We had an open competition at our last meeting and it was won by Ian Willey with a picture he took in Monument Valley, Utah, USA. Anyone who has seen John Ford's film “The Searchers” starring John Wayne will be instantly familiar with the landscape of the area. In second place we had Yvette O'Shea with a picture taken of the Cliffs in the Dunquin area of the Dingle Peninsula. Brian Fitzgerald came home in third with a portrait shot he took of the man taking the part of the Captain of the Titanic musical which was held recently in the INEC in Killarney.
The top five places and their marks in the competition are:
Ian Willey 117
Yvette Shea 110
Brian Fitzgerald 108
Joanne Crowley 108
Dillon Boyer 106
The top 5 places in the Photographer of the Year Competition are:
Dillon Boyer 156
Tommy Toomey 123
Maura Miller 103
Francis Foley 98
Steve Baker 91
At the next meeting on the 19th of April we will be showing the pictures selected for the exhibition and also showing pictures taken at a recent workshop by a few members in Dillon Boyers home in Listowel where we got to work with studio lights and a model. We will also discuss a proposed outing the the Animal Magic facilities in Killmallock, County Limerick, where members will get the opportunity to photograph birds and animals up close and also in flight.
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