It was a great year for Tullamore Camera Club had a fantastic year in 2019, so lets take this chance to look back in our Year in Review video.
At the beginning of the year a group from the club went up to Dublin City to capture the sights of Dublin at night. Areas visited and photographed include the convention centre, the Samual Beckett Bridge and the Grand Canal Docks. A great evening was had by all , with many photography in low light situations for the first time.
In February a few members went on a once in a lifetime trip to Iceland. They were fortunate to witness the spectacle of the northern lights.
Also in February a group of members went out to Boora Sculpture Park, just outside Tullamore to do some Light painting. This is always a great night that members enjoy and its fun coming up with ideas of how we can paint with light.
March took us to the Slievebloom mountains, to the Catholes. This is really a hidden gem of Slieve Bloom region. The waterfall is great to photograph and the ever changing light threw us some challenges.
April saw the club heading to Clonad wood. This is a place the club have visited the last few years to photograph the wild garlic which covers the forest floor like a carpet.
May was a busy month for club members. the weather meant there was great opportunities for getting out with the cameras, and many last minute meet-ups were organised. Places visited include Glenbarrow,Lough Owel and the Rock of Dunamase outside Portlaoise.
Our Chairwoman Marie, kindly hosted an evening in her Garden, allowing us to photograph the beautiful flowers. Marie treated us to a lovely afternoon tea spread after our photography session.
July brought us to Lough Derraveragh, another beautiful lake in Westmeath of Children of Lir fame.
August was another busy month, this time photographing events around Tullamore. Pat Colgan Memorial cycle race, Harriers Half Marathon and the Midlands relay race was covered by the Club. These are important events for the club as each event organiser kindly donate money towards the club which goes towards the running of the club.
September was our annual club trip, this time we headed for Donegal. This was a great weekend away with lots of members coming. We enjoyed fantastic hospitality in the Mount Errigal hotel in Letterkenny. this provided a perfect base for touring the north of the county. Members went as far as Malin Head and over to Fanad lighthouse. this is definitely somewhere we will be revisiting.
October saw another group from the club head to the Kingdom of Kerry. Here 5 members took part on a weekend workshop with John Hooton. This was another fantastic weekend. Johns wife Noreen provided the food and boy we were well fed. We got to capture some sunsets and sunrises as well some of the local sights of the Dingle peninsula.
The Final outing of the year was up to the Phoenix Park to shoot some deer. This is always a great event in the Club calendar. We arrive at dawn to catch the deer waking up. This is the best time to catch them especially during the rutting season. we were treated to some shows of the deer rut that morning.
Take some time to watch our video to see the highlights of our year in the Club.