held at the Midleton Park Hotel on 5th September last, featured the fifth internal competition of the year with the theme Vacation. In a departure from the usual projected competitions, entrants were required to enter prints for this competition. With twenty-three entries, competition was close across all grades but in the end, the image above by Noelle Lowney, got the best overall score at 566 points. The rest of the top-three places across the grades went as follows:

In an extremely close contest, John Tait won Grade A by just two points from Fidelma Read while Anthony O'Connor took third only three points adrift.

Noelle Lowney was first in Grade B with 566 points, the highest score of the competition with four points separating Remi Boron and Eileen Upton at 545 and 541 respectively.

Miriam Keogh had a a 43 point winning margin in Grade C from Andrew Foley,in second with 498 points and Paul Stack in third with 480 points.

The overall placings were Noelle Lowney (566), John Tait (557) and Fidelma Read (555),

Well done to all twenty-three entrants.

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

See also:
How I took that Shot - John Tait
How I took that Shot - Noelle Lowney
How I took that Shot - Miriam Keogh
Winners Presentation Photos
Competition Results and 2017 League Table

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