Success at the IPF Distinction Sitting at Thurles on 24/11/2018

Eileen Upton LIPF, Kevin Day AIPF, and Noelle Lowney LIPF

There was a strong showing from East Cork Camera Group at last Saturday's Irish Photographic Federation Distinction Sitting in Thurles, Co. Tipperary with six members seeking Distinctions.

Kevin Day, Dave Harris, Fidelma Read, and John Tait were seeking Associateships while Noelle Lowney and Eileen Upton were seeking Licentiateships.  With a capacity entry, judging began at 10 am accompanied by the expected apprehension and expectation of those being assessed.

Kevin, Eileen, and Noelle were all successful while Dave, Fidelma, and John narrowly missed out but lived to fight another day. Well done to all.

- Anthony O'Connor

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ECCG ‘Cork’ Competition – 06/03/2018

The image above, by Noelle Lowney, was the overall highest scoring image in our recent competition whose theme was 'Cork' and by a clear margin of 33 points to boot!

With another good entry of 29 images, the competition was intense but when the final votes were counted, this is how the top three in each Grade looked:

It was an outstanding performance in Grade B with the top two overall points going to Noelle Lowney and Remi Boron respectively. Grade C also was an interesting finish with Neil O'Carroll taking first place for the second time on the trot while a newcomer to the Group, Jim Corbett,  took second place with a very interesting 'mini world' image.

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 - Kevin Day
How I took that Shot - Noelle Lowney
How I took that Shot - Neil O'Carroll
Winners Presentation Photos
Competition Results and 2018 League Table

If you are interested in photography and would like to know more about East Cork Camera Group, click the 'Contact Us' link above.

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How I Took That Shot – Noelle Lowney

Noelle Lowney took first place in Grade B in our recent 'Festive' competition. No stranger to the winners' podium, this is how she made the image:

The image was taken on a cold December evening in Cobh in the run-up to Christmas. On my hunt for an appropriate image that was representative of a Festive theme, I came across an unusual Christmas Tree situated off the main street in Cobh next to the Lusitania monument. When I looked at the position of the tree with the CatherdaI slightly above it I thought it would make an interesting shot. I put my camera on a tripod and attached a remote control for the long exposure. After many takes, I settled on this image.

The image was taken on a Canon 7D Mark II with a 55m to 250m lens. Camera settings were ISO 125, Shutter speed 18 seconds and F18.

- Noelle Lowney

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 - Neil O'Carroll
Winners Presentation Photos
Competition Results and 2018 League Table

If you are interested in photography and would like to know more about East Cork Camera Group, click the 'Contact Us' link above.

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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

If you are interested in photography and would like to know more about East Cork Camera Group, click the 'Contact Us' link above.

 

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How I Took That Shot – Noelle Lowney

Noelle Lowney took first place in Grade B in our recent 'Selfie' competition with the shot above. This is how she made it:

The image was taken in the grounds of Curragh chase Forest Park, Co. Limerick.

This competition topic, Selfie, was challenging on its own not to mind being too shy to face the camera.

I took a few test shots first to see how the camera settings worked out. Once happy with the exposure, I placed the camera on a tripod and set the self timer to fire after 10 seconds and take the shot whilst I stood on the bridge.

The shot was taken on a Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Camera settings AV (Aperture Priority), F/6.3, ISO100 and Shutter Speed 1/200. 

Well done Noelle.

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 - Jim Curtin
Winners Presentation Photos
Competition Results and 2017 League Table

 

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