We held out second Open Competition of the season and we had a record equalling 26 entries and our well-travelled membership took their pictures as far away as the California coast, Utah and the coast of Greenland. To see all of the entries pop along to our website at http://ardfertcameraclub.weebly.com/competition-winners.html. In first place we had Dillon Boyer, whose entry was taken in Bryce Canyon in Utah USA; the second place went to new member Joe Hennessy who picture was taken at the Air Show during the Rose of Tralee festival last year. The third place spot went to Maura Miller for her picture of a song thrush. After 7 rounds Dillon Boyer tops the Photographer of the Year Competition with 77 points, followed in second place by Tommy Toomey with 56 points and 3 people in joint third with 44 points, namely Steve Baker, Maura Miller and Shane Turner.
An extra meeting has been added for the 8th of December, this will be a party and fun night, we will have some finger food and Patrick Wolff has lined up a slide show of abandoned buildings in the Ardfert and Banna area. Then we break for Christmas and return on the 12th of January 2012 and our theme for that night in Low Light\Night Photography.
In this article I will talk a little about White Balance. Have you noticed that the colours in your pictures don’t look correct, well this is because the white balance has not been sensed correctly by your camera. Different light sources have different colours or temperatures for example, bright sunlight has a different colour to a cloudy sky, notice the orange skies in the morning and tungsten bulbs have a different (warmer) temperature to those lit by a fluorescent (cooler) bulbs. Our eyes can compensate for these differences in colour\temperature DSLR’s and many point and shoot cameras allow the user to change the white balance which will result in pictures that look more natural but also some very interesting effects are possible by selecting white balances that are much different to the actual temperature.
For further information contact Francis Foley on 087 905 4161 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at http://ardfertcameraclub.weebly.com. Remember that we always welcome new members and guests to the club which has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, no need to have a fancy camera, come along and learn how to take better pictures. Francis Foley