Motocross at Vernon Mount, 2019

It has been two years since our Group visited Vernon Mount to capture the action of motocross. Once again we received a very warm welcome from hosts, The Munster Motorcycle Club.

We really enjoyed ourselves photographing the riders as they soared through the trees and over the many jumps along the course rising dust as they sped by.

Congratulations to all the riders who were crowned 2019 Southern Masters.

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

 - Eileen Upton

 

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fEAST 2019

fEAST is a festival run by the people of East Cork and East Cork Camera Group could not miss out on this opportunity to capture the colours and flavours of this local event.

At least 15 nationalities working together to showcase the diversity of cultures in East Cork with over 40 stalls lining the Main Street showcasing their produce. Enjoying the sunshine and friendly atmosphere our Group members mingled among the huge crowds on Sunday to capture the atmosphere of the day.

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 - Eileen Upton

 

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ECCG Shoot in Youghal, Co. Cork – 13/01/2019

On Sunday, 13th January, East Cork Camera Group paid a visit to Youghal. We met at Green Park and divided into groups in order to cover the entire town. The Clock Gate Tower was our first stop and is the most visible landmark in the centre of the town. Although built in 1777 as a gaol, its story spans 700 years of history. It is divided into four floors. Each floor depicts a different era in time and includes a medieval merchant's dwelling, 18th Century Gaol, a "time-keeping floor" and a former family home.

There was a commanding view from the top of the building. The only sound to be heard was the clicking of cameras until the Clock struck "3" and then we descended with the sound of the bells ringing in our ears. An absolutely fascinating place to visit and we could have spent hours there.

Our next stop was St Marys Collegiate Church, nestled under the protective arms of Youghal's Town Walls in the Raleigh Quarter, which can claim to be the oldest church in Ireland with continuous worship since the 13th Century. The trusses of the stunning nave roof have been carbon dated to the late 12th century. There we photographed plaques and effigies and in particular the magnificent stained glass
windows.

One of Ireland's oldest cinemas, the Regal Cinema reopened its doors in 2018 following a year-long renovation. The cinema was built in 1936 and many of its original architectural features have been meticulously restored making a visit a truly nostalgic experience.

We then headed to Youghal Lighthouse which has a unique history beginning in 1190 when a light tower stood on the site of the present tower. The Tower as we know it was built in 1848. Its location is unique in that it is almost in the centre of the town.

We could not leave Youghal without paying a visit to the beach. We all headed down to the front strand to capture the setting sun. As the sun set, we headed for home after a very enjoyable day spent in one of the towns of Ireland's Ancient East.

See a gallery of images from the shoot here. Enjoy!

- Eileen Upton

 

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Great Result for ECCG at IPF Nature Competition

A great result for East Cork Camera Group at the IPF Nature Photographer of the Year competition in Carlow last weekend, along with Eileen Upton who won a gold medal for her image “Blasket Seals”, Kevin Day picked up 2 Silver medals and 2 honourable mentions.
Below is one of Kevin’s winning images of a jumping red squirrel.

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