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.
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.
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
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.
This image placed 1st in the Pet Photography section.
This imade placed 3rd in teh Pet Photography section.
This image placed 1st in the Colour Portrait section.
This image placed 3rd in the Sunset Photography section.
Last but not least this image from Sandymount in Dublin placed 2nd in the Landscape Photography section.