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Orange Slices

Delighted to place first, second and third again in the Navan Camera club competition. This month’s theme was circles. I found this a little difficult to start but the more you look around you the shapes will begin to form.  Sometimes you will need to think creatively but you’ll get there.

Firs Place “Orange Slice”

Second Place “its Love”

Third Place “Balls”


Forensic Photography

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a talk in Navan Camera Club by Garda Sgt David Conway from the Garda technical Bureau on forensic photography. Detective Sergeant Conway has spent over 20 years in the Garda National Technical Bureau. He is involved in in forensic examinations and is a member in charge of Garda Photographic Section. His photography in the Garda division won him first prize in the Europol Law Enforcement Photo of the Year in 2013, with his image of a crime scene investigator swabbing a firearm for potential DNA evidence.

Garda Conway provided a fantastic insight into photography as a non-art career.  While the technical aspects of photography are the same in both Hobby and Professional photography. It clear that they are worlds apart.  There is no room for style, no room for “I’ll fix it in post-production” mentality these images must be correct when he leaves the scene of a crime, and there are no second chances to return another day. 

On a side note if a member of an Garda Siochana is giving a talk, don’t chime in and ask “hey is that an M4 or a HK416 the members of the ERU are using?” it tends to get funny looks from the audience and also may end up with the speaker asking you a few questions LOL

note images in this gallery are the copyright of Garda Conway


77th Virginia Show 2018

The 77th Virginia Show took place on Wednesday 22nd of August   along the shores of Lough Ramor. It is a day for the whole family with both agribusiness stands, Dog Shows, amusements for children and bake sales. The show also includes and annual photography competition which I entered for the first time this year.


To say I was absolutely delighted to receive the placings I did in the show is an understatement. But I’d also like to congratulate my fellow Breffni Camera Club members on their success at the show this year also.  Judging by the standard I know this year’s CPOTY will be a bigger challenge that last years.


Pet Photography


Lazy Day


This image placed 1st in the Pet Photography section.

Lick Lick

This imade placed 3rd in teh Pet Photography section.


Colour Portrait


This image placed 1st in the Colour Portrait section.



Sunset Photograpy


St Kilda Sunset


This image placed 3rd in the Sunset Photography section.


Landscape Photography

Dawn Sandymount 2016

Last but not least this image from Sandymount in Dublin placed 2nd in the Landscape Photography section.