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Nothing like a Shot After Dark

 


Fermoy Camera Club’s January Challenge which was titled “After Dark” concluded recently. There was a huge entry on the night with forty three images entered. The quality, standard and creativity of the images were a joy to behold. Judging on the night was by the club’s “Table Judging” method.   This method involves members sitting around tables while each photograph is circulated around the tables, thereby affording people the opportunity to discuss and analyse each photograph. This is not only a great learning exercise but is also a very sociable way of judging.

At the end of the evening George O’Keefe’s image was adjudged to be the winner. George also claimed the Grade One honours as well as having the bragging rights of being first on the “Photographer of the Year” leaderboard. However with a further nine Competitions throughout the year that will be a hotly contested position. Second place went to Pádraig Barry with Tom Quish claiming third as well as winning Grade Three. David McCarthy was fourth overall while Noreen Lucey won Grade Two.

A number of Fermoy Camera Club members were also busy at Regional Level when they took part in the Southern Association of Camera Clubs Regional Qualifier for the IPF National Nature Competition, the finals of which will be held in February. The SACC covers most of the Southern half of Ireland and is the biggest region in the country. There were a lot of members images on the day qualified for the National Finals but the club was also honoured with Bill Power earning an Honourable Mention for one of his images while Suzanne Merrigan went one better by taking a Bronze medal in the same category. It is a great testament to both Suzanne and Bill’s skills to take such accolades in such a competition. . Overall it was a very busy week for club members full of “Fun with Photography”

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